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John Britt Workshop

Reduction Firing and Ceramic Glazes - 2009

John Britt will lead this overview of ceramic glazes and glaze materials, including a Cone 6 reduction firing. Participants will glaze their own bisque pots, review the results of the firing, and learn about glazing and firing through discussion and slides. Many reduction glazes will be available including shino, tenmoku, celadon, copper red, and others.

The workshop will cover characteristics of ceramic oxides and their sources, firing dynamics and principles, and practical application of this information to specific firing cycles. John will loosely follow the format of his new book "The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes." The workshop will also include a discussion of the differences between Cone 10 and Cone 6 reduction, and choosing between these firing options.

Class size 20.

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Artist talk w/slides
June 11, 2009, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
Firing and discussion June 12-14, 2009
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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John Britt Bio

John Britt has been a potter and teacher for 20 years. He lives in mountains of western North Carolina although he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. John is primarily a self-taught potter who has worked and taught at universities, colleges and craft centers across the country, including the Penland School of Crafts where he was the Clay Coordinator for three years. He is the author of the "The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glaze; Glazing & Firing at Cone 10" which was published by Lark Books in 2004, was the juror for the book; "500 Bowls", and has written numerous articles for ceramics publications including: Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, Clay Times, Ceramic Technical and The Log Book.

John Britt Resume

Selected Exhibitions:
2008
"Colloquy of Cups", Design Gallery, Burnsville, North Carolina, Group Invitational, October - November 2008.
"Crystal Spectrum Show", Northern Virginia Community College, Charlotte, Virginia, Group Invitational, September - October 2008.
"Teapot Forms 2008", Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Group Juried, June - August 2008.
"Table of Elements", Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Invitational Group, NCECA March 2008.
"Out of the Madness; Seven Potters follow George Ohr", McGuinn Gallery, Heinz History Center, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Group, NCECA, March - May 2008.
"American Masters 2008", MudFire Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Invitational Group, May 2008.
2007
"TRAC Fall Celebration of the Arts", Toe River Arts Center Gallery, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Group, Juried, September - October 2007.
"Table Tops", Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, Group, Invitational, June - July 2007.
"A Cup of Tea", Penland Gallery, Penland, North Carolina, Invitational, Group, March - April 2007.
"Texas Teapot Tournament", Houston Potters Guild C.A.M.E.O., Group, Invitational, Houston, Texas, 2007.
2006
"New Clay: Invitational at THE ARTSgallery", Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, Invitational, 2006.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Nevada, Group, Invitational, June - August 2006.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Odyssey Center Gallery, Asheville, NC, Group, Invitational, May - September 2006.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, Group, Invitational, July - August 2006.
"Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot", Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Group, Invitational, May - July 2006.
"Color of Iron", Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin, Group, Invitational, January - March 2006.
2005
"TRAC Fall Celebration of the Arts", Toe River Arts Center Gallery, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Group, Juried, September - October 2005.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, Group, Invitational, July - August 2005.
"Jersey Shore Clay National", M.T.Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ, Group, National Juried, May/June 2005.
"Cedar Creek National Teapot Show VI", Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, North Carolina, Group, Invitational, June - September 2005.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Odyssey Center Gallery, Asheville, NC, Group, Invitational, March - September 2005.
"Endless Variations: Shino Review 2005", Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Group, Invitational, February- March 2005.
2004
"Penland Concentration Faculty Show", Penland Gallery, Penland, North Carolina, Group, September - November 2004.
"Working Potters: Mentors and Colleagues", Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia, Group, Invitational, October 2004.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, New Jersey, Group, Invitational, June - August 2004.
"Gas-Fired/Wood-Fired: Kilns, Fire and Ceramic Expressions", Carroll Reece Museum, Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Group, Invitational, May 2004.
"Summer Faculty Exhibition", Odyssey Center Gallery, Asheville, NC, Group, Invitational, May - July 2004.
"The Big Show", NCECA, 4 Star Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana, Group, Invitational, March 2004.
2003
"Penland Faculty Show", Penland Gallery, Penland, North Carolina, Group, August 2003.
"Day Job", TRAC (Toe River Arts Council) Gallery, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Group,
October/November 2003.
"ACC Southeast Regional Faculty Show", Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina, Group, May 2003.
2001
"The Clay and Glass Show", Corning Community College, Atrium Gallery,
Corning, New York, Group, Invitational, 2001.
"Penland School of Craft Ceramic Exhibition", Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina, during NCECA conference, Group, Invitational, 2001.
2000
"Return of the Clay People ", Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas, Group, Invitational, 2000.
