Joseph Delphia lives and works in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. His work is fired in a wood burning kiln creating a natural and functional ash glaze on the surface of each piece. The colors and textures are the marks left by flame and ash as the kiln is fired. He intends his work for everyday use and hopes his pots become objects that spend more time in a hand than on a shelf.
Joseph is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford Ohio where he studied art education, Ceramics, and Sculpture. In Pittsburgh he is a member of the cooperative clay studio at the Union Project and is a faculty member in the Art Department at the Community College of Allegheny County.
For more information on Joseph’s pottery visit www.josephdelphia.com
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.