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Artist: Justin Rothshank


Artist: Justin Rothshank
Justin Rothshank, INDIANA
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I gather inspiration from the natural environment where I live. My family moved onto a 20 acre, undeveloped plot of wooded land in 2009. We built a house, and studio, using wood harvested from the land. We've chosen to raise our family here. We're devoted to the protection of this land as a natural environment. However, we're also faced with the conundrum of development versus protection. To use the land, we've cut down trees, poured concrete, and driven thru the woods. We leave remnants and footprints of our existence wherever we go.

To maintain the woods as a safe place for exploration we've had to cut down trees, put in bridges, and remove vegetation. We harvest deadfall to fire my wood burning kiln. Many of these pieces are fired for 95 hours in my 2 chamber kiln using approximately 10 cords of wood harvested exclusively from
the acres surrounding the kiln. The surfaces have been decorated by the ash and flame created within the kiln firing atmosphere.

In making this work, I've reflected on the beauty, inspiration and energy that the environment provides to me...the wildlife, changing seasons, flora and fauna, fuel and resource. I find making trails, cutting wood, and maintaining the land to be a rewarding and fulfilling practice. Yet I recognize that we've changed the natural environment significantly since our arrival on this land. I've make this work as a reminder of the responsibility I carry in preserving the natural environment.

EDUCATION
Goshen College, Goshen, IN, BA ceramics & sculpture, minor multimedia communications—2000

JOB EXPERIENCE
2005-Present Studio Artist, Rothshank Artworks, Goshen, IN, www.rothshank.com

2001- 2009  Co-Founder, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA, www.unionproject.org, 

SELECTED SHOWS/ EXHIBITIONS
2018
22nd San Angelo National Exhibition, juried exhibition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX
Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists, Frick Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Growlerfest at NCECA, Brew House Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Collaborative Companions, Union Project/NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA, organizer and exhibitor
Last Call III, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
Revive, Remix, Respond: Contemporary Ceramic Artists, NY Ceramics and Glass Fair, NYC, NY

2017
Solo Show, Atmospheric Energy, Craft(s) Gallery, Louisville, KY
Containers, Three Wheel Studio, Invitational Exhibition, Providence, RI First Runner-Up
Cups 2017, Santa Fe Clay, Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM
Teabowl National, Bredin-Lee Gallery, Juried Exhibition, Kansas City, MO First Runner-Up Purchase Award
39th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN. Purchase Award
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried Exhibit, Kevin Lehman Pottery, Lancaster, PA
We the People, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Invitational Exhibition, Pomona, CA
Conductivity, Juried Exhibition, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
Zanesville Prize, International Juried Exhibition, Zanesville, OH
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Portland, OR
3-person Show, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
The Penland Series, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC

2016
Justin Rothshank with Ferrin Contemporary at Craft Trends 2016, Seoul, South Korea
Sip III, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
38th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN. Purchase Award
Transference, Invitational Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Presenters Exhibition, International Woodfire Symposium, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
Democratic Cup, Online Social Activism and Collaboration, Organized by Ayumi Horie
Know Justice, 2-person Exhibition with Brooke Rothshank, Ferrin Contemporary, North Adams, MA
Indiana People, Places, Things, Invitational Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN
Irons in the Fire, Invitational Exhibition, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN Juror/Catalog
Solo Exhibition, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Ceramics Invitational, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
100 Artists 1000 Cups, Invitational Exhibit, The Clay Studio at NCECA, Kansas City, MO
Decalcomania, Invitational Exhibit, Belger Crane Yard/Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT, Peter Beasecker, Juror

