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BRANUM, WAYNE
BRANUM, WAYNE
WISCONSIN

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If you happen to fall in love with pots and clay I think it is a life long relationship. I did, some 44 years back, and I still find making a cup a grounding experience. I often start a making session with cups. It wakes the senses and begins the tactile dialogue needed to work with clay. Over the years, starting with Asian and American influenced utilitarian pots, to architectural forms that contain, to figurative statuesque notions; there has been a very slow accumulative progression in the work based on the experiences in my life that remained in the sieve.


ACADEMIC TRAINING
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 1966-1971, BFA 1971
University of Minnesota Graduate School, Minneapolis, MN 1971
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1971-1972

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE-CERAMICS
Graduate Assistant, University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis, MN 1971
Fellowship, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 1971-1972
Resident Artist, Milaca Public Schools, Milaca,
MN1974-1977 NEA Grant
Instructor, St Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN 1978-1980
Instructor, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1980-1981
Instructor, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, CO Summer 1982
Potter, Branum Pottery, Milaca, MN 1973-1984
MacKenzie Pottery Stillwater, MN 1984-1993
Branum/Pharis Studio, Roberts, WI 1992-present

CERAMIC WORKSHOPS
1999
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1995
NCECA “Confluence” Continental Clay Company. Minneapolis, MN
Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, Idaho
1984
The Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa
1983
Montgomery Potters Guild. Montgomery County, MD
Kent State University, Kent, OH
1982
Appalachian Center for the Crafts, Smithville, TN
1981
Casper College, Casper, WY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
"Classmates", Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
"Rob Forbes Selects" The Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Pattern & Decoration", A Group Show, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2010
"8 Fluid Ounces", LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA
"American Pottery Festival 2010", NCC Minneapolis, MN
"Bricks and Mortar: Inspired by Architecture" Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
"Studio Ceramics 2010" The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
"Potters as Sculptors, Sculptors as Potters" NCECA 09, Mesa, AZ
2008
Yunomi, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Inspired: Students of Warren MacKenzie, Houston, TX
Double Chamber: Kilns of MN and WI, Trax Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2007
Recent Work, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
Group Show, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
2006
Recent work, Andrews University, Barrien Springs, MI
2005
Gas It UP: Salt, Soda, & Slip, The Potters Guild of
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
2004
“Raw” Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
New Work, Trax Ceramics Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2003
Mingei Legacy, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
Recent Work, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Centering: Clay and the Midwest, Freehand, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Functional Connections, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2001
New Work, Raymond Avenue Gallery, St Paul, MN
25 Select 25 Gallery1021: Lill Street, Chicago, IL
2000
Clay/Wood/fire/salt, Folk Art Center-SHCG, Ashville, NC
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
1999
Pottery for Pleasure, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
1997
The Flourishing Tradition, Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
Tracing Tradition, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
1996
Wood Fired Pottery, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
National Clay Invitational, Clay/Wood/fire/salt,
Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea KY
1995
Across The Big Muddy, Clay Artists of Wisconsin,
The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Holman Building After Midnight, MC Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
The Third Annual Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance
Gallery, St Louis, MO
1994
New Work, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
1993
National Clay Symposium-Tableware, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
Ceramics Invitational, Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH
1981-1992
Minnesota Pottery: A Potter’s View,
University of Minnesota Museum Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Scripps Annual Ceramic Exhibition, Lang Art Gallery, Claremont, CA
Functional Ceramics, The College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH
Useful Pots, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
Spouting Ideas, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
American Ceramic National, Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA
Macalaster Invitational ’83,Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, St Paul,
MN
Woodfiring in America, Craftsmen’s Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
Surface/Function/shape, University Center Gallery,
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, ILL
Contemporary Clay ’85, University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
Clay National, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA
The Minnesota Connection, The Craftsmen’s Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
Clay: Everyday Plus Sunday,
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Utility Plus, Minnesota Gallery of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts,
Minneapolis, MN
Potter’s Potter’s, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse
University, Syracuse, NY
Beyond Craft: A Celebration of Creativity, School of Visual Arts, NY, NY
“Warren MacKenzie Teacher: Followers In The Functional Tradition”
University Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
The Expressive Tea Pot, Swidler Gallery, Royal Oak, MI
The MacKenzie Legacy, Manchester Craftmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
Functional Pottery: Two Generations, Nancy Margolis Gallery, NY,NY

PUBLICATIONS
Ceramics Monthly, Summer, 2002 “Functional Connections”
Craft Connection, 1st Qt. 1981, Sidelines
Ceramics Monthly, May, 1974, 1984
Studio Potter, Winter, 1975-1976

AWARDS/OTHER
Jury for AKAR Gallery show-2007, Pots Influenced by Architecture.
Studio partnership with Mark Pharis, Roberts, WI
Principal with Sala Architects, Stillwater, MN 2000 to Present
www.salaarc.com
Practicing Architect, Registered in States of MN, WI, &
NJ, 1991 to Present
National Endowment for the Arts, Craftsmen Fellowship, 1978