Roberta Shapiro

category: Visual,

Contact & Info

Phone: 917 617 3787


Artist Statement

I have been an art educator all my adult life.  It is exciting and challenging to work in an environment where the focus is creativity.  I enjoy sharing my extensive knowledge   with children in the hopes that they might be inspired to explore the visual arts as a means of expression and communication. Curriculum planning, lesson design and integration of art into the broader educational spectrum are of particular interest to me.  Most recently, I taught art in the Byram Hills Schools in Armonk, New York.  I have also created and conducted workshops for teachers in Art as Process, and Thinking in Clay for classroom and art teachers.  I served as an artist in residence in ceramics in the Byram Hills Schools.   My area of specialization is the ceramic arts and the integration of the ceramic arts with other visual disciplines.  For more than twenty five years I have studied handbuilding, wheel skills and various glazing and firing techniques.  My techniques vary, but the thread that unites my body of work is the relationship between design and form.  I am a full time artist with studio space at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester.  My work has been included in Lark Publications 500 Pitchers, 500 Platters and Plates, and 500 Vases.  I am represented at the Clay Art Center, the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, and the Flat Iron Gallery in Peekeskill.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Art Education Master of Art in Art Education Ceramic classes and workshops