Judith Schwartz

Professor Emerita of Art and Art Education

Phone: (212) 998 5700

Head of the Sculpture: Craft Media Area. She is a critic, curator and author of national and international articles on contemporary craft issues. Author of Confrontational Ceramics, A & C Black, London and University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. The book identifies an international movement of artists who use clay to reveal personal alienations, social and political struggles, popular and material culture at its worst- all within the context of what might be called: art activism. She is also an invited member of International Academy of Ceramics. Chair for two international conferences held at NYU: Case for Clay in Secondary Education" and "Criticism in Crafts Arts: Crossings, Alignments, and Territories." Educational consultant to Lenox China Company; Board of Directors for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Studio Potter Magazine, The Joseph Schein International Museum of Ceramic Art, at Alfred University, The Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute, Jingdezhen, China, The Museum of Ceramic Art, New York, NY, and the University Council for Art Education. Consultant to numerous national and international exhibitions - most recently the Ceramic Biennial in Icheon, Korea and All Fired Up for the Westchester Arts Council which featured her curated exhibition, Confrontational Ceramics.