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Ceramics Faculty

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Seth Nagelberg

Title Associate Professor | Chair of Ceramics
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Courses  BFA Research + Thesis: Core 5 | Ceramics: Multiples/Moldmaking | Ceramics: Nature/Structure | Ceramics: The Narrative Vessel

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 in clay. He strives to close the gap between craft and design. Before joining Cleveland Institute of Art, Nagelberg was an assistant professor at Parsons The New School for Design. In 2015 Nagelberg published his first book, Batch Manufacturing for Ceramics: Models and Molds, Process to Product. 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.

He earned a BFA from the University of Hartford and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Amy Halko

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7000

Andrea LeBlond

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Andrea LeBlond graduated with a BFA in Ceramics from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1995, and has taught in the ceramics departments of various colleges including Cuyahoga Community Colleges’ Metro and Eastern campuses, and the University of Akron. She is also currently a member of TerraVista Studios, where she has been a working ceramic artist for the past 15 years. She has been the recipient of many awards, grants and publications, among them an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, received in 2008.

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Alberto Veronica Lopez

Title Technical Specialist
Department Ceramics
Phone 216.421.7353

Degree BFA, Kansas City Art Institute; MFA, Syracuse University

Alberto Veronica Lopez received his MFA at Syracuse University and his BFA at Kansas City Art Institute. His artwork centers on the various ways that compassion manifests itself—both his own and others. Ceramic objects and series that have been made so far include Daylight Cups, Daily Molds of Kindness, Dinnerware sets, Molds of Daily sympathy sculptures, Ceramic Bread, Trust Gimbals, and Levitation Experiments. His process is one of exploration and analysis of material, community, and education.

He currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio and is the Technical Specialist at Cleveland Institute of Art.

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