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Nancy Selvin Workshop

Still Life With Print - 2009

Nancy Selvin teaches a three day, hands-on workshop on dissolving the boundaries between surface and form. Participants will learn various methods for laying color, images, and text onto ceramic surfaces. Nancy has taught for almost forty years internationally, and her current work pays tribute to the history of ceramic forms, while incorporating printmaking techniques and addressing the painters still life tradition.

Participants will begin the workshop learning an innovative handbuilding process which employs foam armarture. The resulting vessels will serve as a canvas for building up surface and information. Nancy will demonstrate how she completes the forms with simple screen printing techniques and underglaze applications. Participants will be able to add layers of meaning to their work by incorporating personally relevant images and text.

Nancy's extensive journeys with clay and the information she shares in this workshop will provide inspiration for anyone looking to create more personalized & meaningful ceramic objects.

Class size 18.

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Artist talk w/slides
July 30, 7:00 pm
Free to the public
Three day Workshop
Hands On July 31 - August 2, 2009
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nancy Selvin Bio

Nancy Selvin is an independent studio artist living and working in Berkeley CA. She has taught for almost forty years at colleges and workshops internationally. In 1970 Ms. Selvin received her M.A. from the University California at Berkeley. In addition to numerous awards she is the recipient of two National Endowment Artist's Fellowships (1980, 1988) and 2003 California Arts Council Fellowship. She is currently Adjunct Professor of Art at The California College of Art, in Oakland CA.

Ms. Selvin's work has been written about extensively and has appeared on the cover of American Craft and Ceramics Monthly. Her ceramics are included in public and private collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, the Arizona State University Art Museum, The Daum Museum, the Oakland Museum of California, the Microsoft Art Collection, the Mint Museum, Scripps College, Claremont CA, the Prieto Collection, Mills College, Kaiser Permanente, Leslie's Ceramics, the University of Iowa Art Museum, Shimpo America and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Nancy Selvin Artist Statement

For over four thousand years ceramic artists have made all manner of clay objects: ritual bowls, tiles covering vast palace walls, jars for oil, pots for tea, industrial toilets, bricks for construction, plates for dinner. My work acknowledges this historic tradition and pays tribute to the ceramic forms that surround us.

These still life constructions are metaphorical pots, ignoring function but built from traditional and authentic material. The text, screened on the surface, hints at the ideas contained within. The seemingly casual arrangement, the architectural format and the brushwork on the surface directly address the painter's still life tradition. The residue of handwork and the haptic quality of the color emphasize how the pieces were made.

Spare and loosly structured, these compositons have their origins in the rows of canning jars lining my mother's yellowed pantry and the rough implements, which hung at the back of my father's tool room. The work hints at the familiar re-examining the spaces we inhabit.

