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2012               MFA, Ceramics                                              Indiana University


2008               BFA Summa Cum Laude, Ceramics           University of Louisiana at Lafayette

                           Minor in Architecture and Design


Exhibition Record

2021  Upcoming-  SPARK Young Alumni Award Exhibition

                                     UL Lafayette Gallery, LA

2020                        All shows canceled due to COVID-19

2019                         Portraits of a Place: The Artists of MSS, Collaborative Exhibition- NCECA Concurrent

                                                The Show Gallery, St Paul, MN

                                  Ferment, Invited Artist- NCECA Concurrent exhibition

                                                Minneapolis College, Minneapolis, MN

                                  NoCo Exhibition, Invited Artist                                                                                                      

                                                Artists Squared Gallery, Washburn, WI

2018                          Produce. Consume. Repeat. Two person NCECA Concurrent exhibition

                                                The Shop, Pittsburgh, PA

                                  Alt-White, Invited Artist- NCECA Concurrent exhibition

                                                The Shop, Pittsburgh, PA

                                 Small and Sculpted, Juried Exhibition            

                                                Clay Center of New Orleans, LA                                                                                                               

                                 Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, Juried Exhibition                                                                                                                                                  UL Fletcher Gallery, Lafayette, LA

                                 Metamorphosis, Invited Artist, Honorable Mention                                                                 

                                                 The Washburn Cultural Center, Washburn, WI

                                 Small Works Auction                                                                                                                      

                                                 Dexter Library Gallery, Northland College, Ashland, WI

2017                           Portraits of a Place: Art School of the BerkshiresCollaborative Exhibition

                                                IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA

                                   Portraits of a Place: Workers of Northland, Collaborative Exhibition

                                                Dexter Gallery, Northland College, Ashland, WI

                                    54th Annual Juried Competition

                                                Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA


2016                           Concentrate. Confine. Commodify. Solo Exhibition

                                                Salmagundi Galley, Ashland, WI

                                    Central Time Ceramics International, Juried exhibition

                                                Bradley University, Peoria, IL

                                    Teachers Doing Art, Invited Artist

                                                Salmagundi Gallery, Ashland, WI

                                    Small Works Auction

                                                Dexeter Library Gallery, Northland College, Ashland, WI


2015                           Watershed- Artist Inviting Artist “Where are they Now?” , NCECA Concurrent exhibition

                                                New Bedford Art Museum, MA

                                    8th Annual GCSC Cup Show, Juried exhibition

                                                Gulf Coast State College, Panama City, FL

                                    Small Works Auction

                                                Dexeter Library Gallery, Northland College, Ashland, WI​

                                    St Paul Art Crawl, Invited Artist

                                                Jax building, St Paul, MN


2014                           Holiday Sculpture Exhibition

                                                Powder Horn Park, MN

                                    Studio Artist Show

                                                Seward, MN

                                     St Paul Art Crawl, Invited Artists

                                                 Tilsner Artist Co-op, St Paul, MN


2013                           New, Featured Artist

                                                            Flow Art Space, St Paul, MN

                                    Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair

                                                           Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN

                                    Artists of NCC, Invited Artist

                                                            Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN                                   

                       St Paul Art Crawl, Invited Artist

                                                            Tilsner Artist Co-op, St Paul, MN

         Earth: Ceramic Sculpture, Juried Exhibition

                                                             Henry M. Kashiwa Eco Gallery, Old Forge, NY


2012                            Reflection National Ceramic Biannual, Juried Exhibition

                                                             Swope Museum, Terre Haute, IN

                                    Portion Pets, MFA Thesis Exhibition

                                                            Grunwald Gallery, Bloomington, IN

                                     42nd Mid-States Craft Exhibition, Juried exhibition

                                                            Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN


2011                           Un-Wedged, Juried exhibition

                                                             Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA Juror: Chris Staley

                                    Food for Thought, Invited artists

                                                            The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI

                                    Devotion, Invited artists

                                                             Bloomington, IN

                                    Watershed and Water Street Connection, Invited artists

                                                             The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta, ME

                                     2011 Kinsey Institute Juried exhibition

                                                            Bloomington, IN Jurors: Christopher Bedford, Betsy Sirratt, Garry Milius

                                     Feats of Clay XXIV, Juried exhibition

                                                            Lincoln Arts, CA; Juror: Donna Bilick                

                                    Co:Operation Tableware, Juried exhibition

                                                            SNAG 2011 Conference, Seattle, WA

                                     2011 National Society of Arts and Letters Juried Show for Emerging Artists

                                                            SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN


2010                          Spring 2010Juried Fine Arts Area Show

                                                             SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN


2009                           What We Did While You Were Gone

                                                            Fuller Projects, Bloomington, IN


2008                           The Popa Culture Unearthed, Solo BFA Exhibition

                                                            Pottery Alley Gallery, Lafayette, LA

                                    BFA Senior Exhibition

Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, Lafayette, LA

                                    Five Person Ceramics Exhibition

                                                            Gallery 549, Lafayette, LA

                                    UL Lafayette Juried Student Exhibition, Second Place

                                                            UL Lafayette Student Union Gallery


2007                           UL Lafayette Juried Student Exhibition, Honorable Mention

                                                            UL Lafayette Student Union Gallery


Grants/Awards/ Speaking Invitations/ Residencies

2020- 2021   SPARK Young Alumni Award, University of Louisiana Lafayette

2020              POSTPONED due to COVID-19

                      2020 NCECA presenter- “Clay Conversations: Community Collaboration and   Social Engagement” and “Short

                      Form 2020”

2016-2019    Faculty Development Grants, Northland College, WI


2017               Resident Artist, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, Mass      


2015               Visiting Artist, University of Louisiana Lafayette


2014               Visiting Artist, Bennington College, Bennington, VT


2012               Organizing Fellowship, Organizing for America- Obama/Biden 2012


2011               Kiln God Funding Grant, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Maine


2010-2011    Tanner Fellowship Grant, Indiana University


2010-2011    Friends of Art Fellowship Grant, Indiana University


2010-2009    Indiana University Fine Arts Graduate Fellowship


2008              Co-recipient of the H. Jude Alsandor, Sr. Memorial Endowment  Scholarship,


2008              Outstanding Graduate of the College of the Arts, UL Lafayette


2006-2007    George Rodrigue Endowed Scholarship through the UL Foundation


2006             Two UL Lafayette Study Abroad Scholarships (Paris summer semester)



Relevant Work/Teaching Experience


Assistant Professor of Art, Northland College, Ashland, WI

                          I teach introduction to Ceramics, Handbuilding, Intermediate Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Independent

                         Studies, Senior Seminar, Design Classes, Community Clay, 3D printing in Clay, and 4 Art History classes. I am a

                         student advisor and do service for the college and the surrounding community.

            May 2018- Present

Instructor of Art- Ceramics, Northland College, Ashland, WI

                          I teach introduction to Ceramics, Handbuilding, Intermediate Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Independent

                          Studies, Senior Seminar, Design Classes, Community Clay, and Art History.

            August 2015- May 2018


In-Studio Instructor, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN            

                         In-Studio instructors teach the classes held on site. I have taught many children's classes in this capacity, but I

                         focused on adults.  I regularly taught the class on kiln loading, firing, maintenance, and repair. I also taught a

                         class of independent studies focusing on the underlying structures and technical challenges of large-scale

                         ceramics, and a range of wheel and handbuilding classes.

              January 2013- May 2016

Professional Development Coordinator, Science Museum of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

                           I coordinate events and materials and help design curricula for the Teacher Professional Development

                           teaching staff. The department is dedicated to addressing racial, class, disability, and gender-based

                           achievement disparities in STEM education, and education in general.

              May 2014- August 2015


Outreach Instructor, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

                           The outreach program is mainly grant-funded work with groups that would not have access to clay otherwise.

