I was born and raised in St. Louis MO.  My college and grad school education were  in Drama and Theatre Education. I taught creative dramatics to elementary age children in my early career.  Working with youngsters reignited my my interest in the visual arts and gave me the desire to explore three dimensional craft in depth. While still teaching, I joined a pottery class to learn the art of wheel throwing. That was five decades ago. My current ceramic work focuses  on sculpture and hand building.

       The Ceramic Guild at LexArt in Lexington MA and the Ceramics Program at Harvard University in Allston MA  have provided invaluable learning resources and supportive artist communities.


       I am currently a Resident Artist in the Harvard Ceramic Program. In addition, I  curate The State of Clay, a Massachusetts ceramic exhibition  which I co-founded twenty five years ago.  My husband and I live in Lexington MA.   I also maintain a small studio in Barnard VT.



wix. Alice Abrams 2020

Recent  Juried Exhibits and Invitationals


  • Honorable Mention Artists Vision Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael CA 

  • Breakfast! The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor MI

  • Members Show  Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA


  • Annual Cup Show Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA

  • Unwedged  Pottery Northwest, Seattle WA

  • 666 Small Works  Contemporary Alliance Gallery, Oakland CA

  • Clay International  Workhouse Art Center, Lorton VA



  • Clay Cubed Clayspace,  Lisle IL

  • Butter The Dinnerware Museum,  Ann Arbor MI


  • the State of Clay Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA

  • Sweet Suggestions Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

  • Members Prize Show Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

                Artist of the Year Award

  • Identi-TEA Biennial Teapot Exhibition Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design, St. Louis MO


  • Strictly Functional Pottery National,  Market House Craft Center, Lancaster PA

              Bailey Purchase Award


2020 the State of Clay 11th Biennial, Parsons , Lexington Arts & Crafts, Lexington MA



Handworks Gallery of American Crafts, Acton MA


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