Joseph lives with his wife and daughter in Pittsburgh’s Highland Park neighborhood and maintains a studio in nearby Sharpsburg where he creates functional wood-fired pottery.
Scott Cornish developed a keen interest in art while attending high school in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Edinboro University in 2002 and went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at West Virginia University. Graduate school afforded Cornish the opportunity to spend a semester studying Art in China. After graduating with an MFA degree in 2005, he started teaching at the Community College of Allegheny County. Teaching quickly became a passion of Cornish’s as he struck a balance between helping others achieve their creative potential and the production and evolution of his own creative endeavors.
Cornish has exhibited his work in the US and abroad including exhibitions at the Chautauqua Institution, NCECA Conference, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild and the Icheon World Ceramic Center in Korea. His work has been published in multiple books and periodicals. He is professionally active in his field, producing and exhibiting artwork while helping others in their pursuit of creativity.
Talon Smith was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She began studying ceramics at CCAC in 2008 and continued her education at Carlow University. Smith is a teaching artist at Manchester Craftmen’s Guild as well as a studio potter. She currently works out of a shared studio in Polish Hill.