Teacher Type: Ceramics

Bill Buchanan

Bill Buchanan received his BFA from University of Montevallo and a Master’s in Art Education from Florida International University.  He is a retired National Board Certified teacher and a 10 year Visual Arts teaching alumni of Bak Middle School of the Arts.  Bill is a practicing studio artist, working in a variety of media including fired clay, photography, assemblage, and painting.

Bill Buchanan

Eric Olson

Eric Olson‘s career in clay began after taking a five session introduction to wheel throwing course through the University of Wisconsin Craftshop. While running his greenhouse business, he was able to spend off hours playing and experimenting with clay. Six months after that first class, he sold the greenhouse operation and started making pottery full-time

Through more than 26 years of working with clay he has refined and broadened his skills as a ceramic artist, and developed a method of teaching those skills that is easy and fun to learn. Eric has taught students of all ages and skill levels at studios in Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida and Montreal.

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Eric Olson

Hannah Scrima

Hannah was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Slippery Rock University, she was employed at the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology for four years. Working at a non-profit art center, Hannah found a passion for building relationships with students that starts with art but extends beyond the confines of an art studio. The process of exposing students to new techniques forms a full circle experience of who inspires whom and is a driving force in her creative process. She hopes to continue building these symbiotic relationships at the Armory Art Center as an artist in residence. By using the intimacy of clay and the slow meticulous process of handbuilding, she is free to find focus and mental clarity to transform disorganized and chaotic thoughts into cohesion. Ranging from unfired sculpture to functional pottery, Hannah utilizes the intimacy of clay as a coping mechanism.

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Hannah Scrima

Mark Walnock

Mark Walnock graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors, in ceramics.  He has worked as an instructor and studio manager for various arts organizations including Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, Thompson Park Craft Center, Burlington County Community College, and the non-profit center Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences in N.J.  Mark has been an artist in residence at the Long Beach Island Foundation as well as the Vermont Studio Center.  He has exhibited his work nationwide and at invitational shows in London and Japan.

Mark Walnock

Michael Blair

Michael Blair worked as a studio potter and teacher for ten years after earning an MFA in Ceramics from University of Georgia. From 1980-84 he was the head of the ceramics department at the Evanston Art Center in Illinois. He was one of the first artists in residence at the PBC School of the Arts and worked for 13 years as prop-master at Florida Stage until it closed in 2011.

Michael Blair