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ABOUT MERYL RUTH

 

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Juried and Invitational Shows:  2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
List of Awards | Gallery and Museum Representation | Memberships | Education | Occupation
Museum Purchases | Niche Awards | Houston Awards | International Design Award

 


 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Meryl H. Ruth
Ceramic and Fiber Artist

Recent Awards

Museum purchase by Kamm Teapot Foundation, Statesville, NC, June 2017
Solo Show, Teapots and Textiles by Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, ME, September-December 2016
Niche Awards Finalist for Teapots, Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, 2016, 2015, 2014,
     2013 (Winner), 2012 (Winner), 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 (Winner), 2006, 2005, 2004
Museum purchases by Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, April and June 2014
Museum purchases by Cafesjian Foundation and Arts Center Museum, Yerevan, Armenia, May 2012
Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, Honorable Mention Award, February-March 2012
Viewers' Choice Awards, National Teapot Invitational VIII, Cedar Creek Gh2allery, Creedmoor, NC, May 2011
Judges Choice Award, Portland Pottery Teapot Show, Portland, ME, April 2010
International Design Award, Word Press, December 2008
Women’s Choice Award, Bridgton Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2008
Third International Invitational Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, Honorable Mention, February 2008
People’s Choice Award, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization, Texas Teapot Tournament, January 2008
Richella Robinson Memorial Award, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization, Texas Teapot Tournament, January 2007
Solo Exhibition, Stretch Gallery, Funk-Tion-National, November 2004-January 2005
Award, Biennial 2004, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, September-October 2004
International Small Teapot Show, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, Honorable Mention, February 2004

Recent Juried and Invitational Shows

Teapots: Real and Imagined, Invitational Ceramic Art Exhibit, Craft Gallery, Rockland, ME, July-August 2018
Every Fiber of My Being, Invitational Fiber Art Exhibition, Fernald Gallery, Hutchinson Center, Univ of Maine, Belfast, ME Feb-May 2018
A Common Thread, Juried Exhibition, Textile Center Galleries, Minneapolis, MN, January-March 2018
Eleventh Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization, Houston, TX, January 2018
Maine Art Educators Exhibit, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, September-October, 2017
Teapot: A National Juried Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, September-October 2017
National Teapot Exhibit X, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May-September 2017
Teapots! Eleventh Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2017
Portals: Works by Maine Art Education Association Members, USM Art Gallery, Gorham, ME, January-March 201 7
Tenth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January-February 2017
Solo Show: Teapots and Textiles by Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, ME, September-December 2016
Teapots! Tenth Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-May 2016  
Ninth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January-February 2016
Art Quilt Elements 2016 International Juried Competition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, March-April 2016
Four Elements and Five Senses, Saco Museum, Maine Art Teacher Assoc Members Exhibition, Saco, ME, January-March 2016       
Ninth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization, Houston, TX, January-February 2016
Niche Awards Exhibit 2016 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, January 2016
Fired Up, National Juried Competition, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, July-August 2015
National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2015
Teapots! Ninth Invitational Exhibit, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2015
Niche Awards Exhibit 2015 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, February 2015
Eighth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January 2015
Teapots! Invitational Exhibition, Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, VA, October-November 2014
Reap and Sow, Maine Art Educators Association (MAEA) Exhibit, Portland, ME, October 2014
Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Rockport, ME, September-December 2014
Unorthodox Crafts Invitational Exhibit, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, December 2014-January 2015
Let There Be Light Invitational Exhibit, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, December 2014
2014 Biennial Members Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, October 2014-January 2015
National Teapot Invitational IX, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, June-September 2014
Biennial Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, September-December 2014
Teapots! 8th Invitational Exhibition Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2014
Maine Art Educators Association, Saco Museum, Members Exhibit, Saco, ME, January-March 2014
Niche Awards Exhibit 2014, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014
CraftBoston Holiday Show 2013, Boston Society of Arts and Crafts/Massachusetts Crafts Association, Boston, MA, December 2013
Niche Awards Exhibit 2013, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013
Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, Jan 2013
Teapots 7! Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2013
100 Teapots VI Juried Exhibition, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. January-February 2013

Gallery and Museum Representation

Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME
Buyers Market of America, Washington, DC
Cafesjian Center Museum, Yerevan, Armenia
Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX Kamm Teapot Foundation, Encino, CA
Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgy, PA
Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Canada
The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA
Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
and 10 others

