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SPANGLER, SHAWN
SPANGLER, SHAWN
ILLINOIS

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I view my time making as a private act. Yet those moments remain as a tool to initiate experiences and make connections with others in the world. Perhaps it is a feeling of connectedness which is never forced or hurried, nor drifting or lost. It is similar to courtship or viewing a sunset, the act of throwing a vessel is never insipid; it is suggestive and full, it's offering is slow. The experience is one of solidity, found in the participation of the senses. I have found producing pottery as a kind of play; a regenerative act ripe with reverence, revealing the human hands enduring connection to creativity.

My work is a record of observations, an amalgamated map of the world I reflect upon. It is a Sisyphean pursuit of process and an examination of the ways a source object can be interpreted through time. My interest is focused on artistic authorship upon ceramic vessels through object interpretation, transformation, and re-contextualization from a point of origin. Ceramic vessels have served as cultural indicators throughout time. We bestow these objects with the power to narrate our experience. They may guide us through stories of our past remaining as cultural signifiers to help us locate where we once were and where we are going.

EDUCATION
2006
Masters of Fine Arts, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NYSCC), Alfred, NY.
2004
Post-Baccalaureate Program, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (NYSCC), Alfred, NY.
2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts, (College of Arts and Architecture) Pennsylvania State University (PSU), State College, PA.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2012
Presenter, utilitarian Clay Conference, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
Santa Fe Clay Summer Workshop/Lecture, Instructor, Santa Fe, NM
2011
Kappa Pl, Artist Lecture, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Artist Lecture. ME.
University of Nebraska, Lecture for Tenure-track Finalist, Lincoln, NE
MICA, Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Baltimore, MD
Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop,
2010
Gettysburg University, Gettysburg, PA.
Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.
Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture & Workshop, University of North Carolina, NC.
NCECA Demonstration Volunteers Coordinator, Philadelphia, PA.
2006-present
Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2004
Visiting Artist, Invited Lecture, Yun Jun Studio, Jingdezhen, P.R. China.
2003
Visiting Artist, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.
2002-2003
Resident Artist, SanBao Art Institute, SanBao, P.R. China.
2002
Visiting Artist, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Spring.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2011
Visiting Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, Macomb IL.
Courses Taught:
3D Design (3cr)
Ceramics 1 (3cr)
Advanced Ceramics (3cr)
Committee Work:
Gallery Committee
3d Studio Committee
Visiting Artist / Scholar Committee
Facility Development: Worked with Architectural Design Group, Farnsworth
to design the renovation of Ceramics studios at
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.
2010
Adjunct Lecturer, Rutgers University, Ceramics/Sculpture Program, Camden NJ. Courses taught: Ceramics 1 (3cr)
2007-2011
Instructor, The Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA. Courses taught: General Ceramics.
2008-2011
Instructor, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
Courses taught: General Ceramics.
2006-2008
Instructor, The Ceramics Shop, Philadelphia, PA. Courses taught: Advanced Ceramics.
2006-2011
Instructor, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Courses taught: General Ceramics, Beginning Ceramics, Advanced Throwing,
Working on and off the Wheel, Cut and Paste, Handbuilding
Courses co-taught: Sampler Class, Date Night.
Instructor, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2006-2011
Courses taught: Intermediate Throwing, Appendages.
2006.
Instructor, Alumni and Community Relations, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
Courses taught: Wheel Throwing
2004-2006
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
Courses Assisted: Junior Throwing, J. Gill.
Sophomore Clay, A. Currier.
Sophomore Clay, M. Connelly.
Studio Coordinator
2003-2004
Assistant, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, (NYSCC),Alfred, NY.
Undergraduate Glaze lab Coordinator
2004
Instructor, Jingdezhen San Bao Art Institute, P.R. China.
Courses Assisted: Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding.
2003
Instructor, Susquehanna Arts Museum, Harrisburg, PA.
Courses taught: Beginning Ceramics.
2001
Assistant, Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Carlisle, PA.
1998-2001
Instructor, PSU Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania State University,
State College, PA.
Courses taught: Beginning Ceramics.

