ELAINE COLEMAN ARTIST STATEMENT

I have been incising porcelain for forty five years and I still love doing it as much as when I first started. My work used to only involve the taking away of clay from the surface and form but in the last ten years I have also been adding clay to make another layer and surface dimension. There is something magical about this technique that seems to bring each piece I carve to life towards the end of the process. The final finished lines in my carved pieces are enhanced by the application of celadon glazes that help define the design. I carve for myself first and have been most fortunate that collectors appreciate my work which in turn allows me to explore new ideas.

 

Elaine Coleman    Selected Resume

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

1964-1965  The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon
1967-1987  Studio potter, Canby, Oregon
1989-1992  Gallery Director, The Moira James Gallery, Green Valley, Nevada
1994-2001  Coleman Clay Studio, Las Vegas, Nevada
2001-2015  Studio Potter, Henderson, Nevada


WORKSHOPS & TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

2016  Gulf Coast Clay Conference, Kiln Walk Society, Pensacola, FL

2011  Clay Times “Cruising For Clay”, Tampa, FL
2011  The Craftsman Gallery Pre NCECA, Saint Petersburg, FL
2010  Potter’s Council Conference, San Diego, CA
2009  Dan Finch Pottery, Bailey, NC
2008  Grand Junction Art Center, CO
2007  Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV
2007  Saint Petersburg Clay Center, FL
2006  Xiem Clay Studio, Pasadena, CA
2006  Nevada Clay Guild, NV
2005  Hambidge Center, Georgia
2005  LaLoba Ranch, Steamboat Springs, CO
2004  Firehouse Pottery, Ojai, CA
2002  Great Lakes Clay & Supply, IL
2002  San Angelo Invitational, TX
1995  Brisbane Clay Guild, Australia
1995  Victorian Clay Group,  Melbourne, Australia
1995  Months University, Frankston Campus, Australia
1991  Rancho Santiago College, CA
1984  San Francisco Potter’s Guild, CA


PROFESSIONAL GROUP AND SOLO SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2015 Sherrie Gallerie Exhibition, “Tom & Elaine Coleman Treasurers”, Ohio
2015 Akar Gallery group show “Yunomi Invitational”, LA
2015 Schaller Gallery group exhibition, “Little Treasures”’ Michigan

 

2014 Red Lodge Clay Center Gallery, Elaine Coleman Featured Artist, Montana
2013  Stewart-Kummer Gallery, "Birds, Bugs, & Saber Tooth Tiger Exhibition, Gualala, CA
2013  Red Lodge Clay Center, NCECA, Houston, Texas
2013  Shoreline Community College  "Cup Invitational", Seattle Washington
2012  Shoreline Community College NCECA cup show, Seattle, WA
2012  Peninsula Fine Arts Center, VA 2011  The Craftsman Gallery, St Petersburg, FL
2010  Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
2010  Red Lodge Clay Center, MT
2010  AKAR Design, Iowa City, Iowa
2009  SOFA, Chicago, IL
2009  Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, Ohio
2009  NCECA, Geil Kilns Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ
2008  San Angelo Art Museum National, TX
2008  Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2007  Saint Petersburg Clay Center, FL
2007  Red Star Studio, ”Porcelain”, Kansas city, MO
2006  Xiem Studio, “Covering the surface”, Pasadena, C
2006  Baltimore Clay Works, “Porcelain three Ways Exhibition”, MD
2005  John Hopkins University, “Soul of the Bowl”, NCECA
2003  “21st Century Ceramics”, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio
2003  LaLoba Faculty Invitational Show NCECA, Gallery 504, San diego, CA
2002  Contemporary Crafts Museum of Art, “150 Divided by Five”, Portland, OR
2002  NCECA Conference, “Soul of the Bowl Exhibition”, Contemporary Crafts Museum, OR  
2001  “Regarding Clay”, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO
2001  Smithsonian’s Renwick Alliance, Washington, DC
2000  Porcelain Show at the NCECA Conference, Denver, CO
1999  Margo Jacobsen Gallery cup show, Portland, OR
1999  Ferrin Gallery Teapot Exhibition, Northampton, MA
1998  Baltimore Clayworks, “Drawing on Clay”,MD
1998  Cambridge Invitational, WI
1996  “Functional Ceramics Exhibition”, Wooster, Ohio
1995  Montash University, Melbourne, Australia
1995  Victorian Clay Group Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia
1992  Studio Potter 20th Anniversary Collection, West Chester, PA
1991  The American Crafts Museum, “A Teapot Show”, New York
1991  Art Services International Traveling Exhibition, Art That Works: Crafted in America”
1991  Rancho Santiago College, CA
1987  Markus Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1984  The Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
1983  Martha Schnider Gallery, Highland Park, IL
1983  Northwest Crafts Center, Seattle, WA
1983  Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Portland, OR
1982  Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
1982  The College of Wooster, OH
1980  The American Hand Gallery, Washington DC


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS:

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio.
State of Colorado Permanent Collection, Steamboat Springs, CO
AMOCA Museum, Pomona, CA Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Kaiser Hospital, Portland, OR
Sapporo Japan Sister City Collection
Museum of Contemporary Crafts Permanent Collection, Portland, OR
University of Illinois Permanent Collection
College of Wooster, Gray Museum Collection, OH
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah
Portland Art Museum, OR


PUBLICATIONS:  SELECTED BOOKS/ CATALOGS/ MAGAZINES:

2009  “More Glazes I Use” by Tom Coleman
2008  “500 Plates & Chargers” Innovative Expressions of Function & Style: Lark Books
2004  “Making Marks” Discovering The Ceramic Surface: by Robin Hopper
2004  “500 Cups” Ceramic Explorations of Utility & Grace: Lark Books
2003  “Staying Alive” Survival Tactics for the Visual Artist: by Robin Hopper
2003  “Contemporary Studio Porcelain” second edition by Peter Lane
2003  Ceramics Monthly, January issue, “Tom and Elaine Coleman
2003  “The Mud Pie Dilemma”, second edition by John Nance
2002  Clay Times, volume 8, #2 March/ April issue
2000  “With a Little Help From my Friends” by tom Coleman
1998  “Ceramic Form: Design & Decoration” by Peter Lane
1997  “The Best of New Ceramic Art” Hand Books Inc
1996  Studio Potter, August issue
1996  Clay times, July/August issue
1996  “The Crafts and Art of Clay”, second edition by Susan Peterson
1996  Functional Ceramics catalog
1995  “Contemporary Porcelain” by Peter lane
1992  The Studio Potter 20th Anniversary Collection Publication
1988  “Ceramic Forms” by Peter Lane
1987  “Pottery Decoration: Contemporary Approaches” by John Gibson
1985  Studio Potter, “Functional Pottery”, June issue
1984  American Crafts Magazine, “The Studio Potter”, Sept issue
1982  Ceramics Monthly, December issue
1981  “American Crafts: A Source Book for the Home”
1980  Ceramics Monthly, April issue
1979  Ceramics Monthly, September issue
1978  “The Mud Pie Dilemma” by John Nance


HONORS:

2012  Guest Artist for the Western Colorado Center for the Arts Auction, CO
2010  Second place award, VaseFinders.com
2008  First place award, Strictly Functional
2008  Juror for Contemporary Clay
2008  Honorable mention, VaseFinders.com  
2007  Juror for VaseFinders.com