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Kirstin Willders

b. 1989 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

Education

2020    New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY

             MFA Candidate in Ceramics 

2017     Kent State University, Kent, OH

             Post-Baccalaureate Ceramics (non-certificate)

             Advisors: Peter Christian Johnson, Emily Duke 

2017     Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY and Florence, Italy

             MA Art History, Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art 

             Thesis: Dominicans and the Art of Healing: The Maiolica Pharmacy Jars of San Marco

             Advisors: Dr. Sally J. Cornelison, Dr. Molly Bourne, Dr. Jonathan K. Nelson

2012      Kent State University, Kent, OH

              BFA Crafts, concentration in Ceramics (cum laude)

              BA Art History (cum laude)

              Advisors: Kirk Mangus, Eva Kwong

 

Related Course Work

2011    Studies Abroad Program – Cortona, Italy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2008   Summer Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY 

 

Work and Professional Experience

2015    Intern Coordinator and Paper Studio Assistant, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland,              OH, January 2014 – August 2015

Hostess, Momocho Mod Mex, Cleveland, OH, May 2014 – September 2015       

Assistant, Gina DeSantis Ceramics, Lakewood, OH, November 2013 – July 2015

2014   Gallery One Studio Play Assistant, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, May 2014; Aug. 2014                   (contract, as-needed)           

           Artist's Assistant, Steve Pittelkow, Cleveland, OH, October 2014 (paper marbling)

           Artist's Assistant, Tom Balbo, Cleveland, OH, August 2013 – February 2014 (hand papermaking)

2013    Research Assistant, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, June 2013 – Aug. 2015

Intern, Curatorial Department of Renaissance and Baroque Art, the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, January – May 2013

2012    Tour Guide, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH, August - Dec. 2012

            Intern, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, May - Dec. 2012

Assistant, Outreach Program and Papermaking Residency with the Morgan Conservatory, Hudson Montessori School, Hudson, OH, Nov. 2012

Volunteer, Watermarks Conference, Five-day joint international papermaking conference of the Friends of Dard Hunter and International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists (IAPMA) hosted by the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 2012

Volunteer, 5th Annual Open House and Silent Auction, Morgan Conservatory, Sept. 2012

            Volunteer, Rainey Institute, Outreach Program with the Morgan Conservatory, June 2012

            Pottery Wheel Instructor, Kiln Pottery, Brecksville, OH, Sept. 2011 – March 2012

2011     Studio Maintenance, Ceramics Lab, Kent State University, Kent, OH, Aug. – Dec. 2011

 Stipend Student, University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy, Feb. – May 2011

2010    Division 1 Athlete, Field Hockey, Kent State University, Kent, OH, Aug. 2008 – Dec. 2010

Goalkeeping Coach, Kent State Field Hockey Camp, Kent, OH, July 2009, July 2010

2008    Intern, Lancaster Heritage Center Museum, Lancaster, PA, Sept. 2007 – Jan. 2008

 

Selected Exhibitions

2014    The Morganites: Fiber in Flux, Curated by Tom Balbo, Heights Arts, Cleveland Heights, OH, April 25 – June 7, 2014

2013    Snail Mail Paper Trail, Benefit silent auction for the Morgan Conservatory, Morgan                                             Conservatory, Cleveland, OH, September 2013

12” and Under, Annual Small Works Group Show, the Gallery at Lebanon Picture Frame and Fine Art, Lebanon, PA, September 2013

21st Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Juried by Jim Connell, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery Studio, Lancaster, PA, Sept. 13 – Nov. 2, 2013

Inspired Art, Benefit silent auction for America SCORES Cleveland, smARTspace at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH, June 22, 2013

2012    In the Vernacular, BFA Exhibition, School of Art Main Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH,                           Dec. 3 – 7, 2012

On/Of Paper, Project Site, Joseph McCullough Building, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 15 – Dec. 8, 2012

2011    La Mostra, Spring semester faculty and student show, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortona, Italy

Inspired Art, Benefit silent auction for America SCORES Cleveland, smARTspace at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH

Annual Small Works Competition, Kent State School of Art Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2010    School of Mangus, Undergraduate Ceramic Show, Studio 425, Kent, OH

             Annual Small Works Competition, Kent State School of Art Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2008    Student and Mentor Show, Lititz Framing and Fine Art, Lititz, PA  

 

Workshops and Conferences Attended

2016    Vasari @ Santa Croce, Santa Croce, Florence, Italy 

2015    National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), Providence, RI

2013    Midwest Regional Conservation Guild, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Nov. 15-17

Big Ass Papermaking with Julie McLaughlin, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

Korean Papermaking & Hanji Crafts with Aimee Lee, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2012    Paper Marbling with Steve Pittelkow, Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

2011    Adelaide Paul and Tom Bartel (Ceramics), Kent Blossom Art, Kent, OH

Linda Threadgill and Kristin Beeler (Jewelry/Metals), Kent Blossom Art, Kent, OH

2010    Christa Assad and Josh Copus (Ceramics), Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

            Hide Sadohara and Hiro Tashima (Ceramics), Kent Blossom Art, Kent, OH

            Robin Cass (Glass), Kent Blossom Art, Kent, OH

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2009   Josh Deweese and Val Cushing (Ceramics), Kent Blossom Art, Kent, OH

 

Professional Affiliations (current and past)

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

Renaissance Society of America

Midwest Regional Conservation Guild

American Craft Council

Ceramics Club, Undergraduate Student Organization, Kent State University, Kent, OH