Memberships and Affiliations

Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Ceramic Arts Galleries
Fuller Craft Museum
Maine Craft Association
Porcelain Painters International Online
Portland Museum of Fine Arts
Potter's Council

Selected Recent Citations in Print and on Web

Walter Raleigh Magazine Review of National Teapot Show X, Cedar Creek Gallery, July 2017
Teapot, A National Juried Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, September-October 2017
National Teapot Exhibit X, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmore, NC, March 2017
Teapots and Textiles, a Solo Show by Meryl Ruth, Maine Fiberarts Gallery and Red Studio, Topsham, ME, October 2016
Teapots and Textiles at Meryl Ruth’s Studio, by Christine Macchi, Fiber Folio, Maine Fiberarts website, September 2016
Niche Awards Exhibit 2016 Finalist, Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, January 2016
9th International Texas Teapot Tournament Exhibit Announcement, Houston, TX, January 2016
Potters Council Artist Portfolio Listing for Meryl Ruth, September 2015
National Juried Exhibition 2015, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2015
Kamm Teapot Foundation, Museum Purchase, Sparta, NC, June 2015
Teapots! 9th Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, April-June 2015
Niche Magazine, 2015 Finalist Awards Announcement, Winter edition, January 2015
Houston Press art show review of 8th Texas Teapot Tournament, January 2015
Portland Press Herald art show review of CMCA exhibit, Portland, ME, October 2014
“The Extruder Book” by Baird, Daryl E, 2nd ed., American Ceramic Society, Westerville, OH, April 2014
Biddeford-Saco Courier, Teachers Share Art Methods, March 2014
Vogue Magazine Fashion Network Shanghai Edition, January 2014
“500 Prints in Clay” by Paul Wandless, Lark Crafts, Sterling Publishers, March 2013
Culture Map, Texas Teapot Tournament Review, January 2013
Niche Magazine, Spring 2013: Awards Winner: Teapot category 2013
Mt Lebanon Magazine, Cover Illustration and Review, September 2012
American Crafts Council, Review of Morgan Teapots Exhibition, May 2012
International Teapot Competition, Big Fish Small Pot, American Museum of Ceramic Art, May 2012
“Humor in Craft” by Brigette Martin, Schiffer Publishers, Atglen, PA, May 2012
Maine Press Herald review of Inspired Hand V show, February 2012
Maine Art Scene Juried Virtual Showcase, January 2011

Education

Master of Arts, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-12), 1982. Lesley College, Cambridge, MA.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1977, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA.
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, annually since 1996.
Extensive coursework including wheel-thrown ceramics, firing, hand building, glaze calculation and fabric painting.
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1971-1972. Art and design foundations program.

Occupation

Professional Artist, Founder of Porcelain Grace ceramic studio, 1981 to present.
     Work exhibited and sold locally, nationally and internationallyInstructor, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 2006.
Instructor, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 1999. Watercolor.
Instructor, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 1998. Exceptionality for the Art Educator. 
Presenter, Portland Museum of Art, Evening for Educators, Portland, ME, 1997. 
Art Teacher, Deering High School, Portland, ME, 1991-2013. Ceramic Art.
Art Teacher, Washington Academy, East Machias, ME, 1987-1991. 

Contact

Meryl H. Ruth
17 Forest Lane
Cumberland, Maine 04021 Telephone: 207.650.2186
E-mail: merylhruth@gmail.com
Website: http://www.merylruth.com

CV last updated February 15, 2018

 


Juried and Invitational Shows

 

 

2018

  • Invitational Fiber Art Exhibition: Every Fiber of My Being, Fernald Gallery, Hutchinson Center, University of Maine, Belfast, ME, February-May, 2018.
  • Juried Exhibition: A Common Thread 2018, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2018.
  • Eleventh Texas Teapot Tournament, Juried Competition, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January, 2018.

 

 

2017

  • Maine Art Educators Exhibit, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, September-October, 2017.
  • Teapot: A National Juried Exhibition, Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY, September-October, 2017. 
  • National Teapot Exhibit X, Cedar Creek Gallery , Creedmoor, NC, May-September, 2017.
  • Teapots! Eleventh Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2017.
  • Portals: Works by Maine Art Education Association Members, USM Gallery, Gorham, ME, January-March 2017.

