Friday, December 4
First Fridays Virtual Consultations

Book a free, 30-minute consultation with one of our talented fabricators to explore projects you’re currently undertaking, confront challenges you may be facing with limited access to studio time, or brainstorm any material needs you may have as you adapt to working from home.

Our team’s expertise includes wood, metal, ceramic, textile, and printmaking. We are also available to colleagues, interns, and working artists who need support around finances or business planning.

Read more about our team and book a virtual meeting below.

Location & Time
Virtual, 10am–12pm

Ben Cohen, Wood and Metal Director

Ben joined Powerhouse Arts as Wood and Metal Director in 2020. As an industrial designer, Ben brings to the role accumulated years of experience working with designers and artists, institutions and fabricators on ambitious technical projects. In addition to his experience sourcing, building, maintaining and running workshops with an array of processes, centered around wood and metal, he has also incorporated printmaking, CNC machining, 3D printing and robotics into his projects with the goal of creating artworks, products, and experiences that move beyond the conventional. He is a Co-founder & Director of the non-profit The Gowanus Studio Space, a thriving artist-run studio and workshop that has provided affordable studios and workspace in the neighborhood for the past 11 years.

Luther Davis, Print Shop Director

Luther has been the Master Printer and Director of the Powerhouse Arts Print Program since 2016. Luther teaches printmaking at Parsons School of Design and The Cooper Union. He was the co-founder of Forth Estate, a fine art publisher focused on producing limited editions with emerging artists, and from 1999-2016 he was the Master Printer and Director of Axelle Editions, a fine art print atelier specializing in screen printing that produced over 300 editions a year with more than 100 artists.

Biata Roytburd, Director of Ceramic

Biata is a classically trained sculptor, contributing over ten years of experience in ceramic fabrication and education. She received her BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2010. She studied anatomy and sculpture in clay at the Salzburg International Academy of Fine Arts. With a focus on porcelain, she has expertise in various ceramic processes including sculpture, slip casting, mold-making, hand-building, throwing, glazing, and firing. Biata has extensive experience with realizing ambitious site-specific artwork commissions and installations. She describes herself as having a meticulous eye when it comes to her craft and will be continuing her development as a ceramic artist in early March as a Greenwich House Pottery Resident.

Kelsey Knight Mohr, Lead Textile Fabricator

Kelsey has served as Powerhouse Arts Lead Textile Fabricator since 2018. Kelsey has been working collaboratively for over 14 years with both emerging and established artists to realize multimedia artworks for small galleries and major institutions. She has been involved in diverse projects including costumes for trapeze, life-sized replicas of movie sets realized in soft materials, inflatable robots, and finely pleated hand-dyed linen. A Barnard alumnae, she maintains her own sculptural studio practice and sells a small line of handmade furniture with her husband.

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