2015
Surface, 3-person Exhibition, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
Solo Exhibition, Sintra Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden
Decalcomania, Invitational, Exhibit, Reese Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Pursuit of Craft, Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
PLAY: Print Processes, Mark Making, and Material, Invitational Exhibit, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
Seeing Red, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Partners in Art, Invitational Exhibit, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
Instruments of Peace, 2-person show, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried Exhibit, Kevin Lehman Pottery, Lancaster, PA
Growlerfest, Invitational Exhibit, Ferrin Gallery/Eutectic Gallery, Cummington, MA/Portland, OR
Feast of Pottery, Invitational Exhibit, St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA
Masterpiece Exhibit, American Craft Week, Online Exhibition
Ashes to Ashes, Invitational Exhibit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Celebrating the Functional Object Invitational, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Graphic Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
PRINTED, Caldwell Arts Council, Lenoir, NC

2014
Residence and Residents, Harland Gallery, Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Featured Artist, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
30 X 5: The Sushi Service, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
10/14 36th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
Whiskey: Flights & Pairings, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried Exhibit, Kevin Lehman Pottery, Lancaster, PA
Ready, Set: Contemporary Dinnerware, Juried Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Art of the Cup, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Decal, Invitational Exhibition, Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR
Smithsonian Craft Show, National Building Museum, Washington, DC
Art and the Urban Garden, Invitational Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Distilled Essences II, Invitational Exhibition, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL
Within and Without, Invitational Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Fervor, Three-Person Show, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

2013
Let there be Light, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Holiday Show, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Natural Disasters Cup Show, Invitational Exhibit, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
35th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
Steinfest, Invitational Exhibit, Claymakers, Durham, NC
Americana, Two-Person Show with Zach Tate, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Melted Ash: Michiana Wood Fired Pottery, Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Bloomington, IN
Michiana Potters, Invitational Exhibit, Goshen College Hershberger Gallery, Goshen, IN, Curator
Art of the Cup, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried Exhibit, Kevin Lehman Pottery, Lancaster, PA
99 Bottles, Invitational Exhibit, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Medalta International Cup Show, Juried Exhibit, Medalta, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada
Clay Prints, Invitational Exhibit, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Solo Exhibition, The Local, Goshen, IN
Print on Clay, Invitational Exhibit, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Plates and Platters, Invitational Exhibit, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Instructor Exhibition Invitational, Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
Celebrating the Functional Object Invitational, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD
Atmospheric Perspective, Invitational Exhibit, Saratoga Clay Arts, Schuylerville, NY

2012
Guerilla Mug Assault, Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
34th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN Purchase Award
Rust Never Sleeps, Invitational Exhibit, Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA
Politically Charged, Invitational Exhibit, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Shirts and Skins, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Shirts and Skins, Invitational Exhibit, AMACO/Brent Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Art of the Cup, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
The Perfect Plate, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL, Sandy Simon, juror
Image and Form, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Touchstone Faculty Exhibition, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Mill Run, PA
Ceramic Artists of Goshen, Show Curator, Clay Place @ Standard, Carnegie, PA
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD
Generosity of the Spirit, Invitational Penland Fundraiser Exhibition, Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Ceramic Surface, Invitational Exhibition, Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Drawing Clay, Invitational Exhibit, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan Univeristy, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2011
Influenced, Invitational Exhibition, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
33rd Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN Purchase Award
Decalicious, Invitational Exhibition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
Fatherhood, Solo Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Clay as Canvas, Invitational Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
The Rothshanks, Hershberger Art Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Craft Meets Technology, Invitational Exhibition, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
The Rothshanks, Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD

2010
Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Invitational Exhibit, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
La Mesa, Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Justin Rothshank: The Big Spill, Center for Southern Craft and Design, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
32nd Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
3C Ceramic Invitational Exhibition, University College Nordjylland, Hjørring, Denmark
Clay Prints, Invitational Exhibit, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AK
Encore, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Decalcomania, Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Cups of Hope, Solo Exhibition, Community Arts Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
37th Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational Exhibit, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD
Table of Elements, Invitational Exhibit, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA

2009
Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Invitational Exhibit, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
Winterfest, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Adorned, Invitational Exhibit, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
31st Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
International Wood Fire Invitational, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
POP Craft, Invitational Exhibit, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Draw + Decal, Invitational Exhibit, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD Award of Excellence

