Artist Statement

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Artist Statement


The general focus of my work for the last thirty plus years has been function and form. It is important to me that the pots I make work well and are a joy to use, both physically and aesthetically. It won’t do to have a beautiful  teapot that won’t pour well. It is important to me that people use my pots in their every day lives and, in this way, our lives will be somewhat entwined and enriched. I enjoy how many people tell me that they have coffee with me every morning. Nearly all of my work is thrown on a wheel and made of porcelain. I enjoy the white clay, it’s translucency and how it interacts with glazes. Much of my inspiration comes from historical and contemporary ceramics, nature, and technique. I find that one technique is developed from another and keeps my work fresh and exciting to me. My hope is that the pots I make invite use and that my pleasure in making them will be shared by those who use them.






 




 





Education:          B.A., University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, 1972

               Major in Art Education, Minor in Industrial Arts

               University of Northern Colorado Studio Art 1978-1980

               Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO, 1980


Experience:

·     Owned & operated clay studio, full time, since 1979

·     President, Madison & Main Cooperative Gallery 1986-1995, 1997-1998

·     Vice-Chair AAUW Art Mart 1990-1993

·     AAUW Art Mart Advisory Board 1986-1993

·     Chairman of the Opening Committee for the Union Colony Civic Center (UCCC), The Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO

·     Advisory Board for the College of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Northern Colorado (UNC) 1991-1994, 1997-1998

·     Guest lecturer UNC 1989-1993

·     Advisory Board for the Colorado Clay Show, Foothills Gallery, Golden, CO, 1990-1998

·     Search and Screening Committee for Professor for Fine Arts Department, UNC

·     Greeley Art Commission Board Member 1997-2009, 2010 – Present,

·      Vice Chairman 2000-2009, 2010-2014

·     Greeley Art Commission Master Planning

·     Arts Alive Board of Directors

·     Juried student Art Show, UNC

·     Tointon Gallery Advisory Board

·     Arts Legacy Board, Greeley, CO


Gallery Affiliations:

·     Stonehenge, 504 Sixth St., Georgetown, CO 80444

·     Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, 1421 Pearl St. Mall, Boulder, CO 80302

·     Aspen and Evergreen Gallery, 356 East Elkhorn Ave. #1, Estes Park, CO 80517

·     Darpino Studio Gallery, 934 Manitou Ave., Suite 107, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

·     Madison and Main Gallery, 927 16th St., Greeley, CO


Selected Exhibitions:

·     2018 April      Tribute to Betty Woodman, Vase show, Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, Boulder, CO

·     2018 May     Denver Potters Association Spring Show, Denver, CO

·     2018 Oct.     The Intimate Object XIV Cup Show, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

·     2018 Oct.     Zip 37 Gallery Invitational, Denver, CO

·     2017 Dec.      Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2017 Oct.     Cup:  The Intimate Object XIV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

·     2017 April     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2016 Oct.     Cup:  The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

·     2015 Dec.     Still Throwing, Nairopa University, Boulder, CO

·     2015 Dec.     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2015 April     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2015 Nov.     Expressions in Clay, Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO

·     2014 Dec.     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2014 April     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2013 Dec.     Artmarket, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

·     2013 Dec.     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2013 Nov.     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2013 Oct.     Invitational Show, Caribou Gallery, Denver, CO

·     2013 Oct.     Contained Tea Pots, Muse Gallery, Longmont, CO, Best of Show: Functional Tea Pot

·     2013 Sep.     Elements, Juried by Lorna Meaden, UNC Mariani Gallery, Greeley, CO

·     2013 Sept.     Northern Colorado Invitational, Fort Collins Museum of Art

·     2013 Sept.     Retrospective Show, Mari Michener Gallery, UNC

·     2012 Dec.     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2012 Nov.     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2012 Sept.     “Tea Time with Nan McKinnell”, Fort Collins, CO

·     2012 May     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2011 Oct.     Arts Alive Award

·     2011 May     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2010 Dec.     Denver Potter's Assocation Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2010 Nov.      Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2010 Nov.     Museum of Modern Art Show & Sale, Fort Collins, CO

·     2010 Sept.     Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster PA

·     2010 May     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2009 Nov.     Castle Clay Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2009 Nov.     Creative Spaces, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2009 May     Denver Potter's Association Show & Sale, Denver, CO

·     2008 Dec.     Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2008 Nov.     Creative Spaces, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2008 Sept.     Purchase award, Lincoln Center's Invitational 30th Anniversary Gala, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2008 July     Best of Show, Arts Picnic, Tointon Gallery, Greeley, CO

·     2008 July     Workshop Potter Studio, Fort Collins, CO

·     2008 June     Two Person Show with Maynard Tischler, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2007 Dec.      Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2007 Dec.     Great & Glorious Gifts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2007 Nov.     Mugs, Bowls & Casseroles, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2007 April     Strictly Functional, National Juried Show, Lancaster, PA

·     2006 Dec.     Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2006 Dec.     Mugs, Bowls & Casseroles, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2006 Dec.     Great & Glorious Gifts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2006 Nov.     Taught Workshop at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

·     2006 March     Colorado Clay, Juried Show, Award of Excellence, Golden, CO

·     2005 Dec.     Great & Glorious Gifts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2005 Dec.     Creative Spaces, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2005 Nov.     Taught Workshop at UNC, Greeley, CO

·     2005 Nov.     Mug Invitational, Neil Estrick Gallery, Grayslake, IL

·     2005 Nov.     Clay Show, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

·     2005 May     Denver Potter's Association Spring Show, Denver, CO

·     2004 Dec.     Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2004, July     Tea Pot Show, Madison & Main Gallery, Greeley, CO

·     2004, June     Workshop Arvada Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Arvada, CO

·     2003 Dec.     Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2003 Sept.     “From Inside the Clay Studio”, Lakewood Cultural Center,      Lakewood, CO

·     2003 March     “Teapot Show”, Boulder Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Boulder, CO

·     2002, Dec.     MOCA Show and Sale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fort Collins, CO

·     2002, Dec.     Twelve Potters Show, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

·     2002, Dec.     Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO

·     2002, Oct.     Colorado Men in Clay, Artists on Santa Fe, Denver, CO

·     2002, Jan.     Art Students' League, Ceramics Show, Denver, CO

·     2001, Nov.     Lincoln Center Christmas Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO

·     2001, Nov.     Arvada Center Art Market Show & Sale, Arvada, CO

·     2001, Aug.     South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce Invitational, Denver, CO

·     2001, Feb.     Taught Workshop UNC, Greeley, CO

·     2000, Dec.     XXV:  25 Years of Colorado Master Crafts, Arvada, CO

·     2000, Dec.     Invited Artist, Castle Clay Show, Golden, CO

·     2000 Oct.     Three person show “Functional and Dysfunctional”, Artists on Santa Fe, Denver, CO

·     2000, Sept.     Member of panel discussion with Bill Ivey, Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts

·     2000, May     Denver Potters' Guild Spring Sale

·     2000, March     Extruder Exquisite Show, Denver Public Library

·     2000, March     Extruder Experience Show, NCECA National Ceramics Conference, Denver, CO

·     2000, Jan.     Y2Klay Show at Denver International Airport, Denver, CO




 




 




 




 




 




 

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