                           My focus was with lower income schools and after school programs with predominantly students of color or

                           ESL students.

              January 2013- August 2015

Outreach Technician, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

Ensure the outreach program runs smoothly and efficiently through kiln firing and maintenance, organizing of pickups and drop offs. Flex in the general studio maintenance when needed

             April 2013- May 2014


Associate Instructor, Ceramics I, Indiana University Bloomington,  IN

Develop and execute independently a class covering concept, all hand building, throwing, and critique. Firing student work in electric and gas, mix glazes, mix clay and maintain the studio

            August 2011- May 2012


Associate Exhibition Coordinator: SoFA Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Maintain social media, email blasts, and press release. Help with installation and deinstallation of shows, create signage for shows, and coordinate with visiting artists

August 2010- July 2011


Graduate Assistant, Indiana University Fine Arts Department, ceramics, Bloomington,  IN

            Studio technician and class support

May 2010- July 2010


In Class Teaching Assistant to John Gargano, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

            August 2008- December 2008


Relevant Service


Volunteer at the Northern Clay Center

             September 2012- Present


President of the Fine Arts Graduate Student Association-

 Lead and represent a group of 32 MFAs. Organize and overseeing the creation of the MFA Catalog, including bringing in a guest critic and writer to interview all of the artist.

            September 2011- May 2012


Invited Resident Artist- Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts

                            Session III- Mid-summer Mardi Gras/Gulf Coast Session: John Oles, Invites Artists

             July 2011


President of the IU Ceramics Guild

 Lead the Ceramics MFAs and BFAs in organizing sales, bringing in visiting artists, inquiring funding for NCECA travel, creating promotional posters, writing grant proposals, etc

              August 2010- May 2011                    


In Class Studio Assistant to Professor Malcolm Smith

                       Assisted with assignment development, pedagogy, demos, critiques

              May 2010- July 2010


Indiana University Fine Arts Graduate Fellow

               August 2009- May 2010


In Class Studio Shadow to Professor John Gargano

                        Assisted with pedagogy, demos, critiques

               January 2007- May 2008


Pyromania Festival, Lafayette, LA 

                      Volunteer, kiln building and firing





2019                     Boom, Mels. “Inspiratie Momenten.” De kleine K: het onafhankelijke digitale keramiekmagazine. Issue 49.

                                               January 2019: 30.

                              Duffy, Lauren. “Cross Pollination.” NCECA Blog. March 2019.

                              Pagel, Ori. Wisconsin Pottery Association News. Madison, WI: May 2019: 5.

2018                     NCECA staff. “Exhibition Lookbook.” Cross Currents: Clay and Culture Conference Program and Exhibition

                                              Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: 82.

2017                    Edelman, Emily. “Bits & Bytes”. The Berkshire Edge. Great Barrington, MA:,

                                              July 12, 2017.

                             DiMeglio, Jazzy; Rupnow, Claire. Mosaic: Northland College’s Literary & Visual Arts Magazine. Ashland, WI:

                                             Spring 2017: 29-30.

                             Wright, Carrie. IS183 Art School Catalog. Stockbridge, MA: Fall/ Winter/ Spring 2017- 18: 24.

2016                    Pagel, Ori-Anne. Wisconsin Pottery Association News. Madison, WI: January 2016.

2012                    Orr, David; Harper, David. 2012 Henry Radford Hope SoFA MFA Catalog.

                                                 Spencer, IN: World Arts: 7, 26-7.

2011                    Harting, Daniel; Osland, Danielle. Canvas: Creative Arts Magazine.

                                                Bloomington, IN: Union Board. vol 15, fall 2011, issue 1: 46-7.

2010                    “MFA Factor”. Ceramics Monthly. October 2010: 47.  

2009                    Mast, Amanda. Canvas: Creative Arts Magazine. Bloomington, IN:

                                                Union Board. vol 13, fall 2009, issue 1: 94.

2008                    Duffy, Lauren. The Popa Culture Unearthed. Lulu Press:, 2008.