Nancy Selvin Resume

Education:
University California, Berkeley, Ceramics, B.A., 1969
University California, Berkeley, Ceramics, M.A., 1970
Awards, Honors:
Art History Lecturer, DeYoung Museum, SF, 2007
Distinguished Artist Lecture, Renwick Alliance, 2005
California Arts Council, Visual Artist Fellowship, 2003
Finalist, Elizabeth R. Rafael Founders Prize, 2003
Urban Glass, First Prize, Martini Glass Competition, 1998
Guest Artist, Watershed Center For Ceramic Arts, 1998
Oakland Business Arts Award, Individual Artist, 1990
Outstanding Educator, Studio Potter Foundation, 1988
NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, 1988
Skaggs Foundation, Program Development Grant, 1986
NEA Individual Artist Fellowship, 1980
Westwood Ceramic Nat'l, Purchase Award, 1980
California Craftsman Award, 1978
One and Two Person Shows:
Selvin/Gustin, Snyderman Works, Philadelphia PA, 2010
California Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD, 2008
Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle WA, 2006
Daum Museum, Sedalia MO, 2004
Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA, 2003
Pence Gallery, Davis CA, 2002
Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas NV, 1999
Journals/ Metamorphosis, Works Gallery, Sonoma CA, 1996
Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA, 1995
Nancy Selvin, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI, 1992
Looking Through Glass, Berkeley Civic Arts CA, 1991
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, 1990
New Directions, Leverett Center, Leverett MA, 1988
Olson/Larson Gallery, Des Moines IA, 1986
Elements, NYC, 1984
Parallel Views, Calif Crafts Museum, Palo Alto, 1982
New Work, Anhalt Gallery Los Angeles, 1981
Quay Gallery, San Francisco CA, 1979
Introductions, Paper and Clay, Quay Gallery SF, 1976
Commissions and Installations:
"In Berkeley" Stone/Text Sidewalk Inserts, Addison Street Arts District, Berkeley CA 2000-02
Café Lilliane, San Francisco CA, 2002
Select Public and Private Collections:
The Daum Museum, Sedalia MO
The Microsoft Art Collection, Redmond WA, Santa Clara CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA,
The Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Collection, Washington DC
The Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Nora Eccles Museum, Logan UT,
The Prieto Collection, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Shimpo America Corp, Lincolnwood, Ill,
Hokkoku Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan,
Leslies' Ceramics: Toki Collection, Berkeley CA,
Kaiser Permanente Collection, Boulder CO
Arizona State University Research Collection, Tempe, AZ
University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City IA
Celestial Seasonings Corp, Boulder CO,
Malcolm and Susan Knapp, NYC
Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI,
Arnold and Carol Kanter, Chicago IL
Joan K. Davidson, NYC
Joan Mondale, Minneapolis MN,
Estate of Betty Asher, Los Angeles, CA
Igal and Diane Silber, Laguna Beach CA
Kevin Nierman/David Larson, Berkeley CA
Rita Roberts, Sonoma CA,
Frank Wyle, Los Angeles CA
Joan Mannheimer, Des Moines IA
Karen Johnson-Boyd, Chicago IL
Mr/Mrs Marc Granier, Arlington VA
Hila and Saul Rosen, New York NY
Dan Jacobson, Boston MA
Jim Kolva/Pat Sullivan Spokane WA
Jo Lauria, Los Angeles CA
Norman and Sandy Mitchell, Bethesda MD
Mel and Hope Barkan, Boston MA
Gilman Gunn III, New York, NY
Prater Family, Springfield MO
Sonny and Gloria Kamm
Public Service and Professional Activities:
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Board of Trustees, President 2000-2004, Member, 1999-present,
University California Berkeley, CED Alumni Council, , Member 2005-present, Vice President 2006-07
Alameda County Public Art Advisory Committee, Member 2005- present
Marin County Arts Commission, Grants Panelist 2006
Alameda County Public Art Selection Panelist, 2005
Port of Oakland, Public Art Selection Panelist, 2004
City of Emeryville, Public Art Selection Panelist, 2004
City of San Francisco, Public Art Selection Panelist, 2004
City of Oakland, Grants Review Panelist, 2000
Summit Hospital, Oakland CA, Art Selection Committee Member, 1996-1999,
Alameda County Public Art Advisory Committee, Member, 1994 1997
City of Oakland Public Art Advisory Committee, Member, 1989 1997, Chair, 1994 1997
ProArts, Board of Directors, Member, 1987 1994, President, 1989 1991, Chair - Nominations Committee, 1991 1992, Chair - Open Studios Committee, 1991 1990
City of Oakland,Grants Review Panelist, 1986 1989
Lectures and Workshops:
2009, MudFire, Decatur GA
2009, Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe CA
2009, Ruby's Ceramic Studio, San Francisco CA
2008 Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2008, Heath Ceramics, Sausalito CA
2008, Sonoma Arts and Lecture Series, Sonoma CA
2008, San Francisco Museum of Craft + Design, San Francisco CA
2007, University Southern California, Los Angeles CA
2007, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA
2007, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM,
2006, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2006, University of Washington, Seattle WA
2006, California College of the Arts, Oakland CA
2006, Heath Ceramics, Sausalito CA
2006, University California, Berkeley CA
2005, University California, Berkeley CA
2005, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2005, University Massachusetts, Dartmouth MA
2005, Renwick Alliance of the Smithsonian, Washington DC
2005, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
2004, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL
2004, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
2004, Texas Women's University, Denton TX
2004, Daum Museum, Sedalia MO
2004, Manchester Craft Guild, Pittsburg PA
2004, Heath Ceramics, Sausalito CA
2003, San Jose State University, San Jose CA
2003, Arcadia University, Horsham PA
2003, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia PA
2003, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN,
2002, Academy of Art College, San Francisco CA
2002, University California, Davis CA
2002, Oakland Museum, Oakland CA
2002, Annual Conference/Ceramic Art, Davis CA
2000, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT
2000, Casper College, Casper WY
2000, Brookhaven College, Dallas TX
2000, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA
