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Artist: Didem Mert



Didem Mert, CALIFORNIA
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BIO 

Didem Mert (she/they) was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Mert received their BFA (ceramics) from Northern Kentucky University in 2014 and MFA (ceramics) from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Mert has exhibited nationally in places such as The Clay Studio, Companion Gallery, Charlie Cummings Gallery, AKAR, The Erie Art Museum, and over forty other venues. Didem’s work was published in Ceramics Monthly’s 2014 Undergraduate Showcase. Mert was awarded a first prize grant through the Three Arts Foundation in 2014. They were featured on the cover of Pottery Making Illustrated’s January/February 2016 issue. Mert was included on C File’s list of 15 Potters to Watch in 2016 and was featured on Architectural Digest’s 10 Ceramic Artists Giving Pottery A Modern Update. Mert led a residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts during the summer of 2017. They were honored as one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists of 2018. Mert was a summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in 2018. Didem currently lives between Sebastopol, CA and works as a full-time studio potter and workshop instructor. 

STATEMENT 

Being the first-gen American of a Turkish woodworker, I was raised in a design-rich environment that has influenced who I am and my current body of ceramic work. Geometry, texture, symbolism, color, and the functionality of my work emanates from this artistic environment. I draw upon my cultural heritage to bring a unique, imaginative sensibility to my work. My pieces largely feature a combination of collage, drawing, and illustration to create a cultural visual language specific to my personal life. Combining vibrant colors and diverse textures to create pieces that are both eye-catching and practical I aim to create pieces that evoke emotion, nostalgia, and sense of playfulness directed through the color palette and textural surfaces. 

 

EDUCATION 

      • 2017 MFA, Ceramics Candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. 2014 BFA, Ceramics, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. One-month study abroad in Turkey during 2013. 

SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

2021 

      • ex(PEER)iment, Applied Contemporary, Oakland, CA. 

2020 

      • FUN-damentals, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, New York. 2019 
      • The Kiln Studio, Fairhope, AL. 

2018 

      • Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. 

2017 

      • Didem Mert, Workshop Series and Show, KY Mudworks, Louisville, KY. Featured Artist, In Tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC. 
      • Featured Artist, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL. 
      • Featured Artist, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC. 
      • Featured Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 
      • What Goes A[round], Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA. 

2016 

      • Featured Artist, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. 
      • Featured Artist, AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Featured Artist, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN. 

2015 

      • [CANDID]acy: Works by Didem Mert, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA. 
      • Counter Regimen: Works by Ashley Bevington and Didem Mert, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA. 

2014 

      • Research & Development: Works by Jenny Reed and Didem Mert, 5th Street Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • inter[re]actions, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 

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INVITATIONAL SHOWS 

2023 

      • American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 
      • SXPF, Louisville, KY. 
      • KCUP Gallery Expo, NCECA, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • QC Survey, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Ripple Effect, Ombré Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Life’s Rich Textures, Red Lodge Clay Center Gallery, Red Lodge, MT. 
      • Clay to Table, virtual. 
      • Brimful, IU East Galleries, Richmond, IN. 
      • Salad Days Sale, Edgecomb, ME. 

2022 

      • Clay to Table, virtual. 
      • Above Board Exhibition, virtual. 
      • Joint Effort, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE. 

2021 

      • AKAR Yunomi Invitational, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • AKAR Butter Dish, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • AKAR Americano, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 

2020 

      • AKAR Yunomi Invitational, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Companion Collabs, virtual. 

2019 

      • AKAR Yunomi Invitational, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Pots for Pets, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. 
      • AKAR Valentine's Show, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Companion Collabs, Minneapolis, MN. 
      • (Organized by Didem Mert) Directly Playful, Minneapolis, MN. 
      • Archie Bray Foundation Resident Show, Minneapolis, MN. 

2018 

      • Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 
      • Resident Artists Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Kolva-Sullican Exhibition, Spokane, WA. 
      • BODY, 1+1=1 Gallery, Helena, MT. 
      • BLING, curated by Kathy King, Plough Gallery, Tifton, GA. 
      • ClayAKAR Yunomi Invitational XII 2018, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • ClayAKAR Americano Invitational 2018, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • 33rd Alabama Clay Conference, Montgomery, AL. 
      • (in)Visible, Braddock Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA. 

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      • Growlerfest, Brewhouse Association, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • Companion Gallery Collaborations, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • American Graphic, Samantha Skelton Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • Taste of Touchstone, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD. 
      • Emerging Exhibition, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH. 
      • Lillstreet Gallery Expo at 52nd NCECA, Portland, OR. 
      • Peculiar Connections, Intriguing Objects, POW!, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • Valentine's Day Show, Clay AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Touchstone Center for Crafts NCECA Show, Forbes Auto Body Studios, Pittsburgh, PA. 

