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August 19 - October 31, 2020

The Color Network Presents:

Constructors in Clay


This exhibition has been curated by the Color Network and features a multi-generational group of artists of color who are leaders in the field of Ceramics.


2015 MFA, Ceramics The Ohio State University 2011 Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts Florida International University

This exhibition has been curated by the Color Network and features a multi-generational group of artists of color who are leaders in the field of Ceramics. 

The Color Network’s mission is to aid in the advancement of people of color in the ceramic arts. We aim to assist artists develop, network, and create dialogue while maintaining a place for a database, resources, and mentorship. We hope to foster a community of artists of all professional and skill levels that help each other grow.  

April Felipe, Yinka Orafidiya, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, and Natalia Arbelaez have been working to develop this network and hope you will join our efforts. We decided on the name The Color Network to pay homage to artists like Robert Scroggins and Paul Andrew Wandless who came before us in the ceramics field and have been doing this work. We look forward to continuing this work, growing, and expanding our efforts to the greater arts community.


2016 MFA, Ceramics/3D,

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

1995 PhD, Art Education/Educational Theory and Policy, Penn State


1992 MSEd, Art Education/Ceramics

Alfred University

1991 MA, Rabbinic Literature

Oral Roberts University

1986 BSEd, Education/Ceramics

The City College of New York


2018 BFA Studio Arts Major & Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Minor Syracuse University

April Felipe

Salvador Jiménez-Flores

Roberto Lugo

Adam Chau

Malcolm Mobutu Smith

Yinka Orafidiya

2010 MFA concentration in Ceramics, Ohio University

2003  BFA New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University

2000  School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY (Summer Session)

2014 MFA

Kendall College of Art and Design

2012 School of Art Centers International

Graphic Design & Digital Media
Robert Morris University

2015 Doctor of Philosophy Candidacy The Pennsylvania State University

2014 MFA The Pennsylvania State University

2012 BFA, Concentration in Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute

2013 MDes  Designed Objects Department School of the Art Institute of Chicago

2011 Post-Baccalaureate Ceramics Department Michigan State University

2010 BFA Maine College of Art

1996 MFA  The New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University

1994 BFA Kansas City Art Institute and The Pennsylvania State University

In 2018, Yinka completed an advanced pottery intensive with master potters in Ghana West Africa

Artist in Residence

Moravian Pottery and Tile Works (Doylestown, PA)


2021 MFA (candidate) Tyler School of Art 2015 B.S. University of Wisconsin in Madison


MFA Howard University BFA The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA

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