Megan DeNinno - Program Manager  Megan is a recent Tyler School of Art BFA graduate, with roots beginning at Keystone College in NEPA. She is currently living and working in the Philadelphia area and focuses on a research based art making process, looking to biology and the natural world for insight. Megan is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and frequently visits home to re-experience grass under bare feet and wild turkeys in her parent's back yard.   Megan's present area of focus is in website design and social correspondence, and she is currently working at RJG Ceramics to help develop projects and experience art administration on a real world level. 

Megan DeNinno - Program Manager 

Megan is a recent Tyler School of Art BFA graduate, with roots beginning at Keystone College in NEPA. She is currently living and working in the Philadelphia area and focuses on a research based art making process, looking to biology and the natural world for insight. Megan is originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania and frequently visits home to re-experience grass under bare feet and wild turkeys in her parent's back yard.  

Megan's present area of focus is in website design and social correspondence, and she is currently working at RJG Ceramics to help develop projects and experience art administration on a real world level. 

Ryan Wheeler - Special Assistant   Ryan Wheeler is a functional potter living and working in the Philadelphia area. He earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2016. Since graduation Ryan has done work with numerous clay institutions including: Work Exchange at The Clay Studio, Wood Kiln Assistant at Chester Springs Studio, Studio Assistant at Montgomery County Community College, Studio Tech at Wayne Art Center, and personal/artist assistant to several Philadelphia artists including Nick Kripal, Paul Santoleri, and Ryan Greenheck. Ryan makes functional pots for the home and hopes to have a career as a studio potter.  

Ryan Wheeler - Special Assistant  

Ryan Wheeler is a functional potter living and working in the Philadelphia area. He earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2016. Since graduation Ryan has done work with numerous clay institutions including: Work Exchange at The Clay Studio, Wood Kiln Assistant at Chester Springs Studio, Studio Assistant at Montgomery County Community College, Studio Tech at Wayne Art Center, and personal/artist assistant to several Philadelphia artists including Nick Kripal, Paul Santoleri, and Ryan Greenheck. Ryan makes functional pots for the home and hopes to have a career as a studio potter.

 

Abigail Severino - Special Assistant    Abigail Severino is a ceramic artist living and working in the Philadelphia area. She earned her BFA at Tyler School of Art, where she first worked in clay. Abigail is a vessel maker, and enjoys working in an intersection between craft and sculptural installations. Teaching is also a large part of Abigail's artistic career. She periodically works as a teaching assistant in ceramic classes and workshops and hopes to one day attend graduate school and become a ceramics professor for other aspiring members of the field.

Abigail Severino - Special Assistant   

Abigail Severino is a ceramic artist living and working in the Philadelphia area. She earned her BFA at Tyler School of Art, where she first worked in clay. Abigail is a vessel maker, and enjoys working in an intersection between craft and sculptural installations. Teaching is also a large part of Abigail's artistic career. She periodically works as a teaching assistant in ceramic classes and workshops and hopes to one day attend graduate school and become a ceramics professor for other aspiring members of the field.

Abigail Ege Abigail Ege graduated with her BFA from Palm Beach Atlantic University, a private liberal arts school in West Palm Beach, Florida. In the 2012/13 school year, she was awarded best in show for her ceramic work in the student art exhibition, as well as receiving the honor of her work featured on the cover of the student body art and literature publication.  After graduation, she returned to her home state of Connecticut and began a pottery internship with the Canton Clayworks Studio and Gallery in Canton, CT. After two years as an Intern at the Clayworks, Abigail was offered a Fellowship and the opportunity to stay on at the studio as a teacher and studio assistant. She is currently nishing her year as a Fellow, and wrapping up her time with the studio and her life in CT.  Abigail will be continuing her pursuit of ceramic art in the Philadelphia area, working independently on her body of work, as well as under the tutelage of Philadelphia based artists. 

Abigail Ege

Abigail Ege graduated with her BFA from Palm Beach Atlantic University, a private liberal arts school in West Palm Beach, Florida. In the 2012/13 school year, she was awarded best in show for her ceramic work in the student art exhibition, as well as receiving the honor of her work featured on the cover of the student body art and literature publication.  After graduation, she returned to her home state of Connecticut and began a pottery internship with the Canton Clayworks Studio and Gallery in Canton, CT.

After two years as an Intern at the Clayworks, Abigail was offered a Fellowship and the opportunity to stay on at the studio as a teacher and studio assistant. She is currently nishing her year as a Fellow, and wrapping up her time with the studio and her life in CT. 

Abigail will be continuing her pursuit of ceramic art in the Philadelphia area, working independently on her body of work, as well as under the tutelage of Philadelphia based artists. 

Beatrice Field Beatrice Field is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Social Anthropology, and doing community outreach work in Philadelphia public school libraries. She is a functional potter currently focused on work influenced by natural landscapes and geological formations, and is particularly interested in creating work that highlights the materiality of clay as a substance not only for art but as something on which so much of humanity's existence is predicated. She hopes to partner her ceramic practice with further community engagement to promote therapeutic and validating modes of expression for women exiting domestic violence. 

Beatrice Field

Beatrice Field is an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Social Anthropology, and doing community outreach work in Philadelphia public school libraries. She is a functional potter currently focused on work influenced by natural landscapes and geological formations, and is particularly interested in creating work that highlights the materiality of clay as a substance not only for art but as something on which so much of humanity's existence is predicated. She hopes to partner her ceramic practice with further community engagement to promote therapeutic and validating modes of expression for women exiting domestic violence. 

Devan Spear Devan Spear moved from Florida to Philadelphia in 2013. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and Fine Arts. As an undergrad, she completed two independent study periods focusing on wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing. Since then, she has continued living and working in West Philadelphia. In her work, she is particularly interested in points of divergence between functionality and non-functionality.

Devan Spear

Devan Spear moved from Florida to Philadelphia in 2013. She recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and Fine Arts. As an undergrad, she completed two independent study periods focusing on wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing. Since then, she has continued living and working in West Philadelphia. In her work, she is particularly interested in points of divergence between functionality and non-functionality.