Artist, potter and educator Stephanie Rozene received her MFA in ceramics and craft history from NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and her BFA in ceramics and printmaking from the NYSCC at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. As the head of the Ceramics Area at Hartwick she teaches all levels of ceramics. Her classes cover wheel throwing, hand building, surface decoration, glaze chemistry and application, mixing clay bodies, and loading and firing both electric and gas fired kilns.
Stephanie's professional work addresses the conceptual nature of functional utilitarian ceramics by using ornament as a visual language. She has shown work nationally and internationally, most recently in the 2nd Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition, at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota where she was awarded First Prize. Her work can be seen at Gloria Kennedy Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. She is dedicated to the advancement and development of the field of Craft History and Theory and in particular the use of historical ornament as a visual language.