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SIKORA, LINDA
SIKORA, LINDA
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Jars and teapots have been central to my practice for a number of years now. The hard working teapot is insistently engineered to fulfill performative goals of service. The jar is a generous canvas, with more permissive criteria of containment. These formats of service, storage and display act as counterpoint or fuel for other subjects under consideration in the studio. I became focused on making pottery form for the challenge and joy of it; for the way the exponential nuances of the practice and its output teach one about the world. Pottery form is familiar and congenial, and able to disappear into private/personal activities and places. But this is only one aspect of the work that also - through its intelligence of color, form and stance - can also excite/awaken attention and thereby reflect back to a viewer their own imagination. Invisible or visible, or oscillating back and forth between these states, my best pots foster both attention and inattention.

BIOGRAPHY
Linda Sikora’s home and studio is in western New York where she is also a professor in the Division of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University. Born and raised in Canada, academic study in visual art and an apprenticeship in ceramics began in Nelson, British Columbia at (David Thompson University Center) Kootenay School of the Arts (Diploma). Formal education continued at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (BFA), and the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis (MFA). Authored articles are printed in The Studio Potter, Ceramic Review and Interpreting Ceramics (online journal). Professional activities are national and international: residencies include Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; Tainan National College of The Arts, Taiwan; Clay Edge, Australia. National exhibition venues have included Ferrin Gallery, MA; LaCoste Gallery, MA; The Clay Studio, PA; AKAR Gallery, IO. Public collections include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum; Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art; LA County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Everson Museum of Art; Huntington Museum of Art.

PROCESS
Inquiry arises from diverse sources these days. Some of the pottery forms are made as blank canvases for painting glazes. Some of the glaze colors and polychrome combinations demand a particular surface quality, curve or overall anatomy. An image may inspire a drawing that finds its way to pattern. A concept about historicism or contemporariness may suggest ‘style’. A cultural perception may influence subject matter. Methods for making are elemental and most are traditional (throwing, cutting, building, painting, wood firing), but they are not necessarily always rational. The work is usually made in small series to allow both focus and agility.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
1989 - 1992
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - Master of Fine Arts
1988 - 1989
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada -
Bachelor of Fine Arts
1983
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Glaze Technology
1980 - 1983
David Thompson University Center, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada -
Diploma of Fine Arts

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
1997 - present
Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Associate Professor)
1996 - 1997
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO (Assistant Professor)
1996 summer
Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1995 winter
Winona State University, Winona, MN
1994 fall
Winona State University, Winona, MN
1994 spring
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1993 fall
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
1992 summer
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada
1991 fall
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014
"Two Person Show" The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2013
"Two Person Show" AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, "Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond National Ceramic Invitational", Richmond, Virginia
2012
Invitational, "Past Presenters", Jerry Drown Wood Gallery - Arrowmont School of Crafts (in conjunction with the Utilitarian Clay Conference), Gatlinburg, TN
Invitational, "Mentors Exhibition", Jerry Drown wood Gallery - Arrowmont School of Crafts (in conjunction with the Utilitarian Clay Conference), Gatlinburg, TN
