Shultz takes over at studio

WAYNESBORO—The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies has a new executive director.

Experienced ceramics instructor Corey Shultz will oversee the center, which includes the guild store at 13 S. Church St. as well as one on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto.

Shultz, of Gettysburg, succeeds retiring director Mary Ashe-Mahr, who served in the role for seven years.

“Corey teaches studio arts at the collegiate level and is pursuing a master’s of fine arts degree at Hood College. We’re fortunate to have someone with his broad expertise step into this position, knowing he can help to guide individuals with their own work,” Ashe-Mahr said.

Shultz, who is transitioning into the position effective immediately, commended Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies on its classes and preservation of historic folk pottery.

“I’ve long been a fan of the process of creation, which is on my mind every time I’m sitting at the wheel,” he said. “I’m thankful this position will give me the opportunity to work with everyone from children in their first arts class to potters wanting to hone a specific skill.”

Shultz said he is looking forward to the collaborative nature of Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies’ offerings.

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