Ceramics - Monumental Making

May 30 - June 12, 2022
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022

Resident Faculty: Michelle Summers
Visiting Artists: Rebecca Chappell and Natalia Arbelaez

This intensive explores systems and techniques for building multipart constructed pottery and large hand-built vessels using terracotta clay. Experimentation with surface decoration involving slips, stamping, carving, scraping, majolica and low-fire glazes will be demonstrated. Guest artists will engage individually and communally, sharing their technical knowledge as well as unique insights into the conceptual breath of their work, aspects of studio life, and professional practices.

Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit: Undergraduate (3 credits); Graduate (3-4 credits). Standard tuition rates apply. More info available on admissions page (link below).


About the Resident Faculty and Visiting Artists

Natalia Arbelaez (Visiting Artist)

Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez is a Colombian American artist, born and raised in Miami, Florida to immigrant parents. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. from The Ohio State University, with an Enrichment Fellowship. In 2016-2017 she was a Rittenberg Fellow at Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York and was awarded the Inaugural Artaxis Fellowship that funded a residency to Watershed in Newcastle, ME. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in museums, galleries, and included in various collections, such as the Everson Museum, MAD Museum, and The ICA Miami. She has been recognized by NCECA as a 2018 Emerging Artist and was a 2018-19 resident artist at the Ceramics Program at, Harvard University where she researched pre-Columbian art and histories. Natalia was an artist in residence at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City where she researched the work of historical and influential women ceramicists of color and continued this research as a 2021 Visiting Artist at AMOCA in Pomona, CA.

Rebecca Chappell (Visiting Artist)

Rebecca Chappell

Rebecca Chappell received her M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Chappell has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the US. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute of Art. Rebecca lives and maintains a studio in Philadelphia PA.

Michelle Summers (Resident Faculty)

Michelle Summers

Michelle Summers is currently a visiting professor of ceramics at Kent State University. She received her B.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. Summers has taught in various ceramic communities and schools, and was an artist-in-residence at the Northern Clay Center, Archie Bray Foundation and Holter Museum. Her artwork merges many types of art and craft in the vehicle form of pottery.