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Artist: Brandon Lipe


 

Brandon Lipe, GEORGIA

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“Step out of your comfort level,” is something one often hears when it comes to creating art. In my case, it is not a phrase that fits my lifestyle; most of my days are fairly predictable, with small changes day to day. This is not to say that I lead a uneventful life by any means. Realizing and embracing a routine is what has driven my body of work.

Collaborative movement is the idea that through the movement of glaze, form and atmosphere, I aim to collaborate with the inherent uncertainties that come from atmospheric firing. I view these uncertainties as an asset to my work. I apply glazes that react with the atmosphere, creating an asymmetry in color and surface to promote the effects that I seek, while the form and placement in the kiln encourages the flame path to create unrepeatable results.

As a maker of objects that are intended for everyday use, I strive for my work to elevate the everyday experience. Through conversation, a simple mundane task such as drinking your morning coffee can become the focal point of your day. The conversation that handmade pottery invites is unlike any other.

 

Teaching Experience/Lectures
2021-2019
• Ceramics Instructor: Beginning Wheel, Intermediate Wheel, Soda Aesthetics, Art Center West, Roswell, Ga
2019-2016
• Graduate Assistant Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
2019
• Artist Presentation, La Grange College, La Grange, Ga
• Graduate Artist Presentations (GASP), Edinboro University of Pa, Edinboro, Pa
• Graduate Arts Association GASP Presentations, Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa 

Education
2016 - 2019
• Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania MFA Ceramics Minor: Wood Furniture
2006 - 2015
• California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, California Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics (May 2015)


Publications
2020
• ICAN 2021 Wall Calendar, September
• Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, September Issue
2019
• Eloquent Vessel Catalog, OU School of Visual Arts, Norman Oklahoma
2018
• Last Call III Catalog, Companion Gallery Exhibitions
2021
• Ceramics Congress Virtual Makers Market, The Ceramics School, Kärnten, Austria
• Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah, Georgia
• Invitational Cup Show, Hudgens Center, Duluth, Ga
• Form & Function Ceramics Exhibition: Applied Contemporary, Oakland, Ca
• Cup The Intimate Object XVII: Charlie Cummings, Gainesville, Fl
• Yunomi Invitational: Clay AKAR, Iowa City, Ia
• Dirty South Cup Competition: River Oaks Art Center, Alexandria, La
• Mug Madness: Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, Wa
• Playing with Fire: Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
2020
• Invitational Cup Show: Good Earth Potter, Bellingham, Wa
• Kindled Spirits: Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham, Wa
• Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah, Georgia
• Cheers! Drink Up: Common Wheel Artists Co-Op, Manitou Springs, Co Juror: Justin Lambert
• Clay Review VI: Fulton County Arts and Culture, Sandy Springs, Ga
• Fired Works: Macon Arts Alliance, Macon. Ga
• Prospective: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinville, Ga
2019
• Working Pots III, James May Gallery, Algoma, Washington Juror: Nick DeVries
• Last Call IV, Companion Gallery, Humbolt, Tennessee Juror: Carole Epp
• Eloquent Vessel, Ou School of Visual Arts, Norman Oklahoma
• MWSU Clay Guild: Twin Cups National Ceramics Exhibition, Saint Joseph, Missouri ( 2nd Place)
• Eleventh Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Panama City, Florida Juror: Adam Field
2018
• Edinboro University NCECA show, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Sip: A Ceramic Cup Show, Savannah, Georgia
• “Cup Show” Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
• NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2017
• “Ceramic Innovations Exhibition” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania Juror: Chris Gustin
2015
• Glass and Ceramics show, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
2014
• Kilnopening, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California
• Glass and Ceramics show, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
2013
• Glass and Ceramic show, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California

Solo Exhibitions
2019
• Collaborative Movement, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
2017
• [TEXT]ture, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania
 

Related Work Experience
2021-2020
• Ceramics Technician: Art Center West, Roswell, Ga
2018
• Assistant to Simon Levin, Penland, North Carolina
2016 – 2019
• Ceramics Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University
2013 - 2016
• WRF Lab production potter and studio manager, Fullerton. California
2014
• Dean of Communications: Ace Conference, Fullerton, California
2014
• Los Angeles Eats Itself: Dinner plates for the Black Dahlia dinner, Wuho Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2013 - 2015
• Assistant to the preparator  California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, California Nicholas & Lee Begovich Gallery
Ship and receive art for exhibitions, minor construction, painting,
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