RESUME

EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                     

2007-2009    M.F.A. Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics

                       Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Bowling Green, Ohio

2002-2006   B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, 3D Studio Art

                       Adrian College (AC), Adrian, Michigan [Summa Cum Laude]

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS                                                                                                                                      

2015-present  Assistant Professor    University of Houston - Clear Lake, Houston, Texas 

2014-2015       Instructor, Ceramics   Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2011-2014        Interim Area Head Ceramics/ Instructor/ Sabbatical Leave Replacement for John Balistreri

                                                             Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2009 - 2010    Adjunct Instructor      Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

2009 - 2010    Adjunct Instructor      Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio

2008 - 2009   Instructor of Record  Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

ARTIST RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                 

2019              Artist-in-Residence    C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome, Italy 

2016              Artist-in-Residence    Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark

2010-2011      Artist-In-Residence    Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (select)                                                                                                   

 

2019   C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome Italy (2 pieces)

2016   Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark (2 pieces)

           Dinnerware Museum, Detroit, Michigan (3 pieces)

2015   National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1 piece)

2013   Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania (1 piece)

2012   The Rosenfield Collection (David and Louise Rosenfield), Dallas, Texas (1 piece)

2011    AMACO/ Brent Clay Company, Indianapolis, Indiana (1 piece)

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                   

2020  Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Bray North Gallery, Helena, MT

2019   XIV International Biennial of Ceramics in Manises, Museu Ceramica, Manises, Spain

2018   Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Bray North Gallery, Helena, MT

2017   Dish, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada  

           Ceramic Innovations, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

2016   International Cup, Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana                       

2015   3rd International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

           Lively Experiments: NCECA Biennial, Brown University, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI

2014   Beyond the Brickyard, Archie Bray Foundation, Bray North Gallery, Helena, MT

2013   Medalta International Cup Show, Medalta Art Center, Alberta, Canada

2011    Tidal Forces: The Next Wave, NCECA Biennial, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2010   Bowl Me Over, 3rd Annual Lillstreet International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2009  CraftForms 2009, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

           2nd Annual Lillstreet International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

           4th Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, Museum of Contemporary Ceramics M.I.C.C., Buenos

           Aires, Argentina

2008  4th International Ashes to Art: Scattered, The Gallery at Funeria, Graton, CA

           1st Annual Lillstreet International, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

           The Tile Project, Destination: The World, Chang Hai International, Beijing, China and Kanoria Centre

           for the Arts, Ahmedabad, India

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                 

2019  Red Lodge Clay National V, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

          Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

          The Eloquent Vessel, University of Oklahoma: School of Visual Arts, Norman, OK

          27th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, E. Petersburg, PA

          Working Pots IV, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

          Casting Class, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

          Timeless Clay: Future Artifacts, ClayHouston Biennial, HCCC Visual Arts Gallery, Houston, TX

 

2018  Carbondale Clay National XIII, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

           Fahrenheit, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA 

           Cups of Conversation, Everyday Cafe, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2017   A la Carte: From the Studio to the Table, Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

           Collective Transference, Stephen F. Austin State University, Houston, TX

                             

2016   CraftTexas 2016, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

           Designed to Dine, Tea + Art Gallery, Houston, TX

           The Almighty Cup, Gandee Gallery, Syracuse, NY

           6th Contemporary Clay Biennial, The Art Center, W. Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

           ClayHouston Biennial, The C.G. Jung Educational Center, Houston, TX

           After All These Years, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

           CUPful, Cedar Creek Gallery, NC

 

2015   Red Lodge Clay Center National III, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

           Contemporary Ceramics: Dairy Barn Invitational, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH

           Fresh Perspectives, Ohio Craft Museum, Ohio

           Zainesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Zainesville Museum of Art, Zainesville, OH 

2014   Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft House Center, E. Petersburg, PA

           Carbondale Clay National IX: Aisthesis, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

           The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Harrison, Reed-Smith Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

           Plate, Mudfire Clayworks, Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA

           New for April, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

           Functional Ceramics, Wooster Center for the Arts, Looney Gallery, Wooster, OH

2013  Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Cente, E. Petersburg, PA

