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artist , educator

Steven Jay Branfman, American artist, educator. Board director alumni executive council Rhode Island School of Design; vice president Newton Youth Soccer, 1993—1997; Member of National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition Foundation, Potters Council, National Council Education in Ceramic Arts, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association (president Boston chapter).

Background

Branfman, Steven Jay was born on March 5, 1953 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Irwin Maurice and Dorisse Branfman.

Education

Bachelor, Cortland State University, 1974. Master of Arts in Teaching, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975.

Career

Founder/director Potters Shop and School, Needham, Massachusetts, since 1977. Head art department Manitou Wabing Arts Center, Parry Sound, Canada, 1975—1977. Instructor Thayer Academy, Braintree, Massachusetts, since 1978.

Artist in residence Lasell College, Newton, 1985—1988. Founding board member National K-12 Exhibition Foundation, Raritan, New Jersey, since 1999. Founding board director Potters Council, Westerville, Ohio, 2000—2001.

Vice president Studio Potter Organization, Goffstown, New Hampshire. Founding board director Cortland College Arts and Sciences, New York, advisory board.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Raku: A Practical Approach, 2001, The Potters Professional Handbook, 1999. Represented in permanent collections Fuller Craft Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum Art, Weisman Art Museum, Schein-Joseph International Museum Ceramic Art, exhibitions include National Ceramics Biennial, Guilford Handcraft Center, 2003, National Ceramics Biennial/Guilford Handcraft Center, 2005, National Ceramics Biennial/New Hampshire Institute Art, 2004, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 2004.

Membership

Board director alumni executive council Rhode Island School of Design. Vice president Newton Youth Soccer, 1993—1997. Member of National K-12 Ceramics Exhibition Foundation, Potters Council, National Council Education in Ceramic Arts, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association (president Boston chapter).

Connections

Married Ellen Marsha Abend, April 17, 1977. Children: Jared Michael, Adam Paul.

father:
Irwin Maurice

mother:
Dorisse Branfman

spouse:
Ellen Marsha Abend

children:
Jared Michael Branfman

Adam Paul Branfman