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Artist: Nancy Gardner


Artist: Nancy Gardner
Nancy Gardner, ILLINOIS
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My work is both functional and decorative, bringing together my love of pottery form and a passion for pattern and color. The work elicits conversation between painting, ethnographic material, fabric design and nature. My pots are hand built of red earthenware with underglaze and glaze.

Nancy Gardner has been working in the Chicago area as a studio potter for 30 years. She is originally from Philadelphia where she attended Tyler School of Art as an undergraduate. She completed her MFA at Illinois State University Carbondale, taught in Ohio for several years, then moved to Chicago where she has been since.

APPOINTMENTS
1984-1987
Instructor, Full Time. Sinclair Community College. Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing, Art Appreciation,
Design. Dayton, Ohio.
1987-1995
Instructor. College of Du Page. Glenn Ellyn, IL Ceramics, Drawing, Art Apprec., Design.
1988-1996
Instructor. Childrens Classes. Evanston Art Center.
1987-1988.
ART-Art Resources in Teaching. Instructor. Chicago, IL
1988-1989
Artist In Residence. Whittier School, Belle Aire School, Highland School, Willowbrook School
1981-1983
Lecturer. Ceramics. Southern Illinois University. Carbondale.
1980-1981
Instructor. Ceramics. Philadelphia Community College. Philadelphia, PA
2005-2009
Instructor, Ceramics, Terra Incognito, Oak Park, IL
2006-2015
Instructor, Drawing for Architecture. Triton College, River Grove. IL

EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2017. Featured Artist. Lill St. Gallery. Chicago, IL.
2017. Award of Excellence. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.
2017. The 29th Annual Sydney Teapot show. Kerrie Lowe Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2016. Cedar Creek National Teapot show. Creedmoor, NC.
2016-2017. NCECA Market. Lill Street Gallery.
2012-2016 Yunomi Invitational. Akar Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa.
Hot Tea. Craft Alliance Gallery. Invitational. St. Louis, MO.
2011
50/50 Pilsen. Chicago, IL.
Pottery collaboration with Judy Legerwood. Tracy Williams Gallery, New York.
Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Show. Creedmoor, NC.
Out Of The West. Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL
2010
Best in Show Award. Artclectic 2010. Nashville, TN.
American Craft Exposition. Evanston, IL.
2007-2009
Invitational Award. Art Fair on the Square. Madison, WI.
2007
Featured Artist. Ann Arbor Street Art Fair. Ann Arbor, MI.
Invitational Award. Highland Park Fine Craft Exhibition. Highland Park, IL.
Best of Ceramics. The St. Louis Art Fair. St. Louis, MO.
2006
Group Show. Lill Street Art Center. Chicago. IL.
2005
Two person show. Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL.
Best of Ceramics. Morning Glory Craft Festival. Milwaukee, WI.
1996-2002
Objects of Desire. Miller Gallery. Cincinatti, OH.
2001
Suite Home Chicago. Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL.
1998
National Teapot Show. Langman Gallery. Willow Grove, PA.
1997-98
Group Show. Gallery Alexendar. La Jolla, CA.
1996
Group Show. Bona Dea Gallery. Portland, OR.
The Clay Cup. Parkland College. Champaign, IL.
1995
Some of The Best From The Midwest. Baltimore Clayworks.
Let There Be Light. Lill St. Gallery, Chicago.
1992
Teapots Pour and Proud of it. Northfield Pottery.
1990
Clay 1990. Invitational. Rochester Art Center. Rochester1990. Great Lakes
Regional. Lill Street Studios. Chicago, IL.
1987
Mea Culpa. 2 Person Show. Wright State University. Dayton, OH
1986
With Introspection. Walter Phillips Gallery. Banff Center. Banff. Alberta, CA.
Great Lakes Regional. Lill Street Studios. Chicago, IL.
1985
One Person Show. New Growth. Dayton Art Institute. Dayton, OH
1984
Botanically Inspired Vessels. Missouri Botanical Gardens. St. Louis, MO.
Mid-States Annual Crafts Exhibition. Evansville Museum of Arts & Sciences, Evansville, IN.
Pots about Pots. Variations on a Clay Anatomy. Washington University. St. Louis.
MFA Thesis Exhitition. Mitchell Gallery. Southern IL University, Carbondale, IL.

WORKSHOPS
Visiting Artist. Southern IL University. Carbondale, IL. March 3, 2011.
Visiting Artist. Penninsula School of Art. Fish Creek, WI. July 2011, 2016.
Participant in the International Art Symposium. Olympus, Turkey. July 2015.

PUBLICATIONS
Best of Pottery. Rockport Publishers. 1998
Best of Pottery 2. Rockport Publishers. 1999
Ceramic Design Book. Rockport Publishers. 1999
The Contemporary Potter. Rockport Publishers. 2000
500 Vases, Rockport Publishers. 2010.
Finding Comfort, Developing Style. Co-authored with Burton Isenstein.
Pottery Making Illustrated. Nov/dec. 2014
La revue de la ceramique et du verre, September, October 2016.
Nancy Gardner, Fleurs, stries, ronds, couleurs. By Pascale Nobecourt.

WHOLESALE EXHIBITIONS
ACC Minneapolis. 1990
ACC St. Paul. 1992-93
ACC Columbus. 1995-96
Baltimore Alternative. 1997
ACC Baltimore. 1998-2003, 2005-2017
Handmade. New York Intl. Gift Fair. 2001, 2002.

RETAIL EXHIBITIONS
ACC St. Paul, St. Louis Art Fair, Kansas City Plaza Art Fair, Ann Arbor Street ArtFair,
Washington Craft Exhibition, Evanston and Glencoe ACE, Milwaukee Lake Front Art Fair,
Laumeir Art Fair, Madison Art Fair on The Square, Marion Art Fair, Artclectic,
Nashville, TN. Highland Park Fine Craft Show, Baltimore ACC Retail, Reston ArtFair,
Peoria Art Fair, Morning Glory Craft Fair, 57th Street Art Fair, Suttons Bay Art
Fair, Art of The Pot, Austin, TX., The Smithsonian Craft Show., Crafts at New Orleans Jazz Fest


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