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Artist: Martina Lantin


Artist: Martina Lantin
Martina Lantin, VERMONT
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I find earthenware the most seductive clay body.  Using this chocolate porcelain, I seek to evoke nostalgia of the future by making work that is a reverberation of the past.  Objects and installations are rooted in concepts generated through the analysis of early European porcelains and English cream ware. I provoke a tension between the elegant handling of the material and the rugged connotations of the clay body.

This duality extends into the object; manifesting in the dual roles of utility and decoration, simultaneously serving as containers of social and cultural information. I am particularly drawn to the semiotics of things – the message they may contain by visual inference and juxtaposition. Creation is a unity of cognition and action. It is a continual process of call and response. I ask questions that consistently inform the next series of work. Inquiry stems from and is propelled by my interactions with the material, imagery, historical research, my past work and future ideas.

As a maker, I have the capacity to exploit the variables of surface and scale to instigate a particular experience.  Convivial and quotidian forms combine to play games with lines and colours. The work teases the boundary between awkward and sophisticated.  Strategies of ornament are developed to engage and enhance the piece. Over time, through handling and contemplation, the subtle layers of colour and surface are revealed, reveling in accumulated narrative.

EDUCATION
2009 Master of Fine Art - craft
NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1998 Post-Baccalaureate Study
EUC SYD, Sonderborg Denmark
1996 Bachelor of Art; Art major, Psychology minor
EARLHAM COLLEGE, Richmond IN, USA
1995 STUDIO ART CENTER INTERNATIONAL Florence Italy

RESIDENCIES
2013, 2015 Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, USA
2009 – 2010 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, USA
2005 – 2007 Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD, USA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2014- present Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, AB, Canada, Assistant Professor
2010 - 2014 Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT, professor
2011 Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT; Artist/Teacher, MFA program
2010 Walters State Community College, Morristown, TN, Adjunct Faculty,
2009 – 2010 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Instructor
2009 NSCAD University, Halifax NS, Canada, Summer Workshop Instructor, intensive:
2007 – 2008 NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Canada, Teaching Assistant:
2006 – 2007 Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, Adult and Children’s Instructor
2005 – 2007 Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD, Teacher

WORKSHOPS; VISITING ARTIST; LECTURES
2015 National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, Providence, RI, “Cross-Cultural Meaning, Production and Design”, co-lecture
2014 Appalachian Center for Craft, Morrisville, TN, “Cut, Paste, Process” workshop
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, Visiting Artist, workshop, critiques, lecture
2013 College Art Association, New York, NY, “Art/Art History in Small Liberal Arts Colleges”, panelist
2012 Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC, “Pots in Progress” workshop
Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN, “Cut, Paste, Paint, Print” workshop
National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, Seattle WA,
“The Evolving Role of Residencies”, Panel Moderator
2011 Wellsville Creative Arts Center, Wellsville, NY, Visiting Artist; workshop
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, Visiting Artist - workshop and lecture
National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, Tampa FL,
“NCECA Connections; Surfing the Residency Pipe(line)”, Co-presenter and Moderator
2010 Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC, Visiting Artist - workshop and lecture
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Visiting Artist - workshop and lecture
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, Visiting Artist -workshop and lecture



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
* denotes solo show
2015
Maverick Pottery, Salida CO, Maverick Pottery Invitational
AKAR, Iowa City IA, Yunomi Invitational 2015
Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB, TBA*
The Meeting House, Tiverton Four Corners RI, From Potash
Santa Fe Clay, (held in conjunction with NCECA, Providence RI), La Mesa, invitational
Clay Art Center, Port Chester NY, Greenscapes, off/in/from the Garden, invitational
2014
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Cup, the Intimate Object X
Claymakers, Durham, NC, Steinfest 2014
Appalachian Center for Craft, Morrisville, TN, Instructor Exhibition
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Raphael Founder’s Prize Exhibition
Artist’s Studio, Austin, TX, Art of the Pot, invitational
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, Art and the Urban Garden, invitational
AKAR, Iowa City IA, Yunomi Invitational 2014
Santa Fe Clay, (held in conjunction with NCECA, Milwaukee, WI), La Mesa, invitational
2013
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT, Featured Artist Exhibition*
Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, Art of the Pot +, invitational
Focus Gallery, Penland ,NC, Affiliation through Sequence *
Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC, Disaster, Relief and Resilience, invitational
Dowstudio, Deer Isle ME, 20/20 Vision, invitational
AKAR, Iowa City IA, Yunomi Invitational 2013
Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO, Pairings, invitational
Worchester Center for Crafts, Worcester MA, Pottery Invitational
Whitefish Pottery, Whitefish, MT, Further On
Santa Fe Clay, (held in conjunction with NCECA, Houston TX), La Mesa, invitational
2012
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL, Rendered Motives
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, Holiday Invitational
Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, Handle with Care
Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA, Consider the Cup, 2012
Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, Source Material: Water
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, Cup, The Intimate Object VIII
Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond IN, In the Works; Students of Michael Theideman
Dow Studio, Deer Isle, ME, Made in USA – utilitarian studio ceramics
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD, Shirts and Skins (travelling show)
AMACO, Indianapolis IN, Shirts and Skins
Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC, Pattern
The Artisan Gallery, Northhampton, MA, First Blush *
Penland Gallery, Penland NC, Paper Plate, Plastic Plate, White Plate, Artist Plate, invitational
Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN, At 20: a Creative Continuum
Glassel Gallery, Baton Rouge LA, 8 Fluid Ounces, Juror: Kristin Keiffer
The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula MT, International Cup Show, Jurors: Jayson Lawfer, Emily Schroeder
2009
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Objects of Virtue, juror: Julia Galloway
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, Art of the Cup
Wayne Arts Center, Wayne PA, Craftforms 2009
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, The MBK Graduate Student Exhibition
Distill Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada, The Distill Cup
Seeds Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada, Wall to Table *

Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS Canada, In the Making, MFA Thesis Exhibition *
SCA Galleries, Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle, Australia, In Return
Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS Canada, Hello my Name is

SELECTED AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2013 Raphael Founder’s Prize Shortlist, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Christian Johnson Endeavor Research Travel Grant, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
2011 Cup of Merit Award and Commission, NCECA Scholarship Cup Show and Sale
Emerging Educator Fellowship, Integrative Teaching International, Athens, GA
2010 Purchase Award; “Drawing the Line”, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Purchase Award; Jersey Shore Clay National, MT Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ
Runner up Award, Bowl Me Over International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission
Third Place Award, Contemporary Clay Biennial 2010, The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO
Purchase Award, Feats of Clay XXIII, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Lincoln CA
2002 Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 Curator, Drury Gallery, Marlboro VT; What we do when we are not with you
2013 Curator, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC; Disaster, Relief and Resilience
2012 Curator, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL; Rendered Motives, exhibition
2012 Co- Curator, Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond IN; In the Works; Students of Michael Theideman
2009 – 2010 Gallery Preparator, Arrowmont School of Art and Craft, Gatlinburg, TN
2009 Research Assistant, NSCAD University, Halifax NS, Canada
2008 Summer Ceramics Technician, NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, Canada
2007 Juror, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, NS, Canada, Freedom from Constraint
2005 – 2007 Kiln Technician, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2004 – 2005 Studio Potter, Lantin Studios, Exeter, Devon, UK
2000 – 2004 Production Potter, Whitefish Pottery, Whitefish MT
1999 – 2000 Production Potter, Bermuda Clayworks, Bermuda
1997 – 1998 Apprentice Potter, Dartington Pottery, Totnes, Devon, UK

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2012-2014 Curriculum Committee Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
Standing Building Committee
2013 Search Committee: Dean of Students
Mellon Study of the Arts Curriculum
2012 Faculty Search committee: sociology
Women’s Resource center advisory board
2011 Public Art Committee
Search Committee: Director of Housing
2009 Faculty Search Committee, ceramics NSCAD University, Halifax NS, Canada
Cost-Efficiency Task Force
special administrative committee
2008 Graduate Gallery Committee
2007 ACC Volunteer Coordinator Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD



BIBLIOGRAPHY

In press Expedition, “On-Site Study of Ottoman Architecture and Tile”, co authored with Felicity Ratté
Feb. 2014 Ceramics Monthly, “Adding to the Story, the work of Martina Lantin” Author: Katey Schultz
Winter 2014 Studio Potter, “The Open Door”
March 2013 500 Prints on Clay, Lark Books
July/August 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, “The Upside-down Bowl”, instructional article
Summer/Fall 2011 Studio Potter, “Failure Makes Great Reclaim”
March/April 2011 Pottery Making Illustrated, “A Crowning Achievement”, instructional article
Winter 2011 Potash Hill, “New Faculty Broadens Ceramics Program”, Author: Phillip Johansen
Oct. 2010 Ceramics Monthly, “Upfront”, review of the Artist in Residence Exhibition
May, 2010 Akron Beacon Journal, “National Juried Cup Show”, review, Author: Dorothy Shinn
Oct, 2009 Ceramics Monthly, “Upfront”, Review of the MBK Graduate Student Exhibition
Sept. 2004 Ceramics Monthly “Upfront”, review of ‘From Whitefish to Wales’
May 2002 Ceramics Monthly, “Emerging Artists”, group of 21 artists selected from 321 international submissions

COLLECTIONS

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL; www.claylink.com
Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA


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