Geoff Calabrese was born and raised in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994 with a BFA in ceramics and art education. He lived and worked at Penland School of Crafts for six years, participating in the Penland Core Student Program in 1996-1997. He received his MFA in ceramics from the University of Georgia in 2005. Calabrese creates ceramic heads that are reflective of his thoughts and emotions at the time of their construction. The heads are hand-built out of stoneware clay. They are painted with terra-sigilatta and saggar-fired in a gas kiln. Calabrese exhibits and sells his work nationally. He is currently an instructor of ceramics at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Geoff's ArtPrize Entries
These are Geoff's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.