"From the Ground Up", Branigan Cultural Center of Las Cruces and Santa Fe Clay Company, Traveling Regional Juried Competition, 2000. Lamar Payne Award.
"ART with a Southern Drawl IX", Martin Hall Gallery, University of Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, Regional, Juried, 2000.
"Chef John Folse Culinary Institute Second Annual Utilitarian Ceramics National", Nichols State University, Thibodaux, LA, Group, National JuriedCompetition, 2000.
"Porcelain 2000, Functional Forms in Porcelain", Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, International (North American) Juried, 2000.
"Clay Station 2000", Andy Clift's Clay Station, Internet Website, National, Juried/Invitational, 2000.
1999
"Deliberations in Clay", Pillsbury and Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Group, Invitational, 1999.
"Art in the Metroplex", Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, Group, Regional Juried, 1999.
"1999 Critic's Choice", African American Museum, Dallas, Texas, Group, State Juried, 1999.
"Origins in Clay", San Antonio Potters Guild, Hill Country Arts Foundation, Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Center, Ingram, Texas, National Juried, 1999.
"Ceramics '99'", The Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut, International (North American) Juried, 1999.
"Porcelain '99', Functional Forms in Porcelain", Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, International (North American) Juried, 1999.
"From the Ground Up ", Branigan Cultural Center of Las Cruces and Santa Fe Clay Company, Traveling Regional Juried Competition, 1999. Merit Award.
"Functional Fire -Woodfired Cup Show", Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, Group, National Juried, 1999.
"Eating Right", Portland for Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon, National Juried, 1999.
"Materials + Form 6", Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas, Group, National Juried Competition, 1999.
"Whimsical and Functional Cup Competition", Earthen Art Works, Los Angeles, California, Group, National Juried, Second Prize, 1999.
"Silverhawk Exhibit", Internet: www.silverhawk.com/ex99/britt, Group, Juried, 1999.
"Light", Stone by Stone Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Group, Juried, 1999.
"22nd Annual Vahki Exhibition", Galleria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona, Group, National Juried, 1999.
"Collin County Faculty Show", Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, Invitational, 1999.
1998
"1998 International Orton Cone Box Show", Baker University, Baldwin City , Kansas, International Juried, Two year traveling, 1998/99.
"Ceramics USA 1998", University of North Texas, SOVA Gallery, Denton, Texas, National Juried Competition, 1998.
"Tools", Arcadia Gallery of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Group, National Juried Competition, 1998.
"Deep in The Clay of Texas: Clay Works, Texas Artists", Tyler Museum of Art, North Gallery, Tyler, Texas, Invitational, Group, 1998.
"1998 Horace Cardwell Competition", Museum of East Texas, Lufkin, Texas, Juried State Competition, 1998.
"Texas Tea ", Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Group, Juried/ Invitational, 1998.
"Texas National '98", Stephen F. Austin Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Texas, National Juried Competition, 1998.
"Texas Clay", Fort Worth Outlet Square, Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild, Fort Worth, Texas, State Juried Competition, 1998.
"Collin County Clay Faculty Show", Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, Invitational, 1998.
"From the Ground Up ", The Potter's Guild of Las Cruces, El Paso, Texas, Regional Juried Competition, 1998.
"Chef John Folse Culinary Institute National Juried Utilitarian Ceramics Competition", Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, Group, National Juried Competition, 1998.
"To Have and to Hold: Vessel-Making by Ceramic Artists in Texas", Irving Arts Center, Irving, Texas, Regional Juried/Invitational, 1998.
"Spout it Out, Teapot Exhibition", Vermont Clay Studio, Montpelier, Vermont, Group, Juried/ Invitational, 1998.
"Works of Clay", Stone by Stone Gallery, Dallas, Texas, Group, Juried/ Invitational, Three person, 1998.
"Materials + Form 5", Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas, Group, National Juried Competition, 1998.
1997
"Twelfth Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition", Central Missouri State University, Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, Missouri, International Juried, 1997.
"USA Craft Today '97", Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, National Juried, 1997.
"Westmoreland Art Nationals", Twin Lakes County Park, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, National Juried, Award of Merit, Body of Work, 1997.
"Momemto Mori", Sinclair Community College, Triangle Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Three Person, 1997.
"Hoyt National Art 1997", Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, National Juried, 1997.
"Brand XXVII", Associates of Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, California, National Juried, 1997.
"Oregon Clay '97 National", Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, National Juried, 1997.
"Contemporary TX Clay", Front Gallery, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas, Regional Juried, 1997.
"Collin County Clay Invitational", Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas, Invitational, 1997.
