Every month Ox-Bow House features a new exhibition of regional artists and Ox-Bow faculty and alumni. From June 8 through July 7 showcased will be summer faculty, Henry Crissman and Virginia Torrence with a reception on June 8 from 4–5pm.

Henry James Haver Crissman is an artist and educator who thinks of his art as a means, not an end. Henry James Haver Crissman earned a BFA in Craft from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI in 2012, and a MFA in Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 2015. He now lives and works in Hamtramck, MI where he and his wife and fellow artist, Virginia Rose Torrence, founded and co-direct Ceramics School, a community ceramics studio and artist residency. He regards teaching as an integral aspect of his creative practice, and in addition to teaching at Ceramics School, he is currently an adjunct professor in the Studio Art and Craft Department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

Virginia Rose Torrence (she/her) Co-owns, operates and teaches at Ceramics School, a community ceramics studio and Artist Residency in Hamtramck MI. Virginia’s art practice is sometimes making pottery, and sometimes making sculptures. She received her BFA in Craft/Ceramics from the College for Creative Studies (Detroit, MI) in 2013 and her MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University (Alfred, NY) in 2016. Virginia lives and makes art in Hamtramck, MI with her partner and co-teacher Henry Crissman, two dogs, two cats and a parakeet.

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