Phyllis Kloda is a ceramicist. She received her Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Science degree from Nazareth College of Rochester. She is currently professor and chair of the Department of Art at SUNY Brockport.
"Burchfield has exacted a quality that we may call poetic, romantic, lyric, or what you will. By sympathy with the particular, he has made it epic and universal." - Edward Hopper, who was friends with Burchfield (both were represented by the Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries in New York).