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Born and raised near Pittsburgh, PA, Alyssa Ruberto has explored various artistic media from a young age with the encouragement of her parents and teachers. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy at Appalachian State University, she moved back to Pittsburgh to pursue the ceramic arts. There, she became a member of the ceramic cooperative at Union Project, where she was able to form her artistic identity and build her skills as an artist and teacher.


Alyssa went on to fulfill a one-year artist residency with Brockway Center for Art and Technology. At this non-profit, she taught after-school programming to high school students in the ceramic arts while building on her own body of work. Here she had the opportunity to bring her work to the next level while making leaps and bounds in her artistic and professional development, completing with her solo exhibition, Aligning Profiles.

In 2018, Alyssa accepted a second Artist Residency with Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, North Carolina where she spent the next 2.5 years expanding developing her concept and artistic identity. She now continues to work in a private studio in Asheville. Taking reference from nature, she is strives to explore forms that offer both function and intrigue.






Bachelor of Art: Appalachian State University, Boone, NC — 2010 - 2014

  • History major, Philosophy minor; Cum Laude, 3.6 GPA

  • Odyssey ClayWorks, Asheville, NC — 2018 - 2021​

  • Brockway Center for Arts & Technology, Brockway, PA — 2017 - 2018


  • Odyssey ClayWorks, Asheville, NC — 2018 - present​

  • Brockway Center for Arts & Technology, Brockway, PA — 2017 - 2018

  • Union Project: Teaching Artist, Pittsburgh PA — 2015 - 2017          ​

  • Center for Craft, Communications Coordinator, Asheville, NC — 2019 - present​

  • The Bright Angle, Marketing Assistant, Asheville, NC — 2018 - 2019



  • Solo Artist in Resident Exhibition (by the end of current residency), Brockway Center for Art and Technology, Brockway, PA

  • “Clay in the Keystone” Various Pennsylvania-based ceramic artists, Brockway Center for Art and Technology, Brockway, PA, Liana Agnew



  • “The Art Here” Various Contemporary Clay Artists Installment, The Children’s Museum Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, Carina Kooiman

  • “The Cup.” Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA, Kurt Anderson


  • Mother of All Pottery Sales, 2016 - 2020, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Highland Park Pottery Tour, 2016 & 2017, Pittsburgh, PA




Conferences and Workshops Attended


  • "Composite Forms," Pocosin Arts, 

  • National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts Conference, Pittsburgh, PA


  • Functional Ceramics Workshop, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH. Presenters: Sue Tirrell, Martha Grover, and Kevin Crowe.

  • National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Florida Heat Surface Workshop, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL. Presenters: Linda Sikora, Mike Helke, Michael Hunt, Naomi Dalglish, Peter and Lori Pincus, Shoko Teruyama, Ben Carter and Adam Field.



  • Kevin Snipes Workshop, Edinboro, PA

  • Woodfire NC workshop, Odyssey Clayworks, Asheville, NC. Presenters: Akira Satake, Kazuya Ishida and Eric Knoche.

  • Sharif Bey Workshop, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA



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