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Wayne Higby
Director and Chief Curator
 
   
Susan Kowalczyk
Curator of Collections and Director of Research
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Caitlin Brown
Operations and Programs Manager
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Caitlin Brown received a BFA from the Hartford Art School in 2000 and an MFA from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2007. She has been a resident artist at the Mendocino Art Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and Clay Art Center. Prior to moving to Alfred, Caitlin was the Program Manager at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, NY. Caitlin has taught ceramics, drawing, foundations and professional practices at SUNY Cortland, Penn State, Queens College, Marymount Manhattan College, 92Y, Clay Art Center and at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Caitlin maintains a studio practice from her studio in Alfred, NY.


 

   

Mahlon Huston
Chief Preparator and Exhibitions Specialist

Mahlon Huston, born in Bryan Ohio in 1985, received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2008, followed by his Masters of Fine Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. Mahlon maintains an active studio practice as Chief Designer and Principal workman at Huston Projects, a wood design studio based in Hornell, New York.


 

   
Bill Giese
Museum Associate
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Bill Giese accepted the position as Museum Associate at the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in 2016. Prior, he studied fine art at The College at Brockport State University of New York where he graduated with his BFA concentrating in sculpture. Bill is one of three artist working out of Sommerville Pottery in the finger lakes region of New York where he continues to make, experiment and grow. Bill moved back to Hornell after graduating from Brockport and currently resides there with his family.
   
Hannah Thompsett
Museum Associate
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Hannah Thompsett obtained her MFA from the New York State College for Ceramics at Alfred University in 2016 and her BFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2011. Before graduate school, she was an artist-in-residence at Genesee Pottery in Rochester, NY. Currently, she is the Studio and Programming Manager at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center and continues her own artistic practice out of her studio in Wellsville, NY.
   
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