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KENNEY%2C+DIANE

KENNEY, DIANE
KENNEY, DIANE
COLORADO
I have made high temp, atmospheric fired clay for many years. I am now taking  time to really explore surfaces in terra cotta, using color freely, ­ pushing limits, taking risks, trying things I have never tried before, using a lot of brushes and odd tools for making marks. I am taking a painterly approach to the clay surface.

I have been playing with texture, imagery, color and layered surfaces and, in the process, I have discovered how much I love to paint and draw.


WORK EXPERIENCE
Current
Studio Potter, Workshop Instructor; Part-time ESL teacher for Colorado Mountain College
2008
Workshop: Low-fire terra Cotta Potters Depot, Buffalo, WY June 2008
Workshop: Painting with Brushes, Majolica Workshop, Redstone, Colorado
2005
Workshop Instructor at Anderson Ranch, August 2005
Workshop for Colorado Potters Guild, Denver
Two-Day workshop at San Juan College, Farmington, NM
1997-2004
Executive Director, Carbondale Clay Center [Founding Director]
2001
Workshop at Metropolitan State College of Denver: Rodger Lang Visiting Artist Series
1999
Workshop: Two-week wood-fire workshop at the Carbondale Clay Center
1998
Workshops: Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO. (Majolica)
Boulder Potters’ Guild, Boulder, CO. (Making Porcelain Pots for the Wood Kiln)
Wheel Thrown Pots and Majolica Glazing at the Carbondale Clay Center
Tile Design workshop, sponsored by the Redstone, CO, Art Association
1997
Workshops: Bradley University, Peoria, IL. (Majolica)
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, L. (Wheel Thrown, Functional Pots)
1996
Workshops: University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, CO. (Wheel Thrown, Porcelain Pots) Casper College, Casper, WY. (Making Functional Pots)
1995
Workshop: Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO (Majolica Glazed Terra Cotta)
1994-97
Workshops: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, “Valley Folk Arts Program”,
Summer workshops in Porcelain and Terra Cotta Majolica Technique.
1994
Workshop: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. Visiting artist
1988-92
Spanish Teacher for Colorado Mountain College, Carbondale, CO
1984-88
Ceramics Teacher at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, CO
1984-85
Spanish Teacher at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Carbondale, CO
1983
Visiting artist and worker at a cooperative pottery in San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua. Sponsored by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Culture
1977-84
Studio Potter/Teacher in Kansas City, MO

EXHIBITIONS
2011
Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center
Roaring Fork Valley Studio Tour
La Mesa, at NCECA, Santa Fe Clay
Plinth Gallery and Anderson Ranch - A Ceramic Collaboration, Denver, CO
Strictly Functional Pottery National, PA
2010
Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center
970.0rg, Aspen Art Museum
Holiday Show, Carbondale Clay Center
Dinnerware Show, Takah Sushi Restaurant, Aspen, CO
Guest Curator: Made by Hand, From the Heart, Carbondale Arts Council Gallery
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay
Strictly Functional Pottery National Retrospective, NCECA
Contemporary Clay 2010, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
Roaring Fork Valley Studio Tour
2009
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa
Wood-Fire Show, Carbondale Council Arts Gallery, Carbondale, CO
Carbondale Clay Center Holiday Show
2008
National Clay Biennial, Western CO Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO May-June
Pouring Vessels, Real and Imagined, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
potPOURri: Pots That Pour, Clay Art Center, NY
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa
Vasefinder Nationals 2007, Online Exhibit
All Fired Up - A Celebration of Clay in Westchester, NY, November 2008
6x6 Tile Show, Baltimore Clayworks
Paint and Clay, Two-person Show, Colorado Mountain College Gallery, Glendwood Springs, CO
Simple Cup 2008 Invitational, Seward Park Studio and Kobo Gallery, Seattle
2007
Strictly Functional Pottery National, 2007 PA
100 Teapots III, Baltimore Clayworks
Functional Ceramics 2007, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Design, Iowa
Majolica National Invitational, Cerlan Gallery, Lexington, KY
Five Great Potters, Five Great Chefs, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2006
Dinnerware Show, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA in Portland
Artstream Tour 2006
Valley Visual Show, Carbondale, CO
One-person exhibit, at Rainy Day Design, [in July] Carbondale
The Art of Tea, Harvey/Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
Cup, the Intimate Object V, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio & Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
Women in Clay, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, Colorado
2005
Locals Craft Exhibit, Carbondale Arts Council Gallery
The Feast, Thanksgiving Show at Harvey/Meadows Gallery
The Informed Surface: Contemporary Majolica, Baltimore Clayworks
Winterfest 2005, Baltimore Clayworks
Functional Earthenware Invitational, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
Redstone Annual Art Exhibit, Redstone, Colorado
Valley Potters Dinnerware Show, Carbondale Clay Center
Dinnerware Show, Santa Fe Clay at NCECA in Baltimore; Invitational Shino Show, NCECA, Baltimore
Contemporary Majolica Invitational, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO [I also curated this show.]
2004
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM ® This Splendid Table: Fantastic Dishes for Food, Kentucky Museum of Arts+ Design, Louisville, KY
First Annual Clay National, Carbondale Clay Center
2003
Two from Colorado, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Tea Time, Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Boulder, CO
Valley Visual Show, Carbondale, CO
Anderson Ranch Silent Auction
21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH
Clay West: 2003 Intermountain Invitational, Eccles Museum of Art at Utah State University
Women in Clay: Pots for Daily Use, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
2002
Anagama, Wood-Fire Invitational, Peck Gallery, Providence, RI
Atmospheric Fired Work, Commonwheel Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Colorado Excellence in the Arts, Republic Plaza, Denver
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Porcelain: Another Touch, Red Star studio, KC, MO
Contemporary Studio Ceramics, Kemper Gallery, Kansas City Art Institute, KC, MO
Clay + Clay +, Art Students League of Denver, Denver, CO
Anderson Ranch Silent Auction
2001
Salt & Ash, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Anderson Ranch Silent Auction
Colorado Women in Clay, Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, Denver, CO
Clay Cup VIII, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
American Shino Exhibition, Babcock Galleries, NYC, NY
2000
Bistro 1615, Dinnerware Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Colorado Clay Invitational, Commonwheel Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Colorado Clay, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
Wood-Salt-Soda, Boulder Arts & Crafts Cooperative
Wood Fire Show, Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
Kiss of Fire: A Celebration, Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon
Clay for the Table (Juror), Boulder Public Library
Colorado Potters, Roundtree Art Center, Denver, CO
Colorado Kilns, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO

AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS
2007
Clay Times Purchase Award, Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibit, PA
Honorable Mention, Art Exhibition, Colorado State Fair, Pueblo, CO
2004
3rd Place, Cake Baking Contest, Carbondale Mountain Fair!
2001
Artist Fellowship Award, Colorado Council on the Arts
Panelist at Archie Bray Foundation 50-Year Celebration/Conference, on the subject of ceramic artist residency programs.
2000
Colorado Clay Show, Foothills Art Center, “Best of Show” Award
NCECA Panel Moderator: “Community Clay Centers: Old & New”
Juror: “Clay for the Table”, Boulder Public Library, sponsored by the Boulder Potters’ Guild
1999
Panelist/Presenter at the International Wood Fire Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City
1997
Laguna Clay Award, “Functional Pottery National Exhibit”, PA
Betty Woodman Award, “Colorado Clay”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
1996
Curator of “Western Clay,” at USC, Pueblo, CO
Craft Judge at Evergreen Art Festival, Evergreen, CO
Honorable Mention,” “Functional Pottery National Exhibit”, PA
1993
Third Place Award, “Functional Pottery National Exhibit”, PA
1991
Recipient of Commission from the Colorado State Arts Council to create artwork for the “Governor’s Awards”
1988
“Small Grants Award,” from Carbondale Council of Arts and Humanities, for tile mural

PUBLICATIONS
2010
500 Vases, Lark Books
2008
Masters in Porcelain, Lark Books
2007
Upcoming Publication, Fall, 2007: Masters in Porcelain, Lark Books
2001
Shino, Glaze of a Thousand Faces, Babcock Gallery Show Catalogue
Beautiful Use: Contemporary American Pottery, by Kevin Hluch, Krause Publications
Article in NCECA Journal, “Community Clay Centers, Old and New”
2000
Functional Pottery, Second Edition, by Robin Hopper
1998
Best of Pottery, Volume II, Rockport Publications, Inc.
Ceramics Monthly, October issue: “Women Who Fire With Wood”
1995
Ceramics Monthly, May issue. Featured Artist: “Diane Kenney: An Autobiography”
1983
Studio Potter, “Potters of the Missouri Valley”

EDUCATION
1962-1971
Convent Education as a member of the Spanish order of nuns, the Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz Theological, spiritual and liturgical studies, Spanish language/multi-cultural training
1969
A.A. from Donnelly College, Kansas City, KS
1971
B.A. from Avila College, Kansas City, MO. Magna cum Laude. Theology and English literature
1972
Study at CIDOC (an international university without walls, founded by Ivan Illich)
in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Latin American revolutionary history and poetry of Pablo Neruda
1974-77
B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute
1977-Present
Workshop & conference participation, & constant learning from teaching, reading, study, travel & life!

COLLECTIONS
Clay Times Magazine, Permanent Collection
Colorado Council on the Arts, Denver, CO
Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
Colorado History Museum, The Rodger Lang Memorial Collection
Private Collections