2017 

      • Crafted, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • Belger Holiday Book, Belger Crane Yard, Kansas City, MO. 
      • Holiday Invitational, Carbondale Clay, Carbondale, CO. 
      • Cup Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM. 
      • Martini Madness, Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts Asher Gallery, Houston, TX. 
      • Land, Light, Lustre, YWCA, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • The Almighty Cup, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY. 
      • 5th Annual Steinfest: Present Day Interpretations, Claymakers, Durham, NC. Small Favors: Think Inside the Box, The Clay Studio, 51st NCECA, Portland, OR. Lillstreet Gallery Expo at 51st NCECA, Portland, OR. 
      • Liquor Harder, Art Center West, Roswell, GA. 
      • Essential Earth, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 
      • BRICK Cup Party, Brick Ceramics Studio and Kiln, Cleveland, OH. 
      • Cousins in Clay, Michael Kline Potery, Bakersville, NC. 
      • Clay On the Hill: Forms Favored by the Maker, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. The Kiln Studio and Gallery, Fairhope, AL. 
      • Cup: The Intimate Object XIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. national juried exhibitions 

2017 

      • #lillstreetmugshot, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL. 
      • The Cup, the Mug, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY, juried by Peter Pincus. 2016 
      • Fringe Festival, Cincinnati, OH, juried by Pam Kravitz. 
      • Three Wheel Studio Annual Ceramic Show: Cups, Providence, RI. 
      • 30x5: Americano Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland. 
      • Annual Ceramic Show: Cups, Three Wheel Studio, Providence, RI. 
      • Winter Show 2016, Greenhill, Greensboro, NC. 

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      • Vessels of Merriment 2016, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC. 
      • Pots for Membership, The Studio Potter, Northampton, MA. 
      • Steinfest: Present Day Interpretations, Claymakers, Durham, NC. 
      • Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL. 13th Annual Ceramics Invitational, Artisan Gallery in Paoli, WI. 
      • Our Cups Runnneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA. 4th Annual Steinfest, Claymakers, Durham, NC. 
      • The Cup Collaboration 2016, Box Hill Community Art Center, Melbourne, Australia. 
      • Lillstreet Holiday Show, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL. 
      • Vessels of Merriment, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC. 
      • Lillstreet Gallery Expo at 50th NCECA, Kansas City, MO. 
      • The Clay Cup, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, juried by Daniel Anderson. 9th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Gulf Coast State College Gallery, Panama City, FL, juried by Carole Epp. 
      • Planes, AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Earth, Water, Fire, The Art of the Mug, The Phoenix Gallery, Lawrence, KS. Shippensburg University Ceramics Invitational, Shippensburg, PA. 
      • Cheers!, Metalta, Alberta, Canada, juried by Robin DuPont. 
      • Irons In the Fire, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN. 
      • Cup Show, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA, juried by Jeremy Randall. 
      • The Clay Studio National II, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, juried by Elizabeth R. Agro, Nancy M. McNeil Associate Curator of Contemporary Craft and Decorative Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Jennifer Zwilling. 
      • 93rd Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, juried by Virgil Marti. AKAR Yunomi Invitational 2016, AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN, juried by Matthew Schiemann. Working Pots, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, juried by Simon Levin. 2015 
      • CHIMERA 2015, The Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. 
      • International Tool Show, Metalta, Alberta, Canada, juried by Martina Lantin. Cup: The Intimate Object XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, juried by Charlie Cummings. 
      • Edinboro University, Clay Place at Standard Ceramics, Carnegie, PA, juried by Lee Rexrode. 
      • Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, juried by Matt Long. 
      • The Clay Studio's 2015 MBK Graduate Student Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, juried by Marge Brown Kalodner, Jennifer Zwilling, and 

Stanley Shapiro. 

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      • The Hudgens 1st National Juried & Invitational Cup Exhibition, Duluth, GA, juried by Carr McCuiston. 
      • Artists Under 30, Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH, juried by Chelsea Borgman. Digital Debut, Red Star Studios/Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO. AKAR Yunomi Invitational 2015, AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Constella Exhibition, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Spring Show 2015, The Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. 
      • Keystone Collegiate Exhibition, Brockway Center for the Arts and Technology, Brockway, PA, juried by Bill Strickland. 

