Imaginative and successful artist with a M.F.A. and 29 years experience, Managing Member of Artist at Work, LLC, and is versed in all aspects of art design, creation, marketing, sales and installation or delivery.
Operating a successful art business for 29 years and still going strong. Featured in more than 200 art exhibitions. Sold more than 2,000 pieces of ceramic pottery and sculptures ranging from $65 to $9,000 to private and cooperate collections across the country. Four one person shows. Taught many students, apprentices and employees to start a successful ceramic pottery, sculpture or tile business.
•Subcontracted Pottery/Ceramic instructor. Artist at Work, LLC.
•Teach year round two pottery/ceramic classes two per week for adults. Supply all teaching materials.
•Develop curriculum, recommend supplies for purchase, troubleshoot and repair kilns
•Teach summer children classes, special workshops and demonstrations for public events.
•Own and operate a ceramic business.
•Own and operate a ceramic, glass and stone tile contracting business.
•Registered contractor with State of Nebraska.
•Design, fabricate and install ceramic, glass and stone tile.
•Create and sell one-of-a-kind ceramic pottery, tile and sculpture.
•Teach, supervise and coordinate employees' work.
•Subcontracted by the Joslyn Art Center to teach two ceramic tile making classes.
•Use Microsoft Office Suite for preparing product brochures, business cards and presentations for marketing purposes, invoicing and bidding.
•Started a ceramic business.
•Created and sold one-of-a-kind ceramic pottery, tile and sculpture.
•Installed ceramic and stone tile.
• Ceramic/Raku Workshop. Oak Park Pottery, Oak Park, IL. Ceramic/Raku Workshop.
•Chicago PBS special on individual Chicago artists through the Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL.
•Subcontractor for two prominent Chicago art galleries and a Chicago antique gallery.
•Instructor. Intro to ceramics. University of Illinois at Springfield, IL.
•Introduced a new idea and rebuilt the showroom/gallery. Increased ceramic art sales by 40%.
•Restructured classes and instruction. Increased enrollment from 6 to 9 to a 37 to 40 adult students at any given time.
•Studio instructor. Instructed adult students. Eight week class session. Eight students per class. All year around. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students taught at the same time. Very effective in quickly developing student growth and enrollment. Many students have gone on to open their own ceramic studio and/or business.
•Ceramic demonstrations at many high schools and community centers.
•Earned Studio Potters Association's Outstanding Teaching Award.
•Developed curriculum, taught ceramic pottery and sculpture classes.
•Performed kiln building, firing, maintenance and repair.
•Artist. Selected through a jury process or by invitation for exhibition at many art shows and galleries. Sold more than 2,000 pieces of ceramic pottery, tile and sculptures ranging from $65 to $9,000 to private and cooperate collections across the country.
•Responsible for repairing damaged decorative concrete and placement of control joints.
•Received Bomanite Corporation's National Award for Outstanding Craftsmanship.
My goal was to become the best educated artist that I could be and support my art and myself. I accomplish this and discover that I also had the ability to teach this to others.
Research assistant. Maintained and repaired the studio equipment. Made clay, order and maintain studio supplies.
Teaching assistant. Develop and taught ceramics 201 for 3 semesters. Introduction to wheel throwing, sculpture, extruded clay, slip casting and slab construction. Sophomore level college class, but an introduction level class for ceramics.
My ceramic portfolio for applying to graduate school was one of 12 Illinois artists selected for a one person show for one month in an open juried exhibition to all Illinois artists hosted by the State of Illinois Department of Transportation.
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