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                                                                                                                                                       Ken Turner 12643 12th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98168

Phone:  (206) 660.8464 Email:  kenturnerpottery@comcast.net  Web: www.kenturnerpottery.com

June 1st 2014

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Sammamish High School Graduate, Bellevue, WA, 1975

 

Peninsula Community College, Port Angeles, WA, 1975- 77

 

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1978-79

 

Attended workshops presented by Patti Warashina, Betty Woodman, Jean Griffith, Peter Voulkos, Robert Turner, Juan Quezada, John Harris, Robert Piepenburg, Regnor Reinholdtsen,

Glenn Grishkoff, Rosette Gault, Paul Lewing, and extended workshops with Robert Sperry in Sun Valley, Idaho, Michael Cardew in New Mexico and Ken Ferguson in Seattle.

 

STUDIO WORK

 

Apprenticed for designer/craftsman Courtney Branch, 1977-78, 1980-82

Duties included; all phases of ceramic studio production, management, and sales.

Designed, constructed and maintain a private studio in Seattle 1983 - Present

Designed, built, and repaired various types of kilns, and other ceramic equipment.

 

PROJECTS & COMMISSIONS  

 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift from the Frieda K. Bradsher collection, 2008

Commissioned to create a pitcher for the James Goode Collection, 2008

Invited by (CWCIE) to return to China to led another Arts and Cultural exchange, spring 2008-09

Co-curator international ceramic exhibition “East Meets West” Jingdezhen , China 2006

Led a Professional & Cultural Arts Exchange in China, spring 2006

Invited by a an office of the Chinese Government (CWCIE) to lead a Professional & Cultural Arts Exchange in China, 2005

Jingdezhen Millennium Wall Project, organized by Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum.

SCAN TV Panel Discussion, Panelist China Exchange 2006

BizArt 2006 Presenter, Edmonds, WA 2006

Collaborated with, and conducted experiments for Alexander A. Kostrikov, Laboratory for comparative Planetology, Vernadsky Institute, Moscow, Russia, to help prove his theory of spirals in the North polar cap of Mars are evidence of an ancient Ice sheet collapse. 2004

Faces for Life benefit for Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA 2001-03 & 2006

Pratt Fine Arts Center annual auction, Seattle, WA 2003 thru 2007

Artist Trust Annual Art Auctions, Seattle, WA  1998 thru 2007

Poncho Annual Art Auction, Seattle, WA

Bellevue Boys & Girls Club Auction

 Lecture / Demonstration Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. 2003

 Commissioned to create a commemorative plate presented by Bellevue Community College to Bunka Women's University in Tokyo, Japan, to mark their sister-college agreement and the 5O-year anniversary of Bunka Women's University, 2000

 Participating in research project on contemporary plate makers for: Jo Buffalo, Senior Renwick Fellow, Research and Scholar Center, National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1997

Evergreen Hospital plate collection, Kirkland, WA 1996

Safeco Corporate Art Collection thirteen platters, 1993

 

AWARDS

First Annual Washington Ceramic Showcase, Honorable Mention, 2001

5Oth Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Patron Show Cash Award for Excellence in Ceramics, 1996

Sandpiper Gallery, Edmonds, WA, Juried Show, Honorable Mention, 1995

Washington Potters Association Annual Show, Best of Show Award, 1995

Washington Potters Association Annual Show, Jurors Award Top Honors, 1994

Village Art Gallery, Invitational Pottery Competition and Exhibit, Grand Award, 1994

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

·         Graceful Elegance by MM Gornell & Ken Turner, Art Design Mag., China, 2010

·         Surface Design for Ceramics by Maureen Mills, Lark Books, 2008

·         China Painting & Overglaze by Paul Lewing, American Ceramic Society, 2007

·         Works by Ceramic Artists from Around World Shanghai Fine Arts Pub., 2006                    

·         500 Pitchers” Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form, Lark Books, 2006

·         The Spirit of Clay by Robert Pipenburg, 1995                                          

·         Pacific NW Arts Fair Catalog, Featured Artist, 1997  

·         Journal American, Pre-Show Publicity, 1977 

 

SLECTED LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Reaching Beyond: The Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60

Juried exhibition at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA. 2014

Northwest Ceramics Invitational ~ Form and Function Kolva Sullivan Gallery & Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA.  2013

Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, “Uncommon Gifts” Spokane, WA 2012

