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Artist: Adrienne Eliades

Adrienne Eliades
Adrienne Eliades, WASHINGTON
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Highlighting the desire for creating meaning in the mundane, my ceramic work
reinforces the influence of routine and ritual as the thresholds of culture. Shared
patterns of behaviors and interactions encompass mealtimes as social sites
where tradition and innovation mix. Aestheticizing everyday objects used for
eating activities draws attention to the human senses and experience. From
tableware to food specific presentation vessels, my work promotes the power of
simple rituals that elevate the ordinary to the ornate.
Based on a visual language of color, structure and shape, patterns can evoke
emotional responses connected to memory. I design patterns to create value and order. My energetic designs are communications with the user, revealing their unique interpretations as the subconscious mind attempts to make sense of the visual stimuli. A sense of comfort and curiosity are incited by the geometric elements in playful colors and patterns.
I merge traditional ceramic processes with technology to create objects that
respect the past while innovating the present. Combined construction methods of wheel throwing, hand-building, and slip casting create streamlined forms with
clean lines and gentle organic curves punctuated by asymmetry. Applied using a
resist method with digitally designed and die cut stencils, the surfaces alternate
between gem-like areas of gloss, sugar-like satin matte glazes, and raw
pigmented porcelain. This trichotomy is inviting to sight and touch.
My design-focused functional tableware sets the stage for emphasizing delight in eating experiences. The objects I make function in special moments in which the action becomes the subject matter.


2016 MFA, Ceramics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL    
2008 BA University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Magna Cum Laude), Wilmington, NC 
Art Administration and Psychology, Semester at Sea, World Campus 

2017-2019 Ceramic Instructor, Community Education Program, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2016 Co-Instructor, Vessel II, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2015 Instructor of Record, Throwing for Non-Majors, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Instructor of Record, Throwing Skills and Concepts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Studio Coordinator, HOT CLAY Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, CA 
Interim Manager and Visiting Mentor, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR
Blind Committee Member, Michelle Briones MFA Candidate, Applied Craft + Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 
Portland, OR
Art Registrar/Volunteer Coordinator, Art on the Vine Auction, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
2017 -2018
Committee Member, Kurt Bergdolt MFA Candidate, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR 

2018/2019 Design Resident Artist, The Bright Angle, Asheville, NC
2017 Resident Artist, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, DK
2016-2017 Visiting Artist, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR
2015 Participating Artist, Arrowmont Surface Pentaculum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2011-2013 Resident Artist, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 

2019 Uppercase, Issue 42, July/August/September 2019, Marvelous Mundane, Works pictured p. 90. 
Willers, Rhonda. Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques. Westerville, OH: The American Ceramic Society, 2019. Craft in America, v. 78, no. 7, February/March 2019, Ready to use, p. 30. Work pictured.    
2018 In the Loop UF College of the Arts, Alumni News, Ceramics: a balance between the right and the left brain, recognition by Annemarie Pottery Cover, Neukamm, p.12.
Ceramics works Making Monthly,
Furlong. Ash. pictured Illustrated, Working v. Article 66, p. no. 44, with v. with 21, 5, 46.
Porcelain, May no.
cover 6, 2018, October/November photo.
The Emerging Structural Artist, Integrity pp 2018, 23-61. of Porcelain, Milk Works + Cookies, by pictured Adrienne Authored p. 50.
Eliades, Article pp.12-14. pp. 44-46. Works Work pictured on
The Bright Angle Blog, A Conversation with Adrienne Eliades.
Interview with photos. ICAN Calendar,
Functional, Member Work. Work pictured. 2017 Ballpitmag, Featured Artist. Interview with photos. 
Savannah Clay Community, Artist Spotlight: Adrienne Eliades by Jessica Broad. Interview with photos.
Pottery Making Illustrated, v.20 no.1, Jan./Feb. 2017,
In the Service of Food, Authored Article, pp. 39-41. Work on Cover, works pictured p. 39, 41.
Ceramics Monthly, v.65 no.1, January 2017,
National Student Juried Exhibition, by Sarah McNutt, pp 44-47. Work pictured with mention.
Potters Council Calendar,
Functional: Kitchen Collection of Potters Council Member Work. Work pictured.    
2016 The Potter’s Cast, Paul Blais online podcast, December 2016, Building Relationships with Clay. Episode 275 
Ash Street Project Newsletter, October 2016, Article with work pictured. Mohawk MAKER Quarterly, FEEL Issue No. 8, THE MOVEMENT, Champions of Craft, Penland School, Photo making work.     

