Judith Motzkin studied Asian Studies at Cornell University ’76, focused on Asian Art, History, and Chinese. It was there that she began working with clay while studying the history of ceramics in Asia. Influenced by travels to Mexico and China, while at Clay Dragon Studios (1977-1985), she began to experiment with smoke and fire on polished classical, sensual clay forms. She went on to establish her own studio in an old stable next to her Cambridge home. Over time, her work has expanded to include mixed media, assemblage, installations and photography.
Judith’s work is in collections of Boston MFA, Fuller, Danforth, Crocker Art and Jingdezhen Ceramics Museums. She was the founding director of CAOS. She aims to lightly on the earth.