2014 

      • Clarion County Arts Council Cup Show, Clarion, PA. 
      • 7th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Amelia Center Gallery, Panama City, FL, juried by Chandra DeBuse. 
      • CHIMERA 2014, The Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA. 
      • Daily Ritual: The Ceramic Cup, Saxonburg Area Artists Co-op, Saxonburg, PA. Biennial Cup Show, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL, juried by Matthew Schiemann. 
      • 5th Street Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Emoji Show, Rock Paper Scissors, Cincinnati, OH. 

2013 

      • Constella Exhibition, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Artifacts from the Inferno: Contemporary Wood-fired Ceramics, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, juror Jack Troy. 
      • The Battle of the Bowls, The Academy of Fine Arts, Amherst, VA, juror Mike Jabber. All is Chaos, Artisan Enterprise Center, Covington, KY, juror Dustin Pike. Vessels: All the Eyes Can Hold, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, jurors Lynn Conaway and Carole Staples. 
      • Northern Kentucky University’s 2013-2014 Scholarship Recipient Show, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • Emerging Voices, Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH, juror Martin Meersman. Northern Exposure, Passages Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, juror Kevin Muente. Summerfair’s Emerging Artists Juried Exhibition, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. 

2012 

      • MULTIPLICITY, Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • The Fantastic Eleven, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. MUG Shots: National Juried Cup Exhibition 2012, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE, juror Gail Kendall. . 
      • 119th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Cincinnati Women’s Art Club, Cincinnati, OH, jurors Francine Reiley and Lawrence Rudolech. 

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      • Coffee, Tea, or...?, Terra Incognito, Oak Park, Illinois, juror David Toan. 
      • Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 2012, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY ,juror Katie Rentzke. 

2011 

      • MULTIPLICITY, Gallery One One, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 2011, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juror Maureen Bloomfield. 
      • Lady Parts, The Southgate House, Newport, KY, juror Sarah Relojo. 

2010 

      • Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition 2010, Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights, KY, juror A.C. Frabetti. 
      • 117th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Cincinnati Women’s Art Club, Cincinnati, OH. Ceramic Show, The Southgate House, Newport, KY, juror Rick DeForrest. 2009 
      • Cincinnati Overture Awards Finalists of 2009 Show, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 

PUBLICATIONS 

2019 

      • Tips and Tools, Direct (Message) Sales, page 70 and 71, Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, OH. 

2018 

      • Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists, page 34, Westerville, OH. 

2017 

      • From the Studio to the Kitchen with Didem Mert, Ceramics Arts Network video, Westerville, OH. 
      • Small Favors: Think Inside the Box Publication, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 2016 
      • cFile’s list of Potters to Watch in 2016, https://cfileonline.org/contemporary pottery-to-watch-in-2016/ 
      • Featured artist in an AMACO ad in March issue of Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated, Westerville, OH. 
      • Hand-Crafted Cuisine: by Didem Mert, Pottery Making Illustrated, page 10-12, Westerville, OH. 
      • These 10 Ceramic Artists Are Giving Pottery A Modern Update, 

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/these-10-ceramic-artists-are-giving pottery-a-modern-update/all 

      • HAVE FUN USING POTS WITH DIDEM MERT’S HUMOR-INFUSED CERAMIC DESIGN, http://ceramicartistsnow.com/2016/06/24/didem-mert-ceramic-design/ 

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      • Akar’s Yunomi Invitational Isn’t About Teabowls...It’s Way More Interesting, by Jeremiah Butters, http://ceramicartistsnow.com/2016/05/18/akar-yunomi invitational/. 
      • Chimera VIII, Edinboro, PA. 

2015 

      • Soapbox Media: New contemporary art gallery opens in Over-the-Rhine, http://www.soapboxmedia.com/devnews/111715-cincinnati-art-underground.aspx AEQAI: Under 30: A Showcase of Millennial Talent at C-LINK Gallery, http://aeqai.com/main/2015/09/under-30-a-showcase-of-millennial-talent-at-c-link gallery/ 
      • Chimera, VII, Edinboro, PA. 

2014 

      • Ceramics Monthly’s Undergraduate Showcase 2014, page 50, Westerville, OH. Art Appreciation: Custom Textbook for Northern Kentucky University, back cover, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • The Northerner, Page 6, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. Inside NKU, http://www.nku.edu/features/2014/august/mert.html, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 

2013 

      • Cincinnati Enquirer: Finding Order in a World Full of Chaos, http://news. cincinnati.com/article/20131013/ENT07/310130022/Art-review-Finding order-world-full-chaos?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CArts %20&%20 Theater&nclick_check=1, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Art Ascent: Mother Earth, Page 32 and 33, http://www.magcloud.com/browse/ issue/603703, www.artascent.com. 
      • Loch Norse Magazine, Page 51, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/202265, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Her Magazine, http://hercincinnati.com/articles/2012/12/19/natural_industrialist, Cincinnati, OH. 