"Put A Lid On It", Frog Hollow/Vermont State Craft Center, Manchester, Vermont, National Juried, 1997.
"On/Off the Wall II", Potscape Pottery, Erie, Pennsylvania, National Juried, Design Award, 1997.
"For the Visual Arts: Fifth Anniversary", Juanita K. Hammons Hall, Springfield, Missouri, National Juried, 1997.
"Art From Every Angle", Kennedy Union Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Invitational Juried Group, 1997.
"Small Works", Cedar Valley Community College, Glass Case Gallery, Lancaster, Texas, One person, Invitational, 1997.
"Self-Portrait Exhibition", Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Juried, Group, 1997.
1996
"Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1996", Auckland, New Zealand, International Juried, 1996.
"Hoyt National Art 1996", Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, National Juried, 1996.
"Schoharie County National Small Works Exhibition", Arts Council Gallery, Cobleskill, New York, National Juried, 1996.
"1996 Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Arts Exhibition", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, National Juried, 1996.
"Area Art on View", The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, Ohio, Regional Juried, 1996.
"The Artful Cup: Form and Function", Pewabic Pottery and Michigan Potters Association, Detroit, Michigan, Group, Invitational, 1996.
"2nd Annual National Art Exhibition", St. John's University, Jamaica, New York, Group, National Juried Competition, 1996.
"Teapot Invitational", Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California, Invitational, Group, 1996.
"Fellowship Exhibition", Main Street Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1996.
"OPUS Award Exhibition", Dayton Visual Art Center, Arcade Square Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1996.
"Art From Every Angle", Kennedy Union Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Local Juried Group, 1996.
"Potpourri", Gallery Mount St. John, Bergamo Center, Beavercreek, Ohio, Group Invitational, 1996.
"Friends Show", Conversation Pieces Gallery, Tipp City, Ohio, Invitational, 1996.
"Spring Tea Party", Woodbourne Gallery, Centerville, Ohio, Invitational, 1996.
"Earth Natural Rhythms", Shiloh Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Invitational, 1996.
"Miami Valley Naturescapes", Dayton Museum of Natural History, Dayton, Ohio, Juried, 1996. (Photography).
1995
"Strictly Functional Pottery National," Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, National Juried Competition, Group, 1995.
"Politics of Scale", The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Group, National Juried Competition, 1995.
"Crafts Regional 1995", John A. Logan Museum and Art Galleries, John A. Logan University, Carterville, Illinois, Group, National Juried Competition, 1995.
"Clay Does It All," University of Memphis, Art Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, National Juried Competition, Group, 1995.
"Sixth Annual Teapot Show," A. Houberbocken, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National Juried Competition and Traveling Show, 1995.
"Creative Harvest", Frog Hollow/Vermont State Craft Center, Manchester, Vermont, Group, National Juried Competition, 1995.
"Recent Work / Dysfunctional Pottery," University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, One Person, 1995.
"Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition", Ohio Expositions Center, Columbus, Ohio, Group, National Juried Competition, 1995.
"Art You Can Live With", Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1995.
"Whimsy", LRC Gallery, Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio, Three Person, 1995.
"Art From Every Angle", Kennedy Union Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Group, 1995.
"Miami Valley Masters Exhibit," Bank One Community Pavilion, Kettering Tower, Dayton, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1995.
"Two Views," 5th Street Gallery, Stivers School for the Arts, Dayton, Ohio, Two Person, 1995.
"In the Spirit," Sinclair Community College, LRC Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Invitational, 1995.
"The Potters Shop", John Bryan Community Center Gallery, Yellow Springs, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1995.
"Fairfield Commons Art Exposition," Fairfield Commons Mall, Fairborn, Ohio, Invitational, Group, 1995.
"Fifth Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper," Rosewood Arts Center Gallery, Kettering, Ohio, Juried Competition, Group, 1995. (Photography)
"DVACamera", The Chemineer Gallery, The Chemineer Building, Dayton, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1995. (Photography).
"The View, All Ohio Landscape Show", Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, Group, Ohio Juried Competition, 1995. (Photography)
1994
"Art from Every Angle", University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Group, 1994.
"Exhibition of Individual Artist Fellowship Recipients", Dayton Visual Arts Center Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, Group, 1994.
"Reflections of Japan on Ohio Artists", Ohio State University, Brickner Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1994.
"Recent Work", Glen Street Gallery, Yellow Springs, Two Person Exhibition, Ohio, 1994.
"Sixth Annual National Art Competition", Northeast Missouri State, Kirksville, Missouri, Group, National Juried Competition, 1994.
"High Tea," Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, Group, Invitational, 1994.
