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.
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.
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.
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.
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.