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SHELLENBARGER, JANE
SHELLENBARGER, JANE
NEW YORK
My work focuses on a pottery idiom, often incorporating historical references and images with domestic objects. I work in both porcelain and black clays, firing with atmospheric kilns. The pieces undergo multiple post firings to achieve a depth of surface.

While function continues to be an essential concern, I am most intrigued with the ability of pots to transcend themselves as objects and convey information. The ability for the work to draw relationships to history and culture through form and surface content holds my fascination.

At its best the work becomes both artifact and object of the contemporary world. The use of glaze as a painterly ground provides terrain to interact with imagery and or form that results in a fertile ground for endless investigation.

Pots are intimate by nature. The history of ceramic objects to commemorate and document our culture is rich. As pots intersect with utility they have the ability to choreograph domestic experience affecting people in a deep and interactive way. There is a need to keep these interactions vital. The rhythm of making pots is, for me, an endless pursuit to express ideas and define interaction through form.

BIOGRAPHY
Jane Shellenbarger was born in Detroit, Michigan. She was a CORE student at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina from 1987-1989. Jane received her B.F.A. degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Following graduate school, she worked as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT, 1996-97. She established her studio pottery, Mill Station Pottery, in rural Hale, Michigan in 1997.

She has held teaching positions at multiple academic institutions, Kansas City Art Institute and Northern Michigan University and currently, she is an Assistant Professor in The School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology. She has taught at many craft schools around the country, among them, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Shellenbarger has exhibited her work in several prominent galleries around the country including: Leslie Ferrin Gallery, Lacoste Gallery, Lill Street, AKAR Gallery, Santa Fe Clay, Philadelphia Clay Studio, Red Lodge Clay Center and Baltimore Clayworks.

Her work is also in the public collections of the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, and The University Museum, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Jane recently bought a house and studio in rural western New York. She is anxious to build some atmospheric kilns and establish a new studio pottery on Buck Run Creek.

EDUCATION
1993-1996
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL; M.F.A.
Ceramics
1989-1993
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO; B.F.A.
Ceramics

