CCC Staff

CCC Executive Director Bryce Brisco

Bryce Brisco

Executive Director

Bryce originally hails from rural Northwestern Arkansas. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Arts with Honors, in Painting from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, he pursued the study of functional pottery in North Carolina, and Louisiana. He attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics. He served four years as an Artist-in-Residence at the Appalachian Center for Craft, in Smithville, Tennessee. Bryce has participated in numerous national juried shows and held eight solo exhibitions. He has published articles in Ceramics Monthly, Pottery Making Illustrated, CFile Ceramics, and Ceramics Arts and Perception. Most recently, he has returned home to the Ozarks to establish an independent workshop. You can contact Bryce at:

Anita Cowan

Director of Community Partnerships

Hi, I’m Anita Cowan, I like holding hands and going for long walks on the beach.  I also like watching romantic comedies while cuddling…oh wait, wrong profile.

I’ve worked in Broadcast Media here in Northwest Arkansas for over 25 years as the Marketing, Promotions and Events Director for 10 Radio stations in two markets, where I created many great events such as the World’s Largest Baby Shower, Wingfest and the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. I truly feel blessed to live in Fayetteville.   I love the people, the trails and the natural beauty our area has to offer. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, riding my bicycle, gardening, cooking and recently became certified to teach yoga. I’m excited to be a part of the Community Creative Center.  My son and I have enjoyed taking art classes at the Center and now I’m part of the team! You can contact Anita at:

CCC Director of Community Partnerships Anita Cowan
CCC Studio Tech Chase Wilson

Chase Wilson

Studio Tech

Chase is an Arkansas native born and raised in North Little Rock. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BFA in Art Education and a studio practice in ceramics. Chase focuses on contemporary functional pottery and is currently expanding material knowledge and technical skills. When he’s not making pots, Chase enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and watching razorback baseball. You can reach Chase at:

Dave Estok

Studio Tech

A transplant to NWA, Dave learned ceramics at Odyssey Center in Asheville, NC, and “fired up” his craft in Minneapolis for many years afterward. A nurse and mental health crisis worker by trade, Dave has been involved with producing and teaching ceramics for more than 30 years and serves CCC as a Studio Tech & Teaching Artist. Specializing in soft-slab hand building that works organic, anthropomorphic (having human or animal characteristics) shapes into functional vases, Dave’s Gestural Vases class demonstrates how to include energy and movement in your ceramic work. Check out Dave’s workshops in Gestural Vase Making on our website.

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Sarah Young

Social Media Manager

Sarah was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, moving to NWA to receive a degree in Advertising & Public Relations at The University of Arkansas in 2016. She is a graphic designer and a freelance, self-taught artist. Illustration, painting, and ceramics are areas she has explored at CCC and on her own. Sarah currently serves as the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at Sunshine School & Development Center in Rogers in addition to her position at CCC. Outside of marketing and the arts, Sarah enjoys her time outdoors, with her dog, and tending to her plants.

Rick Shelton

Rick serves the CCC part time as website manager. He has been affiliated with the center for over four years, and assisted with website maintenance in past years, as well. His full time career is balancing his landscape architecture practice with his real estate practice in Eureka Springs.

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