Teaching

 D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7   Chris Alveshere and I participated in the Art market, sponsored by the Arts Partnership.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7 

Chris Alveshere and I participated in the Art market, sponsored by the Arts Partnership.

 
 D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7   Students in Art 2013 Introduction to Ceramics made the dishes we used for our breakfast potluck final.

D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7 

Students in Art 2013 Introduction to Ceramics made the dishes we used for our breakfast potluck final.

 
 D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7   Students in Art 125 Foundation Design display their wearable final projects. 

D E C E M B E R   2 0 1 7 

Students in Art 125 Foundation Design display their wearable final projects. 

 
 N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 7   I presented an artist talk at MSUM's School of Art Colloquium Lecture Series titles "Unbecoming/Becoming." 

N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 7 

I presented an artist talk at MSUM's School of Art Colloquium Lecture Series titles "Unbecoming/Becoming." 

 
 N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 7  Mailing letters from an interactive art piece I made for the faculty show at MSUM. I provided handmade paper for participants to write a letter to someone who has made a positive impact in their life.

N O V E M B E R   2 0 1 7

Mailing letters from an interactive art piece I made for the faculty show at MSUM. I provided handmade paper for participants to write a letter to someone who has made a positive impact in their life.

 
 O C T O B E R   2 0 1 7   Visiting artist Celia Gray gives a gallery talk in front of her exhibition “All In” at the Rolland Dille Gallery on the MSUM campus.

O C T O B E R   2 0 1 7 

Visiting artist Celia Gray gives a gallery talk in front of her exhibition “All In” at the Rolland Dille Gallery on the MSUM campus.

 
 J U L Y   2 0 1 7   Teaching a summer class, Introduction to Papermaking.

J U L Y   2 0 1 7 

Teaching a summer class, Introduction to Papermaking.

 
 M A Y   2 0 1 7   Graduation 2017! This has been such a wonderful group of students to work with. I am going to miss them. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

M A Y   2 0 1 7 

Graduation 2017! This has been such a wonderful group of students to work with. I am going to miss them. Congratulations, Class of 2017!

 
 M A Y   2 0 1 7   Potluck final hosted at my house for my Art 405 Advanced Ceramic Studio students. We are having a dish exchange, and I made a vase for each of the students to take home.

M A Y   2 0 1 7 

Potluck final hosted at my house for my Art 405 Advanced Ceramic Studio students. We are having a dish exchange, and I made a vase for each of the students to take home.

 
 M A Y   2 0 1 7   Opening night! My Exhibitions class celebrating at the opening of three separate art shows we spent the semester curating and organizing.

M A Y   2 0 1 7 

Opening night! My Exhibitions class celebrating at the opening of three separate art shows we spent the semester curating and organizing.

 
 M A Y   2 0 1 7   Students from my Exhibitions class, Shane and Alysha, paint the walls of the gallery in preparation for “We the Creatures,” an exhibition we designed and collaborated on with students enrolled in Drawing 2.

M A Y   2 0 1 7 

Students from my Exhibitions class, Shane and Alysha, paint the walls of the gallery in preparation for “We the Creatures,” an exhibition we designed and collaborated on with students enrolled in Drawing 2.

 
 M A R C H   2 0 1 7  Trying to decide which of these place settings to send to La Mesa at NCECA.

M A R C H   2 0 1 7

Trying to decide which of these place settings to send to La Mesa at NCECA.

 
 NOVEMBER 2016  I am thrilled to be an invited artist for the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The artists involved exemplify a dizzying amount of talent and skill. The exhibition runs from November 18-December 31 on objectiveclay.com. Thank you to the members of Objective Clay for this opportunity!

NOVEMBER 2016

I am thrilled to be an invited artist for the Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition. The artists involved exemplify a dizzying amount of talent and skill. The exhibition runs from November 18-December 31 on objectiveclay.com. Thank you to the members of Objective Clay for this opportunity!

 
 
 NOVEMBER 2016  Shop master Ken Brown gives Art 125 Foundation Design students a lift to install their latest group project. 

NOVEMBER 2016

Shop master Ken Brown gives Art 125 Foundation Design students a lift to install their latest group project. 