Museum of Northwest Art, Tulipier Exhibition, La Connor, WA 2012

Gallery Space, Extreme, Extraordinary & Exquisite, Bellevue College, WA 2012

Three Northwest Classic Potters, Salty Dog Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012

Gallery of Fine Woodworking, “The Clay Edge” Seattle, WA 2012

Shoreline Community College, “A Lasting Impression” WA 2012

Clay Art Center, “Centered on the Northwest” Tacoma, WA 2012

Maude Kerns Art Center, “Touchable” Eugene, OR 2012

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 2010

Pots Gallery, Northwest Clay Artist, Freemont, WA 2011

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 2010

The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; Seattle, WA - 2010

Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA - 2010

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA – 2010-12

Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA - 2010

Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA – 2010

Robert Sperry Symposium Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA 2009

Influence Inspiration Innovation, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA 2008

NWDC Exhibition at MUSEO Gallery, Langley, WA 2008

High-Tech-Low-Tech Kenneth J. Minneart Art Center, Olympia, WA 2007

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA - 2008

Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum, International JingDeZhen Ceramic Fair, China 2007

Mapping the Form – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO 2007

Breaking the Surface - Mine Gallery, Port Hadlock, WA 2007

Concept Exhibition of Post Imperial Porcelain, Palace Museum Beijing, China 2006-7

East Meets West International Art Exhibition, Sanbao Gallery, Jingdezhen, China 2006

Artist Trust Annual Invitational, Seattle, WA 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006

Northwest Arts Fair - Bellevue Art Museum Fair, Bellevue, WA, 1987 to 2007 

“TEACH” Seattle area ceramic instructors’ exhibit, Pottery Northwest Gallery Seattle, WA 2006

7th Annual Clay Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeru d’Alene, ID 2006

“Altared” Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA 2006SELECTED PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle WA 2006 - 2007

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA Innovational Art Auction, 2005, 2007

2005 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo, Jingdezhen, China 2005

2005 Jingdezhen International Invitational Exhibition, Jingdezhen National Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China 2005

Four Northwest Ceramic Artist, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA 2005

Washington Potters’ Assoc. Retrospective Exhibition, The Gallery, Tacoma, WA 2004

Northwest Designer Craftsman Show, Allied Arts Museum, Richland, WA 2004

Kirkland Arts Center Faculty Show, Kirkland, WA 2004

Allied Arts, Richmond, WA, juried group show, 2001

Bailey, Banks, & Biddile, Bellevue, WA, solo show, 2001

Washington Ceramics Showcase, Convention Center in Seattle, WA, 2001

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA juried group show, 2001-2002

Northwest Designer Craftsman at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA 1998

Pacific Northwest Arts Fair Exhibition at Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1997 Pacific Northwest Arts Fair Patron Party & Preview Show; invitational 1996; juried 1997-2002

"Northwest Meets Southwest", Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico; juried show, 1996 Pacific

Fire Arts Show, Invitational Group Show, Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1996

Art That Works, Benefit for Northwest AIDS Foundation, Invitational, Seattle, WA 1992 to 2000

A. Houberbocken 7th Annual Teapot Show, WI & IL; juried show, 1996

Art Works for AIDS Invitational, Seattle, WA, 1995

Mad Hatters Tea Party Invitational, University of Washington, 1995

The Kirkland Cupping, Kirkland Art Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA 1995-96

Signature Gallery Invitational, San Diego, CA, 1994

Village Art Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA; juried show, 1994

Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, Alaska; group show, 1994

Year of American Craft, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA; juried show, 1993

Sylvia Ullman American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; invitational, 1993

Childhoods End Gallery, Olympia, WA; solo, 1992

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; juried show, 1992 to 2000

The Art of Craft, The Bon Marche, Seattle, WA; juried show, 1992

Ellensburg Community Art Gallery, Ellensburg, WA; solo, 1992

Washington Potters Assoc. Annual Show, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA, 1991 to 2005

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; juried show, 1990

Friedman Gallery, Port Angeles, WA; solo show 1982

Eastlake Gallery, Bellevue, WA; solo show, 1980

PANACA Gallery, Bellevue, WA; solo show, 1977

Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA; group & solo shows, 1976 -2006

PANACA Gallery, Bellevue, WA group & solo shows, 1976 -1996

 

JUROR SERVICES

 

Juror/co-curator Plate Tectonics / Specific Rim, Kirkland, WA 2012

Juror 3D Artist United group show, Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA 2009