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS
Fall 2011-Present
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. Assistant Professor
Fall 2007-2011
Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI. Assistant Professor
Fall 2002-2007
Kansas City Art Institute, Assistant Professor
Spring 2002
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, Visiting Instructor
2000
University of Norther Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007
Image and Pattern, a solo Exhibition, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005
Solo Exhibition, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Jane Shellenbarger, Solo Exhibition, Lacoste Gallery of American Crafts, Concord, MA
Jane Shellenbarger, Solo Exhibition, Pitcher Masters Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
2003
Linear Qualities of Form, Solo Exhibition, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2002
Solo Exhibition, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2001
Jane Shellenbarger, Solo Exhibition, Gallery 1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
Jane Shellenbarger, Solo Exhibition, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED INVITATIONAL & GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
2014 "Within and Without", Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT. National Invitational. A focus on large jars as carriers of content on the surface of the vessel (without), while they function as carriers of various substance (within). This invitation is being issued to eight artists: William Brouillard, Danny Brown, Jeremy Kane, Jeffrey Sincich, Wes Harvey, Yoko Sekino Bove, Jane Shellenbarger, Zachary Tate, and Justin Rothshank
The Cup II: 50 Artists, 250 Interpretations, and Curated by Ben Bates, Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL, National Invitational
Yunomi 2014 National Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa city, IA
2013
World Craft Competition * Kanazawa 2013* The Time Space Interval of Tea. Invited Artist, Period 1: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, JAPAN , Period 2: Kanazawa Nakamura Memorial Museum, Period 3: Meitetsumza Department store 8 th floor
They Used to Work Here, An exhibition of work by Haystack Summer Assistant Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle ME
Outpour, Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Beastly, There are a handful of artists who continue to explore the complexity of animal behavior, either sculpted or drawn, on the surface of functional pottery. In this exhibit, six ceramic artists: Jane Shellenbarger, Brooke Noble, Kurt Anderson, Mikey Walsh, Leanne McClurg Cambric, and Shanna Fliegel will share their connection between animals and the vessel. NCECA Conference, Houston TX
2012
The Chocolate Pot, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
DIMENSION, a two-person exhibition. Davison gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester NY
Enlightened Earth: The Ceramics Invitational, Arts Center Gallery, Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY
The Cup: 50 Artists, 250 Interpretations, Curated by Ben Bates, Robert T. Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL
Paper Plate, Plastic Plate, White Plate, Artist Plate: A collection of artist-made dinner plates and related insights about food. Penland Gallery, Penland School of Crafts, NC.
Image and Form, Akar Gallery. Iowa City, IA. An invitational exhibition.
2011
Islamic Influence, Crossroads Art Gallery, NCECA, Clearwater FL,
Parkland Art Gallery’s State of the Art 2011-12: National Biennial Ceramics Invitational, Parkland, IL
For Tea, Invitational Exhibition, Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010
Bringing Home the Bacon, Invitational Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, American Pottery Festival 2010, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Art of the Pot, Invitational Show and Sale, Austin, Texas
Then and Now, Strictly Functional Anniversary Exhibition”, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
2009
The Ohio/Michigan Game, Invitational Exhibit, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
4X4, Invitational Exhibit, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Three-Person Exhibition, Andrews Gallery, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Teapots, Functional, Formal, Narrative, University of Wisconsin-
Eau Claire, Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Art Center, Eua Claire, WI
2008
Studio Pottery: 21st Century Voices, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Clay & Glass 2008, Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
Southern Exposure: A Penland Connection, Rye Art Center,Westchester, NY
Featured Artist, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2007
National Juried Ceramics Exhibition and Symposium, Lawrence Arts Center Lawrence, KS
The Kansas City Pot, NCECA conference, Louisville, KY
30 x 5, 2007, Akar Gallery, Group Invitational Exhibition, Iowa city, IA
National Teapot Invitational, Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Faculty exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
It’s Only Natural, Biennial Faculty Exhibition, HR Block Artspace, KC, MO
2006
Faculty Exhibition, Sandra Blaine Gallery, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot, Clay Symposium,
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
Portland Pots: 15 Approaches, Japanese Garden Gallery, Portland, OR
30/30; 30 years and 30 Artists, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005
17 Women-17 Perspectives, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
American Masters, Guests artists from the Santa Fe Clay Summer
Workshop Program, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
La Mesa: A National Invitational Dinnerware Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay Presents, NCECA, Baltimore, MD
2004
Clay Invitational 2004, Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Teapots: Object to Subject, Invitational, Curated by Leslie Ferrin, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Faculty Exhibition, Sandra Blaine Gallery, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2003
Contemporary Teapots, Invitational, Leslie Ferrin Gallery, SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
Studio Pottery Invitational, Curated by Leslie Ferrin, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
30 x 5: Contemporary Ceramics Collection, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Old Church Cultural Center Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Demarest, NJ
Snowbirds, An Exhibition featuring Ceramic artists whose pots reference the Mingei Tradition, Santa Fe Clay, NM
Container - Content: A Survey of American Studio Art, Invitational, Curated by Leslie Ferrin, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
2002
Gathering Influence: The Artist as Collector, 2002 Biennial Kansas City Art Institute Faculty Exhibition, H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Anagama, Invitational, Curated by Chris Gustin, Peck Gallery, Providence, RI
33/32/2002, a retirement exhibition of select M.F.A. graduates, 1970 - 2002. Invitational, Curated by Dan Anderson, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
KCAI Ceramics Faculty: Part-Time and Full-Time 1996-2002, Alumni Gallery, Vanderslice Hall, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
The Kansas City Pot: Alumni of the Kansas City Art Institute 1990-1995, NCECA, Alumni Gallery, Vanderslice Hall, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Stoneware for Daily Rituals, Invitational, Red Star Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Functional Foursight, The Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Ceramics Invitational 2002, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL
Pots Presented, Invitational, Curated by Nick Joerling, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2001
Salt & Ash, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay Company, Santa Fe, NM
Cups, Invitational Penland Gallery at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
25 Select 25, Invitational, Gallery 1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
2000
Cup Invitational, Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, OR
Old Church Cultural Center Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Demearest, NJ
Bistro 1815, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay Company, Santa Fe, NM
Woodfire Invitational Exhibition, Gallery 1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
Kiss of Fire, Invitational, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
Woodfire/Saltfire Show. Invitational, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
Beyond the Body, Architectural Ceramics”, Invitational, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
25th Anniversary Cup Show, Invitational, Gallery 1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
20 Stokers, Invitational Woodfire Show, The Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
1999
National Teapot Invitational, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
Alida to Zack, 28 Years of Penland’s CORE Program, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
25th Anniversary Old Church Cultural Center Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Demarest, NJ
Different Strokes, Invitational, University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
20th Anniversary Teapot Exhibition, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
Departures from the Midwest: Kansas City Art Institute Alumni and Instructors, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
The Seventh Annual Strictly Functional National, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA
Salt and Soda, Invitational, Gallery 1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
Born of Ashes; Woodfired Ceramics, Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
1998
Old Church Cultural Center Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Demarest, NJ
Tea Bowl Invitational Exhibition, San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
The Work of Four Potters, Attention to Detail, Invitational, Gallery WDO, Charlotte, NC
Put A Lid On It, Invitational, Appalachian Center for the Crafts, Smithville, TN
6th Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1997
Old Church Cultural Center Show and Sale, Karen Karnes Invitational, Demarest, NJ
Functional Work, American Potters, Invitational Exhibition and Sale, Golden, CO
Summer Resident Exhibition, Invitational, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Anything That Pours, Invitational, The Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Wood-fired Ceramic Exhibition, Invitational, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO
Functional Ceramics, A Two Person Ceramic Exhibition, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Farewell Exhibition of Pottery. Solo Show, Bray Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, NCECA Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV
Fifth Annual Teapot Exhibition, Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Introduction: Teapots and Other Forms, Invitational, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
Emerging Artists of the U.S., Juried, Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier, VT
Ceramic Forms: A National Invitational Exhibition, Ronald Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, IN
1996
Rendezvous!, Invitational Exhibition, The Museum Of Nebraska Art, Kearney, NE
Images and Pots?, Clay Invitational, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, River Falls, WI
Alteration and Decoration, Solo Thesis Exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Graduate Student Exhibition, Juried, Shaw-Guido Gallery, Pontiac, MI
The Fourth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried, Market House Craft Center, Cumberland, PA
S.I.U.E. Graduate Exhibition, Juried, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville,
46th Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL Cambridge Invitational Ceramics”, Cambridge, WI
1995
The Third Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried, Market House Craft Center, Cumberland, PA
Clay Cup V, S.I.U. at Carbondale, Juried, Carbondale, IL
The 3rd Annual Teapot Exhibition, Invitational, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Varsity Art 1, Invitational, St. Louis Art and Design Center, St. Louis, MO
1994
Teachers and Students, Invitational, Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN
S.I.U.E. Graduate Exhibition, Juried, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1993
Seventh Annual Great Lakes Show, Juried, Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Celebrate The Year of American Craft-Topeka Competition 17, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS

VISITING ARTIST & LECTURE INVITATIONS
2010
University of Arkansas, Visiting Artist Workshop, Ceramics Department,
Fayetteville, AR
2009
College of William And Mary, Visiting Artist Workshop, Ceramics Department, Williamsburg, VA
2008
Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate The Object, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
2007
Image and Pattern, A one-week workshop, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2006
Alternative Processes, A Two Week Workshop team-taught with Andy Brayman, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Jane Shellenbarger Artists Invite Artist session, Watershed Center for the
Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2004
“Form & Surface”, A Two Week Workshop, Arrowmont School of Crafts,
Gatlinburg, TN
The Clay Studio, Visiting Artist Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Visiting Artist Workshop
2003
“Altered Pots”, A Three-Week Workshop, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2002
Demonstrator 37th Annual NCECA Conference; “Borders in Flux”, San Diego, CA
University of Louisville, Visiting Artist Workshop, Louisville, KY
Red Star Studios; Workshop and Exhibition
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Summer Session: a 4-week class.
2001
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Summer Session: a 4-week class.
Northern Michigan University, Visiting Artist Workshop, Marquette, MI
2000
“Utility and Fire”, an Eight week Fall Concentration at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Presenter at "Utilitarian Clay III: Celebrate the Object Symposium"
The Clay Art Center, “Function and Utility” A one week Workshop, Port
Chester, NY
1999
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts-Team taught with Michael Simon-Two
week Workshop
“Utilitarian Pots”, Eight Week Fall Concentration, Team taught with Gay Smith at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist Workshop, Kansas City, MO
1998-99
Summer Assistant to the Director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
1998
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Visiting Artist Workshop
1997
Montana State University, Visiting Artist Workshop, Bozeman, MT
Archie Bray Foundation, an Eight Week Clay Class, Helena, MT
1996
Southern Illinois University @ Edwardsville, Fall Semester Ceramics

