Art has always been a central part of my life and identity, and of all the many art forms, I am most passionate about ceramic art. I have been working with clay since I was eight years old, and it continues to be the most alluring, fun, and challenging art form I have ever experienced. For me, ceramics is not simply a hobby; it is a passion I plan to carry with me into my adult life. I am currently pursuing a minor in visual art at Harvard College and plan to work towards an MFA after college. I am so excited to share my love of clay with SCS and the Shelburne community!
Chris Ramos immersed himself in furniture making as an early student of the Vermont Woodworking School, studying under the prolific Bob Fletcher and other prominent Vermont craftspeople. Now working out of the Shelburne Craft School, Chris and his partner, Ryan Cocina design and build custom residential and commercial furnishings under the brand, Seral Designs. He returns regularly to VWS to teach introductory woodworking and is a resident instructor at the Shelburne Craft School. Chris is honored to share his method through community education, and his vision through his labor. SeralDesigns.com
Elisheva joined the SCS community during the summer of 2019 as a resident artist and summer camp teacher. She returned the following summer in 2020 for a second residency where she helped with COVID-19 response projects and teaching kids' classes through the Fall. For her third return in 2022, Elisheva teaches kids summer craft.
While away from the Craft School, Elisheva makes her own pottery in Providence, Rhode Island where she received her BA in Art History and Judaic Studies from Brown University.
I am learning woodworking (slowly), having taken the intro and independent design classes at the Craft School. Now I rent time at the woodshop. If you see me in there it means I actually managed to pick a project and found the time to work on it. Say hello!
Matthew spent the first part of his career as a creative writer in the advertising industry before starting Ogelby Woodworks. Now, instead of making ads that sell snack foods, he makes custom furniture and wooden goods for folks like you.
Matthew is a Journeyman Member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, as well as an Artist-in-Residence at the Shelburne Craft School. He currently resides in Waterbury, VT with his wife, two kids, and Frank the dog.
Misoo was born in the Bronx, NY, but moved back to her parent’s homeland of South Korea when she was a one-year old. A short 17 years later, she returned to the US with ambitions to use painting as her mode of emotional communication and story-telling.
Misoo has exhibited in a number of galleries and museums across America and around the world. Misoo was selected as one of the Emerging Artist of New England in 2019 and Vermont Artist to Watch in 2020.
Rik joined the Shelburne Craft School community in 2004, studying with Loreta Lanquet and Hoyt Berringer. In 2006, he started teaching kids clay classes at Burlington City Arts and became a studio assistant at the Shelburne Craft School. He is now the Craft School’s ceramics studio manager, teaches kids clay on the wheel, adult classes and is the community outreach instructor. He manages the open-studio schedule, studio monitors, kiln fires, and oversees equipment maintenance and supply ordering.