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HALKO, AMY
HALKO, AMY
TEXAS
Pottery is unique in its proximity to our daily life.  This proximity is the foundation of my work. Through making, I have become aware of our natural tendency to closely inspect objects we handle with our hands.  I reward that tendency with areas of surprise. Hand drawn geometric patterns and organic shapes wrap the vessel with line and color, often leading to a decorated foot or underside of a lid. I get great motivation from exploring the elements of drawing on the surface of a form. Combining these drawn lines with fluid glazes creates a tension I love, and reflects my own passion for nature and the environment.  I want my pots to function well for their intended purpose.  They are designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use so they can bring joy for years to come.

EDUCATION
1999-01
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, MFA Ceramics
1994-99
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, BFA Ceramics and Drawing

EXHIBITIONS
2011
Functional Ceramics 2011 Exhibition, Wayne center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
The Fourth Dallas Pottery Invitational, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
Cup:The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery
2010
The Midwest Clay Project Inaugural Exhibition, Madison, WI
Steins, Pints, and Plates, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
BGSU 100@100, Bowling Green State Universiity, OH
Table Manners, Lark and Key Gallery, Charolette, NC
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
The Third Annual Dallas Pottery Invitational, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
Art of the Pot-an annual studio tour in Austin, TX
2009
The Second Annual Dallas Pottery Invitational, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008
The Artful Tabletop: a Celebration of Clay in Westchester New York, Lyndhurst Historic Site, Tarrytown, NY
The First Annual Dallas Pottery Invitational, Janette Kennedy Gallery, Dallas, TX
Dualis, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA
Featured Artist for February, Charlie Cummings- claylink.com
SOUP TO NUTS: Specialized Dishes for Food, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
DinnerWorks 2008, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
2007
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Featured Artist for October, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Platters: Salon Style, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Cup Auction, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2006
Cups and Platters, Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mastery in Clay 2006, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Archie Bray 2006, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
Archie Bray Summer Residents 2006, The Warehouse Gallery, Helena, MT
Discoveries in Clay , The Guild Gallery, Dallas, TX
Launch, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, OR
Amy Halko Ceramics and Prints, The Studio Gallery, Dallas, TX
2005
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Mastery in Clay 2005, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
5th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA
Feats of Clay XVIII, Lincoln Arts Center, Lincoln, CA
Clay CupX National Competition and Exhibition, SIUC,Carbondale, IL
Ceramics 2005, The Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
2004
Well, Red, Oh6 Art Collective Member Show, Dallas, TX
Process In Practice, Eastfield College Faculty Exhibition, Mesquite, TX
About Surface, Treetop Gallery, Dallas, TX
2001
Abstraction ‘01, Period Gallery, Omaha,NE
Emerging Artists, Ohio Arts Council Gallery, Columbus, OH
Solo Exhibition, Alfred University, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2009-present
studio potter
2009
Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Ceramics Instructor for Community Education, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist at Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
2008
Visiting Artist at UT Tyler, Tyler, TX
Visiting Artist at Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2007
Sabbatical Replacement, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2006
Archie Bray Foundation Summer Resident, Helena, MT
2004-06
Eastfield College, Ceramics Instructor, Dallas, TX
The Craft Guild of Dallas, Ceramics Instructor, Dallas, TX
2004
The Craft Guild of Dallas, Surface Design Workshop, Dallas, TX
International Porcelain Artist Exhibition, Juror, Dallas, TX
2003-05
Meadows School of the Arts, SMU, Ceramics Instructor for Community Education, Dallas, TX
2001-02
Shawnee State University, Ceramics Instructor, Portsmouth, OH
Artist Assistant to Dorothy Gill-Barnes, Columbus, OH
2000
San Jose State University, slide lecture and demonstrations, San Jose, CA
1999-01
Preparing Studio Art Faculty Program, OSU, Columbus, OH

PUBLICATIONS/PRESS
2009
Lucky! Magazine, Dallas Guide
Daily Candy Sweetest Thing Nominee
2008
FDluxe, Holiday shopping guide
The Dallas Morning News, Sunday Guide Live, Free-spirited ceramics
Ceramics Monthly, upfront, September issue
2005
Oh6 Art Collective: Mission Control, Artlies, Spring 2005
Feat’s of Clay 2005
Claytimes, May/June 2005
13th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National Exhibition Catalogue
2001
Abstraction ‘01 Exhibition Catalogue
1999
Passion and Process, Review of The NCECA National Student Exhibition

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2005
Cup: The Intimate Object 3rd Place Award
Feats of Clay Purchase Award
Strictly Functional Pottery National Merchandise Award, International Technical Ceramics
2000
Preparing Studio Art Faculty Grant, Ohio State University
1999-2001
Graduate Assistantship, Ohio State University
1997
Bowling Green State University Travel Grant-Bali, Indonesia

COLLECTIONS
Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH