Homecoming: An Exhibition Celebrating 25 years of Clay Art Centers Artist in Residence Program


An Invitational Exhibition Celebrating 25 Years of Clay Art Center’s
Artist in Residence Program

March 3 – April 10, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 6:30 – 8:30pm

The Homecoming Exhibition celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the nationally recognized Artist in Residence program at Clay Art Center. The artists in this exhibition represent the continuum of the program through their ongoing individual development and journeys as ceramicists. This exhibition presents current work from past Clay Art Center resident artists drawn from across the United States with an opportunity to survey them collectively.

Since its inception in 1998, by Director Emeritus Reena Kashyap, over 50 young emerging artists have called Clay Art Center “home”. Clay Art Center has provided valuable time and space for artists to refine their voice as they developed their work. In turn the residents each made significant contributions to Clay Art Center as both artists and educators. While at the center, each resident left their mark on Clay Art Center, and vice versa. Many of our past residents have gone on to careers in the national ceramics field as artists and educators, and many continue their relationship with Clay Art Center through exhibition, shop and educational opportunities.

As part of the preparation for this exhibition, Director Emeritus Reena Kashyap shared these words with the invited artists:

“The Clay Art Center’s residency program has been enormously impactful in every way you look at it. It’s like a gift that keeps giving. Each year a new resident arrives filled with talent, drive and enthusiasm to avail of the gift of time and space to create, work and teach at the center and this cycle repeats year after year to a welcome burst of joy every September as new residents arrive and get settled in. It was one of the best decisions I made – to invest in you as you started your journey and career in the clay world. I am so excited and counting days to welcome you back and to celebrate each and every one of you at the “Homecoming” exhibition in March 2023.” Reena Kashyap, Director Emeritus, Clay Art Center

Participating artists: Able Broyles, Andrew Coombs, Anny Chen, Austin Coudriet, Caitlin Brown, Chris Pickett, Christine Fashion, Cory Brown, Heather Houston, James Lee Webb, Jonathan McMillan, Kelli Damron, Kelsey Duncan, Kristina Stafford, Kyla Toomey, Lindsay Scypta, Mari Ogihara, Maria Spiess, Matthew Smith, Michelle Tobia, Mike Cerv, Mike Stumbras, Natalia Arbelaez, Nikki Lau, Ron Geibel, Shanna Fliegel, Tracy Shell, Zoey B Scheler.

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Snakes in the Studio Demonstration Workshop with Natalia Arbelaez
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Powerful Pictures: Stories in Clay Workshop with Shana Fliegel
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About Clay Art Center

The Clay Art Center, founded in 1957 by Katherine Choy and Henry Okamoto and located in Port Chester, New York, is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement of the ceramic arts. Its facilities are unique by providing artists with studio space, offering year-round clay classes and workshops in wheel throwing, pottery, sculpture and handbuilding for adults and children, thereby serving the Westchester and Connecticut communities. Its gallery is solely dedicated to exhibiting ceramics of emerging and established talents. Clay Art Center also offers outreach programs in the community to reach under served children and adults in Westchester County. Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm and by appt.