Artists in Residence
The Museum School Pottery Department launched an Artist in Residence program in 2011. Residency programs benefit both the artist and the organization in that the artist is able to build his/her own repertoire of skills and add to his/her résumé. The organization receives the benefit of a budding professional in the field who will bring fresh ideas to the program.
The Pottery Department’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, Jennifer Fitzhugh, completed her residency in August 2012. Her lasting contribution to the Pottery Department was converting the old Alpine kiln into a soda-fire kiln.
Ryan Sniegocki began his tenure in September 2012. Ryan graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a BFA in ceramics and a minor in art history. He has taught basic wheelthrowing and handbuilding at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville and recently served as Ceramics Director at French Wood Camp for the Arts in Hancock, NY. While at the U of A, Ryan assisted in the design and construction of two kilns. He works primarily in porcelain and stoneware, creating utilitarian vessels on the wheel. He also teaches three advanced pottery classes and will teach special topic workshops throughout the year.