Below are District Clay's three 2019-20 resident artists. For more information on our Resident Artist Program, go here.
Connor's work explores the relationship between domestic ceramics, cultural taste, and sociopolitical power structures in the United States. As a queer American artist, Connor often investigates themes of national, gendered, sexual, and performed identity.
They received their BFA in Ceramics and Gender Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
As a Resident Artist, Connor will be working on gallery exhibition and special events as well as assisting with other duties at District Clay.
Connor's work was recently included in the LIES exhibition at the District Clay Gallery.
Connor is available for gallery shows and potential employment opportunities, and can be contacted at email@example.com.
David DaSilva is starting his second year as a Resident Artist at District Clay.
David recently completed his Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts from Bennington College in Vermont.
He was a studio tech at Bennington and has extensive experience working with and maintaining ceramic studios and equipment. He was a studio apprentice to Roberto Lugo and also interned at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia.
As a Resident Artist, David is managing our work/study team and District Clay's daily production schedule.
Known as Maddie Mae to her friends and family, Madeline is a free-spirited ceramicist and photographer.
Originally from Pittsburgh, she moved to Philadelphia to attend the Tyler School of Art at Temple University where she received her BFA in Ceramics in May of 2018. During her time at school, she spent as much time in the studio as she did practicing and studying digital photography.
Madeline has worked as a production artist at BDDW, a fabrication company in Philadelphia, and most recently worked as a studio assistant for Brian Giniewski.
As a resident artist, Maddie will be working on District Clay's Community Clay! Program as well as assisting at the center.