Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lynn Anne Verbeck
Lynn Anne Verbeck, mother of two, received her MFA in ceramics at the State University of New York in New Paltz, NY in May 2011. She is highly qualified in all technical aspects of pottery making. She teaches everything from hand-building to mold-making and slip-casting. She has extensive wood firing experience as well as electric, gas and soda-firing. Lynn Anne was born and raised in Philipsburg, Pennsylvania. Growing up in this rural area gave her a close connection with the rhythms of nature; an earthy sensibility can be seen in her work as an artist. After completing her undergraduate work at Penn State University, she moved to NYC and opened a studio where she lived, taught and sold her work for 17 years. Living in the city and being immersed in the Arts there gave her perspective; Lynn Anne has much to offer budding artists.
Residencies are offered for Wheel Throwing and Hand Building pottery. Students can focus only on the making; with underglaze or slip decoration that the art department fires in the electric kiln after the residency is over, or they can also focus on glazing bisque ware.
An Alternative Firing Residency is offered where the students will make forms out of clay, then learn the technique of using low-fire glazes on a high-fire clay body which allows carbon impressions while having bright glossy colors simultaneously. Trash cans for barrel firing will be supplied.
Another Residency offered is Mold Making and Slip Casting. The art department needs to be set up for this kind of work. Please contact the artist to discuss.