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SHAMAN, LAURIE
SHAMAN, LAURIE
ILLINOIS
I make tabletop and wall pieces in porcelain or stoneware using mainly slab-built techniques, with an eye on developing shapes and contours that best provide the surface for my hand drawn imagery. These forms thus become a canvas for depicting scenes that combine my interests in travel, art history and the natural world.

The vases, vessels and wall pieces I make today evolved naturally over time from a strong foundation producing utilitarian pottery, as well as having an ongoing practice of creating works on paper with a variety of drawing techniques. These once separate pursuits have been the basis of my ceramic work, and combined, produce for me the greatest satisfaction: merging the painted surface to three-dimensional form.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Drawn into Clay, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
2008
Black, White, Red: The Painted Bird, Illinois Artisans Shop, Chicago, IL
2005
Works in Clay, Works on Paper, Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
2002
Faces, Flora, Fauna, Illinois Artisans Program, Chicago, IL

PUBLIC ART COMMISSION
2009
“In the Swim” a six-Panel ceramic mural permanently installed in the Hayes Park Natatorium, Chicago Park District, Public Art Program, City of Chicago

GROUP SHOWS / INVITATIONALS
2012
Featured Artist, Cedar Creek Gallery
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Line and Color-Women in Clay, 18 Hands, Houston, TX
Politically Charged, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Fall Art Tour-Floyd, VA. Visiting Artist in the studios of Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler
2011
Laurie Shaman, Ed Hinkley, Eric Jensen, Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
Functional Ceramics Exhibition 2011, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR
19th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
Featured Artist: AKAR
35th Anniversary Exhibition, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
National Teapot Show VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery
2010
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
18th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River: Guest Artist
Liquid Measure Invitational, Main Street Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
2009
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
The Great Vase, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
17th Annual Minnesota Potters Tour of the Upper St. Croix River : Guest Artist
Garden Party/Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Thinking Out of the Box, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Art of Tea, Vis Arts, Rockville, MD
2008
People of the Mud 2: Another Look at Chicago Ceramics, Chicago Cultural Center,
The Bird: Homage to Brancusi, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA
CATS, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC
Sip, Slurp, Gulp, Santa Fe Clay
Laurie Shaman & David Zimmerman, Tamarack Gallery, Omena, MI
Featured Artist: Chicago Artists Month, Haus, Chicago, IL
2007
Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Louisville, KY
Plates and Platters: Salon Style, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Plates and Platters, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Made in Illinois, Robert Morris University Gallery, Springfield, IL
Featured Artist, Chicago Artists Month, Haus, Chicago, IL
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2006
Group Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, Portland, OR
Featured Artist, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2005
The Narrative Vessel, AKAR Gallery, Juror: Dan Anderson,
Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
National Teapot Show VI, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Cups, Cups, Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Chicago Tapestry (and friends), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
2004
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Unbroken Circle, former students of Bing Davis, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
2002
Artist of the Month, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Significant Signifiers, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
Plate and Platter Invitational, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999
Vessels inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey
Vessels inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, University of Chicago Basic Program,
Graham School of Liberal Studies
National Teapot Show IV, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
1990 – 1997 select exhibitions
6th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
Monarch National Ceramic Competition, Florence, AL
4th Annual Cup Invitational, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Last Pitcher Show ’95, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Narrative Teapot, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
SOFA, Sculptural Objects, Functional Art, Chicago, IL
New Art Forms, Chicago, IL
Six Artists: Strength from Within, McLean Arts Center, Bloomington, IL
The Ceramic Vessel: Traditional Notions, Recent Directions, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL, Juror: Ruth Kohler
Great Lakes Show, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL Juror: Ron Nagle

LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Education
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
University of Illinois at DeKalb
Oakton Community College, Niles, IL
York High School, Elmhurst, IL
New Trier High School, Wilmette, IL

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2006-Present
Ceramic studio in Ravenswood Arts Corridor, Chicago, IL
2001-2006
Ceramic studio, Midwest Clay Guild, Evanston, IL
1988-2001
Director, Lill Street Gallery & Classrooms, curator of over 45 ceramic exhibitions, studio member
1979-1986
Studio Potter, Mineral Point, WI

EDUCATION
1997
Basic Program of Liberal Education, Graham School of Liberal Studies, University of Chicago
1977
B.A. in Ceramics, Magna cum laude, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

RESIDENCIES
2000
Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI
1995
Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

AWARDS
2008
Honorable Mention: National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery
2007
Ravenswood ArtWalk: Commissioned to create Arts Advocate Awards

GRANTS
CAAP Grants (Community Arts Assistance Program, City of Chicago)
2005
Website Development
1997
Monoprints produced at Anchor Graphics
1994
Promotional and support materials

PUBLICATIONS
2012
The Best of 500 Ceramic, Lark Books
2010
500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books
Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing, Lark Books
2008
500 Platter, Plates and Chargers, Lark Books
Crafts Report, April
2006
Minneapolis / St. Paul Magazine
Outdoor Illinois, December
500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books
2004
Ceramics Monthly “Upfront”, May
Crafts Report, Vale Craft Gallery, June
2002
Chicago Artists News, photo, June
2001
Clay Times, cover photo, July/August
Ceramics Monthly, “Upfront”, September