Rebekah Wostrel creates functional ceramics and intimate sculptural forms of porcelain, angora, encaustic, and metals. She has collaborated with a variety of other artists to create mixed media sculptures, installations, and sound and video works. Rebekah holds an MFA in Ceramics from Penn State University and a BA in Anthropology from Smith College. She has been honored with many awards, including a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant and a Fulbright fellowship to study ritual terra cotta in Java and Bali. Rebekah has taught courses at Harvard, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, and has exhibited her work at museums and galleries throughout the world. She now works in her studio at the McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she teaches clay and design classes for kids and adults. She has been teaching studio art classes and online art appreciation at Piedmont Virginia Community College since 2005.