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Bruce Gholson in his studioLindsay Oesterritter

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Short Biography

Lindsay Oesterritter is currently a Director of Objective Clay LLC and a full time studio potter. She earned her MFA from Utah State University in Logan Utah, MA from the University of Louisville in Louisville Kentucky, and BA at Transylvania University in Lexington Kentucky. Before this she held the position of Associate Professor of Ceramics at Western Kentucky University (2009­2015), had the fortune to be a resident artist at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg (2008­2009) and in Australia at Strathnairn Arts Association (summer of 2009). She has had the opportunity to lecture and exhibit nationally and internationally and is continually inspired by the craft community. Recent exhibitions and awards include the 2013 University Award for Research and Creativity from Western Kentucky University, 2013 Award of Distinction from the juried exhibition Functional/Dysfunctional at Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg Florida, being invited to participate at the Red Lodge Clay Center as part of their 2013 Contemporary Traditionalist exhibition, and being a presenter in 2012 at the Utilitarian Clay Symposium held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

 

Artist's Statement

My work is inspired by the inseparable relationship between time and place, and form and surface. River stones, worn leather, and antique industrial objects are all uniquely changed by the environment in which they exist. When I work with clay I convey a similar narration of time and place. I work in an intentionally straightforward manner, choosing the clay and combination of processes for the marks that will be left behind. The processes of making are recorded on the surface of the object and begin to reveal the qualities of the material and tell a visual story. I utilize the wood firing process and reduction cool techniques to continue to highlight form and surface variations, and reference the slow and continuous passage of time. Through wood firing, the form and surface become unique to the singular object.

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LINDSAY OESTERRITTER
loceramics.com   loceramics@gmail.com     objectiveclay.com

 

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 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

2014          Faculty-Undergraduate Student Engagement Award, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
2013          University Award for Research and Creativity, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
Potter College Award for Research and Creativity, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
Award of Distinction, Functional/Dysfunctional, Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg FL
2012         Purchase Award, Pour, Terra Incognito Studios and Gallery, LaGrange IL
Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly
2011         NCECA Purchase Award, NCECA 2011 Biennial, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa FL
                New Faculty Research Grant, Western Kentucky University

 

Selected EXPERIENCE

2015- Present  Director, Objective Clay, A limited liability company and online collaboration, www.objectiveclay.com                   

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

2016               Workshop Instructor, Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC
Summer session 1, Demonstrate, lecture, and fire the three-chambered anagama.noboragama climbing hybrid wood kiln
Workshop Instructor, Waubonsee Wood Fire Symposium, Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove IL
Workshop Instructor, Newcomb Pottery Workshop, Frist Museum, Nashville TN
Lecture and demonstrate specifically about Newcomb Pottery form and technique.

2015               Associate Professor of Ceramics, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green KY
Interview, Think Big II- Mastering the Marketplace, Molly Hatch and Ben Carter web-based audio session
                      Visiting Artist, University Wisconsin- Riverfalls, Riverfalls WI
                                    Demonstrate hand-building techniques and give an artist lecture
Visiting Artist, Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT
                     Visiting Artist, Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT
2009-2015        Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Western Kentucky University,                                                 Bowling Green KY

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

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
                       Visiting Artist, The Art League, Washington DC
                                    Demonstrate and lecture

2011                 Visiting Artist, University of New Mexico Gallup Campus, Gallup NM
Demonstrate and lecture
                        Guest Professor, Hunan Normal University, Changsha City, China
Taught classes to American students on Chinese culture and art
Visiting Artist, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond LA
Demonstrate and lecture
Visiting Artist, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux LA
Demonstrate and lecture
                                     
Selected SOLO & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2016                The Woody Girls, Trax Gallery Berkeley, CA

2015                  Cups: Hundreds of Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
Scratching the Surface, Red Lodge Clay Center,
Red Lodge MT
Wood-firing: A Tool for Expression in Contemporary Ceramic Art, Gateway Regional Arts Center, Mt. Sterling KY
Cup: The Intimate Object XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville FL
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

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
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
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
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
                                   
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
                      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
                                   
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
Atmosphere, Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and School of Art, Tequesta FL
                                   

Selected JURIED & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016             Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence of Utah State University, NCECA, BLVD Tavern, Kansas City MO
                     Ceramic Selections of the 25 years of the Arrowmont Artists-in-Residency Program, NCECA, Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City MO

2015               Workshop Instructor Exhibition, Gallery One, Appalachian
Center for Craft, Smithville TN
                      NCECA Preview Exhibition, Objective Clay, www.objectiveclay.com
Doughnut Day, Objective Clay, www.objectiveclay.com
Artist in Residence Retrospective, Straithnarn Gallery, Canberra Australia

2014                State of Clay, ArtsPlace Gallery, Lexington KY
Presenters Exhibition, Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør Denmark
Ceramic World Cup Tournament 2014, Hyart Gallery, Madison WI
Objective Clay, NCECA Expo Center, Milwaukee 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 NCECA 2011 Biennial, Tampa Art Museum, Tampa FL, purchase award
To Go, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino CA
                         FIRED, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH
                              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
Intersections, Exhibition and Fundraiser, SOKY Happenings,                   Oesterritter, Lindsay, September issue, 75p
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
                           Utilitarian Clay VI: celebrate the object, Ceramic Arts Yearbook and annual buyers guide 2013, 16p

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

2011                 Ceramic Artist Invaded UNM-Gallup, Campus Voice, by Lee, Cynthia, volume XVII, number 6
     2011 NCECA Biennial, Ceramics Monthly, volume 59, number 6, 62-63p
Gallery, NCECA Journal 2011, volume 32, 138p
October Gallery Hop: Community Spectrum, SOKY Happenings,   Oesterritter, Lindsay, October issue, 23p