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Meet Our Mentors

Finding a mentor is one of the most important things you can you do- aside from being one!

Below, meet all the people who have volunteered and want to make a difference in your life and work.  They all have years of experience with wheel throwing, handbuilding, different firing techniques, setting up a business, getting an apprenticeship, and reviewing your portfolio.

Take the time to explore their work and find the person (or people) that you think you might connect with.

After you fill out the form, the person (or people) you chose to be your mentor will be sent your application for their acceptance based on their availability and your needs.

International Ceramic Artists Network (ICAN) Mentors

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Diana Faris
Indianapolis, Indiana

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Marketing & Business Tips, Portfolio Evaluation, & Apprenticeships
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: Mid-range

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Susan Fox Hirschmann
Annandale, Virginia

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Marketing & Business Tips
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: All

Martin Erspamer, osb
Saint Meinrad, Indiana

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Critiquing work, Form & Aesthetics
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: All

Radegonda Broede
Heverlee, Belgium

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Photographing Your Work, Retail Sales & Recommendations for Workshops
Availability: In person, by email/phone, Online Forum
Time range: All

Leslie Messersmith
Mechanicsville, Virginia

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Photographing Your Work, Retail Sales & Wholesale
Availability: Online forum, by email/phone
Time range: Short-term and Mid-range

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Lauren Kearns
Loveland, Colorado

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Marketing & Business Tips, & Portfolio Evaluation
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: Any

Corina Fedorowicz
Royal, AR

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Business Retail Sales & Wholesale, Studio Technician Help and Knowledge
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: Any

Kevin Myers
Santa Rosa, California

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Critiquing work, business, Form & Aesthetics, Applications for Scholarships, Evaluating Portfolio, Undergrad & Graduate School Evaluations
Availability: By email/phone
Time range: Short-term

Natalie Brown
Derby, Kansas

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Critiquing work, Form & Aesthetics, Studio Technician Help and Knowledge, Undergrad & Graduate School Evaluations, Teaching Ceramics in a Classroom setting
Availability: By email/phone
Time range: Long-term

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George Metropoulos McCauley
Helena, Montana

Specialties: Skills & Technique (including forms, finishes, and firing), Marketing & Business Tips, Portfolio Evaluation, & Apprenticeships
Availability: In person, by email/phone
Time range: Mid-range

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