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ROTHSHANK, JUSTIN
ROTHSHANK, JUSTIN
INDIANA
We believe that artwork and creativity are a catalyst for social change and economic improvement as well as enhancing everyday lives with beauty. Art gives a voice to the voiceless, enables self understanding, and provides a window into other cultures. These are among the reasons we have chosen to pursue lives as working artists.

We commit to:
Respect and cherish our environment
Seek and promote non-violent means of reconciliation
Tithe regularly
Participate in a faith community
Educate ourselves and those around us

- Brooke and Justin Rothshank, 2009

EDUCATION
2000
Goshen College, Goseh, IN, BA Ceramics & sculture, Minor Multimedia Communications

JOB EXPERIENCE
2005-Present
Co-Owner, Rothshank Artworks, Goshen, IN.
Studio Artist www.rothshank.com
2001-2009
Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA.
Founder, Associate Director, Manager of Ceramics, Principal Artist. www.unionproject.org

SELECTED SHOWS/EXHIBITIONS
2013
Yunomi Invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD
Atmospheric Perspective, Invitational Exhibit, Saratoga Clay Arts, Schuylerville, NY
2012
Ceramic Artist of Goshen, Show Curator, Clay Place @ Standard Carnegie, PA.
Penland Exhibition, Invitational Fundraiser Exhibit, Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Drawing Clay, Invitational Exhibit, University Art Gallery, Central michigan University, Mt. Pleasant. MI.
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2011
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA.
Interpreting the Cup, Invitational Exhibition, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC.
33rd Elkhart Juried Regional exhibition, Midwest Museum or American Art, Elkhart, IN (Purchase Award)
Inspired by Pittsburgh, Feature in The Store, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.
Decalicious, Invitational Exhibition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO.
Fatherhood, Solo Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD.
Clay as Canvas, Invitational Exhibition, Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC.
The Rothshanks, Hershberger Art Gallery, Goshen College, Goshen, IN.
Tea Cups, Invitational Exhibit, Zen Tea House, Louiseville, KY.
Craft Meets Technology, Invitational Exhibition, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louiseville, KY.
The Rothshanks, Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO.
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD.
2010
Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Invitational Exhibit, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA.
La Mesa, Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Justin Rothshank: The Big Spill, Center for Southern Craft and Design, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA.
32nd Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA.
3C Ceramic Invitational Exhibition, University College Nordjylland, Hjorring, Denmark
Clay Prints, Invitational Exhibit, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AK.
Encore, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
Bicycles, Invitational Exhibit, Quirk gallery, Richmond, VA.
Decalcomania, Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
1000 Cups of Hope, Solo Exhibition, Community Arts Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
Tea Cups, Invitational Exhibit, Zen Tea House, Louiseville, KY.
37th Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational Exhibit, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH.
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD.
Table of Elements, Invitational Exhibit, Manchester Craftsman's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA.
2009
Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Invitational Exhibit, Ogden Museum, New Orleeans, LA.
Winterfest, Invitational Exhibit, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA.
31st Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.
International Wood Fire Invitational, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA.
POP Craft, Invitational Exhibit, Society of Art and Crafts, Boston, MA.
Draw + Decal, Invitational Exhibit, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA.
American Craft Council, Baltimore Wholesale/Retail Show, Baltimore, MD (Award of Excellence)
2008
Our Cups Runneth Over, Invitational Exhibit, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.
Cup: The Intimate Object VI, Invitational Exhibit, Charlie Cummings Gallery
Obamaware, Online Exhibition, www.ayumihorie.com
Wood Fire Exhibition, Laurelville Gallery, Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Artful Drinking Vessel, Pottworks studio, Hamilton, MI.
Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, John Glick, Juror
Solo Exhibition, Space Studios, Midland, MI.
In the Making, Invitational Exhibit, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.
International Ceramics Wood Fire Invitational, Springfield Pottery, Springfield, MO.
North American Ceramic Cup Show, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI Andy Brayman, Juror
Southwest Pennsylvania Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational Exhibit, Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA.
La Mesa, NCECA Invitational Exhibit, Santa Fe Clay
Earth and Fire, Invitational Exhibit, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
Clay at Goshen College, Show Curator, Ellis School Armory, Pittsburgh, PA.
Tableware from the Neighborhood, Show Curator, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA.
