Ellen Schon is an Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts and Clay Studio Supervisor at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, whe she has taught ceramics and 3-D courses since 2002. Ellen received a BA from Marlboro College (Ceramics and Perceptual Psychology) and an MFA in Ceramics from Boston University's Program in Artisanry. She has exhibited in numerous shows around the country and is a past recipient of The Artist Foundation Fellowship from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. Schon has organized interdisciplinary, thematic group exhibitions in non-profit venues in the Boston area, recently co-curating: MINDmatters at Laconia Gallery, Boston, Vessel as Metaphor, and Waterfall, a benefit show for WaterAid, both at the Nave Gallery, Somerville. Schon's interest in internatonal artist collaboration and exchange has led her to travel extensively in Europe, participating in international artist symposia/rsidencies in Finland, Croatia, Hungary, Turkey and Germany. Her piece “Nargila Pod” (pictured) resides in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Ellen has taught the following courses at the New Art Center: