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Artist: Al Tennant

Artist: Al Tennant
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My work is an amalgamation from a lifetime of observing nature and human form. I am particularly interested in making work that provokes thought as well as creating a sense of mystery. The wood fire process promotes that sense of mystery through the surfaces achieved by heat, flame pattern, and ash.

1969 Master of Fine Art; Montana State College; Bozeman, MT

1970 Three-month Study Grant; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

1967 Bachelor of Fine Art; Montana State College, Bozeman, MT

1965 Bachelor of Science; Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT

1993 – 2010 Studio Potter; Coupeville, WA

Workshop Presenter; University of Montana, Bozeman, MT

Kiln Leader; International Woodfire Conference, Flagstaff, AZ

Panel Member; Naked Truth, International Wood Fire Conference, MT

Woodfire Workshop Presenter; Univ. of Montana, Missoula, MT

Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist; Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

Bray West Bash; Workshop, Seattle, WA

Workshop Presenter; Utah State University, Logan, UT

Custer County Art Center, Miles City, UT

1995 MISSA Pearson International College, Victoria, BC, Canada

1993 Wood Fire Workshop; Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

Workshop; Whispering Pines, Calgary, Canada

Workshop; University of Montana, Bozeman, MT

1991 Studio Potter; Henderson, NV

1990 Fall Visiting Ceramics Professor; UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

1975 – 1990 Professor of Art; University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

1988 International Workshop of Ceramic Art; Tokaname, Japan

1987 Workshop; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

1985 Panel Member; NCECA, Atlanta, GA

1970 – 1974
Ceramics Instructor; Homer High School, Homer, AK

Ceramics Instructor; Kenai Community College, Kenai, AK

1969 – 1970 Ceramics Instructor; Western Montana College, Dillon, MT

2010 Co-Curator Sculpture Invitational, The Art of the Spirit Gallery, ID

2008 Invitational Show, Linfield Gallery, McMinville, OR

2007 Two Person Show, MUSEO, Langley, WA

Architectural Echoes in Clay, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC

NCECA Invitational, Portland, OR

Ancient Fires, NCECA Invitational Show, Portland, OR

Published, 500 Cups, Explorations in Utility & Grace

Woodfire Invitational, Island Gallery, Bainbridge, WA

Clay Invitational, Hand & Spirit Gallery, Coeur dʼAlene, ID

2004 Invitational Show, Naked Truth International Wood Fire Conference

2003 Wood Fire Invitational, Bozeman, MT

14th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX

Cup Invitational, Art Works Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Two-person Wood Fire Show, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA

Chado/Ikebana, A Contemporary Survey, Kirkland Art Center, WA

2001 Ancient Fires, Wood Fire Invitational, Astoria, OR

1995 Invitational Platter Show, NCECA, Las Vegas, NV

1994 Northern Hemisphere, Canadian Invitational, Olympic Games, Oslo, Norway

1992 Two-Person Show, Proctor/Childers Gallery, Langley, WA

1991 Beyond Serving, Moira/James Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Purchase, Wall Platter, Las Vegas Childrenʼs Museum, Las Vegas, NV

Purchase, Wall Piece, Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, AK

Commission, Wall Piece, 1% For Art, Eagle River Junior High School, AK

Commission Ceramic Work, 1% for Art, Anchorage Community College, AK

Purchase, Ceramic Work, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK

Permanent Collection, Alaska Gallery, Anchorage Fine Arts Museum, AK

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