Painting and Drawing: Eriberto Biera
Ceramics: Matt Fiske
Matt Fiske returns for his second year as a resident. He received a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He has participated in several study abroad programs, and spent 5 months living and traveling in China. In 2010 he implemented and taught a Ceramics in English Curriculum designed for Kindergarten students in Korea. As a dedicated functional potter, Matt has had the opportunity to work closely with Chinese and Korean Master Potters.www.mfiske.com
Ceramics: Ariel Bowman
Ariel Bowman received a B.F.A. with a Concentration in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. She is experienced with working with ceramics and sculpture as well as bronze and clay. She enjoys teaching others new techniques that bring something special to their work. Ariel is currently studying animal anatomy and multiple sculpture building methods, making prehistoric animals in clay that embody her love of nature and express her longing for the beauty of an untamed environment. www.arielbowman.com.
Ceramics: Jesse Ring
Jesse Ring received a B.F.A in Ceramics from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. He has since held multiple resident artist positions, and worked in a variety of studios, workshops, galleries, and museums. Each experience has further enriched his personal studio practice both technically and conceptually. Focusing mainly on sculptural ceramics, he is fascinated with the developed landscape and what it can socially imply.
Sculpture: virginia McKinney
Virginia McKinney received her M.A. in Studio Art/Sculpture from Western Carolina University, and an M.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of the Arts. She is an experienced artist educator working primarily in steel and clay, with skills in ceramics, metals, and sculpture. She has been involved with the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Penland School of Arts and Crafts among others. www.virginiamckinneystudios.com.
Jewelry: Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. Her artwork exhibits traditional methods found in metalsmithing and jewelry and frequently incorporates ceramic techniques to enhance service ware, jewelry, and sculpture. Having a passion for teaching classes of all ages and experience levels enables her to motivate students in developing their studio skills, appreciation for art, and finding their voice. www.lisamjohnsonart.com.