Leigh Taylor Mickelson, a resident of Ossining, NY, is currently the Executive Director at Clay Art Center, after 6 years on staff as the Program Director. In 2006, she moved to NY from Baltimore, MD where she was the Exhibitions Director for Baltimore Clayworks for 9 years. In her 15 year career as an arts administrator and curator, she has curated and organized dozens of ceramic exhibitions for galleries and organizations across the United States, and in 2014 she will join the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) board as their Exhibitions Director. Mickelson has had several articles published in Ceramics Art & Perception, Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times and various catalogs. In 1995, she received her Masters in Fine Arts, Ceramic Sculpture from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Crafts. She has taught ceramics and workshops across the east coast and exhibits her own work widely across the nation. She received a 2003 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for her abstract organic sculpture, her work was showcased in an article in the March 2005 issue of Ceramics Monthly, and in 2010 she presented her work at NCECA in Philadelphia, for New Work.