2012 

      • Loch Norse Magazine, Page 34, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights KY. 2011 
      • City Beat, http://citybeat.com/cincinnati/article-23393-art-lady-parts.html, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • The Northerner, Page 9, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES 

2017 

      • Allegheny College, Allegheny, PA. 

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      • Workshop presenter, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. 2015 
      • Cincinnati Art Underground, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • GASP, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. 
      • Brockway Center for the Arts and Technology, Brockway, PA. 

2013 

      • Finneytown Secondary School, Art Department, Cincinnati, OH. 

RESIDENCIES 

2018 

      • Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 

2017 

      • Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (two and a half week residency), Newcastle, ME. 
      • 3rd Annual Pentaculum, Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts (two week residency), Gatlinburg, TN. 

2015 

      • Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (two week residency), Newcastle, ME. 

AWARDS, GRANTS, & FELLOWSHIPS 

2018 

      • Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists, page 34, Westerville, OH. 
      • 2018 Windgate Summer Scholarship recipient ($700), Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 

2016 

      • Bhol-Fabian Memorial Fund ($500), State System Foundation, Harrisburg, PA. Purchase Award, Working Pots, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI, juried by Simon Levin. 
      • Purchase Price for Permanent Collection, Medalta, Alberta, Canada. 
      • Purchase Prize, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI. 

2015 

      • Best Handbuilt ($200), Strictly Functional Pottery National 2015, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, juried by Matt Long. 
      • Purchase Award, The Hudgens 1st National Juried & Invitational Cup Exhibition, Duluth, GA, juried by Carr McCuiston. 
      • Kiln God Scholarship ($500), Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME. Summer General Work Study Scholarship ($870), Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. 
      • 2nd place ($40), Clarion County Arts Council Cup Show, Clarion, PA. 

2014 

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      • Three Arts Scholarship ($8,300), Three Arts Scholarship Fund, Cincinnati, OH. John L. Magro Foundation Scholarship ($1,000), John L. Magro Foundation, Cincinnati, OH. 

2013 

      • Full in-state tuition scholarship for the fall semester of 2013 (merit based), Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • Three Arts Scholarship ($1,500), Three Arts Scholarship Fund, Cincinnati, OH. 2012 
      • Hyde Park Art Show Scholarship ($1,500), Hyde Park Art Show, Cincinnati, OH. Full in-state tuition scholarship for the year 2012-2013 (merit based), Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • Merit Award ($50), Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juror Katie Rentzke. 
      • John L. Magro Foundation Scholarship ($1,000), John L. Magro Foundation, Cincinnati, OH. 

2011 

      • Full in-state tuition scholarship for the year 2011-2012 (merit based), Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • John L. Magro Foundation Scholarship ($400), John L. Magro Foundation, Cincinnati, OH. 2010 
      • Full in-state tuition scholarship for the year 2010-2011 (merit based), Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • Best in Show ($100), Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juror A.C. Frabetti. 
      • Best Ceramic Piece ($50), Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juror A.C. Frabetti. 
      • Best Mixed Media Piece ($50), Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juror A.C. Frabetti. 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION 

      • AKAR, Iowa City, IA. 
      • Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. 
      • Archie Bray Foundation Gallery, Helena, MT. 
      • Arrowmont Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN. 
      • Lillstreet, Chicago, IL. 
      • Pewabic Gallery, Detroit, MI. 
      • Plough Gallery, Tifton, GA. 
      • Saltstone Ceramics, Seattle, WA. 
      • The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. 
      • Visual Index, Winston-Salem, NC. 

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RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE 

CURRENT 

      • Studio potter, Sebastopol, CA. 

2019-2021 

      • Education & Operations Director, Clay By The Bay, San Francisco, CA. 2018-2019 
      • Operations & Resident Director, Barlow Clay, Sebastopol, CA. 

2018 

      • Assistant to SKT Ceramics, Cincinnati, OH. 

2017 

      • Juror of The Art of the Drink, Butler Art Center, Butler, PA. 

2017-2018 

      • Studio potter, Cincinnati, OH. 

2016-2017 

      • Graduate Assistant in Graphic Design at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. 2016 
      • Assistant to Jeremy Randall, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN. Assistant to Tracy and David Gamble, Penland, NC. 