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2010
Four Week Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2009
Four week intensive study with industrial mold making and porcelain at the
International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
2008
Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate The Object, Presenter, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2007
National Juried Ceramics Exhibition and Symposium, Presenter, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
2006
Jane Shellenbarger Artists Invite Artist session, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
1996-97
Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1988
Penland Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1987
Penland Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
2013
Ohi Museum, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
2010
San Angelo Museum of Fine Art University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
1998
Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian
Institution, Washington, D.C.
1997
The Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, MT
1996
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
1993
Kenneth R. Ferguson Teaching Collection, KCAI, Kansas City, MO

PUBLICATIONS
Upcoming: American iPottery Upcoming : American iPottery “The Art of Contemporary American Pottery” expanded to a digital version. Kevin Hluch
2011
Ceramics Monthly, “MFA Factor”, Nov. 2011
2008
Ceramics Technical, Kitchen Table Ceramics, Vol. 26
2006
Clay Times, “The Yin and Yang of Pottery Making”, Vol. 12 No. 5, September/October, pp. 51-54
2005
Studio Potter, Vitality of Functional Pottery, June, 2005, pp. 36-39
1998
Ceramics Monthly, “Put a Lid On It”, November 1998, p. 45
1997
Ceramics Monthly, “Emerging Artists Show”, May 1997, p. 12
1996
Ceramics Monthly, ‘The Clay Cup V”, March 1996, p. 66
1995
Ceramics monthly, “The Third Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National", November 1995, p. 37

AWARDS
1999
Best of Show, Seventh Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Cumberland, PA
Research Grant for Graduate Students, “Investigation of ceramic surfaces with enamels, S.I.U.E
Friends of Art Award, S.I.U.E., Graduate Exhibition, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
1996-1997
Residency at the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1995
Best of Show, Third Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Cumberland, PA
Purchase Award, The Clay Cup V, S.I.U. Carbondale, Carbondale, IL
Wagner Potter’s Association Award, Graduate Exhibition, S.I.U.E.
1994
Award of Merit, St. Louis Art Fair, St. Louis, MO
John and Kay Kendall Purchase Award, S.I.U.E. Graduate Exhibition
Martha Holden Graduate award, S.I.U.E., Graduate Exhibition
1993
Competitive Graduate Fellowship, S.I.U.E.
Purchase Award, “Topeka Competition 17”, Topeka, KS
1987
Penland Core Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1986
Penland Core Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC