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Seth Nagelberg

Seth Nagelberg

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Ceramics
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Courses  Ceramics: The Narrative Vessel | Core 5: BFA Research + Thesis

Degree BFA, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, Connecticut; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Seth Nagelberg is an artist and designer working primarily in clay. In 2015 Nagelberg published his first book, Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds, Process to Product. He was selected for the Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School in Maine, summer 2015. Before joining Cleveland Institute of Art, Nagelberg was assistant professor at Parsons The New School For Design in New York City. He has done consultation work for Rookwood Pottery and fabrication for Calvin Klein Collection. Nagelberg says, “I choose clay for its properties. Whether working from ready-made objects or starting from a sketch, I strive to create a cohesive language of forms that inform and inspire new designs. My exploration of manufacturing techniques and technology enables me to connect the past and future of ceramics.” His work has been published in Ceramics: Art and Perception and American Craft magazine. Nagelberg has taught workshops at Greenwich House Pottery, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Ceramic Supply Inc, Hartford Art School and Peters Valley School of Craft.

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William Brouillard

Title Professor
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Courses  Ceramics: Architectonic Clay + Ceramic Sculpture | Ceramics: Image, Pattern + Surface in Clay | Ceramics: Majolica, The Painted Pot | Ceramics: Multiples/Moldmaking | Ceramics: Raw Materials | Ceramics: Table for Two: Evolving Rituals of Food | Ceramics: The Potter's Wheel/Utility + Production

Degree MFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University; BA, State University of Wisconsin-Stout at Menomonie; State University of Wisconsin at Madison

Nationality: American, born in Madison, Wisconsin

Education: BA, State University of Wisconsin, Stout, at Menomonie, WI.

Post Baccalaureate studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI.

M.F.A., Ceramic Art, SUNY, at Alfred, NY

Professional Practice:

Studio Potter, Brouillard Studios, 2662 W. 14th St. Cleveland, OH 44113

Resident Craftsman at Penland School, Penland, NC, 1976-1978


Professor of Art, Ceramics, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, From 1980

Instructor, Ceramics, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. 1978-1979

I began my work in clay, studying with John Perri at the State University of Wisconsin, at Menomonie, Wisconsin. After serving in the armed forces I returned to Wisconsin to study with Don Reitz at The university of Wisconsin, Madison. I completed a MFA at Alfred University in 1976 and traveled to North Carolina and was a resident craftsman at the Penland School. After several years as a studio potter I taught ceramics at ETSU for a year and then returned to Penland School where I worked and taught till 1980.

I currently live and work in Cleveland, Ohio. I have a studio in the old steel-making district and have taught ceramics at Cleveland Institute of Art with Judith Salomon for the last 34 years. I divide my week between teaching at the CIA and making pots and doing commission work in my Tremont studio.

Creative Work Fellowship Award from The Cleveland Public Arts Commission, 2010-2011

Cleveland Arts Prize, 2009

Individual Excellence Award, Ohio Arts Council Grant, March, 2007-Dec.2007

Schreckengost Award for Teaching, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2006

McKnight Grant. Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN 2003-2004

Best of 2001, Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, purchase award, Apr. 2001

Ohio Designer Craftsmen, purchase award, Best of 92 exhibition, Columbus, OH. 1992

Excellence in Design Award Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Best of 92 Exhibition, 1992

American Craft Museum, Design Award, for Excellence in Design, in conjunction with the "Designed and Made for Use” Exhibition, at The American Craft Museum, NY 1986

Collections Represented By:

  • Hahn Loesser Collection, Cleveland/Akron
  • Richard Zellner, Cleveland, OH
  • Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Nara National Museum, Nara Japan
  • Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo , Japan
  • Tom Judy Collection, Washington DC
  • The Detroit Museum of Art [DIA], Detroit MI
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland OH
  • The Millard Collection, St Louis, MO
  • The Sinker Collection, Detroit, MI
  • The Vincent Lim Collection, Philadelphia, PA
  • The American Museum of Ceramic Arts Permanent collection, San Francisco, CA
  • The Pfannebecker Collection, Lancaster, PA
  • University of Southern Illinois
  • Ohio Designer Craftsman, Columbus, OH
  • Ceramics Monthly, Columbus, OH
  • The Cleveland Art Association, Cleveland, OH
  • Alfred University, Museum of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
  • The Crocker Museum, Sacramento,CA, Sidney Swidler Collection
  • The Charles Meyer Collection, Sandusky, OH
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland, Lerner Tower, Cleveland, OH
  • Kaiser Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
  • Dixon Long Collection, San Anselmo, CA
  • The Mark Basset Collection, Private collection, Cleveland, OH
  • The David and Louise Rossenfield Collection, Private collection, Dallas, TX
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Gretchen Goss

Title Professor/Chair of Jewelry + Metals
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7470

Courses  Core 2: Language of Materials | Core 3: Surface + Image | Drawing I | Drawing II | Enamel in the Public Realm | Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief | Intro to Jewelry and Metals | Jewelry + Metals: Color | Multiples in Enamel | Three-Dimensonal Forms in Enamel

Degree MFA and BFA, Kent State University

Gretchen Goss's work has been supported by Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Grants, and is shown in exhibits nationally and internationally. She has been a visiting artist and taught numerous workshops on enameling nationally and in England. Her work is driven by her intrigue with the natural world.

Amy Sinbondit

Amy Sinbondit

Title Technical Specialist/Adjunct Faculty
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Courses  Design I

Degree Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI, MFA Ceramics; The University of Toledo - Toledo, OH BFA Ceramics Minor: Jewelry & Light Metals; Brown University Providence, RI, Harriett Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate

Amy Krusinski Sinbondit is a ceramic artist currently working at the Cleveland Institute of Art as the Technical Assistant in the Ceramics Department and teaches Ceramics for the Continuing Education and Community Outreach Program. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Toledo. Amy was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2009. She has worked in the ceramic studios at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Syracuse University, and the University of Akron. Amy’s ceramic sculptures have been exhibited at the Everson Museum of Art’s 2004 and 2006 Biennial Exhibitions, in Syracuse, New York, at NCECA in Pittsburgh celebrating 30 years Ceramics at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as well as, in galleries and juried exhibitions across the US. In 2009, Amy was invited to have a solo exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio, and in 2011, she will have a new body of work on display at the William Busta Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio. Her ceramic sculptures explore calligraphic lettering as three-dimensional line, the alphabets of many languages, and investigate emotional connections to colors.

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