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MURPHY, COURTNEY
MURPHY, COURTNEY
MONTANA
Courtney first began working with clay while living in Brooklyn, NY. After several years of working for potters around the city, she moved to Portland to study ceramics at Oregon College of Art & Craft. She is currently half way through a two year residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.

Her designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, children's artwork, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as lots of books on ceramics and design. She is compelled by the variation found in handmade objects and likes the personal connection that they help to create as they leave her studio to become part of somebody’s daily routine.

EDUCATION
2004
Post-Baccalaureate degree in Ceramics
Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
1999
BA in Sociology, cum laude
Boston University, Boston, MA

RESIDENCIES, WORKSHOPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2011
Lincoln Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation Helena, MT
2009-2011
Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation Helena, MT
2009
Workshop Assistant, Penland School of Crafts Jerilyn Virden
2008-2009
Artist Fellow, Arts For Life Asheville, NC
2008
Workshop Assistant, Penland School of Crafts Gloria Kosco and Lisa Naples
Workshop Assistant, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts Meredith Brickell
2007-2009
Resident Artist, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts Asheville, NC
2004
“Printing on Clay” workshop with Paul Scott Skaelskor, Denmark
“Figurative Sculpture” workshop with Paul Andrew Wandless Penland, NC
Resident Artist, Guldagergaard International Center for the Ceramic Arts Skaelskor, Denmark

EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS
2011
"Yunomi Invitational," AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"White," Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
"Mad Hatter's Tea Party Invitational," Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
"NCECA Gallery Expo," Schaller Gallery at NCECA, Tampa, FL
"Archie Bray Resident Show," The Train Station, St. Petersburg, FL
"Pairings," Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
"Creatures of The Night Invitational," Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
"Resident Artist Exhibition," Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
"Dessert Plates," AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Strictly FUnctional Pottery National," Lancaster, PA
"Fellowship Exhibition," Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
"Gifted," The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"Simple Cup Show," Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
"NCECA Virtual Cup Show," online only
"The Bray at Kolva Sullivan," Kolva Sullivan, Spokane, WA
2010
“SOFA Chicago,” Archie Bray Gallery at SOFA, Chicago, IL
“Simple Cup Show Invitational,” Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
“35th Anniversary Holiday Show,” Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Resident Artist Exhibition,” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
“Get Mugged,” Rocket Cat Café, Philadelphia, PA
“Tea Cup Invitational,” Zen Tea House, Louisville, KY
2009
“Resident Artist Exhibition,” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
“New Spring Work,” Clingman Café, Asheville, NC
“Mugshots,” Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2008
“Transitions: An Odyssey Resident Group Show,” Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
“Holiday Art Show and Sale,” Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Via Penland,” Rebus Works Invitational Show, Raleigh, NC
“Line & Color,” Mudfire Gallery Invitational Show, Atlanta, GA
“Resident Artist Exhibition,” Asheville Area Arts Council, Asheville, NC
“8 Fluid Ounces,” LSU School of Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2007
“Holiday Art Show and Sale,” Mudfire Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Holiday Art Show and Sale,” Lill Street Art Center Chicago, IL
“It’s Only Clay,” Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, MN
2006
“Orton Cone Box Show,” NCECA exhibit, Georgie’s Ceramic Supply, Portland, OR
“Group Show,” Albina Press Coffeeshop, Portland, OR
“Alumni & Resident Show,” NCECA exhibit, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2005
“Craft Biennial,” Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2004
“Network Europe,” Guldagergaard Gallery, Skaelskor, Denmark
“Collections and Perceptions,” Studio 4030, Portland, OR
“Oregon College of Art & Craft Thesis Show,” Contemporary Crafts Museum & Gallery, Portland, OR
“Fourth Annual National Juried Cup Show,” Gallery 138, Kent, OH
“Juried Student Show,” Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
“Juried Ceramic Show,” Centrum Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
“International Cup,” The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2003
“Affinity for the Cup,” Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“Juried Student Show,” Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
“Juried Ceramic Show,” Centrum Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR

AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
2011
"Less Is More," Pottery Making Illustration
"Ceramic Excellence," Archie Bray Monograph for 5 Fellowship Artists
"Push It: At Archie Bray, Tradition Means Innovation," American Craft
"2011 Ceramics Monthly Emergin Artist," Ceramics Monthly
"From the Center to the Edge," Ceramics Monthly
Lincoln Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
2010
500 Vases, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
2009
“Crafting a Market,” Asheville Citizen-Times, Arts & Living cover story March 15th
2008
“Eight Fluid Ounces” Promotion poster for Gallery Exhibit, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
2006
Making a Living In Crafts, Lark Books, Asheville, NC
Design Language: Interpretive Edition, BrynMorgen Press, Portland, ME
2005
Oregon College of Art & Craft Annual Christmas Card Image
2004
Bob & Peggy Culbertson Scholarship Award. Full scholarship for Penland School of Crafts workshop, Penland, NC
Honorable Mention “Juried Student Show” Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR
2003
Honorable Mention “Juried Student Show” Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR