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CURRAN, BERNADETTE
CURRAN, BERNADETTE
PENNSYLVANIA
The animal has been drawn to make and made to draw- the sum of which remains vaguely superimposed. What is captured are the bleary bits and fragments, the chance events and partly registered perceptions of a story. More often than not, I am an image thief, that is, of my own peripheral vision- responding to the crazy rhythms of the clay on the wheel, snapping away on impulse, and intuition. The coexistence between surface and form intrigues my two dimensional needs. The thrill of altering a pot out of the round creates a playful environment for barn animals to be personified, prompting unusual services at the table.

As a child, I had a miniature wooden farm set. I enjoyed arranging and re-arranging the pieces on my carpeted pastoral landscape; inventing unique ways in which to organize these objects in space, finding complete tranquility in the process, and pleasure in holding the forms. There was a sequence and yet an unstructured play in re-creating these farm narratives. Sweet and sentimental, the memory has become a symbol of hard work and honest labor. When making my pots, I try to emulate these qualities replete with humility and heroism.

EDUCATION
1998-2000
The Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio. Master of Fine Art- Ceramics
1996-1997
Southern Methodist University; Dallas, Texas. Post Baccalaureate- Ceramics
1992-1996
Pennsylvania State University; University Park, Pennsylvania. Bachelor of Fine Art- Ceramics/ Minor Art History

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2003-present
Studio Potter, Philadelphia, PA
2003-present
Instructor of Ceramics, Main Line Art Center; Haverford, PA
2006-2007
Instructor of Ceramics, Agnes Irwin School; Radnor, PA
2004-2006
Instructor of Ceramics, American Academy; Conshohocken, PA
Instructor of Drawing and Ceramics, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA
2001-2003
Artist in Residence, Ceramics Instructor, Lormina Salter Fellowship, Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD
2001-2003
Instructor of Ceramics, The Park School; Brooklandville, MD
2001
Studio Assistant, Liz Quackenbush, Penland School of Crafts; Penland, NC
2000-2001
Artist in Residence, Technician, Ceramics Instructor, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA
2000-2001
Adjunct Professor, Ceramics, Cabrini College; Radnor, PA
1999
Assistant Ceramic Librarian, Arthur E. Baggs Memorial Library, The Ohio State University; Columbus, OH
1998-2000
Teaching Assistant (instructor of record), Ohio State University; Columbus, OH
1997
Apprenticeship, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works; Doylestown, PA
1996-1997
Teacher's Assistant, Peter Beasecker, Southern Methodist University; Dallas, TX
1996-1997
Potter's Assistant, Liz Quackenbush; Pleasant Gap, PA
1995
Studio Monitor, Chris Staley, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts; Deer Isle, ME

EXHIBITIONS
2007
The Art School at Old Church 33rd Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Demarest, NJ, “catalogue"
Ladies in White, Goodall Gallery; Louisville, KY
Sixteen Hands Spring Tour, Ellen Shankin’s Studio; Floyd, VA
Artstream Tour NCECA; Louisville, KY
La Mesa, sponsored by Santa Fe Clay at NCECA; Louisville, KY
Plates and Platters: Salon Style, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Salt & Pepper, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM
Table Tops, LBI Foundation for the Arts; Loveladies, NJ
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center; Minneapolis, MN
2006
The Art School at Old Church 32nd Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Demarest, NJ, "catalogue"
Worcester Center for Crafts 4th Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Worcester, MA, “catalogue”
Gifted I, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Art Stream Tour, NCECA; Portland, OR
La Mesa, sponsored by Santa Fe Clay at NCECA; Portland, OR
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center; Minneapolis, MN
Dinnerware, Red Star Studios; Kansas City, MO
100 Teapots, Signature Gallery; Atlanta, GA
Affinity for the Cup II, Exploding Head Gallery; Sacramento, CA
Six Person Show, Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, NM
2005
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center; Minneapolis, MN
Clay and Glass, Corning Community College; Corning, NY
Gifted I, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Sixteen Women: Sixteen Perspectives, Red Star Studios; Kansas City, MO
Penn State Alumni, The Works Gallery; Philadelphia, PA
Solo Show, The Clay Place; Pittsburgh, PA
Featured Artist, Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, MA
Solo Show, M.T. Burton Gallery; Surf City, NJ
The Art School at Old Church 31st Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Demarest, NJ, "catalogue"
Art Stream Tour, NCECA; Baltimore, MD
La Mesa, sponsored by Santa Fe Clay at NCECA; Baltimore, MD
Mid-Atlantic Potters, sponsored by M.T. Burton at NCECA; Annapolis, MD
Worcester Center for Crafts 3rd Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Worcester, MA, “catalogue”
2004
Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay IV: Celebrate the Object; Gatlinburg, TN
Gifted: Part I, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD
Old Church Cultural Center 30th Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Demarest, NJ, "catalogue"
Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts; Boston, MA
This Splendid Table, Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design; Louisville, KY
Jersey Shore National, M.T. Burton Gallery; Surf City, NJ
Service: An Unconventional Approach, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA
Cup: The Intimate Object II, Juror: Julia Galloway, Charlie Cummings Studio; Fort Wayne, IN
Sixteen Hands Spring Tour, Silvie Granatelli's Studio; Floyd, VA
2003
Dinner is Served, Worcester Center for Crafts; Worcester, MA,*Second Place Award
Worcester Center for Crafts 1st Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale, Worcester, MA, “catalogue”
Bestiary, The Odyssey Gallery; Asheville, NC
Women In Clay: Pots for Daily Use, The Odyssey Gallery; Asheville, NC
Clay Play, Featured Artist, The Park School; Brooklandville, MD
2002
Tenth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center; Lancaster, PA, “catalogue”
Old Church Cultural Center 28th Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale;
Demarest, NJ, "catalogue"
Silos, Stables, and Dining Room Tables, Solo Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD
Birds of Clay, Vermont State Craft Center Frog Hollow; Middlebury, VT
2001
Old Church Cultural Center 27th Annual Invitational Pottery Show & Sale; Demarest, NJ, "catalogue"
Studio Days, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA, *Clay Achievement Award, “catalogue”
National Juried Cup Show, Gallery 138, Kent State University; Kent, OH
Family Feud, Solo Show, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA
Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Cabrini College; Radnor, PA
2000
Fresh Clay, Lacoste Gallery; Concord, MA
Get a Grip, Vermont State Craft Center Frog Hollow; Middlebury, VT
Studio Days, Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, PA, *Clay Award, “catalogue"
La Petite VII, Alder Gallery; Coburg, OR
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Clean Space Gallery; Columbus, OH

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
2007
Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts; Loveladies, New Jersey, One Week
Minnesota State University Moorhead; Moorhead, Minnesota
Agnes Irwin School; Empty Bowls; Radnor, Pennsylvania
2006
The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mud Flat Studio; Somerville, Massachusetts
Society for Contemporary Craft; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Peters Valley Craft Center; Layton, New Jersey, One Week
Northern Clay Center, American Pottery Festival; Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, One Week
M.T. Burton Gallery; Surf City, New Jersey
Lee Arts Center; Arlington, Virginia
2004
College of William and Mary; Williamsburg, Virginia
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts; Asheville, North Carolina
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Presenter, Utilitarian Clay IV Symposium; Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Kutztown University; Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Tyler School of Art, Temple University; Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, Studio Lecture
2003
Clay Art Center; Port Chester, New York
Rehoboth Art League; Rehoboth, Delaware
Potter's Guild of Baltimore; Baltimore, Maryland
Penland School of Crafts, Visiting Artist Spring; Penland, North Carolina
2002
Loyola College; Baltimore, Maryland, Lecture
Langley Park Community Center; Hyattsville, Maryland
Rehoboth Art League; Rehoboth, Delaware
2001-1999
Chester Springs Studio; Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Conestoga High School; Berwyn, Pennsylvania
The Ohio State University- Issues in Contemporary Art; Columbus, Ohio, Lecture

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Penland Gallery; Penland, North Carolina
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester; Rochester, New York
Lacoste Gallery; Concord, Massachusetts
Ferrin Gallery; Lenox, Massachusetts
Signature Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia
The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PUBLICATIONS
Mary Barringer, ed., "Starting Out," Studio Potter, December 2004, 8.
500 Cups, Lark Books: Sterling Publishing Co, 2004
Mike Giuliano, “Creature Features,” Baltimore City Paper, August 14-20, 2002.
Clay Times, Vol. 8, No. 5, Sept/Oct, 2002, 19. Exhibition announcement with photograph.
Victoria Donohoe, “Art as Mythic Fusion,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2001.
Daryl Lang, “Exhibit Features PSU Ceramics,” The Collegian, July 24, 1998.
Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 46, October, 1998, 22. Exhibition announcement with photograph.
American Craft, October, 1998, 95. Exhibition announcement with photograph.