Beth Goobic is a full time professional ceramic artist and instructor exhibiting throughout the
Northeast. She studied the fine arts at several institutions including St. Thomas Aquinas College and Ramapo College, and
ceramics at Peter’s Valley, Castle Hill, Canton Clayworks, Sugar Maples Art Center, the Clay Art Center, and The Old
Church Cultural Center. She worked as an apprentice at Bostree Pottery in New York State. Taking inspiration from her background
in the Culinary Arts, Beth began her journey in the ceramic arts by focusing on functional, handcrafted, clay wares and dishes.
For the past ten years, she has both taught pottery classes and coached people in their own artistic development.
Inspired by the rich variety of textures and patterns that nature offers, and guided by her fascination with geometric abstraction,
Beth is presently exploring the effects that form and surface have on interior home design.This exploration has included studying
and experimenting with the various techniques of raku, saggar firings, downdraft stovepipe barrel, and crystalline glazes,
which are now a central part of her expertise.
Beth Goobic is a founding member of Icehouse Pottery, an artists’
cooperative in Riverdale, NJ formed in 2005, and currently sits on its board. She is also a founding board member of
Fired Arts Collective, a collective of ceramic artists that arrange and provide professional showcasing opportunities for
qualified ceramic artists at various juried venues. Fired Arts Collective was formed in 2009.
She exhibits in New
York City, New York State, New Jersey, and Massachusetts. Beth lives in New Jersey with her husband and two-year old son.