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PEDOLSKY, LISA
PEDOLSKY, LISA
COLORADO

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The slab constructed ceramics I create are a reflection of my interests in innovative design and fine craftsmanship, from mid-century modern furniture and household objects to African and Japanese textiles and traditional craft. My work gives voice to these deep-seated influences while exploring relationships between interior and exterior, form and surface, and interplay among pieces.

I am committed to ongoing investigations into compelling design and technical mastery as they related to form, decoration and function. While the works I create are recognizable - a box, a bottle, a bowl - they are intended to evoke a deeper response, whether by revealing my sources of inspiration, offering an opportunity for aesthetic contemplation, or providing the deep satisfaction that comes from interacting with thoughtfully crafted objects.

EDUCATION
1977
B.A., U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - Fine Art
1973-1975
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA - Ceramics, Fine Art

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
2013
30 X 5 Sushi and Me, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA (invitational)
Wrappable: Gifts From the Heart, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE (invitational)
Contrast, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI (group show)
Scarecrow - A Sculptural Show, Animas Valley Farms, Durango, CO (invitational)
Studio &, Durango, CO (group show - invitational)
Connecting the Dots: Design, Decoration and the Functional Pot, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO (solo show)
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Seeing Red, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO (group show - invitational)
2012
The Teapot Redefined, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA (invitational)
Three Cups: Vessels for Tea, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)
The Santa Fe Show - Objects of Art, Santa Fe, NM
Caffeine, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI (group show)
Tea, White Dragon Good Feelings Tea Room, Durango, CO (solo show)
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Made for Each Other, Studio 550, Manchester, NH (invitational)
2011
Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte, CO (juried)
Plinth Gallery & Anderson Ranch: A Ceramic Collaboration, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO (juried)
New Work, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
White, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Functional Ceramics Exhibition 2011, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH (invitational)
New Work From 6, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI (invitational)
2010
Durango Open Studios, Two Fish Studio, Durango, CO
Open Doors, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)
Salon Des Independants, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO (invitational)
Telluride Festival of the Arts, Mountain Village, CO (juried)
Junket Dynasty, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (solo show)
Feats of Clay XXIII, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA (juried)
Constructed – A Handbuilt Review, Mudfire, Decatur, GA (invitational)
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
2009
David Hunt Annual Ceramics Invitational, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
17th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA (juried)
Durango Open Studios, Two Fish Studio, Durango, CO
Open Doors & Open Studios, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)
Structure+Style, Henderson Fine Art Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM (two artist show)
Mug*Shots, MudFire, Decatur, GA (invitational)
4x4, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL (invitational)
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Wabi-Sabi, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)
2008
David Hunt Annual Ceramics Invitational, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Spouting Off, Again, Teapot Show, Gallery 423, Columbus, IN (invitational)
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Design, Iowa City, IA
Dirty Hands, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (invitational)
The American Craft Show, American Craft Council, Baltimore (juried)
2007
David Hunt Annual Ceramics Invitational, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Fourteenth Annual Durango Arts Festival, Durango, CO (juried)
Carbondale Clay National III, Carbondale, CO (juried)
15th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA (juror’s award: First Place)
2006
David Hunt Annual Ceramics Invitational, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Thirteenth Annual Durango Arts Festival, Durango, CO (jurors’ award: Best of Show)
Select Works, Shy Rabbit, Pagosa Springs, CO (invitational)
Feats of Clay XIX, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA (juried)
Lisa Pedolsky - Ceramic Artist, Humanities Student Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM (solo show)
30th Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2005
David Hunt Annual Ceramics Invitational, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Twelfth Annual Main Avenue Arts Festival, Durango, CO (juried)
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO (juried)
Four Corners Commission, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (juried)
2004
Jocelyn Audette, Katherine Barr & Lisa Pedolsky: New Work, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (juried group show)
4th Annual Invitational Ceramic Exhibition, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Eleventh Annual Main Avenue Arts Festival, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (juried)
33rd Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Carbondale, CO (juried)
Fine Crafts 2004: Four Virtues, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO (invitational)
2003
3rd Annual Invitational Ceramic Exhibition, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Tenth Annual Main Avenue Arts Festival, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (juried)
First Annual Yunomi Invitational, The Kiln Door, Durango, CO
27th Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS
2013
Slide Lecture, Plates & Platters, Featured Artist, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
Instructor, Weekend Handbuilding Workshop, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
2012
Handbuilt Ceramics Demonstration, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2011
Instructor, Saturday Ceramics Workshop Series, Painted Turtle Studio, Mancos, CO
2010
Instructor, Handbuilt Ceramics: Design and Construction, weekend workshop, Taos Clay Studios, Taos, NM
2009
Process, slide lecture, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2008
Instructor, ClayFest 2008, San Juan College, Farmington, NM
2007
Instructor, Glaze workshop, Marikay Shellman Studio, Bayfield, CO
Guest Speaker, Sophomore Art Seminar, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Instructor, Weekend Handbuilding Workshop, Pueblo Community College - Southwest Center, Durango, CO
2006
Sources of Inspiration, slide lecture, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
2005
Sources of Inspiration, slide lecture, Pueblo Community College - Southwest Center, Durango, CO
Sources of Inspiration, slide lecture, Durango High School, Durango, CO
Instructor, Weekend Handbuilding Workshop, San Juan College, Farmington, NM
2004
Lecture/Demonstration, Handbuilt Ceramics, Durango High School, Durango, CO

PUBLICATIONS & AWARDS
2013
NCECA International Residency Partner Program, Artist in Residence, Centro de Arte Curaumilla, Chile
2012
"Impeccably Constructed," by Jonathan Kaplan, Pottery Making Illustrated, March/April 2012, cover, pp. 22-26.
"Texturing and Layering Surfaces," by Jonathan Kaplan, Pottery Making Illustrated, March/April 2012, pp. 12-14.
2010
500 Vases, Lark Books, A Division of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 2010, photos pp. 63, 68.
2009
“The Last Bite”; edibleASPEN, Issue 9, Winter 2010, p. 44.
“2009 Strictly Functional Pottery National”, Clay Times, Volume 15, Issue 83, September/October, 2009 pp. 14-17.
“East Meets West – Arts Center Hosts Wabi Sabi Invitational”, Durango Telegraph, Vol. VIII, No. 7, Feb. 12, 2009, p. 23.
2008
“The Quest for the Good Pot”, Durango Telegraph, Vol. VII, No. 42, Oct. 16, 2008, p. 15.
2007
“Lisa Pedolsky’s Nomadic Two Fish Studio at the Durango Arts Festival”, Southwest Colorado Arts Perspective, Issue 13,
Summer 2007, pp. 12-13.
2004
“Bitten by the Clay Bug”, Durango Telegraph, Vol. III, No. 43, Oct.21, 2004, p. 13.

REPRESENTATION
Akar Design, Iowa City, Iowa
La Mesa of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Plein Goods Gallery Shop, Durango, Colorado
Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, Michigan