Pottery Sale: Chris Staley

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Chris Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State University, is retiring at the end of the fall semester after 32 years of teaching. He is the process of cleaning out his studio and is hosting a pottery sale.

Items will be priced to sell. At least 50% of proceeds will go to a Penn State Ceramic Art Scholarship.

Stop the Art Alliance Studio:

  • Saturday, November 5
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • please pay with cash or check

You can see Chris’ work at chrisstaleyartist.com and on Instagram at @c.staley_art_and_life

Artist Bio

Chris Staley is a Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State University.  He was selected to be the Penn State Laureate for 2012-2013.  In 2017, he was awarded the Universities Milton Eisenhower Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2021 he received a NCECA Excellence in Teaching Award. Chris was once rejected to all, the graduate MFA program’s he applied to. However, after attending the Kansas City Art Institute for a year as a special student, he went on to earn his MFA from Alfred University. He has traveled extensively as a visiting artist from Bezalel Academy in Israel to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. He has received two National Endowment of the Arts Grants. His work is in many collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London as well as friend’s cupboards. He has served on the Board of Directors at the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, Montana and on the Board of Trustees at The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and served as President for NCECA, the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts.

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