Keith made his first pot on the wheel in 1989 and pretty much never looked back. Although he quit his full time day job this past summer to spend more time making pots, he has been making a living working in clay for over 20 years. He also works part time as Exhibition Coordinator at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild and as an adjunct professor at CCAC.
You can find his work in several regional galleries, at local shows like Three River’s Arts Festival A Fair in the Park.
His work has been published in 500 Prints on Clay and in Graphic Clay by Jason Burnett.
Mark Arnold was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Mark is currently an artist in residence at Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts in Columbia NC. Before ceramics Mark traveled the country for about 10 years riding BMX bikes. In doing so he had the opportunity of living in multiple cities that are an influence in his utilitarian pottery today. After an accident that kept Mark on crutches for about 6 month he started taking ceramics classes at a community college and shortly after transferred to Edinboro University where he received his B.F.A in ceramics. In the spring of 2017 Mark received his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville.
Amanda creates work that stimulates the imagination while maintaining a useful purpose. Using clay, she enjoys exploring the relationships between surface, texture, form and utility. Inspired by botanical images and creatures, she combines this imagery into her work through hand painting, stamping and sprigs to create fanciful narrative pots that represent the beautiful changing scenery of Pennsylvania.
She focuses on her creations to bring joy to those who use them, making their lives and daily routines more exciting and enjoyable.