Instructors

Victoria Jang

Victoria Jang

Instructor

Victoria Jang is an implant from Seattle, Washington and obtained her BFA in ceramics and sculpture at the University of Washington in 2010. She moved to the Bay Area in 2012 to begin her Masters program in ceramics and received her MFA this year at the California College of the Arts.

Her work has been shown throughout the state of California and country. She has been represented in both NCECA’s National Student Juried Exhibition and California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts. She is also a recent recipient of the Headlands Graduate Fellowship Award.

Stephen Ruby

Stephen Ruby

Instructor

Born and raised in the Bay Area, Steve discovered ceramics in 2001 while in college.

He recently has returned from working as a full-time ceramic artist in Brooklyn, NY where he helped to run the studio, taught classes, and exhibited.

Although initially he was creating mostly functional wheel-thrown pottery, recently it has taken a sculptural turn; focusing on surface decoration and texture as well as altering thrown forms.

Scott Jennings

Scott Jennings

Instructor

Scott Jennings uses thin slabs of porcelain and paper patterns to create his unique hand-built tableware. From teapots to the humble cup, Scott captures the plasticity of the material in each piece. The rough forms are pinched, stretched, patterned and assembled completely by hand. He leaves clues as to how each piece was constructed in the form of exposed seams or thumbprints. Transparent, brightly colored glazes are used to finish each piece because they accentuate the details in the form and add a vibrant quality to each piece.

Scott studied ceramics at California State University Fullerton, earning a B.F.A. in ceramics in 1996. He has worked as a ceramics lab technician at The Irvine Fine Arts Center and Mt. San Antonio College. Scott is a ceramics instructor and has taught at The Irvine Fine Arts Center, Mt. San Antonio College, Ruby’s Clay Studio, and Higher Fire Studios. His work in the ceramics industry includes working as a Technical and Operation Manager for Terra Mia Studios and most recently he was the Dinnerware Production Manager for Heath Ceramics.

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Barbara Vanderbeck

Barbara Vanderbeck

Instructor

Barbara Vanderbeck is a San Francisco based artist who remembers being smitten with clay from a very early age. Barbara received her MA in Ceramics from Northern Arizona University and has extensive experience teaching all levels in various institutions. Passionate about the creative process, she delights in sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm with others. 

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Ryan McCullen

Ryan McCullen

Instructor

Ryan has worked for over 8 years in multiple aspects of the professional world of ceramics.

Originally from the Washington D.C. area, he received his B.F.A. in Ceramics and Printmaking from Frostburg State University, a school nestled in the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland.

Although he often spends his time in the studio testing new glazes and trying new techniques, his most recent work has begun to reincorporate more printmaking techniques in order to explore the translation of sound and other sensory experiences into a visual language.

Judy Waitz

Judy Waitz

Instructor

Received a broad ceramic education through studio classes, college courses and many workshops around the country.

She has been a potter since 1995 and has been teaching hand building and throwing classes since 1999.

Her work focuses on functional pieces and has been exhibited throughout the U.S.

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