January Artist of the Month: Emmanuelle Wambach

By January 13, 2021Uncategorized
emmanuelle wambach in her ceramics studio

Meet Emmanuelle Wambach, ceramic artist and creator of Sharon’s tiny cup! (Plus some human-sized cups we’ll have for sale soon!)

Emmanuelle Wambach grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in a multi-racial and cultural family that instilled a love of art in her at a young age. However, it wasn’t until college that she discovered her love of the ceramic arts. Emmanuelle received her BA in art from Swarthmore College in 2008, her Post Baccalaureate Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts on 2009, and her Master of Fine Arts in ceramics and sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Emmanuelle moved to Pittsburgh in 2014 to hone her ceramics skills and become part of Pittsburgh’s vibrant ceramics and arts community. In 2016 Emmanuelle traveled to Japan as part of the Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park’s Ceramic Artist Residency. She returned to Pittsburgh with a renewed love of ceramics and a new motivation to create. She has taken part in various shows and has been a teaching artist in many venues across the Pittsburgh region, including at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Union Project, Propel Schools, and Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

Currently, Emmanuelle is a full time Early Childhood Preschool Educator at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh. She is also a teaching artist and Ceramics Cooperative Member at Union Project, teaches ceramics classes at Ton Pottery, and is a Producer at Monmade and the Origins Collective. Her work can be found at PG&H Pop up shop in Downtown Pittsburgh, Love Pittsburgh in Mount Washington, Gather Sewickley, Ton Pottery in Millvale, and The Society Of Contemporary Craft and Songbird Artistry in Lawrenceville.