Artist Statement

My current work is concerned with patterns made popular by 20th century wallpaper design. Although I mainly work in slip cast tiles, I see pottery as a way to invite those elements back into the domestic setting. Through the subtlety of daily use, I hope these designs will invoke nostalgia of past homes and heartfelt spaces for the user. 

 

EDUCATION                                                             

2014                        Indiana University, Bloomington, IN                                   

  • Bachelor of Science Arts Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Ceramics, History of Art Minor, College of Arts and Sciences

Study Abroad                                                                                                                                                                    

2014                        Jingdezhen, China, Ceramic Studio Course, Sponsored by West Virginia University

2012                        Sophia Antipolis, France, Management and Art History Courses, SKEMA Euro-American Institute

 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2016

  • Art from the Heartland, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Domestic Design, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Friends of the Juror: Dirty South Mug Competition, River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria, VA
  • MWSU Clay Guild: Twin Cups, Missouri Western State University, Saint Joseph, MO

2015

  • Mighty, Might, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL
  • Artists in Residence, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Amalgamations, Gadabout Gallery, Jeffersonville, IN

2014

  • Amalgamations: BFA Thesis Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • BFA Area Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Nick’s English Hut Ceramics Area Award, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts Holiday Awards, Bloomington, IN

2013

  • BFA Area Show, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

EXPERIENCE

2015-2016          Artist in Residence, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

  • Create artwork in a studio setting to continue to foster growth as a ceramic artist
  • Collaborate with residents to organize fundraising events
  • Support and assist staff and visiting artists during workshops

2015                    Benefit Auction Intern, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

  • Assisted Penland School of Crafts development team to plan and execute a two day auction event raising over $730,000
  • Processed and facilitated registration for over 700 attendees
  • Designed marketing materials to increase auction sales

2013-2015          Undergraduate Assistant to Employer Relations, Indiana University – School of Public and Environmental Affairs Career Development Office, Bloomington, IN                   

  • Recruited representatives and alumni for panels and roundtable discussions with students to cultivate professional network connections and opportunities for students
  • Maintained a database of more than 400 representatives and 175 students per trip to keep all trip details and participant requests organized
  • Trained successors to facilitate a smooth transfer of responsibilities          

2010-2012          Human Resources Intern, Interactive Intelligence, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

  • Reviewed resumes online and identified potential candidates for open positions
  • Managed files and insurance information for employees
  • Organized and oversaw set up and logistics of company events

2012                        Events Intern, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

  • Fulfilled onsite event management responsibilities including set-up and communication with museum staff
  • Researched and constructed marketing packets for potential customers to expand client base
  • Created event décor to match client’s vision for event

                                                                             

PUBLICATIONS

2015

  • LEO Weekly, ‘Amalgamations’ By Jackie Head by Joanne Triplett, May 27, 2015

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2015                        Volunteer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) annual conference

2011-2014                Volunteer, Lotus World Music and Arts Festival                                                                                         

2013-2014               Public Relations Representative, Fine Arts Ceramics Club at Indiana University    

2013                        Ceramics Enrichment Program Leader, Boys and Girls Club

2013                        Volunteer, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Project Space                 

                                                                                                                

SKILLS

Proficient in firing electric kilns, mixing clay and glazes, mold making, slip casting, wheel throwing and hand building. Intermediate knowledge of firing gas kilns