2008
Our Cups Runneth Over, Invitational Exhibit, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Obamaware, Online Exhibition, www.ayumihorie.com
Wood Fired Exhibition, Laurelville Gallery, Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA
Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, John Glick, Juror
Solo Exhibition, Space Studios, Midland, MI
In the Making, Invitational Exhibit, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
International Ceramics Wood Fire Invitational, Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO
Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational Exhibit, Laurelville Mennonite Church
Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA
La Mesa, NCECA Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay
Earth and Fire, Invitational Exhibit, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Clay at Goshen College, Show Curator, Ellis School Armory, Pittsburgh, PA
Tableware from the Neighborhood, Show Curator, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Table of Elements, Invitational Exhibit, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA Heather Powell, Curator
Another Cup?, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Deb Bedwell, Curator

2007
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA, Merlin Oldham, Juror. First Place Award

2006
Cup: The Intimate Object V, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN, Pete Pinnell, Juror
Ceramic Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Mary Barringer, Juror
40 Under 40, The Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh,, PA, Elvira Peake, Curator
2006 International Orton Cone Box Show, Portland, OR, Steven Hill, Don Reitz, Inge Balch, Jurors
High Roads & Low Roads; anthems, dirges and myths, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL, Allys Palladino-Craig and Preston McLane, Co-Curators.

2005
4th Annual Soda/Salt National, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Gail Nichols, Juror
Juried Clay Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Dale Huffman, Juror
09/05 Family Matters, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Kirk Mangus and Eva Kwong, Jurors.
National Teapot Show VI, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

2004
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA, Patsy Cox, Juror. Third Place Award
Juried Clay Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Elvira Peake, Juror
Gathering Mass, 3 Person Show, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA,
Teapots A-Go-Go 2, MudFire Pottery Center, Atlanta, GA
International Orton Cone Box Show, Janet Mansfield & Philip Rogers, Jurors
NCECA AMACO/Brent Invitational, AMACO Factory, Indianapolis, IN, David Gamble, Juror

2002 
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Ft. Wayne, IN, Dick Lehman, Juror
National Teapot Show Five, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC

PUBLICATIONS
Tales of a Red Clay Rambler, Podcast Interview with Ben Carter, December 2017, episode 200 and 202
The Clay Studio, 100 Artists 1000 Cups, March 2016, p. 167-168
Ceramics Monthly, From Idea to Finished Form, September 2015, p. 44
American Craft, Fertile Ground, by Delia O'Hara, Fall 2015
Image and Design Transfer Techniques, Edited by Paul Wandless, Published by CeramicArtsDaily, 2015
Graphic Clay, By Jason Burnett, Published by Lark Books, 2015.
Glaze, By Brian Taylor and Kate Doody, Published by Barron's, 2014. p. 98, 132-133.
Digital Decals for the Ceramic Artist, By Michaelann Tostanoski, Published by Mud Wizard Press, 2014.
Ceramics Technical, The Use of Printing Techniques in Ceramics, By Leman Kalay, Issue 39, p.32-37
Ceramics Monthly, How Low Can You Go?, By Bryan Hopkins, p. 58-61, June/July/August 2014
Ceramics Monthly, Studio Visit, p. 26-29, May 2014
Monthly Ceramic Art(KOREA), Special Feature, p. 36-41, Feb. 2014, vol 215
Ceramics Monthly, Exposure, Nov. 2013
500 Prints on Clay, Published by Lark Books, Spring 2013, Paul Wandless, juror
Ceramics Monthly, Mug Giveaways, By Jessica Knapp, March 2013 p. 26-27
Ceramics Monthly, Trading Experiences, By Justin Rothshank, April 2012, p. 28-29
Justin Rothshank Iron Transfer DVD, Ceramic Publications Company, March 2012
The Log Book, Firing with Soda, By Justin Rothshank, Spring 2012, p. 20-24
Ceramics Monthly, Justin Rothshank: Fatherhood, By Liz Howe, Feb. 2012, p. 60-61
The Studio Potter, Spring 2012, A world's worth of Experience, By Zach Tate
The New York Times Blog, Handmade for Japan Review, March 17, 2011
The Studio Potter, Winter 2011, Vol 31 Is 1, Our Most Valuable Tools
New Ceramics(Germany), Issue 4/2010, Profile Article
Elkhart Truth, Coupled in Work, Coupled in Life, By Audrie Garrison, October 1, 2009
Boston Globe, Feeling the pop, in any guise, By Cate McQuaid, August 26, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, International Wood Fire Symposium Review, By Kurt Shaw, August 5, 2009
American Craft Magazine, Council News, June/July 2009, p. 28
World Ceramic Art (KOREA), ACC Review, By Shin Yeon Jeon, Apr. 2009, p. 112
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ceramist molds presidents into functional pottery, By Mary Thomas. Feb.16, 2009. p.C1
NCECA Journal 2008, Volume XXIX, Researching, Planning, and Implementing a Cooperative Clay Studio, p.102
Central Michigan Life, Artist holds workshop, demonstrates for students, Sept. 15, 2008, p. 6A
New Ceramics(GERMANY), Issue 4/2008, Image of Lincoln Plates, p. 1
Ceramicartsdaily.org, Applying Decals to Glazed Pottery and Ceramics, Instructional Video, July 2008
Yoga & Joyful Living, Magazine, Windows of Opportunity, By Anna Dubrovsky, May-June 08, p.64-67
Pottery Making Illustrated, Breaking the Rules: Pushing the Limits with Decals, Mar/Apr 08, p. 15-18
500 Tiles, Published by Lark Books, Jan. 2008, Angelica Pozo, Juror
Old House Journal, Head of the Glass, December 2007, p. 14-15
Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artists, May 07, p. 43
Table Magazine, Cups for a Cause, Plates with a Purpose, by Rhonda Schuldt, Spring 2007, p.66-67
National Journal, Leaps of Faith, By Paul Singer & Brian Friel, Jan. 6, 2007, p. 14-22
Ceramics Monthly, The Union Project, By Justin Rothshank & Brad Stephenson, Jan. 2007 p. 28-31
500 Pitchers, Published by Lark Books, Fall 2006, Terry Gess, Juror
Journal of Housing and Community Development, “Pittsburgh’s Union Project.” March/April 2005, p. 18-23.
Designing Home Lifestyles,” AT HOME WITH: The Union Project,” Winter 2004, p. 61-65
Shady Ave Magazine, “Shining Through the Darkness”, Winter 2004, p 50-56
Pulp Magazine, Cover Story: “In Perfect Union”, Apr. 25, 2002, Vol1, Issue 6
Pittsburgh Business Times, Cover Story: “Inspired Spaces”, Dec. 21, 2001, Vol. 21, No. 22