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2012
Locating a Tradition, Two Person CIE Exhibition NCECA, Seattle, WA.
2011
Five Years in Philly, Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
2008
Separated by a Common Language, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2005
Pneumatics and Pottery, Tuner Gallery, Alfred, NY.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Presenters Exhibition, Arrowmont: Utilitarian Clay Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.
Summer Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA.
2011
Vitrines: New work by Shawn Spangler, McDonough Distric Hospital, Macomb, IL.
The Cup: Intimate Object VII, Invitational, Charlie Cummings Gallery
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
Artist of the Month, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO.
Biennial Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, WIU, Macomb IL.
The Clay Ball Invitational, Live Auction, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.
Teapots: From Formal to Fanciful, Invitational, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL.
Artist of the Month, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.
Hello and Goodbye: Passing of the Torch, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Philadelphia Potters and Clay Artist, The Clay Place, Carnegie, PA.
Locally Grown: One Dozen Artist Philly Artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Ceramics for the New Millennium: Post-Digital Design, AMOCA, Pomona, CA.
Small Favors VI, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Craftsmanship: Concept: Innovation, Juried National, Red Lodge, MT.
La Mesa, Invitational, Santa Fe Clay Studio, Tampa, FL.
NCECA 2011 Biennial Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL.
Beyond The Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR, Iowa City, IA.
2010
CraftForms, Juror: Jane Milosch, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 2010.
KACA Material Mastery Exhibition, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay Studio, Santa Fe, NM.
Holidays, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO.
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
Jingdezhen International Ceramics Expo, Jingdezhen, China.
Cup Show, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
Art of Dining, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
Three Cups of Tea, Invitational at Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS.
Soup, Salad and Serving, Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.
Pretty Young Things, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.
New Wave Studio Ceramics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
The Vases of Spring, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA
Vitrines, The Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA.
Of This Century, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA.
Get Mugged, Philadelphia, PA.
Abstract Clay: Form and Surface, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2009
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
The Clay Studio’s 35th Birthday Bash, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Pitchers: An Exploration, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
New Work, Bonovitz Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Hubbub: an Upraise from the Northeast, Red Star Studio’s, Kansas City, MO.
Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
UnderCover, The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.
2008
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Sanlun Yishu / Mobile Gallery, Beijing, P.R. China.
Separated by a Common Language, Reed Smith Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Clay Studio Residents, M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
NCECA Cup Sale, Merit Award Winner, Pittsburgh, PA.
New Year – New Residents, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Small Favors III, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2007
Mastery in Clay, Philadelphia, PA.
Members Gifts, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
One and Only, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Jersey Shore Clay National, M.T.Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
North Meets South, The Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.
Small Favors II, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2006
Mastery in Clay, Philadelphia, PA.
Alfred on 25th, J.Cacciola Gallery, New York City, NY.
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY.
2005
Historical Materialism, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.
Productive Spectator, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.
Social Distraction, Rhodes Lounge, Alfred, NY.
2004
Grad Invitational, Loupe Gallery, Prattsburg, NY.
1000 Year of Porcelain Exhibition, Jingdezhen, P.R. China.
2002
International World Building Materials Exhibition, Foshan, P.R. China.
Foreign Artist Invitational, Shiwan Ceramics Museum, Guangdong, P.R. China.
Ceramics International, Shi jingyi Art Museum, Foshan, P.R. China.
2001
B.F.A. Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.
73 Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Assoc. of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.
2000
Pottery at PSU, Patterson Gallery, State College, PA.
1999
PSU B.F.A. : Juried Student Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, State College, PA.
1998
Art in Harrisburg, Rose Lehrman Gallery, Harrisburg, PA.