 

2016

  • Solo Show: Teapots and Textiles by Meryl Ruth, Maine FiberartsGallery, Topsham, ME, September-December 2016.
  • Teapots and Textiles at Meryl Ruth's Studio, by Christine Macchi, Fiber Folio, Maine Fiberarts Association website, September 2016.
  • Maine Fiberarts Juried Exhibition, Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham, Me, June-September 2016..
  • Teapots! Tenth Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-May 2016.
  • Ninth Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January-February 2016.
  • Art Quilt Elements 2016 International Juried Competition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA , March-April 2016.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2016 Teapots Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, January 2016.

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2015

  • Potters Council Artist Portfolio Listing for Meryl Ruth, September, 2015.
  • Fired Up, National Juried Competition, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, July-August 2015.
  • National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2015.
  • Kamm Teapot Foundation, Museum Purchase, Sparta, NC, June, 2015
  • Teapots! Ninth Invitational Exhibit, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June, 2015.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2015 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Washington, DC, February 2015.
  • Eighth Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January 2053.

 

 

2014

  • Unorthodox Crafts, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, November-December 2014.
  • Let There Be Light, Menorah Exhibition, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME, November 2014-January 2015
  • Teapots! Invitational Exhibition, Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, VA, October-November 2014.
  • Reap and Sow, Maine Art Educators Association (MAEA) Exhibit, Portland, ME. October 2014.
  • National Teapot Invitational X, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May-August 2014.
  • 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, October 2014-January 2015.
  • Center for Maine Contemporary Art  (CMCA) 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Rockport, ME,September-December 2014.
  • Teapots! 8th Invitational Exhibiton, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2014.
  • Maine Art Educators Association, Saco Museum, Members Exhibit, Saco, ME, January-March 2014.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2014 Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, January 2014.

 

2013

  • CraftBoston Holiday Show, A Juried Competition, Boston Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC), Boston, MA, December 2013.
  • Bridgton Quilters Chickadee Quilt Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2013.
  • Teapots 7! Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2013.
  • 100 Teapots VI, A Juried Exhibition at Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2013.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2013, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX, January-March 2013.

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2012

  • The Makings of Music, Invitational Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, October 2012.
  • Extravaganza, Invitational Exhibition, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, Me, November-December 2012.
  • The Teapot Redefined Premiere, Invitational Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, September-December 2012.
  • American Craft Today, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC, September-December 2012.
  • DeLuce Clay National Juried Ceramic Exhibition, Northwest Missouri State University, Mayville, MO, October-November 2012.
  • Teapots 6! Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, April-June 2012.
  • Signature Works, Crafthaus On-Line Exhibit, Evergreen, CO, March-July 2012.
  • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, National Ceramic Competition 2012, San Angelo, TX, April-June 2012.
  • Inspired Hands V, Maine Crafts Association Members Exhibition, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, Atrium Art Gallery, Lewiston, ME, January-March 2012.
  • Third Statewide Juried Virtual Art Exhibit, Maine Arts and Culture Online Magazine, Maine Art Scene, January-December 2012.
  • Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, February-March 2012.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2012, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2012.
  • Maine Art Educators Exhibit 2012, University of Southern Maine, Area Gallery 5, Lyceum Hall, Lewiston Campus, Lewiston, ME. January-February 2012.

2011

  • National Teapot Invitational VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May-August 2011.
  • Critters: A Show of Paintings and Sculpture, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME, April-July 2011.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2011, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Phidadelphia, PA, February 2011.
  • 100 Teapots V Juried Competition, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2011.
  • Second Statewide Juried Virtual Art Exhibit, Maine Arts and Culture Online Magazine, Maine Art Scene, January-Aprli 2011.

 

2010

  • Maine Art Educators Exhibit 2010, University of Southern Maine, Area Gallery, Woodbury Campus, Portland, ME. November-December 2010.
  • Portland Pottery Teapot Show, Portland Pottery Studio, Portland, ME, April-May 2010.
  • Art2010, 15th Annual Juried Show, Kennebec Valley Art Association, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME, May 2010.
  • The MILL-ennial: Celebrating the Art and Artists of the Cities on the Saco. Saco Museum, Saco, ME. April-June, 2010.
  • Fill-adelphia Juried Show, Potters Council, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA),  A Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, March-April 2010.
  • Big Fish, Small Pot IV: Fourth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2010.
  • Practicing What We Preach by Maine Art Educators, Maine Art Educators Association, Saco Museum, Saco, ME, January-March 2010.
  • Inspired Hand IV, Juried International Show, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, January-March 2010.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament, Houston Potters Guild, Houston, TX, January, 2010.

