Justin Rothshank has been working as a studio ceramic artist in Goshen, Indiana since 2009. In 2001 he co-founded the Union Project, a nonprofit organization located in Pittsburgh, PA.
Justin’s ceramic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including articles in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Studio Potter, The Log Book, and Neue Keramik. He has been a presenter, panelist, visiting artist, and artist-in-residence at numerous universities, schools, conferences, and art centers throughout the United States and abroad. His functional and decorative ceramic ware is available for purchase in more than two dozen galleries and gift shops around the country.
Justin was presented with an Award of Excellence by the American Craft Council in February 2009. In 2007 he was recognized by Ceramics Monthly Magazine as an Emerging Artist. He has also been awarded an Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, a 2007 Work of Art Award from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, the 2005 Decade of Servant Leadership Award from Goshen College, and was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40 in 2005.
Brooke Rothshankhas been working as a studio artist since 2002. She is a painter/illustrator working in a variety of media including oil, acrylic and egg tempera paint.
Brooke’s work as a miniature artist has been exhibited around the country and featured in both Miniature Collector and Dollhouse Miniatures magazines. Brooke has illustrated her three children's book for Herald Press, and is currently working on a fourth illustration project that she is pursuing independently.
Brooke’s painting work has been exhibited at the Midwest Museum of Art, the Andy Warhol Museum, Garfield Artworks, the Chicago International Miniature Exhibit, and elsewhere. Brooke is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the International Guild of Miniature Artists.
She has taught miniature portrait painting for the International Guild of Miniature Artisans School in Castine Maine for the past 3 years. She has also been awarded artisan status, and an independent study grant from the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.