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Artist: Adrienne Eliades



Adrienne Eliades, WASHINGTON
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ARTIST STATEMENT

From formation to decoration, my functional pottery coalesces aesthetic pleasure with tactile experience. Drawing on sensory perception invites engagement in use. Tethered together by the object as a physical boundary, I am interested in the negotiation between the material and the maker and the connection to its emotional response in the user. I work in repetitions of activity and object. My process involves multiple forming methods – by wheel, hand, or mold. Form language is remade and refined over time with the intention of improving each piece from the last.
The fresh porcelain forms are opportunities for new surface integrations. Highly
patterned yet abstract surfaces combine negative and positive space, transparency and color to form new meanings left open to viewer interpretation. Inspired by confetti, candy and games, my pattern designs note marks of celebration that invoke an attitude of enjoyment for the present moment.

 

EDUCATION 

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

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2022-2023 Lecturer in Ceramics, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
2017-2020 Instructor, Community Education Program, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2016 Co-Instructor, Vessel II, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2015 Instructor of Record, Throwing Skills and Concepts, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2021-23

- Program Coordinator, HOT CLAY Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, CA

2019
- Studio Coordinator, HOT CLAY Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, Idyllwild, CA 
- Interim Manager and Visiting Mentor, Ash Street Project, Portland, OR

2018
-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 andCraft, Portland, OR

2017-18

- Committee Member, Kurt Bergdolt MFA Candidate, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2022 - 3 Wings Visiting Artist Fellowship, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL
2018/19 - 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

AWARDS AND RECONGNITION
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 Dinning, 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

 

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
2023

2022

2021

2020

Workshop Instructor, Bisque and Resist: Glazing with Vinyl Stickers, Radius Studios,
Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Find Your Flow: Throwing Intensive, HOT Clay Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Workshop Instructor, Resist It!, Clay Art Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Workshop Instructor, Pencil to Stencil: Making Repeat Patterns for Clay, Radius Studios,
Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: MOLD MAKING HANDLES, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Let’s Talk Terra Sigillata, Radius Studios, Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: MUGS, Zoom
Mugs, Radius Studios, Portland, OR

Workshop Instructor, All About Underglaze, Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, WA
Workshop Instructor, Find Your Flow: Throwing Intensive, HOT Clay Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Workshop Instructor, Beyond the Dip and Dunk, Radius Art Studio, Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Palette to Pattern, Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, FL Beyond the Dip and Dunk, The Clay Commons, Hood River, OR
Workshop Instructor, All About Underglaze, Radius Art Studio, Portland, OR
Workshop Instructor, Can You Handle It?, Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, WA
Crafting Color, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Resist It!, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA
Workshop Instructor, Find Your Flow: Throwing Intensive, HOT CLAY Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: DIE CUTTER, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: Let’s Talk Terra Sigillata, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: HANDBUILT PLATES, Zoom
Virtual Workshop: UNDERGLAZE, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: GLAZING, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Glazing: Beyond the Dip and Dunk, The Mudroom PDX, Portland, OR
Summer Online: Elemental Design, Idyllwild Arts Academy on Zoom

Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: MUGS, Zoom
Workshop Instructor, Virtual Workshop: DIE CUTTERS, Zoom
Visiting Artist, Franklin High School, Portland, OR

2019 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 Cirlce Pottery, Los Angeles, CA Workshop Instructor, Pottery Bootcamp, HOT Clay Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Presentor, CLAY FAB LAB: Die Cutting and Ceramic Surface, NCECA, Minneapolis, MN
Workshop Instructor, ColorPOP, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA

2018 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, Breaking the Surface, Clay Artists of San Diego, Coronado, CA
Workshop Instructor, Scratch the Surface Workshop, Arbutus Folk School, Olympia, WA
Demonstrator, 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

2016 Visiting Artist, Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA

SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2023

2022

2021

Clark County Open Studio Preview, Art at the Cave, Vancouver, WA
Handmade For The Holidays, Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, WA, Invitational
Cup: The Intimate Object XVIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Invitational
Hot Clay Exhibition, Parks Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
In Living Color, Red Lodge Gallery Red Lodge, MT, Invitational
Yunomi 2021, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
IN/FINITE: Process, Pattern, Play, Jason Burnett & Adrienne Eliades, Two Person Exhibition,
Penland Focus Gallery, Penland, NC
Valentine’s Day – Dessert Night, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Featured Artist, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA
The Thanksgiving Table, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Americano 2021, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Hardscapes, Parks Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
Cup: The Intimate Object XVII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Invitational
Instructor Exhibition, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA
HOT Clay Exhibition, Parks Gallery, Idyllwild, CA
Yunomi 2021, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Featured Artist, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
Featured Artist, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mug Madness, Saltstone Gallery, Seattle, WA, Invitational
Kelly Neidig + Adrienne Eliades, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR
Digital Debut, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

2020 Cup of Joy, Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA, Invitational

Americano 2020, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Gifted, LUX Art Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Cup: The Intimate Object XVI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Invitational
Yunomi 2020, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA, Invitational
Mug Madness, Saltstone Gallery, Seattle, WA, Invitational
The Perfect Pair, Saltstone Gallery, Seattle, WA, Invitational
Cup of Love, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design, St. Louis, MO, Invitational
Tea And Cookies, 17th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design, St.
Louis, MO, Invitational

2019 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

2018 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

2017 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

2016 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 Dinning, 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
Twin Cups, Potter Fine Arts Gallery, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO,
Juried by Bede Clarke
PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS
2022
2021

Cobb, Sunshine. The Beginner’s Guide to Hand Building. Beverly, MA: Quarry Books, 2022.
Weber, Julia. The Beginning’s Guide to Wheel Throwing. Beverly, MA: Quarto Knows,
2021.
Pottery Making Illustrated, v. 24, no. 5, September/October 2021, Make Play Not Work, Authored Article pp. 17-20. Works pictured p. 17, 20. Pottery Making Illustrated, v. 24, no. 5, September/October 2021, Make Play Not Work, Authored Article pp. 17-20. Works pictured p. 17, 20.
The Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, Ben Carter online Podcast, May 2021, Adrienne Eliades on
Using a Die Cutter for Pattern Making. Episode 372

2020 Epp, Carol and Krueger, Julia. Ceramics: Creative Adventures in Clay. Calgary, Alberta, CA:

Uppercase Publishing Inc., 2020.

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 Pottery Making Illustrated, v. 21, no. 6, October/November 2018, Milk + Cookies, Authored
Article pp. 44-46. Work on Cover, works pictured p. 44, 46. Neukamm, Ash. Working with Porcelain, The Structural Integrity of Porcelain, by Adrienne Eliades, pp.12-14. Works pictured p.12. Ceramics Monthly, v. 66, no. 5, May 2018, Emerging Artist, pp 23-61. Works pictured p. 50.
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, January/February 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
Mohawk MAKER Quarterly, FEEL Issue No. 8, THE MOVEMENT, Champions of Craft,
Penland School, Photo making work.

 


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