Pots for Membership

March 2018
Mar 8, 2018

Introducing our March Pots for Membership Program! 

Are you gearing up for the big week ahead? Whether or not you'll be attending this year's NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, there is certainly a ceramics-community buzz in the air this time of year. We welcome this month's Pots for Membership participants, who are joining us in spite of their busy springtime schedules! Treat your loved one (or yourself!) to a special piece of handmade ceramics in March, and the artist will be gifted with a subscription to Studio Potter journal—a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year.

Learn more about our Pots for Membership program at studiopotter.org/membership/pots-membership. Here are our featured artists this month:

Kelli Sinner, Pots For Membership artist, March 2018.Kelli Sinner 

Kelli Sinner is an artist and educator living in northern Minnesota. Kelli received her BFA from Utah State University and her MFA from Penn State University. She is currently Professor of Ceramics at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where she teaches ceramics, papermaking, and foundation design. In 2015, she received MSUM's Excellence in Teaching award.

Before moving to Minnesota, Kelli worked in New York City teaching ceramics at Marymount College Manhattan, the 92nd Street Y, and the Educational Alliance. She has been a resident artist at the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany, and the Letterpress Residency at Penland School of Craft in Penland, North Carolina, and is a co-founder of Cone Pack, a regional ceramics collective dedicated to connecting makers with local communities.

Check out Kelli's piece on our store Here

See more of Kelli's work at kellisinner.com


Kelly O'BriantKellyObriant

Kelly O’Briant is an assistant professor of ceramics at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. She received a BFA in design from the University of Greensboro and a MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University in 2014. She was a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts, and resident of the Energy Xchange at Burnsville, North Carolina, before opening her own ceramics studio. O’Briant worked as a full-time potter for eight years, making wheel thrown porcelain tableware in Julian, North Carolina. 
      O’Briant received an NCECA Emerging Artist award in 2015 and was a postdoctoral research fellow in ceramic production methods and digital ceramic technology at West Virginia University before moving to Texas in 2017. She has completed numerous artist residencies in the U.S. and abroad, and will spend this summer at the Hambidge Center, Rabens Gap, Georgia, and Penland School of Crafts.
     O’Briant’s sculptural and installation-based ceramic work has been exhibited widely, with solo and two person exhibitions in the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory and Henry, Emory, Virginia, the Denison Art Space, Newark, Ohio, and the John and Robyn Horn Gallery, Penland, North Carolina.

Check out Kelly's piece on our store Here

See more of Kelly's work at http://www.kellyobriant.com

Want to join our Pots for Membership program? Learn more here, or email sophie@studiopotter.org.

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