wow. Really, there are no other words.
I remember picking up a Ceramics Monthly back in 2009, it was the emerging artists issue, and thinking to myself, "I want that". I put it on my 5 and 10 year list of professional goals.
I am beyond HONORED to have been selected alongside an amazing group of young talent.
I was beyond flattered when my friend and recent IU Alum, Tai Rogers, asked if I would come to DePauw and work with his students for a day on drinking vessels. We talked about a few favorites from my personal collection, I demonstrated throwing, trimming, and handle-making, and then I worked with the whole group as they worked on drinking vessels!
When I realized that making ceramic art was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I began setting goals for the trajectory of my career path. Most of which seemed very out of reach as an intermediate ceramics student. One of those goals was to be a resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center.
Back in May 2015, I decided to apply for a short-term residency. I was blown away when I received the email, that I had been accepted! I spent three weeks, over Christmas Break, in the beautiful town of Red Lodge, MO.
RLCC exceeded everything I had imagined it to be. It was one of the nicest studios I've worked in; tidy, organized, with a warm energy! The residents, staff and community made the experience even better. Needless to say, I love Red Lodge Clay Center, and would suggest to anyone interested- DO IT! The short-term residency was a great program, which gave me an idea of what the long-term residency was like. Here are a few images from my time at Red Lodge!
Want to know more? check out RLCC website! http://www.redlodgeclaycenter.com
All of the hard work this summer has paid off and I am cashing in this month with four exhibitions spanning into September and November.
Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery
Mugs for Jugs 2014, MudFire Gallery
Battle of The Bowls 2014, Lynchburg Academy of Fine Arts
The 11th Annual Ceramics Invitational, Artisan Gallery
MudFire and Charlie Cummings are both online galleries, my work along with many other great potters are available for purchase via the inter-webs! check em out!!
Seriously though, what? Yes, I wouldn't believe it was real until I seen it with my own eyes. Ceramics Monthly, October 2014, exposure p17. AH!! There is my bowl!
Okay, I am sorry for the shouting and disbelief.. but this has always been a dream of mine that seemed pretty far out of reach.
Check it out below..
Originally published in October 2014 issue of Ceramics Monthly, page 17. http://www.ceramicsmonthly.org . Copyright, The American Ceramic Society. Reprinted with permission.