Jill Lipoti and her husband, Brad Garton, have been Roosevelt residents since 1985, raising their two children in this unique community. Brad has been active in the Roosevelt Arts Project as a musician/ composer. Jill took a turn on the Roosevelt Board of Education, Borough Council, and Solar Village Board. Jill has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.
Jill has recently revived her interest in ceramics and has been experimenting with different shapes and designs at the NY/NJ Academy of Ceramic Arts. Under the Direction of Frank Bosco, Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, she has been exploring the science behind ceramic arts, glazing and firing techniques. As her design sense evolves, she has improved her technique with wheel throwing, extruding, and hand building.
Jill particularly enjoys the camaraderie of the artists in Roosevelt, who have been supportive and encouraging in her debut in the art world. They have stimulated her artistic curiosity, while maintaining a grounding in the natural setting which gives Roosevelt its sense of place.
Recently, she has been working on a number of clay collaborations with Robert Diken and Linda Reagan at the the NYNJ Academy of Ceramics Arts in Jersey City.