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Alan Willoughby

Alan Willoughby is branding himself as a Re-Emerging Ceramic Artist now that he has retired from his post as Executive Director of Perkins Center for the Arts. During his tenure at Perkins Center, Alan developed innovative interdisciplinary arts and art education programs, which serve diverse audiences throughout southern New Jersey. Throughout his leadership at Perkins Center, he has been committed to his own work in ceramics, including the building of a Noborigama wood-fire kiln as a resource for artists and students in the region.  Alan holds a MFA in Ceramics from Clemson University, and is the recipient of two fellowship awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 



Norm Schulman. Blue Teapot, 1989. Salt-glazed porcelain. 8.5 x 7 x 5.75 in. Collection of Collection of Dorothy and Clyde Collins.
Norm Schulman passed away in October of 2014 in Penland, North Carolina. Norm was an independent thinker, at once rebellious and innovative, engaging, defiant, loving, passionate, a husband, a father, and perhaps most of all, a dreamer.
Eco-plaza mosaic detail at Perkins Art Center-Collingswood.
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