1993
"Quilt, Table, Vessel, Pushing the Idea," Wright State University, Fairborn, Ohio, Group, Juried Competition, 1993.
"Chairs, Chairs, Chairs", Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, National Juried, One Person, 1993.
"Compass Exchange-Ohio NE/SE", Trumbull Gallery, Warren, Ohio, Invitational, Group, 1993.
"Pebbles Cast on Waters, Sakura in Worthington Exhibit", Worthington, Arts Council, Worthington, Ohio, Invitational, Group, 1993.
"Fifth Annual National Teapot Show", A. Houberbocken, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, National Juried Competition, Group, 1993.
1992
"Glorious Mud", Carnegie Art Center, Covington, Kentucky, National Juried, Group, 1992 .
"Artists' Toying Around", Dayton Visual Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio, Invitational Group, 1992.
"Raku Can Series", Hotel Gallery Visitors Center, Tipp City, Ohio, One Person, 1992.
"Five Mud Workers", Gallery St. John, Beavercreek, Ohio, Group, 1992.
1991 - 1987
"Marianists' Art Show", Kennedy Union Gallery, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, Group, 1991.
"Spring / Fall Show", Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Dayton, Ohio, Juried Competition, 1991, 1990, 1989.
"Raku", LRC Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton Ohio, Two person, 1989.
"Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition", Ohio Expositions Center, Columbus, Ohio, Group, National Juried Competition, 1989.
"Raku", Design 436 Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, Two Person, 1987.
"The Three Rivers' Juried Art Exhibition", Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Group, National Juried Competition, 1987. (Photography)
"Raku", Ashley's Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, One Person, 1987.
Teaching/Employment:
Penland School of Crafts, Studio Manager, Penland, North Carolina, 2006 - 2007
Penland School of Crafts, Clay Coordinator, Penland, North Carolina, 2000 - 2003
Mayland Community College, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry, 8 week fall class taught at Penland School, September - November 2001
Pigeon River Pottery, Glaze Consultant, 2001
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, Ceramics Instructor - Continuing Education, 1998-2000
Collin Community College, Plano, Texas, Ceramics/Sculpture Instructor (Sabbatical Replacement), 1997-2000
Brookhaven Community College, Farmersbranch, Texas, Ceramic Materials/Glaze Instructor, 1999
Cedar Valley Community College, Lancaster, TX, Ceramic Materials/Glaze Instructor, 1999-2000
John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs, OH, Ceramics Instructor, 1995-1996
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH, Ceramics/Sculpture Instructor, 1991-1995
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, Ceramics Lecturer, 1990-1994
Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, OH, Ceramics Instructor, 1988-1996
Education:
University of Dayton, Master of Science in Education, Social Agency Counseling, 1994
University of Dayton, Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 1982, Minor in Photography
Professional Training:
NCECA 2008, Pittsburg, PA, 2008.
NCECA 2005, Baltimore, MD 2005.
NCECA 2004, Indianapolis, IN, 2004.
NCECA 2003, San Diego, CA, 2003.
NCECA 2001, Charlotte, NC, 2001.
Simon Levin, The Craft Guild, Kiln Building Workshop, Dallas, Texas, 1998.
Ian Currie, Brookhaven Community College, Glaze Workshop, Dallas, Texas, 1998.
NCECA 98, Fort Worth, TX, 1998.
Jack Troy, University of North Texas, Wood Firing Workshop, Denton, Texas, 1998.
Margaret Bohls, Cedar Valley Community College, Workshop, Lancaster, Texas, 1998.
Ole Mortsen Rokvam, Cedar Valley Community College, Workshop, Lancaster, Texas, 1997.
Terri Siebert, Brookhaven Community College, Workshop, Dallas, Texas, 1997.
Akio Takamori, Miami University, Workshop, Miami, Ohio, 1996.
Byron Temple, Berea Craft Guild, Kiln Building/ Wood Firing Workshop, Berea, Kentucky, 1996.
Richard Shaw, The Clay Studio, Lecture Series, Silk Screening Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, 1995.
Lee Rexrode, Ohio Designer Craftsmen 8th Annual Craft Conference, Workshop, Columbus, Ohio, 1995.
Alfred Summer Studies, One month Intensive with Marilyn Lysohir and Val Cushing, Alfred, NY, June/July 1993.
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Teaching Assistant, John and Andrea Gill, Haystack, Maine, 1992.
David McDonald, University of Dayton, Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, 1993.
Michael Simon, Penn State University, State College, PA, 1992.
