Artist: Carrie Day
Carrie Day, OHIO
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I am primarily an abstract artist. As such, my work reflects a wide range of experiences and emotions and each piece I make has a unique story of its own. Whether on canvas or in clay, the colors and images I choose stem from memories of my childhood and, thus, are often rendered in a childlike manner.
Clay is a natural medium of choice for me because I can touch it and investigate it and control it. There is little in my life that is mine alone. When I have shaped the clay it feels like me.
My creations are a form of personal release. They help me objectify the subjective worries and emotions that push and pull at me. I welcome them to my wheel or table, where I can finally become face to face with the vagaries and shadows that make me uncertain. My finished pieces allow me to look in the mirror and tell myself that I have conquered apparitions of fear and converted them into vessels of goodness and whimsy.
2011 Bachelor of Fine Art, Three Dimensional Studies: Ceramics.
Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Bowling Green, OH
WORK & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017 Independent Artist. Currently maintain a home studio.
Bowling Green, OH
2013 Studio Assistant/Post Bachelor Student. Bowling Green State
University. Bowling Green, OH
2010 Studio Assistant. Packer Creek Pottery. Genoa, OH. [Summer]
2008-2009 Instructor. Taught private pottery lessons from at Painters Pottery.
2001-2000 Clay Club, Vice President. Bowling Green State University.
Bowling Green, OH
2001 Volunteer. Ceramic Symposium: Peter Voulkos and Friends. Bowling Green, OH
2017 Lillstreet Art Center, NCECA Gallery Expo.
Portland, OR [Invitational]
Red Lodge Clay Center, "Freak Show", Month of October Featured Artist.
Red Lodge, MT [Invitational]
Hudson Gallery, G9: Group f Nine.
Sylvania, OH [Invitational}
Lillstreet Art Center, NCECA Gallery Expo.
Kansas City, MO [Invitational]
Lillstreet Art Center, Holiday Show.
Chicago, IL [invitational]
Dowstudio, "Ahead of the Curve", Creative Thinkers/Unconventional Makers.
Deer Isle, ME [invitational]
Lillstreet Art Center, "Let There be Light", Holiday Show.
Chicago, IL [Invitational]
Dowstudio, "Far Away", 75 years of The Deer Isle Bridge with 75 Artist.
Deer Isle, ME [Invitational]
Lillstreet Art Center, NCECA Gallery Expo, Teacher/Student. Milwalkee, MN [Invitational]
Launch Pad Gallery Two Person Show, Voices and Visions with Casey Jex Smith. Toledo, OH [Invitational]
Launch Pad Gallery Group Exhibiton, Between Blisters and Blue
Skies. Toledo, OH [Invitational]
Gallery at the Davis Building Solo Exhaibition. Toledo, OH [Invitational]
Myles Street Baker Gallery Solo Exhibition. Bowling Green, OH [Invitational]
B.F.A. Exhibition. BGSU, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery and Bowen-ThompsonStudent
Union Gallery, Bowling Green, OH [Juried]
Myles Street Baker Gallery Group Exhibition, Bowling Green, OH [Group]
Dada Gallery Group Exhibition, Bowling Green, OH [Group]
Lux Center for the Arts National Juried Cup Show. Lincoln, NE [Juried]
8 Fluid Ounces: A National Juried/Invitational Ceramic Cup Exhibition Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA [Juried]
Annual Undergraduate Exhibition. Dorothy Uber Bryan and Bowen-Thompson Student Union Galleries. BGSU, Bowling Green, OH [Juried]
UFC Silent Auction Group Exhibition. Bowling Green, OH [Group]
AWARDS & HONORS
2010 Honorable Mention. Lux Center for the Arts National Juried Cup Show.
First Award Painting. Annual Undergraduate Exhibition.
2010 Galloway, Julia and Ray Hemachandra. 500 Vases: Contemporary
Explorations of a Timeless Form. Lark Books.
Ceramics: Advanced skills with wheel throwing and hand building. Formulate and mix glazes. Knowledgeable in kiln firing including wood, soda, salt, gas and electric as well as kiln building. Broad knowledge of surface decorating techniques such as slip trailing, majolica, shellac, relief, under-glaze decoration, and decals.
General Classroom/Studio Maintenance: Mixed clay, glazes, general clean-up after firings.
Exhibition Preparation: General maintenance of exhibition spaces (painting walls and pedestals).