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Artist: Julie Crosby


Artist: Julie Crosby
Julie Crosby, NEW YORK
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I want my pots to be a quiet record of this time and place. Unpretentious design and the sturdy build of functional pots encourage use. As they have held up over time, after being passed around the dinner table and stacked in the kitchen sink, they have served their function.

My immediate surroundings inspire me. The sweeping patterns of cornfields and the enduring patience of the nineteenth century barns show up in my work. The negative space in a handle, to my surprise, mimics the window openings of a four-story barn across the road. I find many aesthetic elements from the landscape around me subtly filtering into my pots.

I am drawn to pots in history that tare simple in form with direct surface treatments. Post made in China throughout the Han Dynasty and Korean pots from the Choson period are anonymous pots that come from a culture of functional potters. In their craft they expressed, through raised or incised line decoration and sturdy form, enduring work.

It is my hope that the pots I make will be used everyday. The owners of my pots will enjoy them in quiet repose or as a part of a lively gathering with family and friends. These pots will become the essence of the elements that create a home.

EDUCATION
1991-1995
University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, West Hartford CT, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics
1998
Penland School of Crafts, Fall Concentration, Penland NC
1997-1998
Louisiana Tech University, Special Student, Ruston LA
1997
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Scholarship Student, Snowmass Village CO
1996-1997
Mendocino Art Center, Artist-in-Residence, Mendocino CA
1995-1996
Worcester Center for Crafts, Artist-in-Residence, Worcester MA
1993
Greenwich House Pottery, Work Study Student NYC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2004-Present
Studio Potter, Trumansburg NY
2000-Present
Professional Kiln Builder
2013
Resident Artist, Artist-Invite-Artists Session III, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle ME
2005-2010
Adjunct Instructor Ceramics I/Ceramics II/Independent Study Corning Community College, Corning NY
2001-2004
Studio Potter, Harpursville NY
2000-2001
Ceramics Studio Technician, Worcester Center for Crafts
1999-2001
Ceramics Instructor, Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC), Worcester MA

EXHIBITIONS
2014
Worcester Pottery Invitational, Curator and Exhibitor, Worcester MA Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA
2013
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
Exhibition of Recent Work, Gallery at Clayscapes, Syracuse NY
Gifted, the Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Ceramics Invitational, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira NY
2012
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia PA
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster PA
Made for Each Other, Functional Ceramics in Pairs and Sets, 550 Art Center, Manchester NH
2011
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia PA
Bowls Exhibit, the Guilford Art Center, Guilford CT
2010
7 Anagama Artists, the Gallery at Clayscapes Pottery, Syracuse NY
The Ithaca Fine Craft Show, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY
Annual Cup Show and Sale, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA
2009
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster PA
The Ithaca Fine Craft Show, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY
All Forms: Studio Pottery ‘09, Gandee Gallery, Fabius NY
SUNY Faculty Art Exhibition, System Administration Gallery, SUNY Albany
Women’s Invitational, George Waters Gallery, Elmira College, Elmira NY
2008
Cup and Mug Invitational, the Artisan Gallery, Northampton MA
The Ithaca Fine Craft Show, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY
Faculty Exhibition, Corning Community College, Corning NY
Ithaca Ceramics, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Solo Exhibition Recent Work, Community School of Music and Arts, Ithaca NY
Women with Wood, Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh PA
Kicking Ash, Red Star Studios, Kansas City MO
2007
Mostly Pottery Benefit Show, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY
Faculty Exhibition, Corning Community College, Corning NY
2006
Feats of Clay, Lincoln CA
Forms and Shapes, the Useful Teapot, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA
History in the Making, Genesee Pottery, Rochester NY
Our Cups Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
Mostly Pottery Benefit Show, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca NY
2005
Faculty Exhibition, Corning Community College, Corning NY
2004
Benefit Pottery Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Worcester MA
Utilitarian Clay Conference, Celebrate the Object, Gatlinburg TN
Our Cups Runneth Over, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
171 Cedar Arts Center Faculty Show, Corning Community College
2003
Clay and Fiber, Chenango County Council of the Arts, Norwich NY
Dinner is Served, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA
Benefit Pottery Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Worcester MA
2002
Cup Show, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
Wood Fired Pottery Show, Avenue Art Gallery, Endicott NY

AWARDS & GRANTS
2013
Kiln God Scholarship Award, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle ME
Merit Award, Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Festival, Rochester NY
2012
Merit Award, Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Festival, Rochester NY
2007
New York Foundation for the Arts, Unrestricted Artist Fellowship in Crafts
2006
Second Place Award, Feats of Clay, Lincoln CA
Third Place Award, History in the Making, Rochester NY
2001
Director’s Award, Strictly Functional Pottery National
2000
Local Cultural Council Grant, Worcester MA
1996
Local Cultural Council Grant, Worcester MA

PUBLICATIONS
2012
Ceramics Monthly, Basket, Page 21, October
2009
Ceramics Monthly, Serving Bowl, Page 32, December
The Log Book, Issue #37, Article Entitled "At Home", February
2006
Ceramics Monthly, Upfront, Wood Fired Wood, Page 22, June/July
2004
Ceramics Monthly, Two Oil Bottles, Page 59, December
The Studio Potter, Volume 33 Number 1, Article "Standing Out", Pages 8-9, December


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