Workshop Instructor, Abstractory, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Workshop Instructor, Formed for Function, Georgie’s Ceramic and Clay Co., Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Pattern and Pigment, Full Circle Pottery, Los Angeles, CA Workshop Instructor, Pottery Bootcamp, HOT Clay Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA Presenter, CLAY FAB LAB: Die Cutting and Ceramic Surface, NCECA 53rd Conference, Claytopia, Minneapolis, MN 
Workshop Instructor, ColorPOP, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA    
Workshop Instructor, Deco & Design, Sonoma Community Center, Sonoma, CA Workshop Instructor, Ready, Set: Designing Contemporary Tableware, The Potter’s Studio, Berkeley, CA 
Workshop Instructor, Pattern, Print, Repeat, HOT Clay Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA AMACO Demonstrating Artist, NCECA Expo, Pittsburgh, PA 2017 Workshop Instructor, All Around Us, Hey Ceramic Studio, Portland, OR 
Workshop Instructor, Breaking the Surface, Clay Artists of San Diego, Coronado, CA
Workshop Instructor,
Scratch the Surface: Dynamic Ceramic Surface Decoration Workshop, Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA
The Printing Process, NCECA Process Room, Portland, OR Visiting Artist, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC Workshop Instructor, Print, Pattern and the Ceramic, Surface Workshop, Savannah Clay Spot, Savannah, GA    
Visiting Artist, Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA 
Moderator to Student Perspective Panel, Back to the Future: Making Pottery in Graduate School, NCECA, Kansas City, MO 

The Thanksgiving Table, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational 
Yunomi 2019, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition, Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN
Butter, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI, Juried by Anne Meszko
Think Outside The Jar: 100 Jars. 100 Artists. 100 Years., NCECA, Conference Hall, Minneapolis, MN, Invitational
SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA, Juried by Liz Zlot Summerfield
Cup’s for Y’all 3, Asher Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, Invitational

A Gifted Offering, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR, Invitational 
Cup: The Intimate Object XIV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Invitational
SteinFest, Claymakers Arts Community, Durham, NC, Invited by Gillian Park and Evelyn Ward
Strictly Functional, Lancaster Creative Factory, Lancaster, PA, Juried by Ben Carter
Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award Recipients, Emily Galusha Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Strictly Functional, Lancaster Creative Factory, Lancaster, PA, Juried by Linda Sikora 
Wuhan Exchange Exhibition, The University of Shanghai Science and Technology, Shanghai, China Working Pots II, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, Juried by Birdie Boone
Functional Relationships, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN, Juried by Simon Levin
Yunomi 2017, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Last Call II, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Nasty Women, Eutectic Gallery, Portland OR, Invitational
Decadence of Display, Ceramics for Dessert, Small Group Exhibition, Whitaker Gallery, Hood College, Frederick, MD
Finding the Light: Misato Suzuki & Adrienne Eliades, Two Person Exhibition, T Project, Portland, OR

Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Invitational 
Domestic Design, Architecture Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Juried by Heather Mae Erikson Cake, The Dinnerware Museum at The Museum on Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI, Juried by Heather Anne Leavitt
delecTABLE: the Fine Art of Dining, Carson Gallery, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO, Juried by Peter Beasecker
Kindred Confection, Solo Show, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL At Your Service, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juried by Linda Arbuckle NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MS, Juried by Liz Quackenbush/Lee Somers
Twin Cups, Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO, Juried by Bede Clarke 

2019 Honorable Mention, SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA    
2018 Innovation Award, Strictly Functional, Lancaster Creative Factory, Lancaster, PA, Juried by Ben Carter Most Creative Interpretation Award
delecTABLE: the Fine Art of Dining, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO, Juried by Marty Fielding 
Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artist Award    
2017 Warren Mackenzie Advancement Award, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN    
2016 Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Fund, Adamsville, OH    

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