Anthony has worked as a studio artist, professor, curator and gallery director. Currently, he's working on the plans for our new gallery building and studio; construction should start soon. Our new loacation will be about twelve miles to the south of our current location in the thriving Village of Baroda, Michigan. In a way it will be a family homecoming, the Schaller side of Anthony's family settled in Baroda in the 1940s and have been there ever since.
Nikki GauthierGallery Coordinatornikki@schallergallery.com
Nikki’s arrival in the art world came later than many others. It all started when her dad gifted her with painting supplies and canvases one Christmas and encouraged her to complete a Bob Ross tutorial of all things. She’s still painting (although not like Bob Ross). Nikki also makes music in her band Dirty Sally. Her superpowers include organization and grammar. She’s not a potter (yet…) but we still like her! We’re pretty sure you will too.
Ali SchrubbaVisual Coordinatorali@schallergallery.com
Ali's love for all things art started in elementary school and continued to grow due to inspiring teachers all the way through college. She has a degree in Graphic Design Technology from Southwestern Michigan College. In addition to Graphic Design, Ali loves painting and has a portrait/lifestyle photography business. Her free time is filled with bowling, video gaming and listening to Ska music.
Tyra ForkerCollections Coordinatortyra@schallergallery.com
Tyra's love of ceramics started early on. She decided to pursue ceramics after taking pottery classes at a local art center. After she earned a degree from the Kansas City Art Institute she had the opportunity to be an Artist in Residence at Plum Tree Pottery with John Glick. After a year with John Glick, Tyra moved to West Palm Beach, Florida for a residency at the Armory Art Center. Now she's back home in SW Michigan and has her hands on pots everyday.
Troy BungartGallery Assistanttroy@schallergallery.com
Troy has been associated with Schaller Gallery as a maker for many years. We're happy to also have him on staff as part of our immediate gallery family. In addition to his ceramic work, Troy creates finely crafted pottery tools and handmade paintbrushes. Troy has taught woodfire and brushmaking workshops across the US and in Bali. Find out more about Troy at TroyBungartStudios.com/blogs/Troys-noTEBook