          Cup the Intimate Object IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

          Tabletop, The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

          Longing For Repetition, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

          All-Ohio Ceramics Invitational, Heights Gallery, Cleveland, OH

          Legacy, Valade Gallery, Adrian College, Adrian, M

2012  DeLuce Clay National, DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO

          Cup the Intimate Object VIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

          Invitational Cup Exhibition, Studio 550, Manchester, NH

          Daily Companions, Exhibition Gallery, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

          Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

          The World Is Your Oyster, Solo Galley, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

          Functional Clay: Celebratig the Useful Object, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH

2011   Alchemy: From Dust to Form, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL

          National Juried Cup Exhibition, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

          Bowls, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

          Functional Clay: Celebrating the Useful Object, River Gallery, Rocky River, OH

          Plate It Up: 100 Artists Show, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR

          White, Schaller Gallery, Red Lodge, MT

2010  Setting the Mood: The Artful Table, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

          18th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

          Heat + Pressure; KSU Ceramics, KWU Gallery, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina, KS

          Liquid Measure, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

          Functional Ornament, Rivers Gallery, Rocky River, OH

          Porcelains and Celadons, The Myers Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

          Geometric Abstraction, Still Point Art Gallery, Brunswick, ME

          Functional Relationships, MUW Art Gallery, Columbus, MS

          Clay on the Wall, Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

          Aaron Macy Legacy Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

2009 Objects of Virtue, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

          BGSU Faculty Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH

          BGSU Exhibition, Wittenberg University, Ann Miller Gallery, Springfield, OH

          Owens Community College Faculty Exhibition, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Toledo, OH

          Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, E. Petersburg, PA

          History in the Making IV, The Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY

          Dining In: An Artful Experience, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

          The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

          Northern Exposure, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI

          Drink It In, The Jared Michael Branfman Memorial Gallery, Needham, MA

          Generations: Teachers and Students, Laporte County Convention Bureau, Michigan City, IN

          National Juried Cup Exhibition, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2008 Ceramics Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH

          Soda Salt National IV, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

          48th Greater Michigan Exhibition, Alden B. Dow Museum, MI

          MCAA Michigan Ceramics 2008, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

          12th Annual Lines into Shapes, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO

          Artful Drinking Vessel, Potworks Studio & Gallery, Hamilton, MI

          History in the Making III, The Firehouse Gallery, Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY

          Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

          National Cup Show - Director’s Choice, Barrett Clay Works Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

          8th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

          Central Time Ceramics, Heuser Art Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL

          17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

          North American Cup Show, Studio Angelico, Sienna Heights University, Adrian, MI

          NCECA Regional Student Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

          8 Fluid Ounces III, A.C.G. Exhibition Gallery, LSU School of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

2007 It’s Only Clay, Bemidji Community Art Center, Bemidji, MN

          7th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

          Empty Spaces: Bowls, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2006 Cup: the Intimate Object V, Charlie Cummings Studio and Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

          Fire and Mud, Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

SOLO / TWO / THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS                                                                               

2020  Solo Exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO

2019   Serving Shape, C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome, Italy 

2014   Clay Leonard, David Eshelman, and Camila Friedman-Gerlicz, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2011    Crafting Communication, Ceramics Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

2010   Domestic Design, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2009  Return to the Table, The Heritage Gallery, Adrian College, Adrian, MI

           Back to the Table, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH

2008  Gesture and Line, BTSU Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2007  Repetition and Rhythm, LCVA Gallery, Adrian, MI

PUBLICATIONS (select)                                                                                                                

2019  The Potter's Cast, Interview, Episode 521, Paul Blais, 45:52 http://thepotterscast.com/521

 

2016  “Exhibitions in Brief: White Can Be Imperceptive, Subversive, Unifying and Strange”, Finaly, Margaret, CFile.                    February, 3, 2016 [Review]. https://cfileonline.org/exhibitions-in-brief-white-contemporary-ceramic-art/

 

2015  “2015 NCECA Biennial”, Brown, Glen R., Ceramics Monthly, Westerville, OH Ceramic Publications Company,                   December Issue, p. 61 [Review]. 