DEMONSTRATIONS, SPEAKING, WORKSHOPS
Visiting Artist, Clay By The Bay, San Francisco, CA, October 2018
Instructor, Decals in Atmosphere, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN, July 2018
Visiting Artist, Carolina Clay Matters Guild, Charlotte, NC, February 2018
Visiting Artist, IPFW University, Fort Wayne, IN, December 2017
Instructor, Touchstone School of Craft, Farmington, PA, July 2017
Instructor, Visiting Master Artist Workshop, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL, April 2017
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Harvard University Office for the Arts, October, 2016
Panelist, International Woodfire Conference, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL, October 2016
Instructor, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, July 2016
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN, April 2016
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Concord University, Athens, WV, November 2015
Instructor, Decals in Atmosphere, Odyssey Center, Asheville, NC, September 2015
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Khnemu Studio, MI, July 2015
Artist-in-Residence, Penn-Harris-Madison Visual Arts Academy, South Bend, IN, June 2015
Panelist, The Social (Media) Experiment, NCECA Conference, Providence, RI, March 2015
Instructor, 8-Week Fall Concentration, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, Fall 2014
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Cornell Studio Supply, Dayton, OH, June 2014
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Boulder Potter's Guild, Boulder, CO, May 2014
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD, October 2013
Instructor, Decals in Atmosphere, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Sep. 2013
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Notre Dame University School of Art, South Bend, Indiana, April 2013
Presenting Artist, Engaging Ceramic Surfaces, Potters Council Conference, San Diego, CA, Feb 2013
Artist Lecture, Noon Time Talk, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN, Nov. 2012
Visiting Artist and Lecture, Indiana University School of Art, Bloomington, IN, Nov. 2012.
Visiting Artist, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI, Mar. 2012.
Visiting Artist, Surface Workshop and Lecture, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Feb. 2012
Invited Artist, Ceramic Surface Forum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Jan. 2012
Artist Demonstrator/Decal Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, October 2011
Invited Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2011
Panel Moderator, Your Non-Academic Education, NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL, Apr. 2011
Invited Visiting Artist, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, Feb. 2011
Invited Visiting Artist, Creative Artists' Studios of Ames, Ames, IA, Jan. 2011
Artist Demonstrator, Folkuniversitetet, Gothenburg, Sweden, Sept. 2010
Invited Presenter/Demonstrating Artist, Creabiz Conf., University College Nordjylland, Hjørring, Denmark, Sept. 2010
Invited Resident Artist in Community Arts, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Feb-Apr, 2010
Co-Facilitator and Presenting Artist, International Wood Fire Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA, July 8-24, 2009
Invited Visiting Artist, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, April 17-20 2009
Invited Demonstrating Artist, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA, April 15, 2009
Instructor, Wood Fired Ceramics, 10 week class, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Spring 2009
Instructor, Ceramic Decals, 10 week class, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA Fall 2008
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Sept. 2008
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Space Studios, Midland Michigan, Sept. 2008.
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Ellis School/Ceil Leeper Sturdevant, Pittsburgh, April 2008
Invited Artist, International Wood FireWorkshop, Miss. State Univ/College of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO, Mar. 2008
Presenter, Setting Up a Ceramics Cooperative, Pittsburgh NCECA conference, March 14-17, 2008
Instructor, Wood Fire Kiln Building Workshop, Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA, March 2008
Guest Demonstrator, Out of Hand, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2008
Presenter, Mennonite Educators Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb. 2008.
Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Decals, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Professor Eric Hahn, Nov. 2007
Keynote Speaker, Cultivating Art$ to the Max, Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston, WV, Sept. 2007
Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Decals, Carlow University, Professor Dale Huffman, Sept. 2007
Panelist, What do I need to know before I start or run an organization?, Center for Progressive Leadership, Pgh, PA Feb. 2007
Guest Lecturer, “History & Preservation”, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Diane Shaw.
Panelist, Broadening Community Through the Traditional Arts, FolkArtShare, Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, Pgh, PA Nov. 2006
Instructor, Sprung Arch Kiln Building Workshop, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2006
Panelist, Building OnLine Relationships, TechNow Conference, Bayer Center for NonProfit Management, Pgh, PA Oct. 2005

GRANTS, AWARDS, COMMISSIONS
Selected Artist with Brooke Rothshank, Ceramic Mural, Greencroft Communities, Goshen, IN, 2015
Individual Artist Grant, Indiana Arts Commission, 2014
The Pittsburgh Foundation, International Ceramic Workshop Grant, July 2009
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council, Feb. 2009
Award Designer/Creator, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council/Office of Public Art, 2009 Work of Art Awards
Work of Art Award, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Award for Creative Collaboration-Capacity Building, May 2007
Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly, May 2007
Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers, Jan. 2007
40 Under 40, Fall 2005, Recognized by PITTSBURGH Magazine for contributions to regional development.
Decade of Servant Leadership Alumni Award, Fall 2005, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Associate Artist, Baltimore Clayworks
Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Member, American Craft Council
Co-Founder and Host Artist, Michiana Pottery Tour
Co-Founder, Union Project
Elder, Assembly Mennonite Church


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