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.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Brett Kern began his higher education at California University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2003 as a Graphic Design Major. However, one year into college, after discovering a love for clay, Brett decided to switch his focus to ceramics. In the spring of 2007, he graduated from CALU with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a focus in Ceramics. Brett immediately transitioned to West Virginia University to begin his graduate studies. West Virginia would have to wait a semester though. In the fall of 2007 Brett studied overseas as part of the WVU/Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute exchange program in Jingdezhen, PRC. In 2010 Brett received his Masters of Fine Arts from WVU.
With school out of the way, it was time for Brett to head west to begin his career as a professional artist. What better place to start that career than the ceramics mecca that is Montana? Upon graduating from WVU, Brett was awarded a long term Artist-In-Residence position at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. The appointment lasted from August 2010 until August 2011.
However, Brett was unable to resist the siren’s song of West Virginia and returned in 2011 to begin his teaching career at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. In addition to teaching at D&E, Brett also teaches classes at the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins and at the Augusta Heritage Center of D&E.
While maintaining his teaching career, Brett continues to show nationally and regionally. Taylor Books in Charleston, WV, The White Room in Thomas, WV and the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA all display his art. Brett received Best in Show in the HxWxD juried sculpture show at the Rosewood Arts Center in Kettering, OH and has work in the 5th annual Beyond the Brickyard show at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.