Judith Motzkin is a ceramic and mixed media artist in Cambridge and Wellfleet, MA. Her “flame-painted” clay vessels are represented in the permanent collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Crocker Art Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum and Fuller Craft Museum. Her vessels were chosen for the covers of books—Lark Book’s 500 Bowls, and Rockport Publisher’s Best of Pottery—and the cover article, Intentional Serendipity, in Ceramics Monthly. Her work was selected as the Commonwealth Award 2007 Art Object. In 2009 she worked at the Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute in China.
Judy's academic background is in Asian Studies and Chinese at Cornell University, where she began her work in ceramics as well. Her travels to the American Southwest, Mexico, Korea and China are a great influence on the development of her ceramic work, melding her own sensibility with Native American and Asian traditions.
Current work integrates clay with installation and mixed media. Motzkin has had four solo exhibitions of vessels and work about tea, stones, secrets, passages and loss and is currently working on projects about erosion and fluvial processes.
Motzkin was the founder and longtime director of the Cambridgeport Artists Open Studios (CAOS).. She has taught at MIT, and as visiting artist at Radcliffe-Harvard, Mass College of Art, Truro Center for the Arts @CastleHill and other programs.
Her studio is an old stable beside her 150 year old house in Cambridge, MA
Studio visits are welcome by chance or appointment.