Education Hood College 401 Rosemont Ave. Frederick MD. 21702. Current GPA 3.68 MFA Ceramics. May 20, 2017 MA Ceramics. January 20, 2016 Teaching Assistant. Fall semester, 2015. Teaching throwing, hand building including hard slab, soft slab and east-Asian wedged coil technique and electric kiln operation. Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Layton NJ. Explorations in Atmospheric Firing with Bruce Dehnert and Steve Cook covering wood firing, gas firing, raku, and pit/bonfiring with copper sulfate. July 29-August 2, 2016 Making work and firing the Peter’s Valley Anagama with Jack Troy. August 14-25 2015 Firing the Peter’s Valley Anagama with Simon Levin. July 29-August 5 2014 Earlham College. 801 National Road W. Richmond IN. 47374 2003. Overall GPA of 2.98. Focused in studio ceramics and glaze chemistry. Studied Japanese art history, 20th Century Craft and Design, Pre-Columbian art and Art of the Pacific Rim, and Western Art from Courbet to mid. 20th Century. Experienced in curatorial work on Pre-Columbian art and Art of the Pacific Rim. September 1-December 31 2000.
Professional Experience 2017- Hagerstown Community College 11400 Robinwood Drive Hagerstown, Maryland Adjunct ceramics instructor teaching hand building, wheel throwing, aesthetics and elements of design. Manage studio and all firing responsibilities 2017- Frederick Clay Studio 119 N. East street. Frederick, Maryland Teaching hand building and wheel throwing. 2002- Marcus Davis Stoneware. 212 N.W. First St. Richmond IN. (765) 977-2542 Ceramic artist and owner. Creating and marketing functional ceramic art. March-August 2006. Earlham College, 801 National Rd. W. Richmond IN. (765) 983-1200 Editorial Assistant, IDEAS-Image Database to Enhance Asian Studies, www.ideasproject.org. Inter-library image and data sharing project between Earlham College, St. Olaf’s Collage, and Colorado College. Mike Thiedeman, supervisor. Cataloging and uploading images of post WWII China and Japan, entering and editing descriptions, and some Photoshop image cleanup work. 2005-2013 Kelly Educational Staffing. Briarwood Lane, Muncie IN. 47304. (765)284-0897 Substitute Teacher in the Richmond Indiana city schools. Teaching in all areas of primary education, grades K-12. 1987-1993. L&M Printing, 1400 Dorr Ave. D, Fairfax VA. (703) 573-2257 Pressman and Production Supervisor. Worked in all facets of offset printing. Responsible for printing press operation, pre, and post press duties. Quality control.
Volunteer Work 2007-2010 Knollenberg’s Art Center (defunct). 800 East Main St. Richmond IN. Gallery design on volunteer basis, offered classes in ceramics, worked in gallery design and layout, and acted a juror for incoming work. Spring 2006 Richmond Catholic Community. Richmond IN. Branch Out program. Parents and students of the Richmond Catholic schools enter community and help with clean up and general work in various non-profit and volunteer programs and organizations. Responsibilities included supervise and coordinate volunteer workers on-site. July 2000 Richmond Friends School. Richmond IN. Two week summer day camp. Teaching ceramics to children 4 to 10 years old.
Organizations Potter’s Guild of Frederick. Frederick MD. Member since 2013. Whitewater Valley Artist’s Guild. Richmond IN. Member since 2008
Shows Festivals and Exhibitions
Solo Exhibitions April 6-23, 2017 “The Voice from the Fire” Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Hood College. Frederick, Maryland May 15-30 2015 “What Is Hidden” Master of Arts in Ceramics Exhibition. Hood College. Frederick, Md.
Juried Shows and Group Exhibitions
September 23-24 2017 Peters Valley School of Craft 47th Annual Craft Fair Sussex County Fairgrounds. Augusta, NJ. July 8--19 2017 Plates Platters and Nothing Else Matters juried exhibition Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences. Loveladies, N J. June 3-July 16, 2017 The Clay Studio Graduate School Biennial 2017 The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, Pa. May 5-June 11, 2016. It’s In The AtmospHERE Hood College, Frederick Md. January 14-28, 2016 Impossible Dreams Faculty and student show, Hood College. Frederick, Md. February 2-12 2015 Student Juried Exhibition Hood College. Frederick, MD. July 7-8, 2014 Frederick Festival of the Arts. Frederick, MD. February 2014 Student Juried exhibition Hood College. Frederick, MD. September 23, October 19, 2012 “In The Works… A Retrospective of the Students of Michael Thiedeman” Earlham College. Richmond, Indiana. December 6, 2010 Arden Hearth Annual Holiday exhibition. Richmond, Indiana September, 8-17 2010 Whitewater Arts Guild annual exhibition. Richmond, Indiana September 1-7, 2010. Whitewater Valley Art Competition Richmond Indiana March, 2008-October, 2010 Knollenberg's Art Center. Richmond, Indiana May-August, 2008 Blue Heron Gallery, Liberty, Indiana June-August, 2006. Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts Loveladies, N.J. Summer
Publications The Voice from the Fire: Connecting the Distant Past to the Personal Present. MFA thesis publication May, 2017 It’s in the Atmosphere. Show catalog of artists Published May, 2016 NCECA 2016 image credit. Promotional poster for Hood College. NCECA 2014 image credit. Promotional poster for Hood College. “In The Works…” Text contribution. Collection of writings by former students of Michael Thiedeman. Hard bound volume presented to educator honored in show. Digital copies published for general distribution. Published 2012.