Juror Val Cushing
Val M. Cushing, Professor Emeritus, New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University juried this prestigious competition. In 1956, Cushing earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he spent the next 40 years building the ceramic art program into a major art center. He has exhibited, taught, and presented workshops and lectures in universities, schools, museums and galleries throughout North America, Europe and Japan. His trademark vessels have been featured in every major ceramics book published in the last 25 years.