Table of Elements, Invitational Exhibit, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA Heather Powell, Curator
Another Cup?, Invitational Exhibit, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Deb Bedwell, Curator
2007
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle's Coffee House, Clarion, PA, Merlin Oldham, Juror (First Place Award)
2006
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle's Coffee House, Clarion, PA
Cup: The Intimate Object V, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN, Pete Pinnell, Juror
UNWRAPPED, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Ceramic Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, Mary Barringer, Juror
40 Under 40, The Clay Place Gallery, Pittsburgh,, PA, Elvira Peake, Curator
2006 International Orton Cone Box Show, NCECA & Baker University, Portland, OR, Steven Hill, Don Reitz, Inge Balch, Jurors
High Roads & Low Roads; anthems, dirges and myths, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University,
Tallahassee, FL, Allys Palladino-Craig and Preston McLane, Co-Curators
2005
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA
UNWRAPPED, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
4th Annual Soda/Salt National, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Gail Nichols, Juror
Juried Clay Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Dale Huffman, Juror
Family Matters, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Kirk Mangus and Eva Kwong, Jurors
National Teapot Show VI, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Featured Artist, Whole Foods Market, Pittsburgh, PA
2004
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA, Patsy Cox, Juror. (Third Place Award)
UNWRAPPED, Open Door and Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Juried Clay Annual, WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, Elvira Peake, Juror
Gathering Mass, 3 Person Show, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh, PA
Daniel Sadler Benefit, Gallery Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
Connection, Open Door Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Teapots A-Go-Go 2, MudFire Pottery Center, Atlanta, GA
International Orton Cone Box Show, NCECA & Baker University, Baldwin City, KS, Janet Mansfield & Philip
Rogers, Jurors
NCECA AMACO/Brent Invitational, AMACO Factory, Indianapolis, IN, David Gamble, Juror
2003
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA
Artists of the Union Project Holiday Sale, EDGE Studios, Pittsburgh, PA
2002
Clarion County Mug Exhibition, Michelle’s Coffee House, Clarion, PA
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Ft. Wayne, IN, Dick Lehman, Juror
National Teapot Show Five, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC
2000
Senior Exhibition, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
1997-1999
Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS
500 Prints on Clay, Published by Lark Books, Spring 2013, Paul Wandless, juror
Ceramics Monthly, Trading Experiences, By Justin Rothshank, April 2012, p. 28-29
Justin Rothshank Iron Transfer DVD, Ceramic Publications Company, March 2012
The New York Times Blog, Handmade for Japan Review, March 17, 2011
The Studio Potter, Winter 2011, Vol 31 Is 1, Our Most Valuable Tools
New Ceramics(Germany), Issue 4/2010, Profile Article
Catalog, Functional Ceramics 2010, Curated by Phyllis Blair Clark, April 2010
Elkhart Truth, Coupled in Work, Coupled in Life, By Audrie Garrison, October 1, 2009
Boston Globe, Feeling the pop, in any guise, By Cate McQuaid, August 26, 2009
Pittsburgh Tribune Review, International Wood Fire Symposium Review, By Kurt Shaw, August 5, 2009
American Craft Magazine, Council News, June/July 2009, p. 28
World Ceramic Art (KOREA), ACC Review, By Shin Yeon Jeon, Apr. 2009, p. 112
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ceramist molds presidents into functional pottery, By Mary Thomas. Feb.16, 2009. p.C1
NCECA Journal 2008, Volume XXIX, Researching, Planning, and Implementing a Cooperative Clay Studio, p.102
Central Michigan Life, Artist holds workshop, demonstrates for students, Sept. 15, 2008, p. 6A
New Ceramics(GERMANY), Issue 4/2008, Image of Lincoln Plates, p. 1
Ceramicartsdaily.org, Applying Decals to Glazed Pottery and Ceramics, Instructional Video, July 2008
Table Magazine, Cover Photo, Summer 2008
Yoga & Joyful Living, Magazine, Windows of Opportunity, By Anna Dubrovsky, May-June 08, p.64-67
Pottery Making Illustrated, Breaking the Rules: Pushing the Limits with Decals, Mar/Apr 08, p. 15-18
500 Tiles, Published by Lark Books, Jan. 2008, Angelica Pozo, Juror
Old House Journal, Head of the Glass, December 2007, p. 14-15
Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artists, May 07, p. 43
Table Magazine, Cups for a Cause, Plates with a Purpose, by Rhonda Schuldt, Spring 2007, p.66-67
National Journal, Leaps of Faith, By Paul Singer & Brian Friel, Jan. 6, 2007, p. 14-22
Ceramics Monthly, The Union Project, By Justin Rothshank & Brad Stephenson, Jan. 2007 p. 28-31
500 Pitchers, Published by Lark Books, Fall 2006, Terry Gess, Juror
High Roads and Low Roads: anthems, dirges, myths, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Feb 06 p. 48-49
Journal of Housing and Community Development, “Pittsburgh’s Union Project.” March/April 2005, p. 18-23.
Designing Home Lifestyles,” AT HOME WITH: The Union Project,” Winter 2004, p. 61-65
Shady Ave Magazine, “Shining Through the Darkness”, Winter 2004, p 50-56
Clay Times Magazine, The Gallery, May/June 2004 Issue, p. 41
Pulp Magazine, Cover Story: “In Perfect Union”, Apr. 25, 2002, Vol1, Issue 6
Pittsburgh Business Times, Cover Story: “Inspired Spaces”, Dec. 21, 2001, Vol. 21, No. 22

