Vicky Youngman

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As a ceramic artist, art therapist, wife and mother of two, my life is rich and full.  For 23 years I worked in health care settings as an art therapist, administrator and educator.  For seven of those years I taught art therapy at the graduate, undergraduate and continuing education levels at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and for a short time at College of New Rochelle and Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

In 2008 I became a professional teaching artist through ArtsWestchester and conduct ceramic art residencies in public schools and community settings where I work with children, adults and seniors. I also teach children in pre-schools, after school programs and summer camps, including Clay Art Center in Port Chester and RiverArts in Westchester.

I have been on the faculty at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY. since 2011 where I taught college students sculpture and presently teach ceramics.  I have also had the pleasure of facilitating teacher training workshops, through organizations such as WESTCOP, and of leading workshops at The Hammond Museum, The Hudson River Museum, Blue Door Gallery and through ArtsWestchester’s Free Arts Days. 

My pottery and ceramic art has been included in many group exhibitions in New York and Ohio. I exhibit and sell my work through local galleries, stores and arts festivals.  In June 2007 I received First Place in Pottery at the 45th Annual White Plains Outdoor Arts Festival, my work has been published in Clay Times (2008) and my evolution in clay was described in The Scarsdale Inquirer and The Rivertowns Enterprise in 2007.  In 2012 ArtsWestchester produced an instructional You Tube video of me, called “Vase Making with Vicky”, intended for families to use at home with their children.