Jeff Brown's Resumé

''Practice Makes Perfect''

Working in Series
Work Experience:

New Hampshire Institute of Art: 2002 - present - (Ceramics Faculty)
Jeff Brown Pottery: 1998 - Present
Salmon Falls Stoneware: 1988 - 1998 - (Production potter, research and development)
Tom Gray Pottery: 1996 - 1998 - (Guest potter)
Wild Rose Pottery: 1996 - 1997 - (Guest potter)
Turn & Burn Pottery: 1987 & 1997 - (Guest potter)
Pelletier Pottery: 1983 & 1986 - (Production potter)
DK Clay: 1986 - (Production potter)
Bay River Pottery: 1986 - 1987 - (Production potter)
The Potters Wheel: 1983 - 1984 - (Production potter, research and development)
Jonathan's House Gallery: 1982 - (Demonstration potter)
Spectrum Ldt. Pottery: 1981 - (Production potter, research and development)

Organizations
:

League of New Hampshire Craftsman (Juried Craftsman) (Fair committee)(Clay juror)
New Hampshire Potters Guild (President 2001 - 2005)
American Crafts Council (Juried Craftsman)
NCECA

Juried Shows& Exhibitions
:
Atlanta Teapot Festival - 2006 International
Orton Cone Box Show - 2006 24th
League of NH Craftsmen Juried exhibition-2005
Salad Days Sampler: Five New England Potters - Aucocisco Gallery - Portland, ME - 2005
NCECA Contemporary Teapot Exhibition, Yixing China- 2005
Guilford Hand Crafted Guilford, CT - 2005
Kent State Cup Show - Kent, OH - 2005
Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Exhibition VI - Raleigh, NC -2005 Jewels From the Fire: Woodfire Exhibition - Iowa - 2004
Creations in Clay: Contemporary New England Ceramics -
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH - 2004 Momentum -
George Martial Store Gallery, York, ME - 2003 Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Exhibition V - Raleigh, NC - 2002
Strictly Functional Pottery National - Lancaster, PA - 2001
Festival In The Park - Charlotte, NC - 2001
Danforth Museum Show - Marlboro, MA - 2001
Paradise City Arts Festival - Marlboro, MA - 2000 & 2001
ACC Charlotte Show - Charlotte, NC - 2000
ACC West Springfield Show - West Springfield, MA, - 1998, 1999, & 2000
ACC Baltimore Show - Baltimore, MD - 1999
Zanesville International Ceramist Juried Biennial Exhibition - Zanesville, OH -1999
Cedar Creek Gallery National Teapot Exhibition III - Raleigh, NC -1997
Infinity Gallery Cup & Drinking Vessel Exhibition - Boston, MA - 1997
League of NH Craftsman Sunapee Fair - 1999 - 2005
NH Artist Association/ League of NH Craftsman Exhibition - Honorable Mention - 2004

Awards:

Percent for Art - NH Council on the Arts: Wall Sculpture Instalation - 2004
Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation Artist Advancement Grant Finalist - 2002
Water Shed Kiln God Scholarship Award - 2002

Publications:

"Making and Installing Handmade Tiles" by Angelica Pozo
"500 Pitchers" by Lark Books
"Clay Times" (July/August 2006) by John Johnson
"500 Tiles" by Lark Books
"Surface Design for Ceramics" by Maureen Mills

Education:
Independent Study 1981 - Present
Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts - 2 week Residency-2002
Sandhills Community College: Pinehurst, NC 1979 - 1981

Workshop Presentations:

Before the Alter and Beyond - Red Brick Arts - Ipswich, MA - 2005
Before the Alter and Beyond
- Greenbelt Arts Center - Greenbelt, MD -
2005
Burnin' Pots /Raku Workshop
- NH high schools - 2003 - 2005
Burnin' Pots /Raku Workshop - NH Institute of Art - Manchester, NH-2002
Wheel Work
- NH Institute of Art - Manchester, NH 2001

This workshop will be given by Artist, Potter Jeff Brown and
will focus on enhancing your skills using production pottery techniques.

The workshop will start by making a series of cylinders in three pulls to get your hands used to the motion of pushing the clay. (think of this as pottery calisthenics) You will then move on to a series of round forms, and later will briefly explore the bowl form and how it differs from the cylinder.


Even though you will have a few nice pieces the goal will not be making finished pots. Instead it will be about exercising your throwing muscles by pushing your limits.

Being free from the pressure of making a product will help in developing a fluidity of motion while you work, and give you the opportunity to take risks with different ideas.

It may never be your intention to be a production potter, but the practice you get from working in a series will help make each individual pot easier to form, and the ideas you have in your mind flow smoother from your fingertips.




Pots at the workshop may be fired for an additional fee.








16 North Main Street, Mont Vernon, NHPhone: 603-673-3410