born 1980, Lebanon, PA.

 

EDUCATION

 

2010 MFA magna cum laude (with distinction) in Ceramic Sculpture / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

2003 BFA cum laude in Ceramic Sculpture / Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia PA

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2016 - Present : Owner / Founder Black Hound Clay Studio - a community space for ceramic artists (blackhoundclay.com) / Philadelphia PA

2013 - Present : Owner / Founder Stanley Chester & Albert Ceramics - functional pottery for the home (stanleychesteralbert.com) / Philadelphia PA

2012-2017 : Ceramics Studio Technician / Main Line Art Center / Haverford PA

2012-2017 : Ceramics Instructor /  wheelthrowing and handbuilding Main Line Art Center / Haverford PA

2012-2017 : Ceramics Instructor wheelthrowing and handbuilding / Delaware Art Museum / Wilmington DE

2010 : Ceramics Instructor / Artist in Residence / Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA) / Nantucket MA

2009-2010 : Work Study Manager / Ceramics Department / University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2009 :  Teaching Assistant for James Lawton / Ceramics III: Junior Level Tableware University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2009-2010 :  UMass Dartmouth College Graduate Committee (CGC) / Artisanry Student Representative / University of Massachusetts

2007-2009 : Instructor of Record ? 3D Design Foundation Workshop: Ceramics, Ceramics I: Handbuilding, Ceramics II: Wheel throwing  / College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2008-2009 : UMass Dartmouth Ceramics Club President ? College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) ? University of Massachusetts Dartmouth / New Bedford MA

2006-2007 :  Claymobile Outreach Program assistant and head instructor / The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2006 :  Art Quest Summer Program / jewelry, sculpture and book arts instructor / Germantown Academy / Fort Washington PA

2005-2006 :  Mentorship Program for High School Students / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft / Houston TX

2005 :  After School Art Program paper arts instructor / Project Rowhouses / Houston TX

2002-2003 : Weekend Art Workshop for High School Students & Adults / ceramics instructor / Tyler School of Art / Elkins Park PA

 

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

 

2015 : Artist in Residence University of Delaware / Newark DE

2015 : Installation at Philadelphia International Airport / Philadelphia PA

2012-2013 : Artist in Residence Please Touch Museum / Philadelphia PA

2013 : Nevelson / Cornell: Mixed Media & Found Objects / one day workshop at The Resource Exchange / Philadelphia PA

2012 : Kickstarter Grant in support of Please Touch Museum Residency

2011 : Slide Slam 2011 Participant Real Art Ways / Hartford CT

2010 : Artist in Residence / Ceramics Instructor / Nantucket Island School of Design and the Arts (NISDA) / Nantucket MA

2010 : 3rd Place Juror’s Award : Clay on the Wall :: 2010 Clay National / Texas Tech University School of Art / Lubbock TX

2009 : Ceramics Club Scholarship Award in support of a collaborative project with Aleksander Bohnak  / UMass Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2007-2009 : Graduate Teaching Assistantship  UMass Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2007-2010 : Academic Merit Scholarship  UMass Dartmouth / North Dartmouth MA

2005-2006 : Artist in Residence Houston Center for Contemporary Craft / Houston TX

2004 :  Frances Bishop Merritt Work Study Scholarship  / Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Deer Isle ME

2004 :  Book Arts Workshop with Barbara Tetenbaum and Pati Scobey / Haystack Mountain School of Crafts / Deer Isle ME

2004 : Rudolf Staffel Award for Ceramics Tyler School of Art / Elkins Park PA

2003 : Tyler Art Workshop in Scotland / Tyler School of Art, Temple University / Glasgow School of Art / Philadelphia PA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

(*solo exhibitions marked by asterisk)

 

2018 :   *point 3rd Street Gallery / Philadelphia PA

2015 :  *adjusting the aerial Philadelphia International Airport / Philadelphia PA

2015 : Philadelphia Open Studio Tour (POST) Show 3rd Street Gallery / Philadelphia PA

2014 :  The Clay Studio National The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2014 : Faculty Exhibition Main Gallery / Main Line Art Center / Haverford PA

2014 : Women Who Travel Nowhere Studios / Brooklyn NY

2013 : We are the Simulacrum Chesapeake Art Center / Baltimore MD

2013 : wall work The Resource Exchange / Philadelphia PA

2013 : both / and Two person show with A.M. Martens / Saratoga Clay Arts Center / Schuylerville NY

2013 : *Personal Possession Please Touch Museum / Philadelphia PA

2013 : Recent Work  Welcome Gallery / Main Line Art Center / Haverford PA

2012 Faculty Exhibition Main Gallery / Main Line Art Center / Haverford PA

2012 : Little Big (Invitational Charity Fundraiser) NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