Utilitarian Clay Symposium, 20 presenters, including: David Shaner, Clary Illian,Cynthia Bringle, Michael Simon, Patrick Horsely, Carol Roorbach, Andy Martin, Farley Tobin, Rob Barnard, Gerry Williams, Lawrence Bush, Josh DeWeese, Pete Pinnell, Linda Arbuckle, Peter Beasecker, Jeff Oestrich, etc. Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1990.
Wayne Bates, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Conference, Columbus, Ohio, 1990.
Chris Staley, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1990.
Paul Soldner, Functional, Ceramics Workshop, Wooster Ohio, 1989.
Tim Mather, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1988.
Public Talks and Demonstrations:
Odyssey Center for the Ceramics Arts, Throwing Demonstration, Asheville, NC, Empty Bowls Class, October 2008.
Arts Centered, Throwing demonstration, Bakersville, NC, April 2008.
Odyssey Center for the Ceramics Arts, Throwing Demonstration, Asheville, NC, Empty Bowls Class, October 2007.
Arts Centered, Glaze talk and demonstration, Bakersville, NC, March 2006.
Arts Centered, Slide show and throwing demonstration, Bakersville, NC, March 2005.
Arts Centered, Throwing demonstration, Bakersville, NC, March 2004.
NCECA 2004, "Oil Spot Glazes" lecture, Indianapolis, Indiana March 2004.
Auckland Museum, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, "Oil Spot Glazes" lecture and gallery talk, Chapel Hill, NC, December 2002.
Penland School of Crafts, Community Days, Throwing and Raku demonstration, Penland, NC, 2001, 2002 and 2003.
Tarrant County Junior College SE, Three person demonstration, Arlington, TX, 1998.
The Art Club, Talk/Slide show, Dallas, Texas, 1998.
R. E. Good Elementary School, Visiting Artist/ Demonstration, (three days), Carrollton, TX, 1997.
"Diez a Seize Festival", Throwing Demonstration, Lancaster, TX, 1997.
Collin County Community College, Slide Presentation and Demonstration for Lee Akin's class, Dallas, TX, 1997.
Cultural Arts Panel / Leadership Dayton, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Metropolitan Arts Center, Dayton, Ohio, 1996.
Summer Art Camp, Dayton Art and Architecture, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, Wheel Demonstration, 1996.
Grossmont College, Slide Presentation and Demonstration for Lana Wilson's class, San Diego, CA., 1996.
University of Dayton Student Reduction Firing, John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1996.
Twin Valley South Middle School Career Day, Wheel Demonstration and Lecture, West Alexandria, Ohio, 1996.
K-12 Gallery for Young People, Mask-making Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, 1996.
University of Dayton, Raku firing, Fund-raiser for the Dayton Visual Art Center, Dayton, Ohio, 1995.
University of Dayton, Hand building/Slab and Wheel Demonstration, Dayton, Ohio, 1995.
Oakwood High School, Empty Bowl Workshop, Oakwood, Ohio, Slide Presentation/workshop, three days, 1995.
Pratt Elementary School, Mask-making Workshop, Kettering, Ohio, Presentation/workshop, 1995.
Orchard Park Elementary School, Mask-making Workshop, Kettering, Ohio, Presentation/workshop, 1995.
St. Paul Episcopal Church, Mask-making Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, Presentation/workshop, 1995.
K-12 Gallery for Young People, Sun Photo gram Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, 1995.
Jefferson Montessori School, Mask-making Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, Presentation/workshop, 1995.
Wheel-throwing Demonstration, Bank One Community Pavilion, Kettering , Tower, Dayton, Ohio, 1995.
Van Cleve Elementary School for the Arts, Mask-making Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, Presentation/workshop, 1995.
John Burroughs Elementary School, Columbus School System, Columbus, Ohio, Day-long Presentation/Workshop, 1995.
Yellow Springs Pottery Co-op, Lecture/Slide, 1995.
Miami Valley School, Ceramic Demonstration, Kettering, Ohio, 1994 & 1995.
University of Dayton, "Summer Sculpture Program", Organized and team taught workshops, July, 1994.
University of Dayton, "Dayton Mentally Retarded and Developmentally Disabled Ceramic Program, Weekly, 1993 / 1994.
University of Dayton, Visiting Artist Lecture, 1994.
Dayton Visual Arts Center, Board Presentation/Slide, 1994.
Wright State University, "Quilt, Table, and Vessel" Panel discussion, 1993.
Dayton Visual Arts Center, "Artist Toying Around" Panel discussion, 1992.
Sydney High School, Raku Demonstration, Dayton, Ohio, 1992 and 1993.
