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My ceramics life

Curating, Teaching and Speaking

 
JUROR, ALBUQUERQUE METRO YOUTH 2002 & 2003
 
Ceramics juror for Albuquerque's annual Metro exhibition, featuring the Albuquerque Public School System's finest youth artists. This spring exhibition exemplifies the best techniques, experimentation, and originality of our community's youth. 

DIRECTOR, NEW MEXICO CLAY 2000

Directed a statewide-juried ceramics exhibition featuring the finest contemporary ceramics in New Mexico. Increased entries by 500% over previous year, received national, state and local press, and broke sales and attendance records for all previous exhibitions. 1999-2000


DIRECTOR, CLAY MONTH AT THE HARWOOD

Directed a month-long series of exhibitions, lectures and symposia geared towards the general public and ceramics enthusiasts. Lectures included technical presentations on kiln design and construction, clay and clay bodies, Arita porcelain in New Mexico, and a guided 50-person downtown architectural ceramics bus tour with professional speakers, August 2000.


PIT FIRING WORKSHOP PRESENTER

Weekend New Mexico Potters Association workshop for 20 participants, covering the basics of pit firing, colorants and fuels, April 1999.Ceramics Hand Building Lecture and DemonstrationPresented as a companion gallery event to the Rock, Paper, Scissors nationally juried fine craft show at A Hunger Artist Gallery, Winter 1998.


COLLECTING FINE ART PANELIST AND SPEAKER

University of New Mexico Continuing Education class, Winter 1998. Discussed the relationship between gallery, collector and artist and presented my personal body of work to fine art collectors. A Hunger Artist Gallery, Winter 1998.

Charter Member, Potters Council (American Ceramics Society)

Member, Mudfish Pottery and Flyway Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Former member, New Mexico Potters Association, Albuquerque, NM

Former member, Rubys Clay Studio, San Francisco, CA

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Joe Pie Clay Works
Albuquerque, New Mexico
carriemcchesney@lycos.com