DEMONSTRATIONS, SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS
2013
Instructor, Decals in Atmosphere, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Presenting Artist, Engaging Ceramic Surfaces, Potters Council Conference, San Diego, CA
2012
Visiting Artist, Surface Workshop, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Invited Artist, Ceramic Surface Forum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2011
Artist Demonstrator/Decal Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Invited Artist-in-Residence, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
Panel Moderator, Your Non-Academic Education, NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL
Invited Visiting Artist, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Invited Visiting Artist, Creative Artists' Studios of Ames, Ames, IA
2010
Artist Demonstrator, Folkuniversitetet, Gothenburg, Sweden
Invited Presenter/Demonstrating Artist, Creabiz Conf., University College Nordjylland, Hjørring, Denmark
Invited Resident Artist in Community Arts, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Invited Demonstrating Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Clay Artist Guild, Goshen, IN
2009
Co-Facilitator and Presenting Artist, International Wood Fire Symposium, Pittsburgh, PA
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Presentation, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
Invited Demonstrating Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Manchester Craftsman’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
Presenter, Americorps KEYS Service Corps Annual Meeting
Instructor, Wood Fired Ceramics, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2008
Instructor, Ceramic Decals, 10 week class, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Central Michigan University, Greg Stahly, Professor, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Space Studios, Midland Michigan
Invited Visiting Artist, Ceramic Decal Workshop, Ellis School/Ceil Leeper Sturdevant, Pittsburgh
Invited Guest Artist, International Wood Fire Ceramics Workshop, Missouri State University/College of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO, Keith Ekstam and Jeff Johnston, Professors.
Presenter, Setting Up a Ceramics Cooperative, 30-minute lecture, Pittsburgh NCECA conference
Instructor, Wood Fire Kiln Building Workshop, Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA
Guest Demonstrator, Out of Hand, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Presenter, Mennonite Educators Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
2007
Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Decals, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Professor Eric Hahn
Keynote Speaker, Cultivating Art$ to the Max, Charleston Area Alliance, Charleston, WV
Guest Lecturer, Ceramic Decals, Carlow University, Professor Dale Huffman
Panelist, “What do I need to know before I start or run an organization?”, Center for Progressive Leadership, Pittsburgh, PA
Guest Lecturer, “History & Preservation”, Carnegie Mellon University, Professor Diane Shaw.
2006
Panelist, Broadening Community Through the Traditional Arts, FolkArtShare, Rivers of Steel Heritage Area, Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor, Sprung Arch Kiln Building Workshop, Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
2005
Panelist, Building OnLine Relationships, TechNow Conference, Bayer Center for NonProfit Management, Pittsburgh, PA
Demonstrator, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2004
Demonstrator, Birds & Bluegrass @ the National Aviary, Pittsburgh, PA

COLLECTIONS
Office of Public Art, City of Pittsburgh and Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Bally Design, Pittsburgh, PA
Richard King Mellon Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA
Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN

GRANTS/AWARDS
2009
The Pittsburgh Foundation, International Ceramic Workshop Grant
Award of Excellence, American Craft Council
Award Designer/Creator, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council/Office of Public Art, Work of Art Awards
2007
Work of Art Award, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Award for Creative Collaboration-Capacity Building
Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly
Alcoa Foundation Leadership Grant for Arts Managers
40 Under 40, Fall 2005, Recognized by PITTSBURGH Magazine for contributions to regional development.
2005
Decade of Servant Leadership Alumni Award, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Member, American Craft Council
Member, Goshen Clay Artists Guild
Past Board Member and Founder, Union Project