EDUCATION

2009 - 2013       

Bachelor of Fine Aarts, Ceramics
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI), Kansas City, MO

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018           Store/Warehouse Associate, Crane Yard Clay, Kansas City, MO

Assist customers with ceramic questions concerning glazes, clay, tools, and processes, implement innovative strategies to display merchandise and maximize store space, inventory management, process purchase orders and invoices.

Keep It Workshop Instructor, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

Teach kids and adults basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques during a three-hour long class. Students learn how to make a clay object from scratch and are shown how to create, alter, decorate and finish a project with glaze.

2017            Enrichment Wednesday Instructor/ Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale, CO

Teaching 2nd to 4th grade students basic hand-building techniques as part of an after school program for students to participate in extracurricular activities on early release days.

2014 - 16    Resident Artist/ Instructor, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

Working studio artist and volunteer at clay center events, teaching beginning and intermediate classes covering wheel throwing and handbuilding techniques.

2015           ESL Assistant to Diane Kinney, Colorado Mountain College, Carbondale, CO

Assist the class instructor with phonics exercises and activities to beginner level students learning the English language.

2014           Lab Assistant, Carter Arts Center, Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, MO

Assist the ceramics instructor with kiln firings, clay preparation, and general studio maintenance.

Studio Assistant, Meredith Host, Kansas City, MO

Decaling and decorating restaurant ware and personal artwork line, as well as assist in packing and shipping artwork and studio prep and clerical duties

2013           Teaching Assistant, Ceramics Department, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Assist the professor with the sophomore wheel throwing class, mentoring students in techniques learned on the wheel, and general studio maintenance.

Gallery Intern, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

Assist in exhibition planning, taking photographic documentation of gallery inventory, website design and maintenance, and participating in gallery openings and events

2012           Collection Assistant, Ken Ferguson Teaching Collection, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Compose digital collection database and organize departmental documents

 

EXHIBITIONS

2016              Annual Holiday Invitational, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2015             2015 Annual Cup Auction, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

          Elina Jurado: New Works, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2014           Our Community: Students + Teachers + Residents, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2013           December Digital Debut: Elina Jurado, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

HOTBOX, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2012           Flux, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Expo No. 82, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2011           Strata, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

KCAI KIVA Corps Silent Auction, Epperson Auditorium Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Bowling with Neighbors Benefit Dinner, Neighbor to Neighbor Mission Revolution United Methodist Church, Kansas City, MO

Rare Earth, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2010          (Re) Action, Stern Ceramics Building Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2012            Ferguson Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Partnership Scholarship, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC

2009           Professor’s Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

2008           Scholastics Art Competition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

Gold Key Award in Scholastics Competition, Dr. Michael M. Krop, Miami, FL