August 2000 - Master of Fine Arts, Concentration in Ceramics. Towson University
December 1996 - Bachelor of Science, Concentration in Ceramics. Towson University
August 2010 to present - Visiting Assistant Professor - Towson University.
August 2007 to 2010 - Lecturer - Towson University
September 2000 to August 2007 - Adjunct - Towson University
Moderator for a panel on firing techniques. October 2020. Baltimore Clayworks. Generated a list of questions for a diverse panel of ceramic artists that discussed how and why they choose to fire their work.
Programming Committee member at Baltimore Clayworks. With the resurgence of Baltimore Clayworks, committee members are focusing on the artists’ programs and institutionalizing strategic systems. 2019 to present.
Ceramics Panel Discussion: New technology in an Age-Old Art. May 2017.
Computer technology and its impact in the ceramic arts.
Panelists: Trisha Kyner, Nancy McIntosh, Kyle Bauer, Rich Holt, Joshua Demonte.
Moderator: Rebecca Bafford.
Event Coordinator and Show Curator: Christina McCleary.
Liaison & Coordinator for Peter Callas artist in residency. Towson University-Spring 2007. Responsibilities included promotion and development of a schedule of events that kept the artist involved with the community of Baltimore with lecture and hands on demonstration, preparing materials and equipment and general Liaison responsibilities.
Instructor - Potters Guild. Spring & Summer 2005, Baltimore ceramic arts center.
Responsibilities included developing projects, demonstrating throwing and hand building
techniques including; glazing and use of materials and providing reference material.
Instructor - Baltimore Clayworks. Spring 2000 to Summer 2004.
Responsibilities included developing projects, demonstrating ceramic techniques
including; throwing, glazing and use of materials and providing reference material.
Proficient at the potter’s wheel and traditional hand-building methods.
Glaze and clay formulation.
Plaster mold-making for slump, press and multiple part molds (slip-casting).
Gas, electric, raku, wood, small soda, saggar. Intimate knowledge with L&L and Skutt automatic kilns. Operation and repair.
Slab rollers, extruders, pug mill, Soldner clay mixers, slip casting mixer, color and sepia tone decal printers. Equipment repair and upkeep of all ceramic studio tools and equipment.
Basic experience in Word, Excel, Photoshop, Rhino (CAD - working knowledge).
Stretched and Folded, Constructed Visions IV. St. Louis Artists’ Guild.
July 1st – August 6th, 2022. Jurors award. Honorable mention.
Geauux Cups IV. Clay Center of New Orleans. June 4th – July 24th, 2021.
Juror: Chris Hosbach.
Woodfire Exhibition: Towson University. Baltimore Clayworks. June 5th – July 3rd, 2021. Students and faculty invitation to exhibit work fired in the Baltimore Clayworks community wood kiln.
The Big Show! The Creative Alliance. July 18th – Exhibition of member work. September 14th, 2020.
The Skate Show! The John Baker Gallery. West Chester University. October 13th – December 24th 2019. Cross discipline, interactive exhibition of skateboard culture.
Ambush. The Art Trust, West Chester, Pa. October 18, 2019. Current and past faculty from Towson University.
A Hundred Years from Yesterday Night. Hamilton Gallery. September 2019. Figurative sculptures showing with 2D works by Matt Voelker.
Tea Time. Clay Center of New Orleans. Juror: Julia Galloway. Work exhibiting is a tea pot with two cups. April-May 2019.
Casting Call. Clay Center of New Orleans. Juried works using the slip casting method in all or part of the making process. The pouring vessel selected was designed using CAD. Juror: Peter Pincus. January 4-January 26, 2019.
Reinvented. Baltimore Clayworks, Digital Technology in a traditional studio practice. The Towson University Object lab presented work from our digital fabrication classes. April 14th – May 26th, 2018.
Standing Together. Baltimore Clayworks. Selected work from teachers and friends of Baltimore Clayworks. March 2018.
ARTrospective. Columbia Art Center, Invitational to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. May 18th – 25th, 2017
Firefest. Project Space at Baltimore Clayworks – an exhibition featuring wood fired ceramics by students and faculty of Towson University, Morgan State, Coppin State and Essex Community College. 2017-2016
Baltimore Clayworks 35th Anniversary show. Works juried by co-founders and executive director Deb Bedwell. September 2015.
Cheers. Invitational group show at Baltimore Clayworks. Spring of 2014.
Under 500. Maryland Arts Place. Juried group show. Fall of 2013.
The Portrait and the Figure. May 12th – July 21st. University of Maryland University College, 2013
Rudimentary. Faculty Art Invitational Exhibition. University of Maryland University College, 2011
Uncorked. Invitation of ceramic work at Gallery 1448. Included with the School 33 Open Studio Tour. October 2010.
Pinch. A Sculptural Invitational. Howard Community College. September 2010.
Clay in a Can. North Augusta Arts and Heritage Center. 2010
Group Exhibition. Chester River Artworks. Chestertown, MD
Raku fired vessels contemplating volume. October 2005
Towson University Alumni Exhibition. Towson, MD
This exhibition was part of NCECA 2005 events including the Tour de Clay.
