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Nate Ditzler
2018/19 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Nate Ditzler grew up on the island of O´ahu, Hawai´i. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawai´i at Manoa. In 2016, he completed a Master of Fine Arts degree at West Virginia University. He has shown in galleries, solo shows, juried exhibitions, and group shows nationally and internationally. His art explores nuances of the human condition, while constantly expanding on his material investigations and means of fabrication.

Nate’s work explores the seemingly trivial and overlooked moments of everyday life. Using a combination of ceramic forms and fabricated mixed media elements, he gives a visual presence to these phenomena. His visual language is derived from the simplicity and playfulness of the illustrations found in children’s books and single panel comics. The amorphous form in his sculptures represents the philosophical idea of the perpetually unresolved individual as being and in a constant state of becoming.


Shiyuan Xu
2017/18 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Shiyuan Xu is originally from Hangzhou, P.R. China and has an MFA in ceramics from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Shiyuan is a 2017 Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist and has been awarded multiple prestigious artist residencies.


Carly Slade
2016/17 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Carly Slade is a Canadian artist who grew up in “Big sky Alberta” and spent her working life in the trades. From carpentry to concrete, she is most at home in a shop. Her work is heavily influence by her childhood in a blue collar home where work ethic and craftsmanship were highly valued. Using … Continued


Christy Wittmer
2015/16 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Christy Wittmer received a BFA in painting and sculpture from Miami University. She has studied ceramics at San Diego City College and The Ohio State University and earned her MFA in ceramics from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. Since then she has been working as a glaze chemist at Rookwood Pottery in Cincinnati, OH. … Continued


Gunyoung Kim
2014/15 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Gunyoung Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received her BFA from Kook-Min University in Korea in 2010 and came to the United States to pursue an MFA in ceramic art. Gunyoung received her degree from The Ohio State University in 2014 and won the 2014 NCECA Graduate Award for Excellence. Following her residency … Continued


Kyla Strid
2013/14 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Kyla Strid has a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Alaska Anchorage and an MFA from Ohio University. She worked as a technician for Easy Ceramic Decals and in multiple galleries as an Assistant Manager, Manager, Concept Designer, and Curator. She has been awarded residencies at the Clay Studio of Missoula, Red Lodge Clay … Continued


Monika Laskowska
2012/13 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Monika Laskowska was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland. She earned her MFA from The Ohio State University and BFA in Ceramics from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Galway, Ireland. Laskowska studied at The National Art Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria and holds a BA in English from the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland. She recently … Continued


Allen Chen
2011/12 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Allen Chen was born in 1979 in Taiwan and immigrated to California in 1991. He received his BFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in 2005 and MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. Allen has since completed artist residencies at Mendocino Art Center in California, the Red … Continued


Akiko Jackson
2010/11 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Akiko Jackson holds an MFA (2009) from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MA (2006) from California State University Northridge. Jackson has been the recipient of multiple awards and artist residencies including the Louise Bourgeois Endowed Fellowship from the Fine Arts Work Center; the Art Bridge Fellowship from the Pratt Fine Arts Center; and a Roswell Artist in Residence … Continued


Sarah Gross
2009/10 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Sarah was born and raised in New York City and has done artist residencies at the Greenwich House Pottery in New York, the Lawrence Arts Center in Kansas, and Grand Valley State University in Michigan. She received a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College in Minnesota and an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode … Continued


Hak Kyun Kim
2008/09 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Hak Kyun Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea. He studied ceramics at Seoul National University of Technology and went on to receive his MFA from the University of Montana in Missoula. Since his residency at the Lawrence Arts Center, he has gone on to curate international ceramic competitions, work as the director of The … Continued


Jennifer Holt
2007/08 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Jennifer Holt’s porcelain, mixed media sculpture and installation art revolves around concepts of time, place, and memory. She has been an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, the Lawrence Art Center, and attended an international residency at Flicam/FuLe International Art Museums in Fuping, … Continued


Jessica Conner
2006/07 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Jessica Conner came directly to the Lawrence Arts Center from Fort Hays State University after earning her MFA in 2006. She is a Western Kansas native growing up on her family’s farm as part of the fifth generation to participate in farming practices there. After spending a few years as the Lawrence Arts Center’s studio … Continued


Stacy Barnes
2005/06 Ceramics Artist in Residence

Stacy Barnes is originally from Greensburg, Kansas. After she received a BFA in ceramics from Kansas State University, she was awarded the first year-long residency at the Lawrence Arts Center. After her residency she returned to her hometown to set up a studio. She is also the Director of the 5.4.7 Arts Center in Greensburg.