During his 3-month McKnight residency, David Allyn was pleased to have time and space to work creatively on his highly colorful and image-filled objects.  While continuing his work with screen printing, decals, and stencils, he was also able to work outside of his normal techniques by utilizing atmospheric firing.  He also enjoyed becoming a part of NCC’s “factory of learning,” a term he coined for Northern Clay Center’s studio area.

Allyn received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was an instructor of ceramics. His functional wares and tiles have been included in exhibitions such as Using It Up, Rabbit Hole Gallery, New York, New York; Political Craft, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts; and group, Art Interactive, Boston, Massachusetts.  He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is the founding department head of ceramics at the Steel Yard, an organization located in the industrial valley district of Providence.