2012 New Resident Artists
May 17, 2012
left: Lauren Mabry, Cylinder, 2011. right: Kensuke Yamada, Plunge it Through, 2012
For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA The Clay Studio, Philadelphia’s internationally recognized ceramic arts learning center is pleased to announce the selection of Lauren Mabry and Kensuke Yamada as its newest Resident Artists’. Selected from a national call for entry, the two were selected by a 14-person review committee from the seventy-four applications submitted. The two will join 10 other Residents within The Clay Studio’s Resident Artist Program.
Lauren Mabry is a recent MFA recipient from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, NB, and received last years top honor in The Clay Studio’s Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. Lauren creates vessels and wall works, incredibly simple in form that serve as canvases for her compositionally complex and painterly surfaces.
Kensuke Yamada is a Japanese born maker, educated in the US at Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA and at the University of Montana receiving his MFA in 2009. Since then, he has been a Resident Artist at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Watershed, ME, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR, and now is currently a guest artist at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA. Yamada is a sculptor creating layered narratives within his figurative works.
The Clay Studio’s Resident Artist Program is considered to be the best of its kind nationally, the program serving as a transition between graduate school and the life of a professional studio artist. Each Resident receives a studio space rent free, paying only for the materials and energy used in the firing of their work and once juried into the program can remain for five years. Teaching and exhibition opportunities are also available as is individualized professional development.
Founded in 1974, The Clay Studio is a non-profit educational art organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the ceramic arts and the work of new clay artists. The Clay Studio supports the ceramic arts through its artist residencies, gallery, and studio space, School, and outreach programs. The Clay Studio believes in promoting broad access to the ceramic arts and gears its programs to all levels of interest and proficiency.
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