2000, Merritt College, Oakland CA
1999, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA
1999, California State University, Fullerton CA
1999, El Agora, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1999, Bellas Artes, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
1998, Pitzer College, Claremont CA
1998, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL
1998, Watershed Center For Ceramics, Newcastle ME
1998, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
1997, Appalachian Center, Smithville TN
1998, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
1998, Adobe Art Center, Castro Valley CA
1996, Haystack School, Deer Isle ME
1996, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL
1996, Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek CA
1996, Academy of Art College, San Francisco CA
1995, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
1995, Southern Oregon State University, Ashland OR
1995, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, CO
1995, Penland School, Penland NC
1994, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1994, Academy of Art and Design, Beijing, China
1993, Whispering Pines, Alberta Canada
1993, Banff Art Center, Alberta Canada
1992, NCECA, San Diego
1992, RIT, Rochester NY
1992, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
1991, NCECA, Tempe, Arizona
1991, Festival at the Lake, Oakland
1990, Richmond Art Center, Richmond
1990, Grossmont College, El Cajon
1990, Laney College, Oakland
1990, Creative Growth, Oakland
1990, Kaiser School, Oakland
1990, Festival at the Lake, Oakland
1989, Academy of Art, Honolulu
1989, Clay Studio, Boston
1988, Leverett Art Center, Massachusetts
1988, NCECA, Portland
1987, Walnut Creek Art Center
1987, Penland School, North Carolina
1983, Bristol Polytechnic, Bristol
1983, Cardiff Art and Design, Cardiff
1983, Leicester Polytechnic, London
1983, Loughborough Art and Design, Loughborough
1982, Camberwell Arts College, London
1982, Royal College of Art, London
1980, California State University, Long Beach CA
Work Experience:
California College of the Arts, Oakland CA, Adjunct Professor, Ceramics, 2007-Present
University California, Berkeley CA, Visiting Professor, Department of Art Practice, 2004
Academy of Art College, San Francisco CA, Visiting Professor, Art Department, 2002
Pitzer College, Claremont CA, Visiting Professor, Art Department, 1999,
Brushstrokes Studio, Berkeley CA, Owner, Founder/ with Kevin Nierman 1995-98,
City of Oakland CA, Cultural Arts Division, Arts Project Consultant 1994
Preservation Park, Oakland, CA, Arts Project Consultant 1993
San Francisco State University, Visiting Faculty, Ceramics 1992
ProArts, Oakland, CA, Executive Director 1989 1991
UC Berkeley Gifted Program, Visiting Faculty, Summer 1988
Laney College, Oakland, CA, Lecturer, Art Department, Ceramics 1973 1987, Program Director, workshop series 1978 1986
Fashion Institute of Design, San Francisco CA,Visiting Faculty, Color Theory 1973
State University of New York, Albany, NY, Assistant Professor, Art Department 1970 1972
Curatorial Projects:
"Fundamentally Clay: Ceramic Abstraction 2002, Curator Nancy Selvin, Williamson Gallery Scripps College, Claremont CA 2002
"Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object" Dyanna Currreri, Curator Nancy Selvin, Exhibition Concept, Oliver Art Gallery 1997, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA,
Selected Exhibitions:
2009, Seder Plate Invitational, Contemporary Jewish Museum
2009, San Francisco CA
2008, Complexities of Clay, Bell Family Gallery, Los Angeles CA
2008, Manchester Craft Guild, Table of Elements, Pittsburg PA
2008, Clay Mates, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscassett ME
2007, Collaborations: Watershed and Friends, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2007, Santa Fe Clay: In Their Own Words, Santa Fe NM
2007, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
2006, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2006, 70 Washington Street Space, Oakland CA
2006, Prater Collections, Missouri State University Art Gallery, Springfield MO
2006, Thresholds: Innovative Clay, Ogle Gallery, Portland OR
2006, Context: The Written Word, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
2006, Alterior Motives, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore MD
2006, Watershed Anniversary Exhibition, Society Arts and Crafts, Boston MA
2006, Art of the Book: Bay Area Treasures, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael CA
2006, TeaTime, Gallery of the Institute of the Arts, Kalamazoo MI
2005, Vanitas, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
2005, Transformation:Contemporary Work in Ceramics, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg PA
2005, Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2005, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle WA
2005, Contemporary Codex: Ceramics and the Book, Central Michigan University, MI, University Maryland Baltimore MD
2005, Diverse Domains, Yinggko Ceramic Museum Taipei, Taiwan
2005, Ceramics, Davis, CA curated by Nancy Servis
2005, Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA
2005, Scents of Purpose, The Jewish Museum San Francisco CA
2005, The White Show, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
2005, Built Books, The Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA
2004, Contemporary Codex Ceramics and the Book, Manchester Crafts Guild, Pittsburg PA
2004, Ceramic Narratives, Texas Women's University, Denton TX
2004, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
2004, Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
2004, Women's Work, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill CA
2004, Teapots: Object/Subject, Craft Alliance, St Louis MO
2004, Sidney Myer Fund, Ceramics Award Exhibition, Shepparton, Art Gallery, Shepparton Australia
2004, Scripps Annual, Standing Room Only, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont CA
2004, 21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus OH
2003, Words/Text/Stories, Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston MA
2003, W/the Vessel in Mind, ElevenEleven Sculpture Space, Wash, DC
2003, In Other Words: Ceramic Books, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN
