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OESTERRITTER, LINDSAY
OESTERRITTER, LINDSAY
KENTUCKY
The patterns and surfaces in my work directly relate to the characteristics of worn industrial materials and structures. My interest is not in the industrial objects themselves as much as it is in their mechanical patterning with the additional wearing through natural circumstance.

I fire a wood kiln, using the atmospheric firing as well as impressed texture on the form to explore the depth and variation that is derived from the qualities of erosion and wear found in the materials I look to for inspiration. The varied dry, dark surface from this type of firing also connects to my personal sensibility. I enjoy the quiet nature of such a dry dark surface, creating subtle variations that are not immediately noticed. I am a potter because I want to participate within these distinctive and fascinating details contributing to the routine subtle progression of the day.

EDUCATION
2008 Master of Fine Arts, Utah State University, Logan UT
2006 Master of Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville KY
2000 Bachelor of Arts, Transylvania University, Lexington KY

SELECTED EXPERIENCE
2009-Present Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Western Kentucky University,Bowling Green KY

2012-Present Co-Founder/Co-Organizer, Objective Clay, A limited liabilitycompany and online collaboration, www.objectiveclay.com

2015
Workshop Instructor, Wheel Throwing for Wood Firing, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN - Demonstrate wheel throwing in preparation for the upcoming wood fire
Workshop Instructor, The Dark Side of Wood Firing, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN - Demonstrate, lecture, and fire wood kiln with residual salt

2014
Invited Artist, American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN - Demonstrate, exhibit, and panel discussion
Presenter, 2nd Annual European Wood Fire Ceramics Conference, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør Denmark
Workshop Instructor, Wood Fire Start to Finish, two week workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN - Demonstrate, lecture, fire manabigama twice
Visiting Artist, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL - Demonstrate and lecture
Visiting Artist, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers FL - Demonstrate, lecture, and fire wood kiln
Visiting Artist, Utah State University, Logan UT - Lectured and participated on panel

2013
Visiting Artist, Morehead University, Morehead KY
Demonstrate, lecture, and fire a train kiln
Workshop Demonstrator, Clay Studio of Missoula Wood Fire
Invitational, Missoula MT
Visiting Artist, Northland Pioneer College, Show Low AZ

2012
Presenter, Utilitarian Clay Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN - Demonstrate, exhibit, and participate in a panel discussion
Workshop Instructor, Corning Community College, Corning NY - Demonstrate, lecture, and fire an anagama
Coordinator, Celebrating 20: Building and Maintaining a Community, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN - Co-coordinated the schedule of events for the ceramics studio
Visiting Artist, The Art League, Washington DC -Demonstrate and lecture

SELECTED SOLO & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2015
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, NCECA 2015, Providence RI
Crafting the Cocktail, The Craft in America Center, Los Angeles CA
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA

2014
Invitational Cup Show, KOBO Gallery, Seattle WA
Crafted: Ceramic Cups, Mugs, and Tumblers, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
Breakfast, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Whiskey Pairing, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia PA
Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL
American Pottery Festival, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA
Functional Ceramics, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster OH
Cheers!, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
Hide-N-Seekah, Instagram Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Traditions in Transition, J. Fergerson Gallery, Farmville VA

2013
Natural Disasters, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC
Wood Fire Invitational, St. Petersburg Clay Company, St.
Petersburg FL
Contemporary Traditionalists, Red Lodge Clay Center,
Red Lodge MT
CRAFTED, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
Traditions in Transition, J. Fergeson Gallery, Farmville VA
Wood Fire Invitational, St. Petersburg Clay Company, St.
Petersburg FL
Invitational Wood Fire Exhibition- ‘Where the Sauce is At”, the
Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula MT
Natural Disasters, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC
Intersections, two person exhibition, Ellis Walker Gallery,
Bowling Green KY
Hide-N-Seekah, Instagram Gallery, Houston TX
Atmospheric Perspective, Saratoga Cay Arts Center, Saratoga NY
Emerging Artists, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston TX
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA
The Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Center for Southern
Craft and Design, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans LA

2012
At 20: A Creative Continuum, Sandra J. Blain Gallery,
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Kentucky Clay, Clay Place Gallery, Carnegie, PA
Featured Artist, solo exhibition, Crimson Laurel Gallery,
Bakersville, NC
Mint Julep Exhibition, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, IN
Regional Wood Fired Exhibition, Leeds Gallery Earlham College,
Richmond IN
The Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Center for Southern
Craft and Design, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA

2011
Exaggerated Line, solo exhibition, University of New Mexico,
Gallup Campus
NCECA Virtual Cup, SOFA-Chicago IL, NCECA-Tampa FL
Winterfest 2011, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore MD
Interpreting the Cup: Process, Influence and Intent, Crimson
Laurel Gallery, Bakersville NC
The Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Center for Southern
Craft and Design, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans
LA
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City IA

SELECTED JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Workshop Instructor Exhibition, Gallery One, Appalachian
Center for Craft, Smithville TN

2014
State of Clay, ArtsPlace Gallery, Lexington KY
Presenters Exhibition, Guldagergaard International Ceramic
Research Center, Skælskør Denmark
Kind Buds, Objective Clay, www.objectiveclay.com
Ceramic World Cup Tournament 2014, Hyart Gallery, Madison, WI
Ten Years of Fire, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
Surface Forum, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2013 Functional/Dysfunctional, award of distinction, Morean Art
Center, St. Petersburg FL
Salt, Whiskey, Cheese, Objective Clay, Helena MT

2012 International Cup, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula MT
Pour, purchase award, Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, LaGrange, IL
5th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Amelia Center
Gallery, Panama City FL
Recent Acquisitions, Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens OH

2011
7th International Biannual of Ceramics: Inside Out, Cultural
Center of Kapfenberg, Kapfenberg Austria
Inside Out, Herzer Palace of the City Museum, Varazdin Croatia
NCECA 2011 Biennial, Tampa Art Museum, Tampa FL, purchase
award
To Go, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
FIRED, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH
2011 All Kentucky Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Capital Arts
Galleries, Bowling Green KY, third place
Dining In IV: An Artful Experience, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston
TX

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
2015
The Expanding Community of Wood-Fired Ceramics, The Studio
Potter, by Lindsay Oesterritter, vol 43 number 1, winter-spring, 2014-2015

2013 Wood-Fired Ceramics 100 Contemporary Artists, by Amedeo
Salamoni, 160-161p
Kiln Site Kindles New Community, Arts & Letters, by Brent
Oglesbee, Fall issue, 8-11p
Gallery’s Perspective, by Lindsay Oesterritter, Content Blog,
Objective Clay
Utilitarian Clay, Ceramics Technical, by Shawn O’Connor,
number 36, 14-19p
Spotlight, Objective Clay, Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August
volume 61, number 6, 80p

2012
Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly, May volume 60, number 5,
39p, 68pCO