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Deborah Adornato

Deborah Adornato

Deborah Adornato is from Atlanta where she has worked as a studio potter for over 30 years. Her education in ceramics includes the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Penland School, and a 2 year apprenticeship at Wildcat Creek Potter in N C. After establishing her studio, Atlanta Street Potter in Roswell, GA., she was instrumental in designing a clay program for the city. She has been an instructor at both Roswell Clay West and in her own studio for over 20 years. Deborah's pots are primarily wheel thrown and reflect her passion for craftsmanship and a love of surface design and texture. Her current work, porcelain and stoneware fired in reduction and soda atmospheres, contain images relating to birds and migration.
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Jeni Licata

Jeni Licata

Jeni Licata graduated from UCF in 2010 with a BS degree in Psychology, but art has always been her true passion. She has over ten years of experience working with children of all age ranges. After graduation she started working at Sandy Pines residential treatment center, a children’s mental health hospital in Jupiter, FL. It was here she learned that introducing art to a child in their early development stage is extremely important for creative growth and rehabilitation, allowing them to creatively express themselves and build self-awareness. When working with children, she keeps her lessons fun and engaging as well as educational. She specializes in ceramics using a variety of hand-building and glazing techniques and her work is mainly inspired by local marine life.  
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Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors, in ceramics.  He has worked as an instructor and studio manager for various arts organizations including Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Thompson Park Craft Center, Burlington County Community College, and the non-profit center Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in N.J.  Mark has been an artist in residence at the Long Beach Island Foundation as well as the Vermont Studio Center.  He has exhibited his work nationwide and at invitational shows in London and Japan.   
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Michael Blair

Michael Blair

Michael Blair worked as a studio potter and teacher for ten years after earning an MFA in Ceramics from University of Georgia. From 1980-84 he was the head of the ceramics department at the Evanston Art Center in Illinois. He was one of the first artists in residence at the PBC School of the Arts and worked for 13 years as prop-master at Florida Stage until its closing in 2011.  
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Nate Ditzler

Nate Ditzler

Nate Ditzler grew up on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He completed a Master of Fine Arts at West Virginia University. His sculptures are featured in public collections including the Hawaii's State Foundation for Culture and the Arts as well as the Mayor’s Office for Culture and the Arts. Ditzler has artwork in private collections in the U.S., Switzerland, and Canada. He has shown in internationally galleries, juried exhibitions, solo exhibitions, and group shows. Nate Ditzler continues to develop art that explores nuances of the human condition while constantly expanding on his investigations of materials and means of fabrication. He was recently the Ceramic Area Technician and an Adjunct Professor at Marshall University.  
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Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw

Ronald Shaw received his BA from UCF. He relocated to South Florida and began working at Rare Earth Gallery. He travelled to the Cup Creek Foundation for a summer residency helping build their anagama wood kiln, sparking his interest in wood and soda firing and using native clays and materials. He began teaching raku and wheel throwing at the Armory where he continues to experiment with forms and alternative firing methods with both youth and adults. In the summer of 2012, Ron began a one year apprenticeship with Justin Lambert at Live Oak Pottery in Jupiter where they focus primarily on wood and soda firing. Ron maintains two distinct bodies of work, a functional soda or wood fire line of pottery and a sculptural line combining multiple clay bodies and firing methods coupled with various living and organic elements.  
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Suzi K. Edwards

Suzi K. Edwards

  Suzi K. Edwards has been designing, fabricating, and installing Public Art mosaic and ceramic projects in Florida for two decades. Successful installations include: The main Palm Beach County library, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and the Susan B. Katz Theater in Pembroke Pines. Suzi also teaches at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y. and the Armory Art Center. 
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Ying Zhou

Ying Zhou

Ying Zhou is a ceramic artist who has exhibited at Clay studio in Philadelphia, Pawabic Art Gallery in Michigan, and the Toronto Art Exhibition. Her residencies have been at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Pawabic Pottery in Detroit, and Red Logger Clay Art Center in Mantegna. She graduated in 1983 from Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute, China. Ying also enjoys Chinese painting and brush making.
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