Allison Valchuis is a sculptor and educator living in New York, NY. Her work explores process, material, weight and balance through various ceramic practices, drawing and a love of good craftsmanship. She holds a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been working with clay for over 10 years. In addition to teaching teen programs at 92Y, she is also the Assistant Art Center Administrator and Ceramics Technician for the School of the Arts. In 2011 she was awarded a Juried Kiln God Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts in Newcastle, ME and the Loretta Grellner Scholarship to attend Ox-Bow, School of Arts and Artists Residencies in Saugatuck, MI for glassblowing. She has been working in art and design education since completing her degree in 2007. Before coming to 92Y, she worked with the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on design education programs for teens and educators and RISD’s Project Open Door where she coordinated portfolio prep programs for the community. Her website is www.allisonvalchuis.com.
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