Responsibilities include conception, curator, jury and collection of work, gallery setup,
NCECA coordination, promotion, and breakdown. March 14th -26th, 2005
Monster Vessels. Saints & Sinners Gallery • Fells Point, MD. Solo show by invitation. Body of work consisted of wheel thrown and slab constructed monster vessels. Work was low fire and raku. July 2004
“Monster of a Show”. December 2011 to present. Co-creator. Invitational craft show.
Spring Thing. DC Craft Mafia. May 2012.
“Best of Clayworks” Award winner, ‘Most Generous Artist’. For volunteering, donation of artwork to support Clayworks and collaboration on community projects. 2016
“Introduction to Ceramics,” Kendall Hunt publishing company, 2013. A workbook designed specifically for lesson plans at Towson University.
Article covering the Baltimore Clayworks 35th Anniversary show.
Article of a former student becoming a studio potter.
November 2019 – a series of workshops for Patapsco High School demonstrating my figurative work. In a series of 3 or 4 sessions, students will create their own versions of my method of working. Air Grant Award.
February 2014 to present (continuous) – Bowl making workshops where participants make bowls to donate to “Empty Bowls” events each March via St. Vincent de Paul.
March 2017. Anne Arundel Community College. Demonstration and lecture.
Spring 2013. West Chester University. Demonstration and lecture.
Creating works and co-teaching a class on digitally fabricated vessels for mold making and Ceramic printing technology – making slip-cast stoneware reproductions of 3D printed vessels designed in Rhino and porcelain resin.
Color decal application – purchase and implementation of this surface design technique enabling students to apply digital images permanently on to ceramics.
Raku Kiln Construction - Towson University – Spring 2014, Fall 2010, 2007 and 2005
Personal initiative to build a raku kiln for use by the university.
Soda Kiln Construction - Towson University – Spring 2014, Spring 2008, Spring 2007, Fall 2003. Initiative to convert retired electric kilns to propane gas fired kilns for use by the students and faculty. Development included research and study of required materials and firing.
NCECA Conferences attended:
Virtual March of 2021
Virtual March of 2020
Pittsburgh, PA March of 2018
Kansas City, MO March of 2016
Providence, RI March of 2015
Pittsburg, PA March of 2008
Baltimore, MD March of 2005
Charlotte, NC March of 2001
Ft. Worth, TX March of 1998
NCECA 2021 - Represented as a non-profit exhibitor in the virtual conference. Presented student work and images of the facility. Question and answer period for prospective students.
NCECA 2018 - Represented as a non-profit exhibitor. Presented student work, slide show of the facilities and distributed post cards to prospective students.
21st Century School Buildings Program – January 24th, 2020 I held a kiln workshop for Baltimore City Schools who could attend through the Century Program. I demonstrated and answered questions about kiln operation and maintenance in an hour lecture. Roughly 35 teachers attended. It is my hope that I can continue the kiln education to city schools teachers.
21st Century School Buildings Program – I will be partnering up with this program that is trying to create an inspiring educational environment for Baltimore City and its public school students. Our first trial run location is at REACH! Partnership School. Baltimore City school teachers and contractors will be in attendance for a kiln operation workshop. November 22nd, 2019.
Electric kiln workshops for local area secondary schools – Pairing up with a local ceramic supply store (Clayworks Supplies Inc.), I set up kiln demonstrations to help schools who are working with kilns for the first time. Topics covered are kiln set up, safety procedures, how to load and fire, and troublesho0ting/repair. I also offer to come out to assist with diagnostics.
Empty Bowls – Each year since 2015 Towson University ceramics has held bowl making workshops (8 sessions each year) where faculty and students help participants make over 200 bowls to be donated to the event held in late March. 2017’s effort produced 200+ bowls made by the community in addition to 100+ bowls made by students, volunteers and faculty.
Fire Festival Wood kiln firing- An ongoing, collaborative project/event with Baltimore Clayworks, Towson University and several other local colleges made and fired ceramics at Baltimore Clayworks, starting in October of 2016. Students from Towson, Essex, Coppin State and MICA made work for the wood kiln at Clayworks that was fired during the event. Work is exhibited in the project space gallery at Baltimore Clayworks at the conclusion of the firing. The event celebrated ceramics with all of the community. Proceeds will go to the educational programming at Baltimore Clayworks.
Participation with Baltimore Clayworks with “Art to Dine For”. Helped organize a bowl-making workshop that culminated in the auction of the bowls to benefit Baltimore Clayworks and The Creative Alliance. Preparations included instruction, making, glazing and firing the bowls at Towson University.2015
Community Art Center - Involvement with the ceramic courses taught at Towson University. Assistance includes studio organization, clay and glaze formulation and technical help.
Art Sale at Towson University – Organizer of the first biannual art sale. Proceeds benefit the art department, students, staff and faculty. 2018 to present.
TU Pottery Sale at Towson University – Organizer from 2010 to present. Proceeds benefit the art department, students, staff and faculty.