GALLERY

The Frederick Arts Council managed a contemporary art gallery alongside its offices at 11 West Patrick Street. With support from the Ausherman Family Foundation, the gallery most recently housed a ceramic exhibition featuring pieces by Hood College Graduate School students and faculty.

 

Ceramic Installation by Hood College Graduate School

Students and Faculty
Winter 2021-2022

 

 

artist bios

 

CHAZ MARTINSEN, FACULTY
Chaz Martinsen, MFA, is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics and the Interim Director of the Graduate Ceramic Arts program at Hood College, Frederick, MD.

JENNA GIANNI, FACULTY
Jenna Gianni, MFA, is an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Hood College and is a part-owner and Education Director at Washington Street Studios in Harpers Ferry, WV. Instagram: @jennagianni; Website: jennalynnstudios.com

JASON LANEY, FACULTY
Jason Laney, MFA, is an Adjunct Instructor of Ceramics at Hood College, Frederick, MD.

CLARISSA YEAP, GRADUATE STUDENT
Clarissa Yeap is presently pursuing an MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College, after many years developing skills and interests at community studios in the Washington, DC area. Clarissa’s received a liberal arts BA from Dartmouth College, where a minor in Anthropology fed an obsession with pottery and a study-abroad term in Italy opened Clarissa up to the world of art and art history. Instagram: @clarissamakespottery

ASMA WAHEED, GRADUATE STUDENT
Asma is a Pakistani-born American artist and a mother of four living in Ellicott City, Maryland and is currently pursuing an MFA in ceramics at Hood College. Instagram : @asmawaheedart

SHARI JACOBS, GRADUATE STUDENT
Shari Jacobs has taught ceramics at the Arts Center in Orange, Washington Street Studios in Harpers Ferry, and Woodberry Forest School. Shari is a member of the Charlottesville-area Artisans Studio Tour and the Potters Guild of Frederick. Website: TheMuddyRabbit.com; Instagram: @TheMuddyRabbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH KU, GRADUATE STUDENT
Faith Ku’s ceramic artworks often draw inspiration from the intricate structures of flora and fauna. She explores the cycles of regeneration in nature using the framework of torus or other continuous forms to convey this idea. Faith is currently pursuing her MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College. Instagram: @sunnydaytomorrowpottery

LESLIE KING, GRADUATE STUDENT
Leslie’s sculptures are about moments in time, about stories or parts of a story. They are about feelings, things that make her curious or make her wonder. They are things that are hard to express in words. To this end, Leslie’s work focuses on the features of the face, head, and upper torso. We read the face in a second and (right or wrong) pass judgement. It is a window to our feelings and intentions and an excellent vehicle of storytelling. Website: leslieking.online; Instagram: @lesliekingonline

AMNAH ABDULSALAM, GRADUATE STUDENT
Amnah’s work focuses on the history of functional wares and re-creates immortal memories and practices from Amnah’s memories of Makkah. Amnah recently received her MFA in Ceramic Arts at Hood College. Instagram: @amnah_abdulsalam

CATALINA CHIQUILLO, GRADUATE STUDENT
Catalina is currently a student in the graduate Ceramic Arts Program at Hood College. Website: ceramiccreationsbycat.com; Instagram: @catachiquillo

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