Resident Artist Honored

Highlander Editorial Staff

Artist in Residence Skip Sensbach is one of four area ceramics professors who will have their work on display at the Northeast Pennsylvania Professors of Ceramic Arts exhibit at Moscow Clayworks in Moscow, Pa.

Moscow Clayworks is a community-based and family-owned gallery for ceramic art featuring local and international artists. Owner Frank Goryl is the curator for this exhibit, which will spotlight the individual work of four area ceramic professors including Matt Povse, Marywood University; Jared Jaffee, Keystone College; Jean Adams, Wilkes University, and Sensbach.

Sensbach teaches basic and advanced ceramics classes as part of the fine arts minor, and he offers non-credit classes in clay by hand and pottery wheel for both youth and adults. For this exhibit, he focuses on the contrast between nature and the influence that humans have had on the natural world.

Sensbach holds a bachelor’s degree in visual communication and he began working in clay in 1994. He opened Green Dog Pottery in Dallas, in 1998. His studio work focuses on functional clay work.

The 2012 winner of the Ruanne Graduate Award for Artistic Excellence, Sensbach’s ceramic work, both functional and sculptural, has been recognized in many regional shows including the the springtime Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre, and at the WSKG Art In Motion competition in Binghamton, N.Y. Recently, his work was accepted in the 2011 Art of the State exhibit at the State Museum in Harrisburg.

The Northeast Pennsylvania Professors of Ceramic Arts exhibit will open with a free reception on Sunday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. and will be on display through the end of June. Gallery hours are by appointment and can be arranged by phone (570) 357- 1627 or email [email protected]

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