Profile Type: Artist
Alan Steinberg

Alan Steinberg has been working in clay and teaching since 1968.For the last eleven years his claywork has focused on objects for sacred space. Some are functional vessels, some are sculptural, using unglazed high fire clay, often mixed with sawdust, grains, paper pulp or gravel, giving the surface the feel of natural stone. Influenced by poetry, mythology, and nature, he often incorporates English texts or unknown languages, evoking archeological finds from lost civilizations.Steinbergs teaching has varied, from kindergarteners to Elder Hostel. He offers classes that focus on hand-building skills and varying length workshops that are with clay rather than about clay. These hands-on workshops incorporating responses to nature, poetry, rituals, myths and stories of many cultures, are aimed at developing our ability to tap into our well of creativity and acquainting us with the archetypal sources of inspiration that have inspired artists everywhere as far back as our time in the caves. Participants work individually and cooperatively, discovering the relationship between their outer and inner landscapes, and their sense of purpose as environmental stewards. A founder of the Brattleboro Clayworks, Steinbergs works have been shown in Galleries from Alaska to Hawaii, Maine and the USVI.He has taught at Rowe Conference Ctr, N H League of Craftsmen, VT Leadership Institute, Pendle Hill, Omega at the Crossings, Truro Art Ctr, NECAP, and the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource Station.

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I Have Worked With

  • October 2013

    I taught a workshop at their annual retreat

  • October 2011

    Taught workshop for art teachers

  • September 2009

    Taught  several Workshops


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Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Clay Artist/teacher
802 3874820
Mailing Address: 
144 Westminster Rd
Putney, VT 05346
Physical Address: 
532 Putney Rd. Brattleboro, VT 05301
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Last Name: 
802 3874820


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Clay
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - General
Literary Arts - Poetry
Populations Served: 
General Public
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Associated Psychotherapists of VT
Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis
New Hampshire Potters Guild
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen
Best in Ceramics- League of N.H craftsmen Living with Crafts 2013

I am a Teaching Artist

Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
VT Roster of Teaching Artists
State of VT board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners
Fee Range Minimum: 
Fee Range Maximum: 

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
Brattleboro Clayworks
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
532 Putney Rd
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Venue Phone: 
802 2549174
Seasons Available: 
Venue Accessibility: 
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing