EDUCATION
2005
M.F.A. – Ceramics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2001- 2002


Apprentice to Richard Bresnahan, Artist in Residence, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota

1996-2000


B.A. – Archeololgy, University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, Lacrosse,  Wisconsin.

EXHIBITIONS
2014





30x5:The Sushi Service, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, IA
 "Wood Fired Dinosaurs", Sara Japanese Pottery, New York City, New York
"Exchange Fire", Two Persons' Exhibition with Tim Rowan, Sara Japanese Pottery, New York City, New York
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa

2013






30x5:Sushi and Me, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa
"Dance with Shape" Solo Exhibition, Sara Japanese Pottery, NY, NY. 
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa

2012




Serendipity: Functional Invitational, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa

2011

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa

2010



Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa
Tea Bowl National 2010, KC Clay Guild, kansas City, Missouri 2009

2009

Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Architecture and Design, Iowa City, Iowa

2008











Bunny McBride Retrospective, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
 Points of Entry: Urban Clay Invitational, in conjunction with the  International Sculpture Conference October 2008, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Ceramics At Work, Gloria Kennedy Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
National Cup Show 2008 (Juror: Leslie Ferrin), Poughkeepsie, New York
11th Annual Tokyo-New York Friendship Ceramic Competition, New York  City, New York

2007







National Juried Teabowl Competition (First Place, Jurors: Regis Brodie, Leslie Ferst ), Beekman Street Artists’ Studios and Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York
By the Ounce, NCECA 2007 International Juried Exhibition (Juror: John Neely), Louisville Stoneware, Louisville, Kentucky
Empty Spaces (Juror: Peg Malloy), Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado
2006












Holding Tea: 14 Artists Create Tea Vessels. Group Exhibition (Curator: Liz Rudey), Verdigris Art and Tea, Hudson, New York
Ceramic Art Meshiwan Grand Prix (Juror: Nakajima Seinosuke), Nagoya Dome Stadium, Nagoya City, Japan
Jersey Shore Clay National (Juror: Doug Casebeer), M.T. Burton Gallery of Contemporary Ceramics Sculpture and Pottery, Surf City, New Jersey
National Juried Cup Show:(Juror: Jason Hess), The School of Art's Downtown Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

2005







Made By Hand, Meant For Use (Juror: Dick Lehman), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
Coe College Art Show: The University of Iowa Graduate Student Exhibition, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Graduation (Solo Exhibition), Glass Lodge Art Space, Iowa City, Iowa
MFA Student Exhibition, University of Iowa Art Museum, Iowa City, Iowa

2004












The Naked Truth: International Juried Wood Fire Exhibition (Jurors: Ryoji Koie, Janet Mansfield, Don Reitz), Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar             Rapids, Iowa
Gems from the Fire: Juried Wood Fired Exhibition (Jurors: Charles A. Hinds and Gerry Eskin), Iowa Hall Gallery, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
International Artists Exhibition, Public Space One, Iowa City, Iowa
Three Artists Collaboration: Catherine Cole, Josh Doster, Shumpei Yamaki, Glass Lodge Art Space, Iowa City, Iowa

2003











The University of Iowa Ceramics: Student Exhibit and Sale, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
Body of Clay Soul of Fire: Richard Bresnahan and the St John's Pottery:  (Traveling Invitational Exhibition), Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson,  Wisconsin; Tweed Museum Of Art, Duluth, Minnesota; University of Minnesota, Morris, Minnesota; Visual Art Center at the Washington  Pavilion of Arts and Sciences, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; St. John's University Art Center, Alice R Rogers and Target Galleries, Collegeville,  Minnesota

2000

Juried Student Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Naked Truth: 2004 International Juried Wood Fire Exhibition (Exhibition Catalog) Matthew Welch, Body of Clay, Soul of Fire, Forward by Gerry Williams: Afton Historical Society Press, 2001

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013-Present Artist in Residence, Scattergood Friends School

2009-Present Instructor for Ceramics Scattergood Friends School
2008

Workshop: Wood-Firing, Oxbow, Saugatuck, Michigan
2006-2009



Adjunct Associate Professor (Introduction to Ceramics and Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel), Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, New York
2005-2009

Studio Manager, Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, New York
2007



Workshop: Techniques of Electric Firing and Japanese Style Throwing, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
2005






Artist in Residence and Co-Instructor, "Wood-Fire Kiln Building", Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Instructor, "Klay for Kids", Kendall College of Art and Design, Ferris State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2004-2005

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), "Introduction to Hand Building", University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
2003



Studio Assistant to Mark Skudlarek (Potter), Cambridge Wood Fired Pottery, Cambridge, Wisconsin
2002-2003

Teaching Assistant, "Kiln Technician", University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa