Jenna Vanden Brink
Jenna Vanden Brink grew up in Detroit, MI in a family that valued art and community. After graduating from Calvin College with a BA in Studio Art and English, she ventured to Pittsburgh, PA with a pack of friends to live and work together.
In Pittsburgh, she works full time managing the ceramics program at Union Project, a nonprofit arts and community organization, which allows her the cherished opportunity to share her passion for ceramics.
She lives in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh with her husband and pup in their labor-of-love 1905 Victorian home.
Seth Payne is ceramic artist and house maker practicing in Pittsburgh. He is a curious and passionate maker exploring building through a wide range of materials from concrete to glaze calculation. Drawing inspiration from the Arts And Crafts movement and Shaker Design, his work highlights ritual by shaping both intimate functional objects and the domestic spaces that contain them. Seth has an MFA in ceramic art from The College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has been an artist-in- residence at Archie Bray Foundation, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art as well as building houses for almost 20 years. He has taught at Carnegie Melon University.