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2009

  • 35th Annual Art Auction, MCEA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, November 2009.
  • The Art of Tea, Invitational Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Art Center, VisArts, Rockville, MD, October 2009. 
  • Drink: Functional Forms for Every Libation, Second Annual Lillstreet International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL, September-October 2009.
  • National Juried Competition 2009, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, June-July 2009.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2009, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Phildadelphia, PA, February 2009.

 

2008

  • Mug Show, Invitational Exhibit, River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN, December 2008.
  • Form and Grace and Whimsey: Small Group Show, The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA, September-October 2008.
  • Bridgton Chickadee Quilters Quilt Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2008.
  • National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, June-September 2008.
  • Invitational Teapot Show, Craftsman House, St Petersburg, FL, May-June 2008.
  • Third International Invitational Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2008.
  • Educate and Create, Maine Art Education Association Members Exhibit (MAEA), Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, January-April 2008.
  • Clay and the Transferred Image II, Rowan University, Wesby Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, March-April 2008.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2008, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament 2008, Second Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2008.

 

2007

  • Teapots! Invitational Exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2007-January 2008.
  • Work of the Hand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Rockport, ME, October 2007.
  • Teapot Invitational 2007 Exhibition, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, July-August 2007.
  • Tea Four Two, International Teapot Exhibition, Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Canada, May-June 2007.
  • North Meets South, Maine Highlands Guild, Portland, ME, May 2007.
  • Pulp Function Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, May 2007-January 2008.
  • NCECA Conference, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY, March-June 2007.
  • The Hands That Teach, Maine Art Education Association (MAEA) Exhibition, Cabot Mill Gallery, Brunswick, ME, March-April 2007.
  • Beyond the Ordinary: Figurative Characterization in Clay, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX, March-April 2007.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2007, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Texas Teapot Tournament 2007, First Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2007.
  • 100 Teapots III, Baltimore Clayworks Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, January-February 2007.

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2006

  • Funk-Tion-National Juried Ceramics Exhibition #3, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, November 2006.
  • The Inspired Hand III Exhibition, University of Southern Maine, Atrium Gallery, Lewiston-Auburn, ME, September-October 2006.
  • Solo Exhibition, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, August-October 2006.
  • National Ceramic Competition 2006, San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX, April-June 2006.
  • Teapots-A-Go-Go 2006, Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, GA, April-May 2006.
  • Atlanta Teapot Festival, The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA, April-May 2006.
  • The Mad Hatter's Tea, OPA-NCECA Exhibitions, Oregon Potters Association, Portland, OR, March 2006.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2006, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006.
  • International Small Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, February 2006.
  • Reflection International 2006, Highland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, January 2006.

 

2005

  • Steeped in Tradition, Ariana Gallery, Royal Oaks, MI, November 2005.
  • Work of the Hands, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, October 2005.
  • Teapot Invitational, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, July 2005.
  • The Many Faces of Clay, The Clown Gallery, Portland, ME, February 2005.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2005, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2005.

2004

  • Funk-Tion-National Juried Ceramics Exhibition/Competition, Stretch Gallery, Pineville, NC, November 2004.
  • La Petite Show: National Juried Art Competition, Alder Art Gallery, Coburg, OR, November 2004-January 2005.
  • Work of the Hand, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, October 2004.
  • Salad Days Art Show, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Edgecomb, ME, July 2004.
  • Mid-Summer's Picnic, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME, June-July 2004.
  • Second's Sale and Auction, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD, Spring 2004.
  • Niche Awards Exhibit 2004, Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA, February 2004.
  • Biennial Juried Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME, June-July 2004.
  • 100 Teapots II: A National Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, February 2004.

 

 

2002-2003

  • Jackpot! National Juried Teapot Exhibition, Contemporary Arts, Las Vegas, NV, May 2003.
  • Salad Days Art Show, Watershed Ceramic Arts Center, Edgecomb, ME, July 2002.
  • Enough Twist, Juried Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, May 2002.
  • National Juried Competition, Leyshon Gallery, Byesville, OH, 2002.

