Stories Behind the Artists

Photo of Rita Vali holding mugs

Ceramic bowl by Rita Vali











Rita Vali
Ceramics Faculty


How did you first get involved with ASLD and when?
I’ve attended ASLD’s Summer art market for over 15 years.  I also took ceramic workshops as a student.  I just love everything about ASLD.. the facility, the staff. All my experiences motivated me to become a faculty member.

How has ASLD shaped you as an artist?
Teaching asks of me as an artist to articulate what I do and share it with others.  I’ve made many connections with ceramic enthusiasts, collectors, makers, and students.

What faculty members have you taken courses with as ASLD?
Numerous visiting artists for Ceramics workshops, Jonathon Kaplan, Kim Harrell, Judith Mamet,  and I plan to take drawing and monoprint and iphonography

What do you like about the ASLD community?
I like  supportive community of artists and students who share enthusiasm for art.

Anything else you want to share with us?
The staff are very supportive of faculty.  The various events and exhibits make me proud to be a faculty at this institution.