Since graduating from NSCAD with her MFA in 2009, Martina Lantin has been busy: a residency at the Arrowmont School of Art and Craft , exhibitions, an artist award and a new job as tenure-track professor of ceramics at Marlboro College in Vermont. Here’s how Martina describes her past several years
“My residency (2009-2010) at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft in Gatlinburg, Tennessee was an incredible gift - like a third year of grad school - allowing me time in the studio as well as the opportunity to meet a diverse group of artists from across all disciplines. I was a visiting artist at the Savannah College of Art and Design, in the ceramics department headed by Yves Paquette, BFA ’89.
During my time in Tennessee, I was also awarded a competitive $5000 Artist Award from the Tennessee Arts Commission.
After a summer spent traveling and taking a furniture workshop at Haystack Mountain School in Deer Isle, Maine, I began my new job as a tenure-track professor of ceramics at Marlboro College
in Marlboro, Vermont, a small but vibrant liberal arts college nested in the hills of southern Vermont. I am busy reconfiguring the facilities and getting to know my students and colleagues. Marlboro published a nice intro on me on page 30 of the Winter 2011 edition of their bi-annual magazine, Potash Hill.
Jennifer Belanger (MFA ‘09) has already joined me here as a visiting artist and I look forward to hosting fellow alum Adero Willard (MFA ‘06) next month.
On the studio side, I have three exhibitions coming up this year - a solo show in Baltimore and two at museums in Vermont. My work will also be featured in an upcoming Pottery Making Illustrated magazine (March/April).”