Congratulations Stu

December 12, 2015

Makers, Mentors and Milestones

KC-Emaillogo[14]Stuart Kestenbaum to be named honorary member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts during the Makers, Mentors and Milestones: the 50th Annual Conference of the Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts!

Stu was the director of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts for 26 years, and left in May of 2015.The November 10, 2016 conference will be held in Kansas City Convention Center and will explore personal, social and aesthetic forces that animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age.

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 8.51.42 PMRecipients of this award have made outstanding contribution to the professional development of the ceramic arts. Haystack serves learners and teaching artists from throughout the U.S. and abroad. Under Stu’s leadership programming has included workshops, community focused initiatives, mentorship for teens, interdisciplinary symposia, retreats, a writers’ series, residencies, and launched a digital fabrication studio.



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