Hollace Kutay (President)
Founder of the Ceramic Art & Culture Institute, Hollace is a 2016 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer’s Honor’s College, serving as the marshal of her class in receivingher BFA in Ceramics with honors. Hollace additionally studied art in Florence, Italy where she participated in the SACI student exhibition as well as “ArtClash.” She has worked as a self-employed artist since 2007, selling her original paintings and prints in coastal locations through out the US, and in the Caribbean. Hollace has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Guardian Life Insurance National Entrepreneur Scholarship, National YoungArts Merit Award in Visual Arts, the National k-12 Ceramic Exhibition Foundation Merit Award and Curator Award, the Emily C. Specchio Foundation Scholarship Award for Excellence in Ceramics and Philanthropic Dedication to the Arts, and numerous awards at the local level from the Lancaster County Young Artist competition. Through the years, Hollace has participated in many local, reginal and national shows, as well as solo exhibitions of her ceramic work.