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Caitlyn Marsh - Pottery

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Caitlyn graduated in 2006 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and continues to be involved at MassArt. She has taken workshops with Hayne Bayless, Chris Gustin, Bryan McGrath, Doug Casebeer, Maureen Mills, and Jeremy Randall; and she also attended NCECA Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Providence.  Caitlyn had an opportunity to work one season at LaCoste Gallery; and has instructed a ceramic workshop at the Boston Children’s Museum with Stephanie Themelese, as well as worked with many summer camp clay programs at other art organizations.

In 2007, Caitlyn began managing the clay studio at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA, where she hosted their annual Empty Bowls Project every Fall (1st Thursday in November).  Hundreds of clay bowls are made for the event, and the community is invited to enjoy a free meal in one of the "keepsake" bowls in exchange for a donation to the local food pantry, Open Table of Concord.  She taught multiple classes for all ages, including advanced summer intensives and drop-in quick workshops. 

In June 2016, Caitlyn was awarded a JUROR's PRIZE at Lexington Arts & Crafts Society from State of Clay Juror Wayne Higby.

Caitlyn launched a new program in the Fall of 2017 at Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, where she serves as the organization's first Ceramics Program Director. She accepted this position after managing the very successful clay studio in Concord for over ten years, with dozens of classes taught, opportunities to design and redesign studios, and consult other local programs. Caitlyn strives to provide a positive working environment for other artists, while maintaining strong focus on safety and efficiency.

Her own work focuses on wheel-thrown and hand-built tableware, occasionally making sculptures. She incorporates a variety of ceramic materials on her surfaces. Hand painted layers of patterns wrap around wheel-thrown round pieces and raised patterns made from hand cut texture matts cover her hand-built and slab pieces.