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Education

Georgetown University, B.S. in Business Administration, with additional coursework in Art History, Studio Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology

Classes and workshops taken: Adrian Arleo, Wally Asselberghs, Susan Beiner, Rick Berman, Steven Branfman, John Britt, Joy Brown, Kyle Carpenter, Lisa Clague, Tony Clennell, Arlene Cohen, Cynthia Consentino, Cristina Cordova, Judith Duff, Debra Fritts, Gwen Fryar, Erin Furimsky, Annette Gates, Silvie Granatelli, Molly Hatch, Niel Hora, Ken Horvath, Mark Issenberg, Mel Jacobson, Tom Kerrigan, Kristen Kieffer, Kathy King, Yosuke Koizume, Leah Leitson, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Paul Lewing, Po-Wen Liu, Jennifer Martin, Jenny Mendes, Ron Meyers, Andy Nasisse, Sandra Nissen, Richard Notkin, Jeff Oestreich, Lisa Orr, Vicki Paulet, Mark Peters, Ronan Peterson, Sandi Pierantozzi, Liz Quackenbush, Kari Radasch, Louise Radochonski, Charlie & Linda Riggs, Ron Roy, Akira Satake, Michael Schmidt, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Nancy Selvin, Mark Shapiro, Paul Soldner, Gay Smith, Kevin Snipes, Stacey Stanhope, Liz Zlot Summerfield, Tip Toland, Rimas VisGirda, Paul Andrew Wandless, Janis Mars Wunderlich

Group Exhibits

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Invitational, Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, GA, 2013

Madison County Potters Market, Guest Artist, Marshall High, Marshall, NC, 2013

Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, 2013

One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand, Invitational, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, MI, 2012

The Clay Cup, Juried by Pete Pinnell, Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2012

Art Visions, Invitational, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA,  2012

Politically Charged, Invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, 2012

Pottery & The Handmade Object, Invitational, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2012

Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, 2012

ATL ‘n RDU, 3 person show, Claymakers, Durham, NC, 2012

Image and Form, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2012

Summer Swan, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2012

Containment 3, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, 2012

Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition, Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, GA, 2012

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2012

Art Visions, Invitational, Paideia School, Atlanta, GA,  2011

NCECA Drinking Vessel Exhibition curated by Pete Pinnell, Online Sale & Presented at SOFA, Chicago, IL, 2011

Interpreting the Cup, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, 2011

One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, MI, 2011

Dining with FRANK, FRANK Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, 2011

2011 Hambidge Invitational, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA , 2011

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA, 2011

Containment II, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC 2011

Georgia Clay, Gallery Walk at Terminus, Atlanta, GA, 2010-2011

Containment, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, 2010

The Cup, Maralyn Wilson Gallery, Birmingham, AL, 2010

Sharing, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, 2009

Circus-Cartoon Madness, Alcove Gallery, Avondale Estates, GA, 2009

Fired Clay, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, Decatur GA, 2009

Hank of Oz, Alcove Gallery, Avondale Estates, GA, 2008

Earth, Globe Gallery, Clayton, GA, 2007

Georgia Pottery Sale, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2007-2010

Gallery Zero, a nomadic gallery, 2003-2005

Works and Process, Youth Art Connection Gallery, Atlanta, GA 2003

4th Annual Centered on Clay, Cherokee County Arts Center, Canton, GA 2003

Various group, solo, and two person exhibits, MudFire Gallery, 2002-2011

Publications

“Top Five Ceramics Exhibits – December 2010”, image of vase, Ceramic Arts Daily, Nov. 29, 2010

#392, image of large platter, A Plate A Day blog, May 6, 2010

“Art Community”, artist and event profile, DeKalb Neighbor Newspaper, February 10, 2010

“Draw + Decal”, editor, profile on group exhibition with quote, Ceramics Monthly, September 2009

“Firing Mid-Range Reduction at MudFire Clayworks”, by John Britt, review of studio glaze research and operations, Ceramics Monthly, October 2008

“Fired Up Over Pottery”, studio and artist profile, The Champion Newspaper, September 2008

“David Eichelberger”, authored cover article feature length artist profile, Ceramics Monthly, April 2008

“Rick Berman: Clayworker”, studio photography provided for retrospective book, October 2007

“Get Mud Fired Up”, studio profile, Sunday Paper newspaper, March 25, 2007

“MudFire Studio Offers New Concept For Those Who Like To Play With Clay”, cover story – artist and studio profile, The Story – Central DeKalb news paper, September 15, 2005.

