Fulfilling a long-held dream, Cori founded Yonkers Pottery in 2014 as a sanctuary to cultivate community, courage and creativity in clay. She's studied ceramics in a wide range of studios, including Greenwich House Pottery, Lehman College, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and Haystack Mounain School of Crafts. She's also worked as an assistant to production potter, Teresa Chang. She's currently working on a gallery-bound series of large handbuilt sculptural pots--vases, pedastal bowls, stools, jars and lanterns--having something to do with celebrating life, a longing for community, guiding customs, ritual, and ceremony, and a fascination with ancient cultures, ways and wisdom. She often looks to plant morphology and the ceramics, arts and crafts of traditonal cultures worldwide as design cues for form and surface in her pieces.
Blanca received her BA and MA in Ceramics from California State University Northridge and her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has exhibited work nationally at galleries and museums. Her current body of sculptural work explores concepts of family reproduction and fertility. Through abstraction--making use of essential and familiar forms and symbolically-imbued glazes and surfaces--she translates her very personal fears and hopes into universal works of grace and refinement .
Tatjana earned a BFA from Maryland Instutute College of Art with a focus in Ceramics, Sculputure and Glassblowing. She decorates her thrown utilitarian pieces with motifs and carvings inspired by the natural world. She's currently working toward her MFA and advanced certification in teaching.
While completing her BFA in Painting at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Meghan took her first ceramics class. After graduation she continued on her own working in clay, then took an exchange position at Goggleworks, where she worked closely with the studio manager to learn about glazing and firing, and the ins and outs of studio maintenance.
A native of Mt. Vernon, Terrice earned an AA from Westchester Community College in Performing Arts, a BFA in Studio Art (concentration in Ceramics) and a BA in Dance from Queens College. She’s worked for production potter, Jono Pandolfi, and managed the ceramics department at Mosholu Montefiore Community Center. In her own functional work she prefers a modern look, favoring form over finish.
Regina earned a BFA in Film from Long Island University. Her curriculum there included ceramics classes. She's currently building her photography and videography portfolios and working on several lines of ceramics, one of them fun sculpture that looks "good enough to eat."