Jillian Blackwell [website] Jillian Blackwell is ceramic artist from northern California who originally hails from Fort Worth, Texas. Jillian studied ceramics at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a participant in Work Exchange Program at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia from 2012 to 2013. In the winter of 2013-2014, she was an Artist in Residence at the Grunewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington. Jillian has had the opportunity to participate in many wonderful ceramic communities spanning both coasts in the capacities of artist, instructor, and technician.

Jillian Blackwell

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Jillian Blackwell is ceramic artist from northern California who originally hails from Fort Worth, Texas. Jillian studied ceramics at the University of Pennsylvania. She was a participant in Work Exchange Program at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia from 2012 to 2013. In the winter of 2013-2014, she was an Artist in Residence at the Grunewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington. Jillian has had the opportunity to participate in many wonderful ceramic communities spanning both coasts in the capacities of artist, instructor, and technician.

HP Bloomer [website] HP Bloomer IV was raised in central Texas in a household which embraced art and artistic expression. After finishing his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2007, he was the recipient of the Texas Arts & Crafts Scholarship and University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School Masters and Doctoral Fellowship. Upon completing his MFA in 2011 he moved to Colorado for a residency at the Carbondale Clay Center. During these two years he served as a studio technician at CCC while maintaining positions at Colorado Mountain College, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Harvey Meadows/Artstream Gallery. He has since been a Artist in Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee and is currently a Artist in Residence at Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project. He has had work published in Lark’s 500 Teapots and Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter and continues to exhibit his work around the country

HP Bloomer

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HP Bloomer IV was raised in central Texas in a household which embraced art and artistic expression. After finishing his Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2007, he was the recipient of the Texas Arts & Crafts Scholarship and University of North Texas Toulouse Graduate School Masters and Doctoral Fellowship. Upon completing his MFA in 2011 he moved to Colorado for a residency at the Carbondale Clay Center. During these two years he served as a studio technician at CCC while maintaining positions at Colorado Mountain College, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Harvey Meadows/Artstream Gallery. He has since been a Artist in Residence at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee and is currently a Artist in Residence at Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project. He has had work published in Lark’s 500 Teapots and Ceramics Monthly, Studio Potter and continues to exhibit his work around the country

Mitch Iburg [website] Mitch Iburg is a ceramic artist currently working in Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) in 2011. Since graduating he has worked extensively with indigenous clay and mineral resources throughout the country. He has pursued residencies in Virginia, New York, Denmark, and California while participating in exhibitions within the US and abroad. He is currently an artist in residence at Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project in Loch Lomond, California.

Mitch Iburg

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Mitch Iburg is a ceramic artist currently working in Northern California. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Coe College (Cedar Rapids, IA) in 2011. Since graduating he has worked extensively with indigenous clay and mineral resources throughout the country. He has pursued residencies in Virginia, New York, Denmark, and California while participating in exhibitions within the US and abroad. He is currently an artist in residence at Cobb Mountain Art and Ecology Project in Loch Lomond, California.

 
Shasta Krueger [website} Originally from Washington state, Shasta Krueger spent many of her early years exploring the outdoors. She earned her degree in biology from Willamette University in Oregon, always with one foot in the ceramics studio. Having spent more than the first 2 decades of her life in the Pacific Northwest, Shasta moved east to further develop her skills through residencies and craft schools. Living and working in Virginia, she fired her first wood kiln at the Cub Creek Foundation and fell in love with the process. After two and half intense years at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, she moved to Utah to research woodfired ceramics, where she earned her MFA in May of 2015. Her interest in biology and her surroundings continues to influence her work. Never idle for too long, she has recently traveled to Denmark and China to attend workshops and make work. Whether working in the studio, hiking a trail or cooking in the kitchen, she is eager to create and share a new experience with those around her.

Shasta Krueger

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Originally from Washington state, Shasta Krueger spent many of her early years exploring the outdoors. She earned her degree in biology from Willamette University in Oregon, always with one foot in the ceramics studio. Having spent more than the first 2 decades of her life in the Pacific Northwest, Shasta moved east to further develop her skills through residencies and craft schools. Living and working in Virginia, she fired her first wood kiln at the Cub Creek Foundation and fell in love with the process. After two and half intense years at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee, she moved to Utah to research woodfired ceramics, where she earned her MFA in May of 2015. Her interest in biology and her surroundings continues to influence her work. Never idle for too long, she has recently traveled to Denmark and China to attend workshops and make work. Whether working in the studio, hiking a trail or cooking in the kitchen, she is eager to create and share a new experience with those around her.

Zoe Powell [website] Zoë Powell holds a B.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Biology from The College of William & Mary and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Cobb Mountain Arts and Ecology Project, in Northern California. Her sculptural work serves as a formal exploration of human emotions; an attempt to visualize the intangible. Zoë is a former VMFA fellowship recipient and has been awarded numerous grants for her work with native clays and wood firing. This is her second ceramics residency, after a summer at the Cub Creek Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries around the country.

Zoe Powell

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Zoë Powell holds a B.A. in Ceramics and a B.S. in Biology from The College of William & Mary and is currently an artist-in-residence at the Cobb Mountain Arts and Ecology Project, in Northern California. Her sculptural work serves as a formal exploration of human emotions; an attempt to visualize the intangible. Zoë is a former VMFA fellowship recipient and has been awarded numerous grants for her work with native clays and wood firing. This is her second ceramics residency, after a summer at the Cub Creek Foundation. Her work has been exhibited in various galleries around the country.

Matt Sloan [website] Matt Sloan grew up in a farming community an hour north of Sacramento, California and graduated from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 2016 with a BA in studio art. While a student at CSUS Matt participated in several wood fires around northern California and was granted an opportunity to attend On the Edge of the Shelf, an international triennial wood fire conference held in Australia. After receiving his BA Matt worked as a intern for Sunshine Cobb and assisted her in setting up Sidecar Studios in Sacramento California before moving on to assist Brian Jones in Portland Oregon. His current work focuses on midrange and earthenware functional pottery.

Matt Sloan

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Matt Sloan grew up in a farming community an hour north of Sacramento, California and graduated from California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) in 2016 with a BA in studio art. While a student at CSUS Matt participated in several wood fires around northern California and was granted an opportunity to attend On the Edge of the Shelf, an international triennial wood fire conference held in Australia. After receiving his BA Matt worked as a intern for Sunshine Cobb and assisted her in setting up Sidecar Studios in Sacramento California before moving on to assist Brian Jones in Portland Oregon. His current work focuses on midrange and earthenware functional pottery.