Current Artists-In-Residence

Ean Escoto


Ean Escoto works in jewelry metals, incorporating fabrication, casting, ceramics, 3D printing, and electronics.  He believes that jewelry accrues sentimental value as it is carried through life events, and he wants his jewelry to be a participant in people’s lives.  His work always provides the wearer with a small story or mystery to share. Whether derived from studies in materials, technique, or interaction, his pieces shrink the gaps from plinth to hand and person to person by rewarding curiosity and investigation.

Ean was raised in the small, picturesque town of June Lake, California. He moved to San Diego to study bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego, but he graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in applied design for jewelry, metalsmithing, and ceramics in 2016. Ean is a 2016 Windgate Fellow. He has been a partner in a private studio for five years, and his work has been shown in Taboo Studio, San Diego, CA, and Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. While at HCCC, he plans to work on jewelry that expresses its motivations and goals through electronically controlled movement. He will also continue to develop the more accessible side of his jewelry line. To learn more, visit

Daniel Garver


Originally from Madison, WI, Daniel Garver studied painting in Cortona, Italy, as an undergraduate and received a BFA concentrated in ceramics and art history in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  In order to pursue educational experiences in craft, he later moved to Penland, North Carolina, where he worked as a studio assistant, teaching assistant, and freelance artist.  In 2015, Daniel received a Core Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts. Over the course of this two-year fellowship, his work shifted dramatically from ceramics to textiles, while he simultaneously explored metal fabrication, printmaking, paper folding, and drawing. His bold, pattern-heavy work in weaving and drawing explores topics of mathematical sequences, visual perception, and structural systems.

Daniel’s work has been exhibited nationally at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Earlham College, Penland School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley, Red Lodge Clay Center, Caldwell Arts Council (NC), and most recently at the Meadows Gallery (Denton, TX), in the exhibition, Materials: Hard and Soft.  During his six-month residency at HCCC, Daniel will continue his research and production of tapestry weaving and natural dyeing, specifically exploring the process of ikat, in which individual threads are bound, dyed, and woven to create intricate nuanced patterns. To learn more about Daniel’s work, visit

Hiromi Iyoda


Hiromi Iyoda makes figurative and narrative clay sculptures, basing her work mostly on her past and current life experiences.  Born in a small town in Japan, she grew up with a modest background, finding that a sketchbook and coloring pencils were the best materials to play with. But soon she became inventive and fashioned her own toys from mundane materials.  Eventually, Hiromi traveled to America to further her education, earning an associate degree in art and a fashion design certificate from the Saddleback Community College. Later, she studied ceramics, receiving her BFA in 2011 from the California State University of Long Beach and her MFA in 2015 from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Prior to joining HCCC’s residency program, Hiromi was an artist-in-residence at Red Star Studio in Kansas City. To learn more about her work, visit

Hannah Oatman


Hannah Oatman was born in Austin, Texas, but grew up primarily in Colorado. After attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and falling in love with jewelry making, she transferred to SUNY New Paltz, where she received a BFA in metal in 2017. She has exhibited in national and international shows and worked as a studio assistant for esteemed metalsmith, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray. Hannah’s current work explores the power of color and form using enameled copper, steel, and silver. Her colorfully enameled components, combined with stark black armatures, encourage an exploration of the surface and of the piece as a whole. She makes objects that are playful and curious, urging the viewer to handle and consider them as objects first and then as engaging adornments. During her nine-month residency, Hannah intends to continue her work in enamel, while experimenting with new techniques, in order to create a diverse body of work that appeals to a wide audience. For more information on Hannah’s work, please visit