"Two Person, Two Practices From a Common Studio", Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Curated, "20 Years Strong: Women Working in Clay", Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, "Enlightened Earth", Art Center Gallery, Nazareth Gallery, Rochester, NY
Invitational, "Sources and Influence", NCECA Exhibition, Seattle, WA and Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Invitational, "Artist Plate", Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Invitational, "The Cup: 50 Artists, 250 Interpretations", Robert T Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
2011
Invitational, For Tea", Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, "Salt/Soda Ceramics - 30 X 5" AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, "Cups and Coffee", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, "Then and Now - Archie Bray Past Residents", Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
Curated, "Islamic Influence", (NCECA Exhibition) Crossroads Gallery, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL
Curated, "Twenty", Schein Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
Invitational, "36th Annual Invitational Pottery Show", The Art School at Old Church Demarest, NJ
Invitational, "Contemporary Teapots - Ancient Ancestors", Pewabic Pottery Gallery, Detroit, MI
Platters/Plates - Guess Who is Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NJ
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
Invitational, "La Mesa at NCECA Tampa", sponsored by Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL
Acquisitions Presentation, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Invitational, "35 Artists - 35 years", Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational "La Mesa", Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010
Invitational, "1895 Years of Pottery" - Functional Ceramics at NCECA, B Square Gallery, E Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, "La Mesa", NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery at NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, "Summer of Love", Dow Studio, Deer Isle, ME
Invitational, "36 Annual Invitational Pottery Show", The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
Platters/Plates - Guess Who is Coming to Dinner, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NJ
Encore, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2009
"Two Person Exhibition, Recent Work", Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, "The Art of Tea", Metropolitan Center for Visual Arts, Rockville, MD
Invitational, "Teapots", Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, "Pitchers", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Curated, "Teapots-Subject to OBject", Mid-America Arts Alliance Traveling exhibition: Art League Bonita Springs, FL; Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI; William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2008
Curated, East/West, Southwestern University Sarofim School of Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, TX
Invitational, Southern Exposure: Atmospheric Pots and the Penland Connection, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Curated, Utilitarian Clay Conference Exhibition of Presenters, Sandra J Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
Invitational, All Fired Up - A Celebration of Clay in Westchester New York, Lyndhurst Museum, Tarrytown, NY
"Two Person Exhibition", AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Invitational, "Teapots From Subject to Object", Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (traveling)
2007
Two Person Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Curated, 90 Teapots, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Curated, New Alfred, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Invitational, “Hand Held”, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
Invitational, “Pots That Pour”, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, Australia, NSW
Invitational, “Contrast: Ceramic Explorations In Black and White”, Atrium Gallery, Ball State
University, Muncie ,IN
Invitational, “SOFA NCECA”, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Louisville, KY
Curated, “Earth and Fire: A Celebration of Clay and Ceramics - Containing
History”, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
2006
Two Person Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Invitational, ‘Teapots’, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO (traveling)
Invitational, ‘Yumomis’, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
Invitational, ‘Tea Time – The Art of the Teapot’, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Curated, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curated, ‘Contemporary Teapots’, The Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE
Curated, “Inspired Utility: Exceptional Ceramic Vessels”, Main Line Art Center Galleries,
Haverford, PA
Invitational, ‘Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot’, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Invitational, “La Mesa”, NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Portland, OR
Invitational, ‘Tea: Engaging the Senses’ (NCECA), White Lotus Gallery, Eugene, OR
Invitational, ‘30/30’, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Invitational, ‘Kissed by Ash – Wood Fired Ceramics’, Paul Watkins Gallery, Winona State
University, Winona, MN
2005
Invitational, “American Masters 2000-2005”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, “Karen Karnes and Brown, Shapiro, Sikora, Metz”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “The Visceral Vessel”, Russel Hill Roger Gallery, Southwest School of Art
and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Invitational, “Cups, Cups, Cups”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Invitational, “Ferrin Gallery at SOFA Chicago”, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Eight Women: Eight Perspectives”, The Gallery at Red Star Studios
Ceramics Center, Kansas City, MO
Invitational, “Freehand 25: Clay”, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles,
Two Person Exhibition, “Recent Work”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Table Manners – Contemporary International Ceramics”, Crafts Council,
Islington, London, UK
Invitational, “31st Annual Invitational Pottery Show and Sale”, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
Invitational, “The Cup In The Hand”, Architecture Resource Center Gallery, Andrews
University, Berrien Springs, MI
Invitational, “Poetry of Pottery”, NCECA Exhibition”, Maryland Federation of Art City
Gallery, Baltimore ,MD
Invitational, “Gender Vessel Show”, NCECA Exhibition, Craig Flinner Gallery, Baltimore,MD
Invitational, “La Mesa”, NCECA Exhibition by Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2004
Two-person Exhibition, ‘Summer Work”, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Invitational, “ Studio Potter Invitational”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “Our Cups Runneth Over – Functional and Sculptural Ceramic Cup Exhibition”,
The Society of Art and Crafts, Boston ,MA
Invitational, ‘Teapot Show”, Pewabic Pottery Gallery, Detoit, MI
Invitational, “Cup”, University of Miami Gallery - Wesley Foundation, Miami, FL (catalogue)
Invitational, ‘Pitcher This’, Artworks Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Invitational, ‘2004 Summer of Ceramics”, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Invitational, “Tea”, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, SantaFe, NM
Invitational, “Pots in the Kitchen Exhibition”, Rufford Craft Center,
Nottinghamshire, UK will travel the exhibition to France, Germany, Denmark, The
Netherlands
‘Two-person Exhibition’, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Curated, “Old World, New World”, La Coste Gallery, Concord, MA
Two-person Exhibition, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Curated, “Contemporary Teapots: Object as Subject”, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Invitational, “OCCC 30th Year Exhibition/Sale”, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
2003
Curated, “21st Century Ceramics”, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and
Design, Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Invitational, “Mingei Lagacy”, Mingei International Museum, San Deigo, CA (monograph)
Invitational, “Pots In The Kitchen”, Rufford Craft Center, Nottinghanshire, UK (book)
2002
*One-person exhibition, “Linda Sikora”, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
Invitational, “Ceramic Exhibition - Curator: Jeff Oestrich”, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational, “Yankee Clay: Ceramic Artists of the Northeast”, The Slater Memorial Museum,
Norwich, CT
Invitational, "North Carolina Potter’s Conference 2002 – Exhibition of Presenters (Val Cushing, Linda Sikora, Andrea Gill, Matthew Metz) and Alfred Alumni, North
Carolina Pottery Center, Asheboro, NC
2001 *One-person exhibition, “Linda Sikora - Recent Work”, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, “Objects for Use - Handmade by Design” , American Craft Museum, New York,
NY (publication)
Invitational, "Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object" (artists from publication:
Teapots Transformed-Exploration Of An Object. Leslie Ferrin, author), Clay Art
Center, Port Chester, NY
Invitational, Feature – Alfred Faculty, SOFA Chicago – Helen Drutt Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, "Visiting Artists Exhibition–2001:Clay Odyssey", Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Invitational, "Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium", World
