“Connor Czora is an artist, educator, and activist currently based in Washington, DC. Born in Rochester, NY, they received their BFA in Ceramics and Gender Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2019. Czora’s work explores the relationships between imperial ceramics, cultural taste, and sociopolitical power structures in the United States. Tracing the history of Western decorative arts, their work interrogates how ideologies are embedded and perpetuated within cultural objects.”
“Mary Duman is interested in symbiotic relationships between humans and the natural world. She explores the complexity of natural relationships in her ceramic work through combinations of natural items collected on her hikes, and glazed clay sculptural elements. She is influenced by the oddly beautiful aspects of nature and by recent issues, including climate change, the Coronavirus, wildfires, and unexplained aerial phenomena. ”
“John Manion was born in Cambridge, MA and he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a BFA in Sculpture. Directly following his undergraduate degree, John went on to earn his MA and MFA degrees in Sculpture at The University of Iowa. After living in NYC for eight years, John moved to Albany, NY. He combines his hand modeling and mold making skills to create representational and hybrid sculpture. ”
“Hayley Cranberry is a chronically ill artist and urban planner based out of new york city. She is interested in how data, art, and sustainable urban initiatives can intersect to create community vitality. Her multi-disciplinary work explores relevant themes including the relationship between humans and their environment, and the sick/disabled experience.”
“Marjorie Wade is a studio potter from Afton, Minnesota. She creates pottery for everyday use and embraces simplicity in each piece. Her work is inspired and influenced by the pottery and artifacts from primitive cultures. The nuances in the patterns and textures found in objects from these cultures are essential to Marjorie’s work. She is also influenced by the Japanese folk tradition of Mingei, which honors the simple beauty in everyday objects made for daily use.”
Updated on August 13, 2019 | By Steph Davidson
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