A low-residency, intensive year round program providing the conceptual, critical, historical, and practical knowledge needed to sustain a successful studio.

Visiting Artists
Walter McConnell
Artist
Belmont, NY Walter McConnell is a ceramic artist residing in Belmont, New York. His unfired ceramic installations addressing the relationship between nature and culture have been exhibited nationally and internationally. McConnell states of his work: “My work is a mediation on my relationship to nature within a culture decisively alienated from it. In a technological age, where contact with nature is at best indirect and our experience of it variously defined and mediated by the culture we inhabit, my work is a site where I negotiate conflicting ideas about the natural world and forge a connection to it.” McConnell currently serves as an Associate Professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, in Alfred, New York. McConnell was born in Philadelphia and attended the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where he received a BFA in Ceramics and Painting in 1978. McConnell earned his MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1986.