IVAN CARMONA has worked in ceramics for over 18 years. He has as earned a BFA in Craft at Oregon College of Art and Craft with a concentration in ceramics. Iván has received numerous awards for excellence that includes: The Student Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic and Artistic Achievement; “Best in Show” at the Hoffman Gallery Juried Student Show; 3rd Place at The 2015 NCECA Undergraduate Award For Excellence; The Studio Potter Undergraduate Merit Award, Providence, RI; and The 2014 Huntley-Tidwell Scholarship, attending Penland School of Craft, in Asheville, NC. His work was also included in the art book publication, 500 Figures in Clay, Vol. 2. In the past Carmona has taught ceramics at both private workshops and the two Art schools, “Liga de Arte” and “Escuela de Artes Plásticas” in San Juan, PR. He is currently teaching ceramics at Jordan Schnitzer Family Art Adventures Summer Camp and OCAC Studio School.