I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, graduated from Tufts University and New York University, where I earned a BA in Drama and an MA in Theatre Education. I taught creative dramatics to elementary school children for 6 years in the Boston area.
In the early 70's I was attracted to the tangibility of clay. I wanted to make an object I could could hold in my hands.
I joined a pottery class where I discovered the process of wheel throwing. I was beginning a journey that has lasted more than 4 decades. Mostly self-taught, I continue to study ceramics with a current focus on sculpture and hand building.
The Ceramics Guild at the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society and the Ceramics Program at Harvard University in Allston MA have been invaluable resources for a ceramic education. I am currently a resident artist in the Harvard Ceramic Program.
in 1996 I co-created The State of Clay, a Massachusetts ceramic exhibition, hosted by the Ceramics Guild at LACS in Lexington MA. Since the beginning, I have co-curated each of the 10 exhibits at the Parsons Gallery and 2 invitationals at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA.
My husband and I live in Lexington MA. I also maintain a small studio in Barnard, Vermont.
wix. Alice Abrams 2017