Rachel Clark began her college studies in natural science before switching her major to ceramics. She obtained her BFA in ceramics at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft. Post graduation, she worked as a studio potter under Susan DeMay, professional artist and ceramics instructor at Vanderbilt University. After moving to Eastern North Carolina, she worked as the gallery preparator for The Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences and represented the arts and music planning on the First Friday planning board for the city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rachel’s work has been featured in venues including Strictly Functional Pottery National, the North Carolina Pottery Center, Dog’s Eye Gallery,  and Emerge Gallery and is published in Ceramics Monthly.

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EDUCATION

2018              Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics Concentration
                     School of Art and Design, East Carolina University

2014              Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics
                     Appalachian Center for Craft

TEACHING

2018               Instructor of Record, Ceramics Survey
                      East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2016-2017      Teaching Assistant in the glass blowing studio
                      East Carolina University, Farmville NC

2017              Instructor of Record, Ceramics Appreciation
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2017              Instructor of Record, Ceramics Survey
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2016              Instructor of Record, Design 1
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

2018             Oxide Fusion Printing: Sustainability in the Studio, Presenter, Intersection: Art@Science
                     College of Fine Arts and Communication, East Carolina University

2018              Oxide Fusion Printing: Studio Application, Blinc 20:20 presenter
                      National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Pittsburgh PA

2017             Oxide Fusion Printing: A New Method Ceramics Monthly, December 2017 Issue

2017              Oxide Fusion Printing, presenter Research and Creative Achievement Week Conference,
                      School of Fine Arts and Communication, East Carolina University

2014              Hidden, Featured Distinguished Artist,
                      Art Assent, Sep. issue 2014


Workshop Instructor

2017              Scientific Illustration STEAM camp instructor
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2017             Clay on the wheel and Scientific Illustration
                      Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC

2015-16         First Friday Workshop Instructor
                      Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC

2015              Advanced Adult Ceramics, instructor
                      Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2015              Invited artist workshop instructor
                      The Youth Arts Festival, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

Work Experience

2017-2018         Glaze lab and material assistant technician
                         East Carolina University, Greenville NC
                         Duties include shop glaze mixing and material inventory

2015-2016        Wood processing and wood firing technician
                         East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2015-2016        Gallery Assistant
                         Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2015-2016        Ceramic Studio Technician
                         Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2015-2016        Gallery Preparator
                         The Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount, NC
2015-2016        Committee member on the city of Rocky Mount First Friday planning board
                         The Imperial Center for the Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mount NC

2015                Pots for Nepal, organizer and developer
                       Greenville, NC
                       Event involving artist in Greenville NC. Worked with East Carolina university to                        organize the creation and sale of soup bowls to benefit victims of the 2015 earthquake                        in Nepal

Solo Exhibitions

2018             Vestige, MFA Thesis exhibition
                      Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University

2016              Pirate Possum Studios: Solo Exhibition
                      Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery, Tarboro, NC

2015              Solo exhibition
                      Art Avenue, Greenville NC

2014              Beneath the Surface, BFA thesis show
                      Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN
                      Exhibitions
 
Exhibitions

2017              Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juror Linda Sikora,
                      Kevin Lehman Pottery’s, Lancaster PA

2017              Mug Show, Juror Renee LoPresti
                      Dog’s Eye Gallery, Eye of the Dog Art Center, San Marcos Texas

2017              10th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition East Carolina University,                       Greenville NC

2017              ECU Ceramics Guild Exhibition
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2016             Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juror Simon Leach
                      Kevin Lehman’s Pottery Lancaster PA

2016              Pitt Community College Student Juried Art Show
                      Pitt Community College, Greenville NC

2016              9th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2016             Schwa Show
                      Emerge Art Gallery, Greenville NC

2015             Ceramics MFA Exhibition Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville NC

2015              Ceramics Department Exhibition
                      Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2015              8th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2015              Juried Art Show,
                      Art Avenue, Greenville NC

2015              JAS annual juried art show
                      Imperial Center for the Arts and Science, Rocky Mount, NC

Awards and Acknowledgements

2018             Rebel 60, 1st Place Ceramics
                      Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC

2017              On the Wall, Honorary Mention award
                      Emerge Gallery, Greenville NC,
                      Honorary Mention award

2016              Niche Awards finalist
                      Philadelphia, PA

2016              Pitt Community College Student Juried Art Show, Honorable mention
                      Pitt Community College, Greenville NC

2015              Spirit and Bones, 3rd Place, Juror: Mark Richardson, East Carolina University, Greenville                       NC

2015              8th Annual Graduate Student Art and Design Exhibition, Dean Selection Award
                      East Carolina University, Greenville NC

2015              Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention
                      Art Avenue, Greenville NC

2014              Juried Student Exhibition, Honorable Mention
                      Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN

Workshop Scholarships

2017              Out of Place workshop with Josh Copus and Ben Richardson, full academic scholarship
                      Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville NC

2017              Cabin Fever Reliever Workshop with Joe Bova, Full Scholarship
                      Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC

2016              Soda Fire workshop with Matt Long, full scholarship
                      Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

Permanent Collections

Lisa and Dudley Anderson
Rebecca Paul

Additional Skills
Intermediate Photoshop
Intermediate Photography
Kiln construction
Woodworking
Blacksmithing
Fine metals/jewelry
Technical drawing
Glass blowing

Rachel Clark

Ceramics