The Clayfolk Scholarship Committee has awarded the 2019 Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship for the Ceramic Arts to:


Nick DeMarco


Clayfolk congratulates Nick DeMarco as the 2019 recipient of the Ellice T. Johnston Scholarship. Currently a student at Southern Oregon University, Nick impressed the scholarship committee with his impassioned enthusiasm for all aspects of ceramics and his desire for deeper learning. Nick’s application portfolio presented beautiful, abstract sculptures and a compelling narrative of his process and vision. “Much like me, I found that clay can be stubborn at times and unwilling to change too much or too quickly…when I listen to the clay and let the object inform its own evolution, magic can happen. This magic is why I fell in love with clay.” Congratulations to Nick; you had us at “magic!”

Gallery of DeMarco’s submission photos:



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