Juror Washington Ceramic Arts Association Annual Show, Art Stop Gallery Tacoma, WA 2009

Juror Artisans’ Works  & Sculpture for the Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA 2009

Juror (IPTA) Western Regional International Porcelain Artist & Teachers Convention, Marriott Hotel Sea-Tac, WA 2003

Juror Artisans’ Works for the Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA, 2002

Juror Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA 1997

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

.  The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeru d’Alene, ID 2006-2012

.   Lakeshore Gallery, Kirkland, WA 1983 – 2007

.   Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA. 1976 – 2011

.  Corporate Art West, Bellevue, WA. 1995- 2010

.  Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2001 – 2007

.  Bella Vetri Gallery, Kapalua, Maui. 1999 - 2006

.  Forte Gallery, Seattle, WA

.  The Scott Collection, La Conner, WA   

.  Art Forte Galleries, Seattle & Kirkland, WA

.  Elizabeth Doyle Galleries, Lahaina, Maui.  1997 – 2004

.  The Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR 1999 – 2004

.  Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, Newport & Lincoln City OR. 1996 – 2002

.  Serendipity Fine Arts, La Conner, WA 1992 – 2002

.  American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 1993 – 1998

.  PANACA Bellevue, WA 1976 – 1996

 .  Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1997 – 99

.  Childhoods End Gallery, Olympia, WA 1992 – 1996

 

CRAFT FAIRS

.  Bellevue Art Museum ArtFair, Bellevue, WA 2005 - 2007

.  Pacific Northwest Arts and Craft Fairs, Bellevue, WA, 1987-2003 

.  Allied Arts Sidewalk Show 2004, Richland, WA, 2004.    

.  Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, 1977 -78

.  University District Street Fairs, Seattle, WA, 1975 -77. 

.  Arts in Action Fairs, Port Angeles, WA, 1976-77, '81

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

American Ceramic Society Potters Council Regional Conference “Alternative Firing Surfaces” Minneapolis, MN 2013

Designed and equipped ceramic lab and ceramic courses for DigiPen Institute of Technology BFA program, Redmond, WA 2012

Senior Lecturer Fine Art Dept. DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, 2012 - Present

Ceramic Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Antioch University Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2003 - 2008

Ceramic Instructor, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, 2004 - 2011

Ceramic Instructor, Mosher Art Center, Burien, WA, from 1994 to 2011

Ceramic Instructor, Arts & Design, Bellevue College, WA 1997- 2011

Ceramic instructor, Art’s Cool!, arts in public schools, Mercer Island, & Bellevue, WA 2004 - 07

Presenter – Breaking the Surface – Potters Council, Port Hadlock, WA 2007

Ceramic Master Workshop “Light Play with Luster”, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 2003

Ceramics Department Head, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2002 - 03

Ceramic instructor, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2001 - 03

Working with Luster Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 2001

Ceramic instructor, Washington Mutual Bank Scholarship Program for under privileged kids, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2001 - 03

Ceramic Instructor, KIDS @ BCC Summer Camp, Personal Enrichment, Bellevue Community College, WA, 2001 – 02

Surface Treatments for Functional & Decorative Ceramics, Workshop, Moshier Art Center, Burien, WA, 2001

Functional Tea Pot, Slide Lecture and Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 1999

Slide Lecture, Personal Works and Influences, Bellevue Art Museum; Artist After Hours/Poets After Dark Series, 1998

Journeys to Freedom, Slide Lecture, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 1998

Combined and Altered Forms, Slide Lecture and Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 1998

Liquid Bright Metallic and Luster Workshop. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, 1996

Fahrenheit '96: Solid, Liquid, Solid. International Fire Arts Symposium, Raku Workshop Bellevue C. College, 1996

Woodfire 1996. Workshop co-taught with Peter Callas and Robert Sperry, Michael McCullough, Sumner, WA, 1996

Ceramic Technician and Dept. Supervisor, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1995

Ceramic Instructor, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995

Raku Workshop, Shoreline Community College, North Seattle, WA, 1994-95

Raku Workshop, Ballard Community Center, Seattle, WA, 1994-97

Raku Workshop, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995

Raku Workshop, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, 1995

Spring Raku Fiesta, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995-97

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), 1997 – 2006 – 2012 - 2016

Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) 1996-20116     

Washington Potters Association (WPA) now WA Clay Artist Assoc. 1991-2016

Artist Trust, 1998-2007                                                                             

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle 2003-2007