CURATORIAL ACTIVITIES
2012
Franchise Project, ApexArt, New York, NY.
2007-2012
Resident Artists Juror, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2011
“Our Community” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2010
“Ceramics in the First” Rutgers University, Atrium Space, Camden, NJ.

HONORS AND AWARDS
2011
Kiln God Scholarship. Watershed Center for the Ceramics, Newcastle, ME.
2010
Juror’s Award, Juror: Jane Milosch, CraftForms, Wayne, PA.
2008
Merit Award Winner, NCECA Cup Sale, Pittsburgh, PA.
2007
3rd Place, Jersey Shore Clay National, M.T.Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
2006
Juried in as Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2004-2006.
Graduate Fellowship, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.
2002
Work-Study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC.
1996
Arts Scholarship, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA.

VOLUNTEER AND DONATIONS
2011
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
2010
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
12th Annual Benefit Cup Auction, Carbondale Clay Center Carbondale, CO.
2009
Battle of the Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA.
2008
Archedream for Humankind Benefit, Philadelphia, PA.
Board of Young Professionals, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Board of Directors, Artist Representative, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
2007
Board of Young Professionals, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Mugshots Benefit, Philadelphia, PA.
2006
Board of Young Professionals, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Watershed Benefit Auction, South Dartmouth, MA.
2005
Benefit Mug-a-thon, Byrdcliffe Arts Colony, Woodstock, NY.
2004
Watershed Benefit Auction, Berkeley, CA.
SanBao Art Institute, Non Profit Exhibitor, NCECA Conference, San Diego, CA.
2002
Penland Charity Auction, Penland, NC.
Haystack Charity Auction, Deer Isle, ME.
2001
Haystack Charity Auction, Deer Isle, ME.
Penland Charity Auction, Penland, NC.
Penn State Christmas Benefit, The HUB, State College, PA.
1997-1998
Empty Bowl Project, Harrisburg, PA.

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.
Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.
M.T. Burton Gallery, Surf City, NJ.
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO.
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
The Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA.
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.
Worcester Center for Crafts. Worcester, MA.

PUBLICATIONS
2012
Ceramics Monthly “Shawn Spangler: Variations on Simplicity” by Glen Brown, January
2011
Ceramics Art and Perception "Pretty Young Thing" review by Christine Temin, issue 84
“ New Partnership Brings Art from WIU” The McDonough County Voice, 11/25/2011.
Ceramics Monthly “Exposure” show announcement with photo, June/July/August
NCECA 2011 Biennial, Conference Catalogue, pg. 93. Tampa Fl.
Merino, Anthony. “2011 NCECA Biennial: A Delicate Matter.” NCECA Journal 32: 14-16.
2010
“Wayne Arts Center’s Show: Many Small Masterpieces”Philadelphia Inquirer.12/17/10.
“Of this Century”, The Clay Studio Catalog, 2010.
“Abstract Clay: Form and Surface” City Suburban News. 03/02/10.
“Art: Ceramic artists shape a medium” Philadelphia Inquirer. 04/04/2010.
2009
“Shawn Spangler new work” Philadelphia City Paper. 10/29/09.
Ceramics Monthly “Up Front” show announcement with photo and statement. 03/09.
Reconciliations: Art-Tech Visualization Systems”, excavatingalfred.blogspot.com. 2009.
2008
The SandPaper, show announcement with photo and statement, September 2008.
2004
1000 Years of Porcelain, Conference Catalog, Jingdezhen, P.R. China. 2004.
2002
Ceramics International, Conference Catalog, Foshan, P.R. China. 2002.

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Jingdezhen Institute of Art, Museum of Ceramics Art, P.R. China.
Jingdezhen SanBao Institute of Ceramic Art, P.R. China.
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, United States.
Schien-Joesph International Museum of Ceramics, Alfred, NY. United States.
Shijingxi Art Museum, P.R. China.
Shiwan Ceramic Museum, P.R. China.