Jan Schachter, 190 Golden Hills Drive, Portola Valley CA 94028

www.janschachter.com        jan_schachter@sbcglobal.net


I graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a B.S. in Microbiology in 1963.  I began working in clay shortly after that and attended numerous classes at Greenwich House Pottery, New York City, Old Church Cultural Center, Demerest, New Jersey and Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York. I continue to attend workshops, seminars and exhibitions and am an avid reader of ceramic and craft journals and books.


Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University,
Logan, Utah
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Claudia Chapline, Stinson Beach, CA
Virginia Breier, San Francisco, CA
The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
Forrest Merrill, Berkeley, CA
Kay Sekimachi, Berkeley, CA
Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
AMOCA, Pomona, CA


Association of Clay & Glass Artists of California
Exhibiting Member
Board of Directors 1981-present
President 1991-1993

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)
 Board of Directors 1992 - 1997

National Council on Education in the Ceramics Arts

Palo Alto Art Center Foundation
Board of Directors - 2002 -2011, co-President 2009 -2010

Ceramics Monthly
 Editorial Advisory Board

Watershed Center for the Ceramics Arts, Newcastle, Maine
Advisory Board

The Marks Project
Advisory Board


Quyle Kilns Award for Function, California Clay Competition, The Artery, Davis CA
  Purchase Award - ‘Feats of Clay’, Lincoln Arts Gallery,
Lincoln, CA

People's Choice – Favorite Dinnerware, ‘Dinnerworks 08’,
Louisville, KY


Honorable Mention, “Made by Hand, Meant for Use”, ARC  Exhibitions, Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI


Award of Merit, California State Fair,
Sacramento, Ca


Best Functional, “State of Clay”, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, Ma


Purchase Award, “Focus on Function”, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN


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