Chaminade High School, Raku Demonstration, Dayton, Ohio, 1989 and 1990.
Columbus USA Festival, Raku Demonstration, Columbus, Ohio, 1990.
Fairmont High School, Raku Demonstration, Kettering, Ohio, 1990.
Oakview Elementary School, Raku Demonstration, Kettering, Ohio, 1990.
Dayton Art in the Park, Raku Demonstration, Dayton, Ohio, 1988 and 1989.
The Three Rivers Arts Festival, Raku Demonstration, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
1988 and 1989.
Fairborn Arts Council, Demonstration and Lecture, 1987.
Workshops Taught:
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Oil Spot Glaze Firing", 3 day Workshop, Bakersville, NC, August 15-17, 2008.
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Kiln Building", 3 day workshop , Bakersville, NC, August 1 - 3, 2008.
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Basic Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry", 5 day workshop , Bakersville, NC, July 21 - 25, 2008.
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Reduction Glaze Firing", 3 day Workshop, Bakersville, NC, July 11 - 13, 2008.
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Kiln Building", 3 day workshop , Bakersville, NC, May 9-11, 2008.
John Britt Pottery Studio, "Basic Glaze Chemistry and Firing at Cone 6", 8 Week Course , Bakersville, NC, November 2007 - February 2008.
Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, "Glaze Chemistry", 1 week workshop on Glaze Chemistry and Firing, Loveladies, NJ, June 2008.
MudFire Clayworks, "Glazing and Firing Cone 6 Reduction", 3-Day Lecture and Firing, Atlanta, GA, October 2007.
Stone Art Inc., "Basic Glaze Chemistry and Firing", 2-Day Training, Church Hill, TN, June 2007.
Lee Arts Centre, "Glazing and Firing at Cone 10", Weekend Lecture and Firing, Washington D.C, September 2006.
Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, "Finding Your Voice", Two-week workshop on throwing, molds, and decals, Loveladies, NJ, August 2006.
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, "Basic Ceramic Chemistry and Raw Materials", One week workshop, Asheville, NC, June 2006.
Sierra Nevada College, "Basic Ceramic Chemistry and Raw Materials", One week workshop, Incline Village, Nevada, June 2006.
Rosewood Arts Centre, "Glazing and Firing", Slide Presentation, Weekend Lecture and Demonstration, Kettering Ohio, March 2006.
Penland School of Crafts, Visiting artist, ½ day workshop on Salt and Soda Glazes, Gay Smith and Linda McFarling's Soda concentration, Penland, NC, October 2005.
Rockingham Community College, "Glazing and Firing", Slide Presentation, Weekend Lecture and Demonstration, Reidsville NC, 2005.
John Bryan Pottery Center, "Glazing and Firing", Slide Presentation, Oxidation Firing, Weekend Lecture and Demonstration, Yellow Springs, OH, 2005.
Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, "Finding Your Voice", Two-week workshop on throwing, glazes and firing, Loveladies, NJ, July 2005.
Pullen Art Center, IFB Soda Kiln Building Workshop, off-site at Donna Kanich's house, Raleigh, NC, July 2004.
Collin County Community College, 'Beyond "The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes,"'Slide Presentation, Oxidation Firing, Lecture and Demonstration, Dallas, TX, 2005.
Penland School of Crafts, "Glazing and Firing", 8-week concentration, Penland, NC, September - November 2004.
Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts, "Finding Your Voice", Two-week workshop on throwing, glazes and firing, Loveladies, NJ, August 2004.
Pullen Art Center, Basic Ceramic Chemistry and Raw Materials, Weekend workshop on glazes and firing, Raleigh, NC, July 2004.
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Basic Ceramic Chemistry and Raw Materials, One week workshop, Asheville, NC, June 2004.
Manchester Craftsman Guild Wood-firing, One week workshop with 22 participants from the Manchester Craftsman Guild at Penland School, Penland, NC March 2004.
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Visiting artist, ½ day workshop on glazes and firing, Asheville, NC March 2004.
Penland School of Crafts, Visiting artist, ½ day workshop on Shino Glazes for Malcolm Davis and Kent McLaughlin's Shino concentration, Penland, NC, October 2003.
North Carolina Pottery Center, "Overview of Cone Ten Glaze Types", One day workshop, Seagrove, NC, September 2003.
Penland School of Crafts, "Raw Materials and Glaze Chemistry", One week workshop, Penland, NC, August 2003.
Penland School of Crafts, ACC Southeast Regional - Soda kiln building workshop, Penland, NC, May 2003.
Mayland Community College, 7 week Raw Materials and Glaze Course at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, September - November 2002.