2003, Contemporary Ceramics, San Diego City College, San Diego CA
2003, Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA
2003, Fusion: Photo/Clay, Odyssey Gallery, Asheville NC
2003, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
2003, Northern California Clay, NCECA San Diego CA
2003, Short Stories: Narrative Ceramics, Center for Ceramic Arts and the Ferrin Gallery, Berkeley CA
2003, One Hundred Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM,
2002, Rendevous, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney NB
2002, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI
2002, Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto CA
2001, Still Life: Uncommon Object, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creeek CA
2001, USA Clay, The Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institutiion Washington DC
2001, Digital Ceramics, Curated by Les Lawrence, The Light Factory, Charlotte NC
2001, Convergences, Curated by Caroline Henderson, Winthrope University, Rock Hill SC
2001, Celebrating Passover, Curated by Elaine Levin, Finegood Gallery, West Hills CA
2001, Clay Patina, Patina Gallery Santa Fe NM
2001, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI
2000, Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000,
2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles CA
2000, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO,
2000, The Tucson Museum, Tucson AZ
2000, Memorial Art Gallery, University Rochester, Rochester NY,
2000, Reliquaries for America, Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco CA
2000, Scripps Ceramic Annual, Williamson Gallery, Claremont CA
2000, A Glimpse of the Invisible, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada CO
2000, Three Visions, Casper College Gallery, Casper WY
2000, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2000, The Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI
2000, Celestial Seasonings, Boulder CO
2000, Millenium Platter Exhibition, Shepparton Art Gallery, Australia
1999, Diane Nelson Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
1999, New Glass Review, Corning NY
1999, China Painting Today, Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton MA
1999, Kos Chaim Invitational, Margolis Gallery, Houston TX
1999, Making Change, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA
1999, Gallery Alexander, La Jolla CA
1999, JMKohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI
1999, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI
1998, Imperfect Harmony, Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette IN
1998, Touring: Nora Eccles Museum, UT, Tokyo, Japan.
1998, Celestial Seasonings, Boulder CO
1998, Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton MA
1998, Survey of International Ceramics, Laguna Beach Art Museum, Laguna Beach CA
1998, Four Views, Curated by Ted Cohen, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley CA
1997, Ceramic Still Life: The Common Object, Curated by Dyanna Curreri, College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland CA
1997, Kiddush Cup Invitational, Jewish Museum, San Francisco CA
1996, Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak MI
1996, A Survey of Contemporary Ceramics, Curated by Igal Silber, Tustin Gallery, Tustin CA
1996, Blue Heron Gallery, Deer Isle ME
1995, Artists Sketchbooks, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Curated by
1995, Signe Mayfield, Palo Alto CA
1995, Works Gallery, Sonoma CA
1995, Patricia Williams Gallery, Portand OR,
1994, The Object as Still Life, Sybaris Gallery, MI
1994, Ceramic Invitational, Ceskey Krumlov, Czech Republic
1994, Sculpture Invitational, CCAC, Oakland CA
1994, Nancy Margolis Gallery, ME
1993, Farrell Collection, Washington DC
1993, Clay 93, A National Survey, Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993, Cup Invitational, Artworks, Seattle WA
1993, Dinnerworks Invitational, Louisville, KY
1992, Exhibits USA Invitational, Kansas City, MO
1992, Maveety Gallery, Salishan, OR
1992, East/West Invitational, Korean Embassy, Los Angeles, CA
1991, Faculty Exhibition, S.F. State Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1991, Cup as Metaphor, Sybaris Gallery, Detriot, MI
1991, Crocker Kingsley Annual, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA
1991, NCECA Invitational, Tempe, AZ
1990, Invitational, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990, Another Dimension, Tempe Art Center, Tempe, AZ
1989, Aha Hana Lima, Academy of Art, Honolulu HI
1989, Clay: A Feminine Perspective, curated by Elaine Levin, Los Angeles CA
1989, Raku: Expanding the Expression, NCECA, Kansas City, MO
1989, Progressions, California Craft Museum, San Francisco, CA
1989, View Points, Sybaris Gallery, Detroit, MI
1988, Julia Morgan Memorial Exhibition, curated by Suzanne Muchnic, Riverside CA
1988, ebb and Parsons, New Bedford NY
1987, Monumental Women, SOMAR Gallery, San Francisco CA
1987, Wita Gardner Gallery, San Diego CA
1987, ProArts Annual, ProArts Gallery, Oakland CA
1986, Martha Schneider Gallery, Highland Park Ill
1986, Salem Art Assoc. Invitational, Salem Oregon
1985, Historic References in Contemporary Clay, Eccles Museum, Utah
1985, eramic Still Life, Esther Saks, Chicago
1984, Clay '84,Invitational, Traver Sutton, Seattle WA
1984, 0th Annual Invitational, Weber State Gallery, Ogdon Utah
1984, CECA Traveling Exhibition, Boston MA
1984, On/Of Paper, Zaner Gallery, New York
1984, Low Fire Clay Invitational, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit
1983, Painterly Ceramics, Curated by Melinda Levine, College of Notre Dame Gallery, Palo Alto CA
1983, A Personal View, Selections from the Mannheimer Coll., Univ. Kansas Gallery, Kansas City MO
1983, Oxford Gallery, Oxford England
1982, Prieto Collection, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1982, Pacific Currents, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA
1982, Kanazawa Invitational, Kanazawa Japan
1982, Southwestern Invitational, Chula Vista College, CA
1981, Betty Asher's Cups, Newport Beach Art Gallery, CA
1981, Low Fire Ceramic Sculpture, Towson State Gallery, Towson MD
1981, American Clay, Merideth Fine Arts, Baltimore MD
1981, Earthenware USA, Hand and Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
1981, Scripps Ceramic Annual, Scripps College, Claremont CA