2015-2016 

      • Edinboro University’s Club President, Edinboro, PA. 
      • Edinboro University’s Graduate Art Association Vice President, Edinboro, PA. 2015 
      • Assistant to Jerilyn Virden in her home studio, Greensboro, VT. 

2014-2016 

      • Graduate Assistant at Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA. 

Ceramics 

Art Education (2014-2015) 

2011-2014 

      • Wood kiln firing leader, Ceramics Department, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 

2012 

      • Built a wood kiln, Gil Stengel and Yuki Muroe’s property, Burlington, KY. 2010-2013 
      • Work-Study Student Intern, Ceramics Department, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 

2011-2013 

      • Summer studio Assistant to artist and professor Ana England, Cincinnati, OH. 2011 
      • Assistant, African Art Institute, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 10

2009-2014 

      • Studio Technician and Teacher, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

2022 

      • How to Make & Use Terra Sig., virtual workshop. 
      • Color Exploration & Hand-Built Forms with Didem Mert, Green & Bisque Clayhouse, Pasadena, CA. 
      • Handbuilding FUN-damentals! with Didem Mert, Double Island Studio, Green Mountain, NC. 

2021 

      • Testing, Surfacing, & Depth, OH MY!, virtual workshop. 
      • Slab Built Mug Workshop!, virtual workshop. 

2018-2021 

      • Instructor at Clay By The Bay, San Francisco, CA. 

2019 

      • The Kiln Studio, Fairhope, AL. 
      • Virginia Potters Guild, Norfolk, VA. 
      • AMACO demonstrator, NCECA, Minneapolis, MN. 

2018 

      • Workshop presenter, Alabama Clay Conference, Montgomery, AL. 
      • Clay By The Bay, San Francisco, CA. 
      • 5-day workshop presenter, Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmington, PA. Workshop presenter, Northwest Missouri State University, 
      • 5-day workshop presenter, Pocosin Center for Crafts, Columbia, NC. 
      • Workshop presenter, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA. 
      • Workshop presenter, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX. 
      • Workshop presenter, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. 

2017-2018 

      • Instructor at Baker-Hunt Art and Cultural Center, Covington, KY. 

Wheel Throwing (all levels) 

      • Instructor at Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

Bisque Mold Class 

Handbuilding II 

Surfacing and Decoration 

2017 

      • Workshop presenter, Clay By The Bay, San Francisco, CA. 
      • Workshop presenter, Hawaii Potters Guild, Honolulu, HI. 
      • Workshop presenter, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. 
      • Workshop presenter, KY Country Day, Louisville, KY. 

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      • Workshop presenter, Gina DeSantis Studios, Cleveland, OH. 
      • Workshop presenter Burlington City Arts Community, Burlington, VT. Workshop presenter, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI. 

2016 

      • Multiplicity/Modular Project, Ceramics II, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. 
      • Modeling Project, Ceramics II, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA. Workshop presenter, Ohio Ceramic Supply, Ravenna, OH. 
      • Workshop presenter, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH 
      • Workshop presenter, Mayco/Buckeye Ceramic Supply, Hilliard, OH. 
      • Workshop presenter, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. 2015 
      • Workshop presenter, Cornell Studios, Dayton, OH. 
      • Workshop presenter, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 
      • Workshop presenter, Brockway Center for the Arts and Technology, Brockway, PA. 2014 
      • Workshop presenter, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

2013 

      • Teacher, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

Hand building I 

Basic Molds 

Wheel I 

Alternative Firing 

2012 

      • Workshop presenter/instructor, Finneytown Secondary School, Cincinnati, OH. Teaching Assistant for Professor Ana England, Raku and Primitive Firing course, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY. 
      • Teacher, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

Hand building I 

Barrel firing/Wheel II & III 

Naked raku/Wheel II & III 

      • Teaching Assistant, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

Wheel I 

2011 

      • Guest instructor, Queen City Clay, Cincinnati, OH. 

Raku firing 

2009 

    • Teaching Assistant for John Lanzador, Art Class Grades K-2, Maddux Elementary School, Cincinnati, OH. 

VIRTUAL REPRESENTATION 

  • Art Axis, http://www.artaxis.org, anonymous jurors. 
  • AccessCeramics, http://www. http://accessceramics.org/ 

COLLECTIONS 

  • The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. 
  • Medalta, Alberta, Canada. 
  • James May Gallery, Algoma, WI. 
  • The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA. 
  • Judy Stein, Cincinnati, OH. 
  • Kelly O’Donnell (assistant director at the Weston Arts Center), Cincinnati, OH. 

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