2012 : Stitched Up The UGLY Gallery / New Bedford MA

2012 : Small Favors VII The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2011 : Crafting Live(s): Artist in Residence Alumni Exhibition / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft / Houston TX (catalogue)

2011 : ACGA Clay and Glass National Juried Competition City of Brea Art Gallery / Brea CA

2010 :  *birds i have known The Silo Gallery / Nantucket Island School of Design & the Arts / Nantucket MA

2010 : Seventh Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition / The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2010 : Boston Young Contemporaries 808 Commonwealth Ave Gallery, Boston University / Boston MA

2010 : MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition University Art Gallery / New Bedford MA

2010 : Temples Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion / Philadelphia PA (in conjunction with NCECA)

2010 : College Clay Collective Firehouse Gallery / Genesee Pottery / Rochester NY

2010 : 3rd Biennial Concordia Continental Ceramics Competition  / Concordia University / St. Paul MN

2010 : Clay on the Wall : 2010 Clay National (3rd Place Juror’s Prize) / Texas Tech University School of Art / Lubbock TX (catalogue)

2009 :  Sixth Annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition  The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2009 : Graduate Sources Invitational Exhibition / Braitmayer Art Center, Tabor Academy

2008 :  Selections from the Sixth Bureau: an exhibition of works by alumni of Tyler School of Art / Sullivan Hall / Temple University / Philadelphia PA

2008 : *What It Feels Like For A Girl. Gallery 244 / UMass Dartmouth

2008 : LO! A Collection of Secreted Tales and Objects of Wonder  / Machines with Magnets Gallery / Pawtucket RI

2008 : NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibition  Pittsburgh Center for the Arts / Pittsburgh PA

2008 : *Two Pieces Gallery 244 / UMass Dartmouth / New Bedford MA

2007 : Glimpse: First Year Graduate Student Exhibition  Gallery 244 / UMass Dartmouth / New Bedford MA

2006 :  *Small Houses Artist in Residence Exhibition  / Houston Center for Contemporary Craft / Houston TX

2005 :  Tyler Ceramics Past and Present 1950-2005 The Icebox Projects Space / Crane Arts Building / Philadelphia PA

2004 : A Spot of Tea : Contemporary Teapots / Langman Gallery / Willow Grove PA

2004 : Wee Works on Paper  / United States / Scotland Consortium (US/SCOT) / The Art Institute of Seattle / Seattle WA

2003 : Tyler School of Art Teapot Exhibition / The Clay Studio / Philadelphia PA

2003 : *[word] : BFA Thesis Exhibition / Penrose Gallery / Tyler School of Art / Elkins Park PA

 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS / CRITIQUES

 

2015 : Lecture/Undergraduate Presentation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, September 15-October 22.

2013 :  Lecture, Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY, May 24.

2013 : Lecture/Presentation, Undergraduate Critiques, Lebanon Valley College Fine Arts Department, Annville PA, March 27-28.

2012 :  Lecture, Harvard University Ceramics Department / Office for the Arts at Harvard, Cambridge, MA, September 11.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2011 : “Staff Favorites from "Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists in Residence” http://crafthouston.blogspot.com/2011/09/staff-favorites-from-crafting-lives-10.html

2011 : “Capsule Art Reviews: Crafting Live(s): 10 Years of Artists in Residence” http://www.houstonpress.com/2011-09-01/culture/capsule-art-reviews-crafting-live-s-10-years-of-artists-in-residence-emily-halbardier-deep-green-hayden-fosdick-paper-compounds-marc-swanson-the-second-story-project-row-houses-2011-summer-studios/

2010 :  “The MFA Factor : UMass Dartmouth” / November 2010 / Ceramics Monthly

2010 : “MFA Candidates Show Impressive Work” / David Boyce / The Standard Times, New Bedford, MA

2010 : “Clay on the Wall :: 2010 Clay National” / Catalogue essay by juror Elaine Henry

2008 :  “2008 Regional Student Juried Exhibition” / September 2008 / Ceramics Monthly

2003 : Tyler School of Art Biannual Catalogue / Tyler School of Art / Elkins Park PA

 

TECHNICAL ABILITIES

 

Hand building and wheel throwing techniques

Clay formulation and glaze calculation

Building, firing and maintaining electric, raku, gas, salt/soda and wood fire (catenary and anagama) kilns

Mold making and casting in clay

Fabrication techniques in wood, metal, plaster

Book making and book arts techniques

Figure drawing and figure modeling in clay

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

Full Member, 3rd Street Gallery, 45 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia PA (member since 2014)

ArtAxis.org (member since 2014)

College Art Association (member since 2009)

National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) (member since 2001)