1980, Poetic Images, Elements, NYC
1980, Westwood Clay Nat'l, Otis Art Inst. Los Angeles
1980, Reality of Illusion, Univ. Art Galleries, Univ. of
1980, Southern Calif. Los Angeles; Denver, CO, Oakland CA
1980, Southern California Designer Craftsmen
1979, Unpainted Portrait, Kohler Art Center
1979, 30 x l5, Judah Magnes Museum, Berkeley CA
1979, West Coast Clay Spectrum, Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles
1978, 5th Annual Ceramic Invitational, Univ. Art Gallery, Ogden UT
1978, Cup Show, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI
1978, The Elements, NYC
1978, California Craftsmen, Monterey Penn. Mus. of Art, CA
1978, Clay from Molds, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan WI
1977, California Ceramics, Quay Gallery, S.F.
1977, Paper Show, San Francisco Art Museum, S.F.
1977, Overglaze Imagery, Cal State Fullerton Art Gallery,
1976, Images of Cups, Smith Anderson Gallery Palo Alto
1976, Small Images, Cal State Los Angeles
1976, California Teapot Show, Anhalt Gallery, Quay Gallery, CA
1976, 100 Americans, Fairtree Gallery, New York City
1976, Homage to the Bag, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, NYC
1976, Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo NY
1976, Ceramics Plus, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles
1975, The Second Cup Show, David Stuart Gallery, Los Angeles
1975, Clay USA, Fendrick Gallery Washington D.C.
1974, Ceramics and Glass, Oakland Museum, Oakland
1974, Cup Show, Reno Nevada
1974, Surfaces, Fairtree Gallery NYC
1973, Show, David Stuart Gallery Los Angeles
1973, The Cup: Seven Women, Prieto Gallery Oakland CA
1973, Design/Crafts, Richmond Art Center Richmond CA
1972, Eight Women, State Univ. New York Gallery
1971, Objects, Nordness Gallery, NYC
1970, Media '70, Richmond Art Center, Richmond CA
Publications:
"How I Got Here" Ceramics Monthly Nov 1989. pp47-50 and Cover
"Bulmer Brick and Tile" American Craft Magazine, June/July l985 pp 26-29
"Tepcoware"w/Joseph Mallia Heaven, American Craft Magazine, Aug/Sept 1982 pp 16-19
"Decorating Tile" Fine Homebuilding, Jan 1993 #78, pp 72-73.
"Fundamentally Clay: Ceramic Abstraction 2002" Scripps College,Claremont CA
"Fundamentally Clay: Ceramic Abstraction 2002" portions reprinted in Ceramic Art/Perception #47
"Live, Work, Play: An Interview with Kevin Nierman", Studio Potter 2002
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