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Artist: Philip Wiggs


Philip Wiggs
Philip Wiggs, KENTUCKY
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When I make yunomis, I think about:
-tactile sensations of dry and wet glazed surfaces on fingers
-tight rim and foot rings etching lines across a softly undulating form
-the way the cup fits into the palm of your hand, its weight and balance
-painterly slip marks crossed by glaze lines like windows streaked with a spring
rain. I want a yunomi to read like my native Kentucky landscape, its dark clay
dappled similarly to how the Appalachian mountains reflect light on a hazy
spring day.

Education
Master of Arts, Art Education. Eastern Kentucky University. August 2010.
Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. May 2006.
Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art. Berea College. May 1991.


Teaching Experience
2012-Present. Berea College. Berea, Kentucky.
Director/ Resident Potter, Ceramics Apprenticeship Program.

Spring Semester 2012. University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
Adjunct Professor, Art Education.

2010- 2012. Madison, Jessamine, and Fayette County Schools, Kentucky.
Substitute Teacher.

Spring Semester 2010. Model Laboratory School. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky Student Teacher.

Fall Semester 2009. Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky. Graduate Assistant.

Spring Semester 2008. Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. Adjunct Professor, Ceramics

Spring Semester 2007. Berea College, Berea, KY. Adjunct Professor, Ceramics.

2003-2007. Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Resident Potter.

Spring Semester 2005. Centre College. Danville KY. Adjunct Professor, Ceramics.

1999-2001. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, School of Artisanry. South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Instructor of Three-Dimensional Design, Teacher on Record.


Exhibitions
2018
“Ceram-a-rama”
Arizona State University, Art Museum Ceramic Research Center
Tempe, Arizona
“Earth, Wood, and Fire” NCECA Exhibition
Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling West Virginia
“Cup, the Intimate Object XIV”
Charlie Cummings Gallery

Gainesville, Florida


2017
“No Two Alike: An Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics”
Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Art and Design
Richmond, KY
“Cup, the Intimate Object XIII”
Charlie Cummings Gallery

Chapel Hill, NC
“See the Art…Meet the Artist”
Madison County Public Library
Berea, KY


2016
“The Ceramic Library Project”
Berea College


2015
“Ferment” Solo Show
Traylor Gallery. Berea, Kentucky
“Cup, The Intimate Object X”
Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, Florida
“Mentors/Mentees” Invitational
Gallery on Main. Richmond, Kentucky


2014
“Potters of Madison County”
Berea Arts Council. Berea, Kentucky
“The State of Clay”
Arts Place Gallery. Lexington, Kentucky
“Put a Lid On It”
The Artisan Center. Berea, Kentucky
“Cup, The Intimate Object X”
Gainesville, Florida


2013
“Cup, The Intimate Object IX”
Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, Florida


2009
“Yunomi Invitational”
AKAR Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa.
“Woodland Arts and Crafts Festival”
Lexington, Kentucky.
“Outside the Box”
Berea Arts Council. Berea, Kentucky.


2008
“Strictly Functional”
Market House Craft Center. Petersburg, Pennsylvania.
Bailey Purchase Award
“Yunomi Invitational”
AKAR Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa.
“Big Fish, Small Pot 3”: Third International Small Teapot Competition and Show”
Saddleback College Art Gallery. Mission Viejo, California.
“Ceramics Apprenticeship Program Retrospective”
Berea College. Berea, Kentucky.


2007
“Jeff Oestreich and Ten Friends”
Red Lodge Gallery, Red Lodge, Montana.
“Forms and Shapes: Inspired by Architecture”
AKAR Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa.
“The Best of Kentucky Clay”
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft. Louisville, Kentucky.
“Kentucky Faculty Show.”
NCECA. Louisville, Kentucky.

Workshops
Spring 2011. Richmond Area Arts Council. Richmond, Kentucky.

July 2010. Upward Bound Workshop. Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, Kentucky.

2005- 2007. New Opportunity School for Women. Berea, Kentucky.

1994-1997. Pottery Northwest. Seattle, Washington.
Workshop instructor. Clay classes.


Curated Shows
Spring 2018. “Made for Use” A show of functional pots from the Berea College

Art Collection.
Professional Memberships and Affiliations
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. 2004- Present.

Gallery Affiliations
Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, Florida.
AKAR Gallery. Iowa City, Iowa.
Artisan Center. Berea, Kentucky.


Collections
Berea College. Berea, Kentucky.
Bailey Ceramic Supply Company. Kingston, New York.


Scholarships and Awards
Summer 2018-2019. Work Colleges Consortium Grant.
Awarded grant to develop the Ceramic Cup Library, an outreach project designed to implement a
functional ceramic library to be made available to students, staff, and faculty at Berea College.

Summer 2015. Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects (URCPP) grant.
Awarded grant to develop and implement an undergraduate assisted research project in kiln building and design.

April 2008. Strictly Functional. Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Bailey Purchase Award.

July 1999. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, Maine.
Awarded scholarship for two-week residency, working with artist Mark Burns.

1998-1999. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Educational Scholarship.


Professional and Community Service Experience
2014- 2019 Berea Arts Council. Board of Directors.
2013- Present. Bob-Town Arts Center. Board of Directors


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