Paula Shalan received her BA in studio art and child development from Sarah Lawrence College. She furthered her ceramic education
at The Art Institute of Chicago and Penland School of Crafts. Her smoke fired ceramics have been shown locally and nationally including Crafts National, The International Orton Cone Box Show, and History in The Making. In The Berkshires, her ceramics can be seen at Lauren Clark Fine Art in Great Barrington, MA, LOCAL in Lenox, MA, or at her studio in Stockbridge, MA. Paula participates in fine retail shows such as The Philadelphia Museum Show, Crafts America, and Craft Boston retail shows. This spring she exhibited at the The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington, DC, where she won the Honoring the Future Sustainability Award. She has been teaching art for over 20 years. For the past 13 years she has taught ceramics and multi media at IS183 Art School of the Berkshires and held the position of Head of the Young Artist Department. She has taught at various private and public schools in the Berkshires and at the Berkshire Museum.