CERAMICS

TENNANT%2C+AL

TENNANT, AL
TENNANT, AL
WASHINGTON
My work is an amalgamation from a lifetime of observing nature and human form. I am particularly interested in making work that provokes thought as well as creating a sense of mystery. The wood fire process promotes that sense of mystery through the surfaces achieved by heat, flame pattern, and ash.

EDUCATION
1969
Master of Fine Art; Montana State College; Bozeman, MT
1970
Three-month Study Grant; Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1967
Bachelor of Fine Art; Montana State College, Bozeman, MT
1965
Bachelor of Science; Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT

TEACHING EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
1993 – 2010
Studio Potter; Coupeville, WA
2006
Workshop Presenter; University of Montana, Bozeman, MT
Kiln Leader; International Woodfire Conference, Flagstaff, AZ
2004
Panel Member; Naked Truth, International Wood Fire Conference, MT
Woodfire Workshop Presenter; Univ. of Montana, Missoula, MT
Kreielsheimer Visiting Artist; Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
2003
Bray West Bash; Workshop, Seattle, WA
Workshop Presenter; Utah State University, Logan, UT
Custer County Art Center, Miles City, UT
1995
MISSA Pearson International College, Victoria, BC, Canada
1993
Wood Fire Workshop; Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
1992
Workshop; Whispering Pines, Calgary, Canada
Workshop; University of Montana, Bozeman, MT
1991
Studio Potter; Henderson, NV
1990
Fall Visiting Ceramics Professor; UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
1975 – 1990
Professor of Art; University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1988
International Workshop of Ceramic Art; Tokaname, Japan
1987
Workshop; University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
1985
Panel Member; NCECA, Atlanta, GA
1970 – 1974
Ceramics Instructor; Homer High School, Homer, AK
Ceramics Instructor; Kenai Community College, Kenai, AK
1969 – 1970
Ceramics Instructor; Western Montana College, Dillon, MT

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2010
Co-Curator Sculpture Invitational, The Art of the Spirit Gallery, ID
2008
Invitational Show, Linfield Gallery, McMinville, OR
2007
Two Person Show, MUSEO, Langley, WA
2006
Architectural Echoes in Clay, Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC
NCECA Invitational, Portland, OR
Ancient Fires, NCECA Invitational Show, Portland, OR
2005
Published, 500 Cups, Explorations in Utility & Grace
Woodfire Invitational, Island Gallery, Bainbridge, WA
Clay Invitational, Hand & Spirit Gallery, Coeur dʼAlene, ID
2004
Invitational Show, Naked Truth International Wood Fire Conference
2003
Wood Fire Invitational, Bozeman, MT
2002
14th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo, TX
Cup Invitational, Art Works Gallery, Bozeman, MT
Two-person Wood Fire Show, Museo Gallery, Langley, WA
Chado/Ikebana, A Contemporary Survey, Kirkland Art Center, WA
2001
Ancient Fires, Wood Fire Invitational, Astoria, OR
1995
Invitational Platter Show, NCECA, Las Vegas, NV
1994
Northern Hemisphere, Canadian Invitational, Olympic Games, Oslo, Norway
1992
Two-Person Show, Proctor/Childers Gallery, Langley, WA
1991
Beyond Serving, Moira/James Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

GRANTS/COMMISSIONS/COLLECTIONS
Purchase, Wall Platter, Las Vegas Childrenʼs Museum, Las Vegas, NV
Purchase, Wall Piece, Anchorage Historical and Fine Arts Museum, AK
Commission, Wall Piece, 1% For Art, Eagle River Junior High School, AK
Commission Ceramic Work, 1% for Art, Anchorage Community College, AK
Purchase, Ceramic Work, Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK
Permanent Collection, Alaska Gallery, Anchorage Fine Arts Museum, AK