Ceramics Exposition 2001 Korea, Yoju, Korea (organized by NCECA Exhibitions
Director)
Invitational, “Teapots Transformed”, Ferrin Gallery, SOFA Chicago, IL
(Traveled: International 20th Century Arts Fair, New York, NY; New York Ceramics Fair, NY)
Invitational, “National Teapot Exhibition”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2000
Invitational, “Conversations”, Chester Springs-Schoolhouse, Chester Springs, PA
Invitational, “Small Works”, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, “Tureen Invitational”, Materia Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Invitational, “Mashiko Group Show 2000 - 19 American Potters Exhibition”, Moegi Gallery,
Japan
Invitational, “Ten Years in Retrospect - Exhibition and Collection”, Northern Clay Center,
Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, “Defining Moments of Contemporary Ceramics”, Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, Los Angeles, CA (Traveling: Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO;
Tucson Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ; The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, AK)
*Two-person exhibition, “Functional Ceramics”, The Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried, “Strictly Functional Pottery National”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
(award)
1999
Invitational, “International Ceramics Exhibition”, 13th Ichon Festival, Ichon, Kyunggi Province, Korea
Invitational, “1999 China International Ceramic Invitational Exhibition” China Yaoware
Ceramic Museum, Tongchuang, Xain, People’s Republic of China
Invitational, “Artists Collect”, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational, “Fall Exhibition”, Nancy Margolis Gallery, Portland, ME
Invitational, “Domestic Pottery”, Materia: Hand & Spirit, Scottsdale, AZ
Invitational, “Karnes/Stannard Exhibition, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
1998
Invitational, “Functional Ceramics”, John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational, “14 American Potters”, Moegi Gallery, Mashiko, Japan

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST, LECTURES, PANELS, RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS & JUROR
2013
Workshop (Two Weeks), Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO
2012
Lecture/Demonstration, Walnut Creek Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2011
Visiting Artist, Workshop, Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, City Design School
Lecture, Everson Museum of Art
Visiting Artist, Syracuse University
Board Member, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
2010
Panelist, University of Rochester and Memorial Art Gallery, in conjunction with publication of "Breaking Ground: A Century of Craft Art in Western New York"
Lecture/Workshop, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
2009
Panel, College Art Association (CAA), Title: A Question of Depth: Collaboration and Interdisciplinary in Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Panel/Demonstration, Utilitarian Clay Conference, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Juror, History in the Making - Exhibition, Genesee Center for the Arts and Education, JU Rochester, NY
Visiting Artist Lecture/Demonstration/Critiques, University of Lincoln, Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2007
Lecture/Demonstrations, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Lecture/Demonsration, (in conjunction with exhibition) The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Panelist, “Teaching Prototypes”, NCECA Conferenc, Louisville, KY
Lecture/Demonstrations, The Clay Edge, Gulgong, Australia, NSW
2006
Visiting Artist, Visiting Ceramic Arts Lecture Series Meadows School of the Arts, SMU
Dallas, TX
Lecture/Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Master Class, Arrowmont School of Craft, Galtinburg, TN
2005
Lecture/Critiques, Kansas City Art Insitute, Kansas City, MO
Lecture/ Workshop, BC Potter’s Guild, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2004
Residency/Workshop/Lecture, Tainan National College of The Arts, Tainan, Taiwan
2003
Workshop, Trax Gallery, Berkely, CA
2002
Demonstration / Lecture, Genesse Pottery, Rochester, NY
Workshop / Lecture, Haystack Mountain Shool of Crafts - Summer Session
Workshop / Lecture, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Demonstrator / Lecture, 15th North Carolina Potter’s Conference, Asheboro, NC
2001
Demonstrator, 2001: Clay Odyssey, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Panelist, Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, "Color and Fire" Exhibition
Panelist, SOFA Chicago (Helen Drutt Gallery)
