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.
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.
Sana is an interdisciplinary artist and designer in the Philadelphia area. Her current work explores the intersections of African-American culture through pottery, food and gardening. Sana’s ceramics play with form, feel and function—undoubtedly influenced by her work in interior & graphic design and dance.
Sara (she/her) is an artist and educator rooted in Philadelphia on Lenni Lenape land. Her art making of the last 5 years is, at its heart, an exploration into objects of adoration; she is interested in playing with the relationship between form and function, making art that is gifted, lived with, and contributes to ways people cultivate the intimate spaces of home and consider relationships to their environment. When she’s not in the classroom or studio she loves to play in her garden, listen to audiobooks, rearrange the furniture, and walk in the woods of the Wissahickon by her house.
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.
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.