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Current Resident Artists
Long-term 2019/2020 Residents
Samantha Briegel is our 2019/2020 Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist.
Briegel is an artist who explores the relationship between the body and clothing through her handmade functional wares. She is from the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Knoxville, Tennessee. She received her BFA from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and her MFA from Ohio University. She has been an intern at the Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business, a post-baccalaureate student at the University of Montana, and, most recently, a resident artist at District Clay Center in Washington DC. See more of Briegel's work at her website samanthabriegel.com.
Emily Lamb is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Lamb is an artist who explores questions regarding the human body, both physical and metaphysical, in her experimental mixed-media sculptures. She is from Denver, Colorado and came to the East coast to earn her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. She is a recipient of the TOAST Grant, multiple VCU scholarships, as well as partial/full scholarships to Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School. Her art has taken her across the country, to Denmark and Norway, and now to Baltimore. See more of Lamb's work on her website emilyreneelamb.myportfolio.com.
Jason Piccoli is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Piccoli is a native of Colorado and grew up moving between Littleton, Denver and Arvada. He spent his youth devouring sources of science fiction, fantasy, eastern thought, and obsessing about ancient cultures. He practiced painting, drawing, and lived with guitars. He studied Fine Art at Arapahoe Community College earning his Associate’s in Art, where he found his passion for clay and a fondness for the community that surrounded it. He earned his BFA in Ceramics at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and later his MFA in Ceramics at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In graduate school he wanted to explore the idea of bridging the functional, the sculptural, and the painted image. See more of Piccoli's work on his website jasonapiccoli.com.
Read our Artist Spotlight feature with Jason here.
Hae Won Sohn is a Long-Term Resident Artist.
Sohn is an artist from Seoul, South Korea, primarily working in ceramics. Currently through her studio practice, Sohn explores the idea of presenting process itself as an element, by adopting the language that materials speak and visualizing it with her own translation. Sohn earned her Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Bloomfield Hills, MI) and her Bachelor's degree from the College of Design, Kookmin University, Seoul. She has experience working for the Korea Ceramic Foundation and Sundaymorning @EKWC (former European Ceramic Workcentre) in Oisterwijk, Netherlands. Currently she writes for the South Korean Magazine Monthly Ceramic Art alongside her artistic practice. Her work has been exhibited both in South Korea and throughout the United States at venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, David Salkin Creative, the Clay Studio of Philadelphia and Kyung-in Museum of Fine Arts. See more of Sohn's work on her website haewonsohn.com.
Read our Artist Spotlight feature with Hae Won here.
Short-term 2019/2020 Residents
Danni O’Brien is a January/February 2020 Short-Term Interdisciplinary Resident Artist.
O’Brien is a queer womyn maker and art educator currently based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work is rooted in play, collecting, and constructing and informed by an education in assemblage sculpture, fiber arts, and ceramics. She marries construction and wood working skills with traditionally feminized and domesticated systems such as stitching, beading, and rug making to compose her dually hard and soft objects. Danni has recently been awarded artist residencies at The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY), PLOP (London, UK), The Maple Terrace (Brooklyn, NY), Art Farm (Marquette, NE) and Proyecto Ace (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Her work has been shown at School 33 (Baltimore, MD), Hillyer Art Space (Washington D.C.), Arlington Art Center (Arlington, VA), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA), and Terrault (Baltimore, MD), and published in Architectural Digest, ArtMaze, and Hiss Mag. See more of O'Brien's work at her website danielleobrienart.com.
Luna María Oak is a January/February 2020 Short-Term Interdisciplinary Resident Artist.
Oak is a two-spirit Apache-Xicanx multidisciplinary artist. They are a plural creature of the mountains and the desert, born and raised in Puebloan lands. Their practice studies the transformative dialogue between being and material as explored by traditional/ancestral methods of making. They currently live in Picataway territory.
Richard Leigh, M.D. was a December 2019 Short-Term Resident Artist.
Dr. Leigh is an Assistant Clinical Investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Intramural Stroke Branch, where he heads the Neuro Vascular Brain Imaging Unit. There he uses MRI to study disease states that occur at the interface between blood vessels and the brain. In his spare time, Dr. Leigh throws pottery to meditate, and to release from his hectic professional life. He sees throwing as a conversation with clay - a chance to speak with the earth. Dr. Leigh learned ceramics at Karamu House in Cleveland, OH, before coming to Baltimore, where he set-up a studio and began taking classes at Baltimore Clayworks.
Vicki Lynn Wilson was a September - November 2019 Short-Term Resident Artist.
Wilson was born in District Heights, MD and moved to Oregon in 1995 after an Art Foundation year at VCU. She holds a BFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an MFA from Portland State University, both in Sculpture. Wilson has been collaborating on public and private commissions with her husband, John Larsen , for over a decade. The team has completed several permanent installations including the Oregon Zoo and Main Street Oregon City. The pair was awarded multiple Presidential Volunteer Service awards for their unique neighborhood community garden. Wilson has taught Sculpture, Ceramics, Drawing and Design for Oregon colleges since 2005 and was a 2017 artist in residence at Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, Va. Wilson is currently a Resident Artist at District Clay Center in Washington DC. In Fall 2019, Wilson will be teaching Ceramics and Design at Marymount University and leading a neighborhood art project as a visiting artist at Baltimore Clayworks. See more of Wilson's work on her website vickilynnwilson.net.