Penland School of Crafts, Assistant Directors of Arts Organizations Workshop, Throwing and Raku demonstration, Penland, NC, 2001.
Penland School of Crafts, Duke Continuing Education, Throwing and Raku demonstration, Penland, NC, 2001.
Penland School of Crafts, 7 week Raw Materials and Glaze Course, CORE Students, Penland, NC, March -May 2000.
Collin County Community College, 2 week kiln building workshop (15 cu. ft. castable soda kiln), Plano, Texas, May 2000.
Richland Community College, Workshop/ Slide Presentation/Multi-sectional forms/ press molding and assembly, Dallas, TX, 1998.
The Purple Crayon, "Teapots" Workshop, Plano, TX, 1999.
The Craft Guild, "Thrown, Altered and Assembled: Multi-sectional Work" Workshop, Dallas, TX, 1998.
Brookhaven Community College, Visiting Artist/ Slide Presentation/ Week long demonstration, Dallas, TX, 1998.
Collin County Community College, Thrown, altered and assembled, Plano, Texas, 1997.
Advanced Hand building, Rosewood Art Centre, Kettering, Ohio, 1996.
Advanced Wheel/Throwing Big, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1995.
Mold Making, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1995.
Teapots, Teapots, Teapots, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1994.
Pitcher, Pitchers, Pitchers, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1994.
Bowls, Bowls, Bowls, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1993.
Cups, Cups, Cups, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1993.
Raku Firing, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio, 1989-1993.
Raku Firing, Bergamo Center, Beavercreek Ohio, 1988-1990.
Board and Committee Member:
Energy Exchange, Chair of residency selection jury, Penland NC, 2001 – 2006.
Kettering Arts Council Board Member, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, Ohio,1995 - 1996.
John Bryan Community Pottery Executive Committee, Yellow Springs, Ohio. 1996.
Dayton Visual Art Center, Board of Trustees and Artist Representative, Dayton, Ohio, 1993 -1995.
Development Committee/ Gallery Sub-Committee, University of Dayton, Visual Art Department, 1993/94.
Part-time Faculty Representative, University of Dayton, Visual Art Department, 1992/ 93.
Publications:
Ceramics Monthly," Mid-Range Reduction", pg. 46 - 51, October 2008.
Studio Potter Magazine, “Illusions of Accuracy”, pg. 16 -22, Volume 36, No. 2 July/Dec issue, 2008.
Ceramics Monthly, May Commentary, "The Ease of Being Green", 2008.
“Firing with Veggie Oil”, 3 page article, e-PYRE magazine, Western Australia, April/May 2008.
“Cat Litter, Antacid and other non-traditional glaze materials. (Alternative Glaze Materials for the Modern Potter)”, 3 page article, e-PYRE magazine, Western Australia, February/March 2008.
"China Paint and Overglaze", Paul Lewing, American Ceramic Society, photos page 125 & 182, 2007.
Technical Editor for “The Art and Craft of Ceramics: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration”, by Maria Dolors Ros I Frigola, republished by Lark Books from the Spanish, 2006.
"Art Centers: The Other Education Arena", 2 page article, (page 56 - 57), Clay Times, July/August 2006.
"Oil Spot Glazes", 4 page article, (page 15 - 18), Ceramics Technical, November 2005.
"Dorothy Davis and her Search for the Elusive Oil Spot Glaze", 4 page article, (page 12 - 15), Clay Times, September/October 2005.
"Your Work, Your Voice", 2 page article, (page 39 -40), "2005 Workshop Handbook", Ceramics Monthly, June 2005.
"Flambé Magic", 4 page article, (page 48 - 51), Ceramic Review, January/February 2005.
NCECA 2004 Journal; The Alchemy of Art and Science, "Oil Spot Glazes", page 20 - 24, 2005
Ceramics Today Web Page, "Oil Spot Glazes" Article, 2004.
"The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes - Glazing and Firing at Cone 10", John Britt, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 2004.
"Oriental Glazes", Michael Bailey, A & C Black, 11 photos, 2004.
"Studio Practices, Techniques and Tips", Collection of articles, Chapter on "Vegetable Oil Firing", American Ceramic Society, 2003.
"500 Bowls", Juror, Lark Books, 2003.
Ceramics Monthly, 3 page article, "Firing with Vegetable Oil", April 2003.
Ceramics Monthly, 3 page article, "Oil Spot Glazes", June/July/Aug 2002.
The Log Book, article, "Penland School of Crafts", Issue 8, pg. 12 - 17, 2001.
