2023 – 2024 Ceramic Artist Residency
Launching for the first time ever, the Maud Morgan Arts Ceramic Artist Residency. Featuring two artists that have been involved in our ceramic program for the past 5 years.
This residency is about uplifting two of our artist community members; and to build a deeper connection with our community through ceramics. Through programming, these artists will be sharing skill sets and collaborating with all different age groups. This residency is also about honoring the knowledge of our ceramic artists who have invested themselves in our agency.
The two artists we’ve asked to join us in this program launch are Meghan Funk and Grace Bay. Please stay tuned for more details of public programming (and other ceramic projects), we will be sharing over this academic year of 2023-2024, and please welcome our ceramic artists into our studio space!
About the Artists: Meghan Funk
Funk spent most of her life in the Midwest, living in Chicago for nearly a decade. She moved to the Boston area in 2017 and joined the Maud Morgan ceramics community that fall. She has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, and was part of the administration and faculty of the University of Illinois School of Architecture from 2010-2017, where her focus was on design studios, installations, and model making. Funk is currently a project manager at MIT and lives in Wakefield, MA, with her husband, giant dog, and extensive garden.
About the Artist: Grace Bay
Grace cannot remember a time when she didn’t make handcrafted things – finger paintings, doll clothes, mud pies…. She grew up among a happy tangle of siblings (7) and pets (lots) and remembers wanting to know how to make things so much that she pestered her overworked mother to show her how. Luckily for Grace, her kindhearted mom gave in and found bits of time to teach her some of the arts and crafts she knew. To Grace’s wonder, string could be transformed into cloth, sticks into birdhouses, paper into cranes. Since then, in addition to a degree from Smith College, Grace studied Fine Arts in Paris and Boston. She has lived all over the world and worked in the United States Foreign Service, the United States Senate, in tech companies, and as a teacher. Through the years, wherever she’s lived, between working and being a mom, Grace always found time to make things, especially ceramics. These days, she spins pottery inspired by her life experiences, daydreams, and on a good day makes magical mud pies!
[Pictured to the left, Funk is the image on the top and Bay on the bottom]