In 2020 the Clayfolk Scholarship Committee has awarded TWO Ellice T. Johnston Scholarships for the Ceramic Arts!

Tenaya DeWitt

Tenaya is an art major at the University of Oregon. She will be utilizing her scholarship to assist with her goals in earning a master’s degree in teaching. Her goal is to support new students on their own creative paths. In her ceramic work Tenaya examines ways to combine functionality with creativity. She is fascinated by glaze chemistry, and developing glazes that are not only interesting but also textural and tactile.

See the gallery of Tenaya DeWitt’s submission photos below.

Amanda Thomas

Amanda has worked for 4 years as an Instructional Support Specialist for the art department at the College of the Siskiyous, in Yreka California. She applied for the Clayfolk scholarship to help further her career as an art educator. Amanda has been accepted into the University of California, at Davis, Bachelors of Arts department. Her goal is to earn her Master of Fine Arts degree and teach ceramics at the university level. Amanda submitted pieces from her “Motherhood” project in which she examined the disparities between idealized images of mother and the often gritty realities of motherhood. (Cover photo is also Amanda’s sculpture.)


Gallery of Amanda Thomas’ submission photos:

Gallery of Tanaya DeWitt’s submission photos:


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