“Potters Keep an Eye on History”, artist and studio profile, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 31, 2005

“Serve This”, authored four page curators notes and show review, Clay Times magazine, January-February 2005

“Talk of The Town”, quoted in show review, Creative Loafing city paper, May 27, 2004

“Clay Creations”, photo in arts calendar, Season magazine, Spring 2004

“Clear as Mud”, artist and studio profile, Atlanta Buckhead newspaper, February 2004

“Around Town”, vase photo in arts calendar, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, December 2003

“Starting Over”, artist profile, People magazine, February 3, 2003

“MudFire”, artist and studio profile, Piedmont Review newspaper, November 2002

Workshops & Lectures Taught

Pottery & Sculpture Lessons, taught daily at MudFire, 1000+ students, 2002 to 2013

Introduction to Raku, Paideia School, Atlanta, January 2011

Throwing and Decorating, Dogwood Festival, three day demonstration, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Introduction to Raku, Emory University, one day workshop for ceramics students, Atlanta, 2008

Thrown and Altered Pottery, American Craft Council Show, three day demonstration, Atlanta, 2008

Gallery Management – Curating – Judging – Jurying

MudFire Gallery, Gallery Manager and show curator, 90+ group and solo shows, 2002-2013

Summer Swan Invitational, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, Ceramics Curator, 2011

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Student Art Show awards judge, 2009

Decatur Arts Festival, 3D applications juror, 2009

Fired Clay, Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, curator, 2009

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, 3D applications juror and 3D awards judge, 2008

Atlanta Arts Festival, 3D applications juror and 3D awards judge, 2007

Decatur Arts Festival, applications juror, 2007

Atlanta Teapot Festival, Founder and President, 2006

Works In Clay, Roswell Visual Arts Center, awards judge, 2004

Atlanta Dogwood Festival, 3D applications juror and 3D awards judge, 2004

Television & Radio Appearances

NBC, Fox, & ABC news, live pottery demonstrations & lessons at Dogwood Festival, 2010

Good Day Atlanta, Fox 5 News, studio visit and pottery lesson, July 2009

The Sound of Atlanta / Atlanta Sounds, WABE public broadcasting, studio and artist profile, December 2008, repeat airings through 2010

Best of the City, Comcast on Demand, artist interview & studio sounds, November 2008

Search for the Perfect Girlfriend, Playboy Channel, host for pottery lessons date, October 2008

Morning News, WXIA NBC Atlanta, work featured during three minute segment on MudFire event, February 2007

Blue Collar TV, The WB, on-air appearance with Jeff Foxworthy, et al. teaching pottery, August 2004

Arts In Atlanta, Comcast Community Television, studio and artist profile, May 2003

Gallery Representation

Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA

Asheville Ceramics Gallery, Asheville, NC

Columbus Museum Store, Columbus, GA

Professional Experience

Studio Artist, 2003-present

Rail Arts District, neighborhood artist coalition, Founder / Coordinator, 2008-2013

MudFire, Co-Owner, Gallery & Workshops Director, 2002-2013

Synchrologic, Dir. of Marketing, 1999-2002

POINT Information Systems, Marketing Manager, 1996-1999

Gnossos Software, Senior Management Team, 1994-1996

AbramsonEhrlichManes Advertising, Media Coordinator, 1993

WGTB 690 AM, Programming Director and On-Air Personality, 1990-1993

Yacht Snow Belle, First Mate, 1989-1992