2000
Participant, Organizer, “Conversations” Residency at Chester Springs Schoolhouse,
Chester Springs, PA
Panelist, “Content of Function”, NCECA Conference, Denver, CO
Workshop/Lecture, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Demonstrator, Utilitarian Clay III National Symposium, Gatlinburg, TN
Visiting Artist / Lecture, University of Fairbanks, AK
1999
Visiting Artist / Lecture, Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Inchun-Si, Korea
Visiting Artist, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Workshop / Lecture, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, TX
1998
Workshop / Lecture, Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, NJ
Visiting Artist, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada
Visiting Artist, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Visiting Artist, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LO
1997
Workshop / Lecture, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB, Canada
1991
Residency, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

SELECTED CATALOGUES BOOKS
2012
Linda Sikora (author), "Necessity Presses", The Studio Potter, Volume 40, Number 1, Winter/Spring 2011/2012, pg. 70-71
Ceramics Monthly Volume 40, Number 4, April 2012, "Sources and Influences: Mentors and Students", author: Kathleen Kneafsey, pg. 36-41 (quote, photograph)
2011
Ceramics Monthly, Volume 59, Number 10, December 2011, "Exposure: Tablespace", pg. 16-16 (Co-curator and Project Director of exhibition)
Ceramic Art and Perception, Exhibition Review: TableSpace, author: Janet Koplos (Co-curator and Project Director of exhibition)
Interpreting Ceramics – On-line publication, www.interpretingceramics.com, (published
transcript from CAA panel) Issue 12, November 2010
Ceramics Monthly, ‘Exposure-Current and Upcoming Exhibitions’, Volume 59, Number 4, April 2011, pg 8,19 (exhibition announcement, photograph)
Ceramophile (Newsletter for Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art,
Exhibition – Outside In: Reflections on a Collection’, Leslie Bellavance – author, Volume XXII, Number 1, Spring 2011 (article, photo, cover)
2010
Levenheim, Barbara (ed), Breaking Ground, A Century of Craft Art in Western New York, University of Rochester and Hudson Hills Press, 2010 (page 138.139 photograph)
Alleghany Meadows, Ayumi Horie, Mary Barringer, Cups On Loan, Ceramic Monthly Magazine, March 2010
2009
Cooper, Emanuel, Contemporary Ceramics, Thames and London Press, 2009 (page 34 photograph)
Sikora, Linda (author), ‘Metaphysical Materiality’ (review of ceramic installation work by artist Linda Sormin), Ceramic Review, Issue 239 September/October 2009
2008
Ceramics Monthly, Volume 4, “The MFA Factor”, January 2008 (pg 49, photograph)
2007
American Craft, Volume 68, Number2, (Exhibition Announcement), (g 49, photograph)
The Masters: Porcelain-Major Works By Leading Ceramists, Lark Books – Sterling REVI Publishing Company, Asheville, NC (Text and Images Pages 240 –
247) April 2007
Ceramic Technical, No. 25, “C lay Edge Gulgong 2007”, November 2007 (pg 93 – 98)
NCECA Journal 2007, Volume XXVIII, Panel Transcript: Teaching Prototypes and Pluralist Processes, NCECA Conference, Louisville, KY (Pages 28 – 30)
2005
The Studio Potter, vol 33, no 2(June 2005), Contemporary Functional Pottery: A Sampling
of Views, Linda Sikora, guest editor, 18 – 43
Ceramics Monthly, (November 2005), “The Visceral Vessel”, Diana Lyn Roberts, 17-18 (review, photograph)
ARTICLES REVIEWS
2004
The Studio Potter, vol 32, no 2(June 2004), “Linda Sikora: Beneath the Surface”, Mark Shapiro, interviewer/author, 7 – 14
Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Robin Hopper, author. Krause Publications Inc., U.S.A., 2004 (photograph, page 196)
Ceramics Monthly, (October 2004), “Matthew Metz and Linda Sikora Exhibition:
Baltimore Clayworks”, 16, (preview, photographs)
Crart, 3 – 4 No. 29, “Trax Gallery”, Korean Publication, 2004 (photograph, page 56/7)
2003
Mingei Legacy: The Pottery of Hamada, Kawai, Leach and Their Successors. Michel L.
Conroy, author. Mingei International Museum, San Deigo, CA
Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 51(2003), “Handmade by Design”, Paul J. Smith, author; 83(photograph)
2002
American Ceramics, Volume 14, Number 1, “Exhibition Review - Leopod Foulem”, Linda
Sikora, author; 50 (‘Singular Abstraction - Leopold Foulem’, exhibited at Schein-
Joseph Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred,NY)
Exhibition Preview, ‘"on_m" Hoon Lee’, Linda Sikora, author; Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Working With Clay - 2nd Edition. Susan Peterson, author. Laurence King Publishing, UK
(photograph)
2000
Objects For Use – Handmade by Design. Paul Smith, General Editor. Harry N.