 
 
 OCTOBER 2016  During fall semester, the Art 203 Introduction to Ceramics class worked collaboratively to make “Managerie”. The piece was donated to a Habitat for Humanity Art Auction fundraiser. The toolbox originated from a Habitat for Humanity Restore, and was repurposed to hold a humorous assortment of miniature porcelain sculptures. 

OCTOBER 2016

During fall semester, the Art 203 Introduction to Ceramics class worked collaboratively to make “Managerie”. The piece was donated to a Habitat for Humanity Art Auction fundraiser. The toolbox originated from a Habitat for Humanity Restore, and was repurposed to hold a humorous assortment of miniature porcelain sculptures. 

 

 

 JULY 2016  I received a faculty development grant from MSUM to attend  Sculptural Papermaking , a summer workshop at Penland School of Craft led by Lynn Sures. During the workshop I learned how to pulp paint. The pulp in this image is high shrinkage abaca that has been pigmented with a variety to colors (including metallic gold!). The imagery of my pulp paintings is based on vintage jewelry from the 1920’s.

JULY 2016

I received a faculty development grant from MSUM to attend Sculptural Papermaking, a summer workshop at Penland School of Craft led by Lynn Sures. During the workshop I learned how to pulp paint. The pulp in this image is high shrinkage abaca that has been pigmented with a variety to colors (including metallic gold!). The imagery of my pulp paintings is based on vintage jewelry from the 1920’s.

 
 
   
  
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     MAY 2016   No ceramic final is complete without a potluck! The final assignment in Art 203 Introduction to Clay was to complete a serving dish and dish ware designed for specific foods. The lefse in the top left corner is a food that I never had until I moved to northern Minnesota!

MAY 2016

No ceramic final is complete without a potluck! The final assignment in Art 203 Introduction to Clay was to complete a serving dish and dish ware designed for specific foods. The lefse in the top left corner is a food that I never had until I moved to northern Minnesota!

   
  
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     MARCH 2016    Yearning for the Thaw  was one of my favorite exhibitions I have been a part of in recent memory. Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Brooke Stewart and myself created an exhibition about the experience of living in an extreme climate, and the hopeful significance that spring embodies. We exhibited in the Center for Creativity Gallery at the Plains Art Museum.

MARCH 2016

Yearning for the Thaw was one of my favorite exhibitions I have been a part of in recent memory. Catie Miller, Helen Otterson, Brooke Stewart and myself created an exhibition about the experience of living in an extreme climate, and the hopeful significance that spring embodies. We exhibited in the Center for Creativity Gallery at the Plains Art Museum.

 
 
   
  
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     APRIL 2016   I taught a bookbinding workshop as part of a grant intended to introduce a wide public audience to different aspects of book culture. In attendance were students from a variety of majors, professors from across campus, art students, and members of the community. I am humbled and inspired when I have the opportunity to teach art to those who don’t typically have the experience of working with their hands. 

APRIL 2016

I taught a bookbinding workshop as part of a grant intended to introduce a wide public audience to different aspects of book culture. In attendance were students from a variety of majors, professors from across campus, art students, and members of the community. I am humbled and inspired when I have the opportunity to teach art to those who don’t typically have the experience of working with their hands. 

 
   
  
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     DECEMBER 2015   My Advanced Sculpture class made artwork from the now defunct slide library at MSUM. Art Historian Anna Arnar gave us full access to slides and equipment used to create the work in  Electric Slide Library . We exhibited the work in a raw space at the Plains Art Museum that isn’t generally open to the public. We performed the Electric Slide during the opening, and even the President of the University, Anne Blackhurst, couldn’t help but join in.   WATCH HERE

DECEMBER 2015

My Advanced Sculpture class made artwork from the now defunct slide library at MSUM. Art Historian Anna Arnar gave us full access to slides and equipment used to create the work in Electric Slide Library. We exhibited the work in a raw space at the Plains Art Museum that isn’t generally open to the public. We performed the Electric Slide during the opening, and even the President of the University, Anne Blackhurst, couldn’t help but join in.

WATCH HERE