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Gallery and Museum Representation

  • Aarhus Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • Buyers Market of American Craft, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Museum, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
  • Craftsman House, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Da Vinci Experience Art Gallery, Falmouth, ME
  • Dishtopia, Tampa, FL
  • Galeria of Sculpture, Palm Beach, FL
  • Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX
  • Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics, South Portland, ME
  • Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC
  • Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Petroff Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • Portals Ltd, Chicago, IL
  • River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN
  • San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
  • The Seen Gallery, Decatur, GA
  • Sherwood Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • A Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Ceramic Arts Galleries
  • Clayart Listserv
  • Fuller Craft Museum
  • Maine Craft Association
  • Maine Teacher's Association
  • Porcelain Painters International Online
  • Portland Museum of Fine Arts
  • Potters Council


Education

  • Master of Arts, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-12), 1982, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1977, School of Visual Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, annually since 1996
    • Extensive coursework including wheel thrown ceramics, firing, hand building, glaze calculation, as well as fabric painting
  • Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, 1971-1972. Art and design foundations program

 


Occupation

  • Professional Artist, Founder of Porcelain Grace, Ceramic Studio, 1981 to present
    • Work sold and exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Instructor, University of Southern Maine, 2006, Gorham, ME: Ceramic Art
  • Instructor, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, 1999: Watercolor
  • Instructor, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME, 1998: Exceptionality for the Art Educator
  • Presenter, Portland Museum of Art, Evening for Educators, Portland, ME, 1997
  • Art Teacher, Deering High School, Portland, ME, 1991-2013
  • Art Teacher, Washington Academy, East Machias, ME, 1987-1991

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Awards

  • Niche Awards Finalist 2016 in Teapot Category for Designer Teabag, Washington, DC, January 2016.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2015 in Teapot Category for Sweet-tea, Washington, DC, February 2015.
  • Museum purchase of Har-tea Har Har by the Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, June 2014.
  • Museum purchase of Dysfunctional Par-tea by the Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC, April 2014.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2014 in Teapot Category for Fit to a Tea, Philadelphia, PA, February 2014.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2013 in Teapot Category for I'm a Little Teasnout, Philadelphia, PA, February 2013.
  • Museum purchases of Tea Cozy and Steampunk Teaclock by The Cafesjian Foundation for permanent display at the Museum of the Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan, Armenia, May 2012.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Royal-tea Tote,  Big Fish, Small Pot V: Fifth International Small Teapot Competition and Show, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, February-March 2012.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2012 in Teapot Category for Tea-sharp Harmony and Finalist 2012 for Queen of T-arts, Philadelphia, PA, February 2012.
  • Viewers' Choice Awards for Owl and Pussycat and Fit as a Fiddle, National Teapot Invitational VIII, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, May 2011.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2011 for Mel-oh-tea-us, Philadelphia, PA, February 2011.
  • Judges Choice Award for Tea Leaves, Portland Pottery Teapot Show, Portland, ME, April-May 2010.
  • Skutt Pottery Kiln Awards Finalist for My Peeps, NCECA Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2009.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2009 for Pink Pearl Puggetbook II, Philadelphia, PA, February 2009.
  • International Design Award for High Top Tea, Word Press, December 2008.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2008 for High Tea Top, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008.
  • Women’s Choice Award for Seascape Imagery, Bridgton Chickadee Quilters Show, Bridgton, ME, July 2008.
  • People’s Choice Award for Mary Frances Takes Tea, Texas Teapot Tournament , Second Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2008.
  • Honorable Mention Award for High Tea Top, Third International Invitational Competition and Show, Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, CA, February-March 2008.
  • Richella Robinson Memorial Award for Sea Gir-raft, Texas Teapot Tournament, First Annual Houston Potters Guild, Clay Art Museum and Educational Organization (CAMEO), Houston, TX, January 2007.
  • Niche Awards Winner 2007 in Teapot Category for Twinling's Teafarers, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2007 for Tea Wow Wow, Philadelphia, PA, February 2007.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2006 for Turquoise Tea Tote, Philadelphia, PA, February 2006.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2005 for Zebra Teabag, Philadelphia, PA, February 2005.
  • Solo Exhibition Invitational, Stretch Gallery, Funk-Tion-National, Pineville, NC, November 2004-January 2005.
  • Niche Awards Finalist 2004 for Leopard Teabag III, Philadelphia, PA, February 2004.
  • Guild Award for Leopard Teabag II, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, September-October 2004.
  • Honorable Mention Award for Tea Clutch, International Small Teapot Show, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, February 2004.

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Museum Purchases

Tea Cozy and Steampunk Teaclock purchased for Cafesjian Museum, Yerevan, Armenia

Museum purchase of Dysfunctinal Par-tea by Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC.

Kamm Foundation purchase of Dysfunctional Part-tea

 

 

 

Niche Awards

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Houston Potters Awards

 

 

International Design Award

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