Adrienne Dellinger, Executive Director
Adrienne received her BFA from East Carolina University. She is a utilitarian potter and is an exhibiting member of the American Craft Council and Piedmont Craftsmen. She has been accepted in national shows and is represented in fine craft galleries all over the East Coast. She lives in Charlotte with her husband, fellow potter Greg Scott and their two children.
Kimberly Tyrrell, Studio Manager
Kimberly graduated with a BA in Visual Arts, concentration in Fine Art Photography, from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She began experimenting with clay while in school and worked at a local pottery studio. Kimberly moved to Asheville, NC in 2002 and continued clay work with an apprenticeship at Brown’s Pottery, with Master Potter Charlie Brown. She also owned and operated a clay studio where she taught pottery for 6 years. In late spring of 2010 she moved to the Charlotte area. Her photography and clay work are inspired by nature.
Mark received his BFA in Ceramics from Bath Spa University in Bath, England where he studied under Walter Keeler and Ian Byers. He has taught at Sawtooth Center for the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC and worked for Dale Chihuly in Washington State. To see more of of Mark’s work visit his website at www.markbridgwood.tumblr.com
Barbara Chadwick is originally from Toronto, Ontario Canada. She attended Indiana University, Bloomington and earned a BFA in Ceramics with a minor in Art History. In 1993 Barbara was accepted to Ohio University and earned her MFA in Ceramics.
Karla Chambers is a local artist originally from Milwaukee, WI. She developed a love for clay as a teenager and studied art at Bay View High School of the Arts. Karla earned a BA in Art Education from Mount Mary College – Milwaukee where she was an active member of Arts Organization. There she won several awards including the Layton Arts Scholars Scholarship for three consecutive years
Lisa Connell, originally from Charlotte, NC; graduated with a BArch from UNCC – College of Architecture and enjoys the art of design. The majority of her ceramic work is wheel thrown, altered pieces that evoke organic structure.
Cary Pickard graduated from UNCC with a concentration in Ceramics, she continued her studies at Penland School of Crafts. She has taught art in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system and owned her own adult teaching studio for over two years. She has taught in a variety of community outreach programs. Her work is wheel thrown and altered and she loves getting color on the surface.
Amy Sanders graduated with a BA in art and secondary education from Centre College in Danville, KY and enjoys teaching art to all ages. She was an 18-month Affiliate Artist with the McColl Center for Visual Art and is now working as a full time potter.
Gregory A. Scott
Originally from Macon, GA, Greg completed a BFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He likes to be involved in community education. Greg has exhibited his work at the Mint Museum of Craft and design and The McColl Center for Visual Art. The objects that he creates embody notions of ritual, change and transformation that are the journey of art experiences and process.
Penny has been creating ceramic sculpture for the past eight years and most recently her emphasis has been on figurative pieces. She is most recently interested in connections through painting with glazes, underglazes and overglazes and the use of various materials to help visualize the story she is trying to relate. She fits the category of “dreamers”. She prefers to dwell in mythology and imagination to make spiritual connections and subtle references. To see more of Penny’s work visit her website at www.overcashstudios.com
Julie earned her BFA from East Carolina University and received an honorary degree from Jingdezhen Ceramic University in Jingdezhen, China.