Meet the

ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

current (2020-2021) rESIDENTS
2nd year residents
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Sarah Bartolotta

Ceramics

1st year residents
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Hailey Angione

Ceramics & Metals

RESIDENT artist bios

Cali Almy

Cali holds a BA in Studio Art from the University of Vermont and an MFA from UMass, Amherst. She has been teaching in high school and community art spaces for over two decades, and most recently completed a first year as an Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Crafts. She has also worked in and supported a number of arts, educational, and social justice organizations over the years and brings a lens of community and connection to her work. She has also exhibited her ceramics at a variety of arts festivals and galleries. 

sarah bartolotta

Sarah Bartolotta was born and raised in Hudson, NY. She attended Arcadia University where she graduated in 2018 with a B.A in Art History. In 2017, she took a ceramics elective and a year later finally fell in love with the material. After graduating, she apprenticed for a year through the university’s studio under Gregg Moore and Polly Apfelbaum. She carried out research and experimentation of materials. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Worcester Center for Craft in Worcester, MA.

RILEY STRONG

Riley Morgan Strong is a multi-media artist from Vero Beach, FL currently living and working in Worcester, MA. After being awarded summer assistantships with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in both 2017 and 2018, Riley graduated with a BFA in Sculpture from Union University in 2019. In the Fall, she began her 2019-2020 Residency at Worcester Center for Crafts in the Ceramics Department, where she has spent the year exploring clay as a sculptural medium as well as teaching in the adult and youth programs offered at the Craft Center. Through the circumstances of COVID-19, Riley was able to continue producing work after being awarded a grant from the Worcester Cultural Coalition. She will continue for the next year with the Worcester Center for Crafts to participate in the 2020-2021 term of the Artist in Residence Program.

HAILEY ANGIONE

Hailey Angione is a jeweler and ceramicist who grew up in New Hampshire. She received a dual degree in Ceramics and Metalsmithing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2019. She graduated summa cum laude, has won two awards from the Annual Jewelry Design Competition held by the International Precious Metals Institute, and was a finalist for the 2019 Windgate Fellowship Award.

BENTON WEBB

Benton Webb is from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and he recently graduated from University of North Texas with a major in Ceramics. He has been involved in art since he was able to hold a crayon, and since then it has been a way to express himself. Working in ceramics has been a way for others to interact and experience his art through the use of patterning and texture.

SARAH MONTROND

Sarah Montrond graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2019 with a BFA in painting and art history with a minor in glass. In 2018 she received the FA2D Foundation Auction Award from MassArt and attended the Haystack Mountain School of Craft Residency Program in Deer Isle, Maine. Her work is currently on display at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Longwood Campus, and the Massachusetts Comptroller's Office.

INTERESTED In applying to become a craft center Resident artist?  Find details here on THE PROGRAM AND THE APPLICATION PROCESS!

Worcester Center for Crafts
Artists-in-Residence alumni
Resident
Field/Medium
Year
Nikki Tsamis
Glass
2019-2020
Shane Dorey
Glass
2019-2020
Noam Fisherman
Ceramics
2019-2020
Lindsy Marshall
Glass
2018-2020
Moss Collins
Glass
2018-2020
Kim Gardner
Ceramics
2018-2019
Michelle Grey
Ceramics
2018-2019
Molly Roderick
Glass
2018-2019
Abby Nohai
Ceramics
2018-2019
Kristen "Momo" Shafer
Glass
2018-2019
Phoebe Scott
Ceramics
2018-2019
Angie McHale
Glass
2017-2019
Faith Connor
Ceramics
2017-2019
Paige Ward
Ceramics
2017-2018
Ian Petrie
Ceramics
2016-2018
Jon Glabus
Ceramics
2016-2018
McKayla Carville
Glass
2016-2018
Amanda Nardone
Glass
2016-2018
Josh Primmer
Ceramics
2016-2017
Alia Pialtos
Ceramics
2015-2017
Hanna Brown
Glass
2015-2017
Jessica Lipton
Ceramics
2015-2017
Tessera Hayes
Glass
2015-2016
Desiree Petty
Ceramics
2015-2016
Joe Webster
Glass
2015-2016
J. Shannon Floyd
Glass
2015-2016
Jessie Sullivan
Ceramics
2015-2016
Sarah Margolin
Glass
2015-2016
Dana Pomerantz
Glass
2014-2016
Steve Belz
Ceramics
2013-2015
Emery Wenger
Glass
2013-2015
Emilee Wooten
Ceramics
2013-2015
Dan Battat
Glass
2013-2014
Ariana Kolins
Ceramics
2013-2014
Stephanie Chubbuck
Glass
2013-2014
Dan Roe
Ceramics
2012-2014
Lauren Young
Ceramics
2012-2013
David Choi
Metals
2011-2013
Tomo Sakai-Cruze
Glass
2011-2013
Rachel Van Wagoner
Ceramics
2011-2012
Peter Barbor
Ceramics
2011-2012
Caitlin Vitalo
Glass
2011-2012
Rose Esson Dawson
Ceramics
2011-2012
Ian Gianlorenzo
Glass
2011 - 2013
Eric Cruze
Glass
2010-2012
Diane Chester-Demicco
Glass
2010-2012
Keunae Song
Glass
2010-2011
Rui Sasaki
Glass
2010-2011
Kate Lewis
Ceramics
2007-2009
Matt Eames
Ceramics
2007-2008
Roberta Massuch
Ceramics
2006-2007
Sarah Fine-Wilson
Ceramics
2005-2006
Holly Fischer
Ceramics
2005-2006
John Hasegawa
Ceramics
2004-2005
Joseph Fastaia
Ceramics
2004-2005
Hiroe Hanazono
Ceramics
2004-2005
Andrea Marquis
Ceramics Studio Tech
2003-2005
Kevin Snipes
Ceramics
2003-2004
Jill Burns
Ceramics
2001-2002
Kristen Kieffer
Ceramics
2001-2002
Katie Queen
Ceramics
2000-2001
Gregg Moore
Ceramics
1999-2000
Robbie Lobell
Ceramics
1995-1997
Julie Crosby
Ceramics
1995-1996
Susan Peterson
Ceramics
1994-1995
Ginny Gillen
Ceramics
1991-1992
Birdie Boone
Ceramics Studio Tech
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Liz Lurie
Ceramics Studio Tech
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