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Student Accomplishments: Ceramics

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National Student Awards NCECA national student exhibit (Jessica Longobardo, Marissa Finos and Hannah Cameron) $5,000 Leduc Fellowship (Leslie Macklin), Scholarships (Claudia Mastrobuono), Residencies: Anderson Ranch (Marissa Finos, Claudia Mastrobuono), Archie Bray Foundation (Mallory Wetherell), ICS Kecskemet, Hungary and Watershed (Hannah Cameron), Arrowmont (David Katz), Worcester Center for Crafts (Jen Koch), MCC Grant Finalist (Angie Cunningham).

NCECA Presenters (Laura Mecklenburger,Meaghan Gates, Alida van Almelo, Liz Hafey)

Employment FTL: Metro State (Lauren Mayer), IU Southeast (Matt Ziemke), Bennington College (David Katz), Sierra College (Alex Bohnak), Tenure Track: UN Kearney (Mallory Wetherell), Curatorial: Pelham Art Center (Gail Heidel)

Alumni Exhibits and Excellence in student work: Marge Brown National (Marissa Finos), San Angelo National (David Katz), State of Clay National (David Katz), New Bedford Art Museum, Galerie Lefebvrr, Paris (Ryan Blackwell), The Clay Studio (Matt Ziemke, Birdie Boone), ISU (Brittany Culkowski), Pewabic Pottery Solo (Martha Grover), Northern Clay Center (Birdie Boone), Trax Gallery, Crimson Laurel Gallery (Birdie Boone), Smithsonian Craft (Angie Cunningham)Craft Reserach Fund Grant (Alia Pialtos) 

Workshop presenters five nationally (Martha Grover), Anderson Ranch (Birdie Boone).

Publications Ceramics Monthly, Jan 14, pp. 32-33 (Gail Heidel).

Commissions Raffles Hotel Istanbul, Taipei International Taiwan (David Katz).


Birdie Boone, Dawn Stetzel, Claire Hedden, Colleen Toledano, Ryan Blackwell, Lauren Mayer, David Katz and Matt Ziemke

Curated by Rebecca Hutchinson and Jennie Ash  

Ceramics Exhibition photo curated by Rebecca Hutchinson

Art League Houston (ALH) is pleased to present Connections and Directions, a group exhibition co-curated by established ceramic artist Rebecca Hutchinson and Art League Houston's Visual Arts Director Jennie Ash in conjunction with the National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference. The exhibition features an exciting selection of work by eight emerging US-based artists, all UMass Dartmouth alumni, whose works in ceramic are daring and diverse, and represent a growing expanse of ceramic direction. Artists include Birdie Boone, Dawn Stetzel, Claire Hedden, Colleen Toledano, Ryan Blackwell, Lauren Mayer, David Katz and Matt Ziemke.