Pamela Montalbano

Professor of Ceramics

at FDU Metro Campus

Master Clay Artist & Potter

B.A. from Rutgers University; M.A. from New York University

Pamela Montalbano works closely with FDU students. Helping them to understand the structure of clay through methods of coiling, slabbing, pinching and wheel construction of clay pieces. She also instructs her students on the magic of glazing and firing their works of art. She teaches Ceramics I, II & lll.

Pamela Montalbano offers personal classes, off campus, at her home Ceramics Studio. She is a pottery instructor for adults at the Tenafly Adult Education Center, and for adults and children at the Teaneck Community Education Center. She is also a ceramics instructor for senior citizens at the Teaneck Recreation Department.

Awards she has won
"Artist Achievement Award" in 1999 at the Millburn-Short Hills Art Fair
"High Achievement Award" in 1999 at the Pascack Art Association Annual Art Show
"Best Artist" in 1999 at the Art in the Park in Montclair, NJ
"First Award" in 1989 at the Plainfield's Annual Festival of Art


Short Abstract

I am a Master Potter and Clay Artist. I teach professionally at FDU and at my personal studio, for adults of all ages. One of my favorite aspects of ceramics and pottery is the feel of the ceramic material and its ability to respond to both the lightest of touches and the strongest of strength. It is both forgiving and elegant. These aspects are also witnessed in the magic of glazing and firing. Here at FDU we also do raku! "Clay is cool!" I am committed to clay as an artist, as a professor and as a potter. It is my profession and my passion. Encouraging others to experience clay as I do and making them aware of their own creativity is apart of my life's work as an artist.

Links of interest:

Potters Guild NJ