Lavaclay Ceramics

Curvy, Sexy Pots!

Lynn Anne Verbeck

1075 Tyrone Pike Philipsburg, PA 16866


2011 MFA in Ceramics, The Graduate School at SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY 

1995 BA in Film & Video Production, Penn State University. University Park, PA

Grants/ Fellowships

2014-15 Project Stream Grant, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Harrisburg, PA 

2009-10 Andrah Foundation Ceramics Fellowship, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

Teaching Experience

2011-Present       Ceramics Instructor, Lavaclay Ceramics, Philipsburg, PA

2015-Present      Ceramics Instructor, The Makery, State College, PA
2015-Present      Ceramics Instructor, The Art Alliance, State College, PA
2012-Present      Teaching Artist, Galaxy Arts in Education, CIU #10, West Decatur, PA 

2011-2013           Substitute Teacher, Philipsburg and State College, PA

Fall 2010             Instructor of Record, Introduction to Ceramics, SUNY, New Paltz, NY

Fall 2009             Teaching Assistant, Drawing: Visual Thinking 1, SUNY, New Paltz, NY Ceramics Instructor, 

2000-2001          The Melting Pot, Brooklyn, NY

1996-2008          Ceramics Instructor, Lavaclay Studios, Brooklyn, NY  


2010 Anagama: Cutting the Umbilical Cord, Breaking from Tradition NCECA 44th Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Invitational Exhibitions

2016                   Germination Series, Bellefonte Art Museum, Tea Room Gallery, Bellefonte, PA
2016                   Two-Person Exhibition, Expressing Nature's Rhythm in Painting and Ceramic Art, Atrium Gallery, Lemont, PA 

2015                   Mother's Day Show, The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA
2015                   Art Alliance Exhibition, Juniper Village, State College, PA
2015                   Art Alliance Instructor's Show, Schlow Library, State College, PA
2014                   Two-Person Exhibition, Capturing the Rhythms of Nature in Painting and Pottery, Atrium Gallery, Lemont, PA 

2013                   Two-Person Exhibition, Color and Pattern in Hand Felting and Clay, Atrium Gallery, Lemont, PA
2013                   Annual Member's Show, The Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA
2011                   The Way to Center, MFA Thesis Show, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

Juried Exhibitions

2014                  5th Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, Saint Paul, MN (Juror: Lazare Rothach) 

2014                  Battle of the Bowls, The Academy of Fine Art Lynchburg, VA (Juror: Kevin Crowe)
2014                  22nd Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA (Juror: Christa Assad)
2014                  3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Third Place, Schlow Centre Library, State College, PA 

                               (Juror: Patricia House, Director and President of the Board, BAM, Bellefonte, PA)
2013                  12th Annual National Juried Cup Show, The KSU, Kent, OH (Juror: Kirk Mangus)
2012                  20th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Lancaster, PA (Juror: Jack Troy)
2011                  College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY 

2011                  Niche Awards Competition, Ceramics Finalist, Buyer’s Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA 

2010                  Raw and Unleashed, Rotunda Gallery at SUNY New Paltz. New Paltz, NY
2010                  Salon des Refuse, NCECA 2010: 44th ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Philadelphia, PA
2010                  Layers, Rotunda Gallery at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2010                  Art Along the Rail Trail: Ceramics at the Water Street Market, Best in Show Award, New Paltz, NY 

2008                  11th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramics Competition, Nippon Gallery, New York, NY

2007                  Clay: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Xiem Gallery, Pasadena, CA (Juror: Paulus Berensohn)
2007                  Naked Clay, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (Curated by Mary Stoppert, and Carmen M. Perez) 


2012- Present     Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania Potters Guild, President, Lemont, PA

2012- Present     Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania, Lemont, PA

2011- Present     Lavaclay Ceramics, Owner, Studio Potter, Philipsburg, PA
2011- Present     Anagama-firing with Jack Troy, Huntingdon, PA
2015-16              Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Juried Artist, State College, PA 

2009-11              Ceramics Department Graduate Assistant, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 

                            •Responsible for training, managing and scheduling the work-study students 

                            •Making clay for the studio and maintaining operations

2009-11              Ceramics Department Firing Team, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 

                             •Responsible for loading, firing and unloading 3 downdraft gas car kilns,

                                1 downdraft gas soda kiln, and 9 electric kilns

2009-10              Anagama-firing at SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
2010                   Representative, Ceramics Department, Student Art Alliance, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 

2009                   Clay Club Member, SUNY New Paltz Ceramics Department, New Paltz, NY
2006-09              Ceramics Department Studio Assistant, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
                             •Worked as part of a team to maintain the ceramics studio by reclaiming clay
                             •Loaded and fired kilns, mixed glazes, and provided assistance to students

1995-09              Wood-firing with Roger Baumann, Lake Peekskill, NY
1995                   Workshop with Peter Volkous, Paul Soldner and Jun Kaneko, The Peter Callas Studio, Belvedere, NJ 

1994                   Workshop with Chris Gustin, “Thrown and Altered Forms” The Greenwich House Pottery, NY, NY

Artistic Background

 1996-2009         Co-Owner and Decorative Painter, Leo and Raf Custom Painting, Brooklyn, NY

                             •Executed classic painted finishes and murals throughout the tri-state area
1993-2000          Member, Caeser Pink and The Imperial Orgy, Brooklyn, NY
                             •performed, held art events, and created art installations in New York City
                             •created and produced documentary shorts, experimental films, The Imperial Orgy Show, music, 

                                 video and films for video projection.