Our new Clay Studio manager, Blake Kennedy, moved here from San Antonio, TX where he worked as the Studio Manager at Southwest School of Art and most recently as an Art Studio Supervisor for the University of Texas at San Antonio. Blake holds a BFA in Studio Art with concentrations in Ceramics and Sculpture from Appalachian State University. Recent exhibitions include the Contemporary at Blue Star, San Antonio; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; and the Blowing Rock Museum of Art and History, Blowing Rock, NC. In addition to an active studio practice, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kimberly, their three dogs, two cats, and four chickens. Blake is excited to be back in North Carolina, his home state, and looking forward to contributing to the growth of the Crafts Center.