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COLEMAN, ELAINE
COLEMAN, ELAINE
NEVADA

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I have been incising porcelain for thirty years and I still love doing it as much as when I started. My work used to only involve the taking away of clay from the form but in the last several years I have been adding clay to make another layer and surface dimension. There is something magical about this technique that seems to bring each piece to life towards the end of that process. The final lines in my carved pieces are enhanced by the use of celadon glazes that help define the design. Moving to Nevada has influenced my drawing but I still like doing other images. I carve for myself first and have been most fortunate that serious collectors appreciate my work.

EDUCATION & TRAINING:
2001-2010
Studio Potter, Henderson, Nevada
1994-2001
Coleman Clay Studio, Las Vegas, Nevada
1989-1992
Gallery Director, The Moira James Gallery, Green Valley, Nevada
1967-1987
Studio potter, Canby, Oregon
1964-1965
The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon

WORKSHOPS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2011
Clay Times "Cruising for Clay", Tampa, FL
The Craftsman Gallery Pre NCECA, Sainta Petersburg, FL
2010
Potter’s Council Conference, San Diego, CA
2009
Dan Finch Pottery, Bailey, NC
2008
Grand Junction Art Center, CO
2007
Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV
Saint Petersburg Clay Center, FL
2006
Xiem Clay Studio, Pasadena, CA
Nevada Clay Guild, NV
2005
Hambidge Center, Georgia
LaLoba Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO
2004
Firehouse Pottery, Ojai, CA
2002
Great Lakes Clay & Supply, IL
San Angelo Invitational, TX
1995
Brisbane Clay Guild, Australia
Victorian Clay Group, Melbourne, Australia
Months University, Frankston Campus, Australia
1991
Rancho Santiago College, CA
1984
San Francisco Potter’s Guild, CA

PROFESSIONAL GROUP & SOLO SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2012
Shoreline Community College NCECA Cup Show, Seattle, WA
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, VA
2011
The Craftsman Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
2010
Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Red Lodge Clay Center, MT
AKAR Design, Iowa City, Iowa
2009
SOFA, Chicago, IL
Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, Ohio
NCECA, Geil Kilns Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
2008
San Angelo Art Museum National, TX
2008
Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2007
Saint Petersburg Clay Center, FL
Red Star Studio, ”Porcelain”, Kansas city, MO
2006
Xiem Studio, “Covering the surface”, Pasadena, C
Baltimore Clay Works, “Porcelain three Ways Exhibition”, MD
2005
John Hopkins University, “Soul of the Bowl”, NCECA
2003“21st Century Ceramics”, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio
La Loba Faculty Invitational Show NCECA, Gallery 504, San diego, CA
2002
Contemporary Crafts Museum of Art, “150 Divided by Five”, Portland, OR
NCECA Conference, “Soul of the Bowl Exhibition”, Contemporary Crafts Museum, OR
2001
“Regarding Clay”, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO
Smithsonian’s Renwick Alliance, Washington, DC
2000
Porcelain Show at the NCECA Conference, Denver, CO
1999
Margo Jacobsen Gallery cup show, Portland, OR
Ferrin Gallery Teapot Exhibition, Northampton, MA
1998
Baltimore Clayworks, “Drawing on Clay”,MD
Cambridge Invitational, WI
1996
“Functional Ceramics Exhibition”, Wooster, Ohio
1995
Montash University, Melbourne, Australia
Victorian Clay Group Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
1992
Studio Potter 20th Anniversary Collection, West chester, PA
1991
The American Crafts Museum, “A Teapot Show”, New York
Art Services International Traveling Exhibition, Art That Works: Crafted in America”
Rancho Santiago College, CA
1987
Markus Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1984
The Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
1983
Martha Schnider Gallery, Highland Park, IL
Northwest Crafts Center, Seattle, WA
Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1982
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
The College of Wooster, OH
1980
The American Hand Gallery, Washington DC

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS:
State of Colorado Permanent Collection, Steamboat Springs, CO
AMOCA Museum, Pomona, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Kaiser Hospital, Portland, OR
Sapporo Japan Sister City Collection
Museum of Contemporary Crafts Permanent Collection, Portland, OR
University of Illinois Permanent Collection
College of Wooster, Gray Museum Collection, OH
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
Portland Art Museum, OR

PUBLICATIONS: SELECTED BOOKS/ CATALOGS/ MAGAZINES:
2009
“More Glazes I Use” by Tom Coleman
2008
“500 Plates & Chargers” Innovative Expressions of Function & Style: Lark Books
2004
“Making Marks” Discovering The Ceramic Surface: by Robin Hopper
“500 Cups” Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace: Lark Books
2003
“Staying Alive” Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist: by Robin Hopper
“Contemporary Studio Porcelain” second edition by Peter Lane
Ceramics Monthly, January issue, “Tom and Elaine Coleman
“The Mud Pie Dilemma”, second edition by John Nance
2002
Clay Times, volume 8, #2 March/ April issue
2000
“With a Little Help From my Friends” by tom Coleman
1998
“Ceramic Form: Design & Decoration” by Peter Lane
1997
“The Best of New Ceramic Art” Hand Books Inc
1996
Studio Potter, August issue
Clay times, July/August issue
“The Crafts and Art of Clay”, second edition by Susan Peterson
Functional Ceramics catalog
1995
“Contemporary Porcelain” by Peter lane
1992
The Studio Potter 20th Anniversary Collection Publication
1988
“Ceramic Forms” by Peter Lane
1987
“Pottery Decoration: Contemporary Approaches” by John Gibson
1985
Studio Potter, “Functional Pottery”, June issue
1984
American Crafts Magazine, “The Studio Potter”, Sept issue
1982
Ceramics Monthly, December issue
1981
“American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home”
1980
Ceramics Monthly, April issue
1979
Ceramics Monthly, September issue
1978
“The Mud Pie Dilemma” by John Nance

HONORS:
2012
Guest Artist for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts Auction, Co
2010
Second place award, VaseFinders.com
2008
First place award, Strictly Functional
Juror for Contemporary Clay
Honorable mention, VaseFinders.com
2007
Juror for VaseFinders.com