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Mission

The Museum of Ceramic Art - New York (MoCA/NY) advances the appreciation, understanding, and enjoyment of ceramics through exhibitions, research, education, and scholarship. MoCA/NY operates as a virtual museum.

Our primary focus is to develop and support the platform Ceramic World Destinations (CWD). CWD increases visibility for ceramics, provides professional exposure, and introduces new populations to the expressive nature of clay.

About
Ceramic World Destinations

Ceramic World Destinations reveals the global, diverse, and universal appeal of clay. The thousands of destinations listed are alternative means for “travel,” opening new opportunities for education, exploration, and enjoyment.

Destinations include museums, galleries, design stores, manufacturers, institutions, cultural sites, and other ceramic-oriented venues. Also included are artist residency programs and artist's studios open to the public.

It is simple to navigate. A map of the world with URL links is shown upon opening. Navigate the map directly or use the search boxes. No destination is ever more than a few clicks away.

Board

Judith Schwartz

Judith S Schwartz, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus from New York University where she taught for more than 30 years. She is the author of “Confrontational Ceramics” and has written numerous artist reviews, catalog essays, and articles in international journals. She serves as juror and consultant to various international competitions and is Vice president of the International Academy of Ceramics. She is an honorary member of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts and was awarded their teaching excellence award. She is honored by the J. D. Rockefeller III Foundation, Fulbright Association, New York Art Teachers Association, and the Everson and Renwick Museums.

President
Bruce Sherman

Bruce M. Sherman has a studio practice in New York City and Sagaponock Long Island. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions worldwide and is represented by the Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in Tribeca NYC. He is an avid art collector with an array of works encompassing many disciplines. In addition to his ceramic practice, Bruce has retired from his dental practice and from teaching at NYU College of Dentistry, however, he’s still active as the CEO of the Dental Insurance Corporation. Bruce’s interest in art is based on his personal quest to explore clay’s endless possibilities for expressing ideas in sculptural forms. He has been a board member since MoCA/NY’s founding.

Board Member
Rick Rogers

Richard Rogers holds an MBA from Ohio State University (1979) and a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Hiram College (1977). Rick began his career in 1980 as founder and president of Tribute, a software company based in Akron, Ohio. He assumed leadership of B. W. Rogers Company, a manufacturing and distribution company in 1994. Rick’s philanthropy includes supporting the Akron Children’s Hospital; the Akron Art Museum; the Intermuseum Conservancy Association; and the Boys and Girls Club of the Western Reserve. In 2017, Rick created the art nonprofit Curated Storefront which has secured and managed funds to launch installations in downtown Akron. Rick is deeply engaged in the arts and is a leading collector of contemporary ceramics from Asia and the US and twentieth-century American and European design.

Board Member
Caroline Cheng

Caroline Cheng is an artist and curator, whose promotion of Chinese ceramic arts over decades has earned renown in China and throughout the world. As an artist, Caroline has held solo exhibitions in Sotheby’s Hong Kong (2013) and New York (2015). Her work has been collected by the British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Cheng has received prizes for her work in the Keramiak Museum in Westerwald, Germany (2010), Clay and Glass Film Festival in Montpellier France (2010), Mino International Ceramic Award 2017, and also received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the American National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in 2014 and the Japan Good Design Award for Community Development in 2020. Caroline Cheng is the owner of the Pottery Workshop in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jingdezhen, and Dali.

Board Member
Carol Green

Carol Green is a textile designer who operated a manufacturing business that designed and produced placemats, canvas bags, and accessories. She has also worked in fashion and interior design and served on the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts board. Green is an avid collector and appreciator of all art mediums, traveling and collecting with the Art Jewelry Forum, James Renwick Alliance for Craft, Corning Museum Of Glass, Glass Art Society, MFA Boston Fashion and Textile Arts Council, and NCECA.

Board Member

Crew

Will Resen

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Will Resen is responsible for the development and digital infrastrucure of MOCA-NY and the Ceramic World Destinations web application. He currently works as a Senior Developer at Vitech Systems Group and a Senior Engineer at Iternal Technologies, and volunteers as a board member and director at the Museum of Ceramic Art - New York.

Developer
will@moca-ny.org
Leigh Taylor Mickelson

Leigh Taylor Mickelson is an artist and independent arts management consultant with 24 years of experience in nonprofit arts management, exhibition curation, and program development. From 2013-18 she served on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) board as their Exhibitions Director and is currently a board member for Studio Potter. She received her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts.

Director of Operations
leigh@moca-ny.org
Ilsy Jeon

Ilsy Jeon is a multidisciplinary artist and writer born and based in New York. She studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute for two years and received her B.F.A Hons in Sculpture and Environmental Art from Glasgow School of Art where she completed a dissertation about the epistemology of museums through a postcolonial lens. She has participated in residencies in Iceland, Hungary, and the United States and has exhibited in New York, Glasgow, Seydisfjordur, and Budapest.

Creative Director & Chief Content Officer
ilsy@moca-ny.org
Jacqueline Tse

Jacqueline Tse is an artist and designer. She was awarded the Multicultural Fellowship in 2020 from the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts. Her work was selected for the 61st Faenza Biennale at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy, and has been featured in various publications about contemporary ceramic art. She is also a seasoned designer with over 15 years of experie nce in design consulting, development, and project management in branded consumer products. As a global citizen and tech-savvy individual, she is excited to work with MoCA/NY to enhance and enrich the digital experience of Ceramic World Destinations to all the ceramic art lovers out there.

Chief Experience Officer
jackie@moca-ny.org
Carla Aviles

Carla Aviles-Davidson holds an MBA in Marketing from the Zicklin School of Business and BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her lifelong passion for learning and storytelling fuels creative digital marketing initiatives that emphasize human connection. She has previously worked for the McCann agency pitching campaign recommendations for the Verizon and HomeGoods brands. When not diligently researching consumer trends and working on digital marketing projects, Carla is either reading an ever-growing pile of books or cooking some new, delicious recipe. She currently lives with her husband in Austin, Texas.

Marketing Advisor
carla@moca-ny.org
Abby Digital

Abby Digital has been involved with computers since they were programmed with punch cards and paper tape. He learned Computer Science at Yale University under the tutelage of several graduate students, while he was still in high school. Over the years, he has been a pioneer in HVAC, Desktop Publishing, Video Special Effects, and Television Post-production Scheduling systems. A long time consultant for Judy Schwartz, Abby was involved with the realization of the concept of the Ceramic World Destinations map, and the architecture of its application.

I.T. Director
abby@moca-ny.org
Yeliz Saydan

Yeliz Saydan is a ceramic artist and researcher born in Turkey. She graduated from the Ceramics Department of the Fine Arts Faculty in Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. She has a MA degree in the same discipline in 2009. In 2012, she participated art classes in The Art Students League of New York City. Along with practicing clay art, she is interested in culture-art, media-communication, social and educational projects. She gained experience and involved in several EU projects in Turkey, Germany, Spain and Italy. In particular, she has been conducting research on destinations of ceramic cities. In 2022, she took part in an Erasmus+ internship program at the Italian Association of Cities of Ceramics, collaborating with Çanakkale Municipality to specialize in this subject. Currently studying at the Art and Design Department of Izmir Dokuz Eylul University as a Proficiency in Art student. She carries out her art works and research in Çanakkale.

Community Relations Associate
yeliz@moca-ny.org
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