Jill Allen & Michael Connelly
These works are made in collaboration between Michael Connelly and Jill Allen.
Michael Connelly is a potter, as well as Assistant Professor at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. In 2010, he founded the Bailey Street Arts Corridor in the Brewerytown neighborhood of Philadelphia.
He received his B.F.A and M.F.A from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. Connelly has taught and presented lectures and workshops at various venues nationally and internationally, including classes at Alfred University, Haystack School for Crafts, Alberta College of Art and Design, Archie Bray Foundation and Penland School of Crafts.
His utilitarian pottery is in the permanent collections of the China Yaoware Museum, the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Asheville Art Museum, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Huntington Museum or Ceramic Art and Long Beach Museum of Art.
Jill Allen received a BFA from the University of Illinois in Champagne/Urbana, IL, and an MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Allen is currently an adjunct instructor at Montgomery County Community College and Arcadia University. She has shown work in many exhibitions across the country, including the South Carolina Triennial 2004 at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC, and the Ceramics Biennial Exhibition 2006 at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. Allen’s work has been featured in The Ceramic Glaze Handbook by Mark Burleson, as well as in Handbuilt Tableware by Kathy Triplett. She is currently an instructor at The Clay Studio's School.