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Alfred University art graduates, former faculty to exhibit work at annual , venerable Old Church Pottery Show and Sale

Eight Alfred University alumnae will show their artwork at the 48th annual Old Church Pottery Show and Sale, to be held in Demarest, NJ Friday through Sunday, Dec. 2-4.

 Also known as the Annual Pottery Show and Sale, this exhibition is a nationally-renowned event among the clay community, and a destination for close to 1,000 pottery enthusiasts each year.

Artists with Alfred University associations include: Paul Briggs ’92 (MSEd, Art Education); Bruce Dehnert ’91 (MFA); Justin Donofrio ’21 (MFA); Sanam Emami ’02; (MFA); Andrea Gill ’76 (MFA and professor emerita); Chris Gustin ‘77 (MFA); Aysha Peltz ’95, ’00, (BFA, MFA); and Adero Willard ’95 (BFA and visiting assistant professor).


The Old Church Pottery Show & Sale began in 1975 as a fundraiser for The Art School at Old Church (TASOC). The show has become a model for other shows of its kind and has grown to include 30 national and international artists, offering more than 3,000 pots for sale over its three-day span. The show was founded by artist Karen Karnes and TASOC founder Mikhail Zakin, who were later joined by Bruce Dehnert and Chris Gustin in curating the show. Both Alfred University alumnae, Dehnert and Gustin are joined this year by Alfred University graduate Aysha Peltz.