We are a powerfully creative group of makers who are aware of the vulnerability that accompanies art-making. We commit ourselves to supporting one another, and to fighting the insipient bigotry of our culture. Together we’ve created a flexible, skill-building atmosphere in our studio. All are welcome to join us in this celebration of the artist within—OUTLAW ARTS – A Collaborative Clay Studio.
Cornelia has had her hand in clay her whole life. A second generation potter, Cornelia is one who prefers to make art in a truly collaborative atmosphere. Working on the wheel, with porcelain or stoneware, Cornelia loves making functional pieces that delight the eye and hand.
Vibrant visual artist who has brought her drawing background into clay. Playful and wise, she works intimately with you and your clay in handbuilding projects.
Martha Knox is a teaching artist and sole proprietor of Words On Woodcuts Press. They specialize in woodcuts and recent work includes several time-based conceptual projects. Their work has been exhibited in the Delaware Art Museum, Sandy Spring Museum, and Philadelphia City Hall. Through their independent press they publishe books and calendars featuring ther artwork. As a teaching artist Martha has designed highly engaging arts curriculum and has worked with hundreds of students of all ages. They is the recipient of teaching fellowships from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Print Center, and the Community Arts Center in Wallingford. Martha holds a Masters in Fine Arts degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Charlotte has been working with clay for over 20 years. She does wheel work and glazing as a self-care strategy in a stressful world.
Gilana is passionate about creating functional, hand-built pieces to bring beauty and joy to your daily rituals. Nature inspires most of her delicate pieces and her work often features impressed botanicals and organic shapes.
Lisa Irgang has been making art from her earliest days. Some years ago, she discovered clay as her canvas, using her painting skills to create glazed ceramic tiles, bowls, cups, and sculptural pieces. Lisa graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Tyler School of Art with a Master of Art Education degree, and a two-year independent study of arts and culture in St. Petersburg, Russia during the Soviet era. Lisa taught school age children, many with special needs, leading to therapeutic work with infants, toddlers, and school age children with special needs, and finally, to a career of advocacy and as a special education advisor responsible for oversight of programs in public schools and charter schools.