Abrams,Inc., Publishers, in association with the American Craft
Museum, U.S.A., 2001 109 – 111 (photographs)
SOFA CHICAGO – SCULPTURAL OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART. exh. cat.,
Chicago, IL, 2001 181(photograph)
The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Kevin A. Hluch, author. Krause
Publications, U.S.A., 2001 21,80,123,132 (photographs, statements)
The Ceramic Spectrum. Robin Hopper, author, Krause Publications, U.S.A., 200(photographs)
TAKING MEASURE, AMERICAN CERAMIC ART AT THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
exh. cat., Yoju, Korea 2001 18(photograph, statement
Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose. Robin Hopper, author. Krause
Publications, 114 (photograph)
STRICTLY FUNCTIONAL POTTERY NATIONAL. exh. cat., Lancaster, PA: The Lancaster
Museum of Art, 2000, (photograph)
2000
The NCECA Journal 2000 - Higher Ground, vol 21(2000), “The Content of Function”, Linda
Sikora, author, 145-147
Teapots Transformed- Exploration of an Object. Leslie Ferrin, author. Guild Publishing,
U.S.A., 2000 22(photograph)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA NATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNIAL 2000: FOCUS
ON FUNCTION. exh. cat., Minneapolis, MN: Katherine University of Minnesota, 2000 (Juror Statement)
1999
THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC ARTIST WORKSHOP & EXHIBITION. exh.
cat., Ichon, Korea: Chungkang College of Cultural Industries, 23 - 24
Tableware In Clay: From Studio & Workshop. Karen Ann Wood, author. The
Crowood Press, UK. 150(Photograph)
1996
WALTER OSTROM: THE ADVOCACY OF POTTERY. exh. cat., Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada: The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1996; 45,24 & 34
The Studio Potter, vol 24, no 2 (June),”Living Pots”, Linda Sikora, author; 24
1994
American Ceramics, vol 11, no 2 (Spring), “Ceramics and Americanness”, Peter Schjeldahl,
author; 40-43

LEADERSHIPS, SERVICE, & AWARDS
2011
Curator and Project Director: TableSpace, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University
Board Member: Haystack Mountain School of Craft
Planning Committee Member: International Academy of Ceramics
2002
The Ruth Berger Rubenstein Memorial Award For Excellence in Teaching, Alfred University
2000
Strictly Functional Pottery National - Exhibition Award
1999
CLAY Award For Lifetime Achievement - The Friends of Contemporary Ceramics-Presented to NYSCC Division of Ceramic Art Faculty Past & Present
1998
Arts Leadership Award - Minnesota State Arts Board
1997
Council on Research and Creative Work, University of Colorado – Boulder

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
College of St. Catherine - St. Paul, MN
University of Colorado - Boulder, CO
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts - Racine, WI
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Minneapolis, MN
Northern Clay Center - Minneapolis, MN
Everson Museum of Art - Syracuse, NY

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ENRICHMENT, INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
2012
Yixing/Xian, Peoples Public of China
2010
External Review Committee, Rhode Island School of Design (Ceramics & Glass)
2009
College Art Association, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Symposium: Utilitarian Clay, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
CAFA City Design School, Beijing, Peoples Public of China
2007
Symposium: The Object and Making: Function and Meaning, Haystack Mountain School of
Crafts, Haystack, ME
Symposium: The Clay Edge, Gulgong, Australia, NSW
NCECA Louisville, Kentucky
2004
London, UK (Research: including interview and visit studio: Allen Caiger-Smith)
Islamic Republic of Iran (Research: Tehran, Esphahan, Shiraz, Kashan)
Taiwan (Research: including residency: Tainan National College of The Arts )
2000
Millennium Conference, Amsterdam, Holland
1999
Korea (Research)including residency: Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Inchun-Si)

SELECTED AUCTION EXHIBITION DONATIONS
2011
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
Invitational, "From the Center to the Edge: 60 Tears of Innovation at the Archie Bray Foundation", exhibition and auction, Helena, MT
Invitational, "Potters for Peace", NCECA Exhibition, Tampa, FL
Invitational, "The Clay Ball Gala and Auction", Exhibition and Auction, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2008 - 2010
Archie Bray Foundation
2006
Archie Bray Foundation
Arizona State University