"Glazes, Cone 6 - 1240 C", Michael Bailey, pg. 98 - 99, A & C Black /University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Ceramics Monthly, 3 page article, "Over the Counter Glazes", June/July/Aug 2001.
"The Ceramic Glaze Handbook", Mark Burleson, pg. 58, 59, 132 - 134, Lark Books, 2001.
"Handbuilt Tableware", Kate Triplett, pg. 24, Lark Books, 2001.
"Functional Pottery", 2nd Ed, Robin Hopper, December 1999, pg. 72.
Ceramics Monthly, Commentary, "The Unknown Craftsman is Dead", February 2000.
American Craft, Gallery, Feb/Mar p.101, 2000.
Art and Craft, Scholastic Ltd, England, December, pg. 9, 1999.
Clay Times, Crossword Puzzle, Regular Columnist, May 1999 - Present.
Ceramics Monthly, May Commentary," Leach's Circular Logic", 1999.
Ceramics Monthly, "An Urban Wood Kiln", by Sam Clarkson, p.37, March 1999.
Critical Ceramics Web Page, Articles Section, 1999 & 2000.
"The Ceramic Design Book", pg. 35, Lark Books, 1998.
Clay Times, Gallery, pg. 41, November/December 1998.
Ceramics Monthly, Clayarters International, p.74, March 1998.
Ceramics Monthly, Up Front, p.26, February 1998.
Ceramics Monthly, May Commentary, "Confessions of a Neo-Leachian", 1996.
Wired (Magazine), Netsurf, Review of web site, June, 1996.
American Craft, Clay Gallery, Feb/Mar p.73, 1994.
Kiln Construction:
Pullen Art Center/ Donna Kanich, 30 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft, Soda Kiln, 2005. ,
Penland School of Craft, 10 cu. ft. Hard Fire Brick/Castable Catenary Arch/Cross-draft Salt Test Kiln, 2003.
Penland School of Craft, 3 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft Test Kiln, 2002.
Penland School of Craft, 30 cu. ft. IFB/Castable Catenary Arch/Cross-draft Soda Kiln, 2002.
Penland School of Craft, 20 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft Kiln, 2001.
Collin County Community College, Castable Catenary Arch, Soda Kiln, 2000.
Kiln/Firing Consultant:
Sarah House, 40 cu. ft. car kiln, consultant on firing, 2008.
Marianne Cordyack Salt Kiln consultant and rebuilding of a 30 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft, Gas Salt Kiln, 2008.
Emily Reason and Leanne Ash, Kiln consultant for the building of a 30 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft, Gas Kiln, 2007.
Deborah Harris, Designed and acted as a consultant for the building of a 30 cu. ft. IFB Sprung Arch, Natural Draft, Gas Kiln, 2007.
Anthony Pottery, Celo, NC, 2007.
Bascom-Louise Fine Art Center, Highlands, NC, 2007.
Karen and John Spear, NC, 2006.
Long Beach Isle Foundation for the Arts, NJ, 2005.
Rockingham College, NC, 2005.
Wilde Acres Retreat Center, NC, 2003 and 2005.
Energy Xchange, NC, 2005.
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, NC, 2003 and 2004.
Yummy Mud Puddle, NC, 2004.
The Craft Guild, TX, 1999.
John Bryant Pottery Center, OH, 1997.
Television Production:
Twenty six, half-hour instructional shows on pottery entitled "The Dys-Functional Potter". [Currently airing on Continental South, (Miami Valley Cable Council), Continental North, DATV, and the Yellow Springs Cable Access Channel.] Show titles include: Cups, Bowls, Plates, Pitchers, Teapots, Slip Techniques, Faceting, Slab Techniques, Glazing, Kiln firing, Press Molding, and many more.
"Focus on Rosewood", 10 part series featuring area artists and exhibitions at Rosewood Art Center.
"Snag fishing", or "Fishing with Real Men".
"Backyard Birding"; with your host Alvin P. Snerdly.
Permanent Collection:
AMOCA, (American Museum of Ceramic Art), Pomona, California, 2007.
Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin.
Curator, Juror:
Philadelphia Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2007, Juror.
“500 Bowls”, published by Lark Books.
Art on the Commons, Lincoln Park Center, Rosewood Art Center, 1995 and 1996, Juror.
African American Craft Art Symposium Coordinator, Humanae Vita, Six week slide lecture and workshop series, University of Dayton Visual Art Department, 1993.
"Chimera Art Gallery", University of Dayton Student Gallery, 1994 -1995. Developed and Coordinated Student Gallery.