 

2014  The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, Britt, John, Lark Books, Images 73, 76.

          "Up Front: Let There Be Light: Lillstreet's 39th Annual Holiday Show", Ceramics Monthly,

           December Issue, Image p.18.

2013  "Exposure", Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Publications Company, November Issue, Image, p. 22.

2012  Craft and Art of Clay, 5th Edition, Susan and Jan Peterson, Laurence King Publishing, Image, p.63.

2011   Leonard, Clay, "Purposeful Design" Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Publications Company, December

          Issue, p. 46, 47.

          "Strictly Functional Pottey National" Clay Times, Pre-Holiday Issue, Volume 17, Issue 92, p. 19. 

          "Up Front; Strictly Functional Pottery National" Ceramics Monthly, September Issue, Image, p. 16.

          "Crazy About Clay" Creative Loafing, March 31- April 6, 2011, Volume 24, pages 26, 27

          "Artist of the Day" Musing About Mud, February 17, 2011 http://musingaboutmud.blogspot.com

          "MFA Factor: Kansas State University" Ceramics Monthly, January Issue, page 52

2010  500 Vases, Lark Books, October 2010, page 290

          Ceramics Today, Schiffer Publishing, 2010. p.156

          Clay on the Wall: 2010 Clay National, Texas Tech University, (catalog photo) page 19

          17th Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, (catalog photo) page 17

2009  "Emerging Artists"” Ceramics Monthly, May Issue, 2009, page 60

           NCECA Journal Volume 29, “Exhibitions” (review) page 11, and “Gallery” (photo) page 133

           "Clay Leonard Back on Campus as Alumni Professor for a Day”" Adrian College News, September 24, 2009.                          

2008  "MFA Factor: Bowling Green State University” Ceramics Monthly, December Issue, page 45

           500 Plates and Chargers, Lark Books, July 2008, Front Cover Inside Flap and page 187

           Ceramics Biennial 2008, New Hampshire Institute of Art (brochure catalog photo)

           International Ashes to Art: Scattered, The Gallery at Funeria, (catalog photo) page 14

           17th San Angelo Ceramic Competition, SA Museum of Fine Arts, (catalog photo) page 24

2007  "The Gallery"” Clay Times: May/June Issue, 2007, page 55

AWARDS                                                                                                                                     

2019    3rd Place, 7th Annual Cup Show, Jansen Arts Center 

2018    Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award - Semi-Finalist (1 of 7 Faculty selected from UHCL) Houston, TX

2013    Honorable Mention Tabletop, The Art Leagu Gallery

2011     AMACO/ Brent Purchase Award NCECA Biennial,Tampa Museum of Art

            Honorable Mention, 3rd National Juried Cup Exhibition, LUX Center for the Arts

2009   Emerging Artist, Ceramics Monthly, May 2009

2009   Distinguished Thesis Award Nominee, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

2008   Merit Award, MCAA Michigan Ceramics, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

2007   Honorable Mention, 7th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University

 

 

WORKSHOPS and LECTURES                                                                                                    

2019    University of Alabama, Visiting Artist Lecture, Tuscaloosa, AL

            C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Artist Lecture, Rome, Italy 

2016    Guldagergaard: International Ceramics Research Center, Artist Lecture, Skaelskor, Denmark

            Clay Houston, Workshop and Artist Lecture, One-Day, Houston, TX

            College of the Mainland, Visiting Artist Lecture, Texas City, TX 

2013    Michigan Mud Conference, Presenter/Demonstrator, Two-Day, MI

2010    Wichita State University, Visiting Artist/ Demonstrations, Three-Day, Wichita, KS,

            Center for Child Development, Lecture, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

            Kansas State University, Demonstration/ Lecture, Manhattan, KS

            Kansas Wesleyan University, Gallery Talk, Salina, KS

            Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Workshop Instructor/One-Day, Pittsburgh, PA

2009   Wittenberg University, Lecture/Gallery Talk, Springfield, OH

            Adrian College, Alumni Guest Professor, Lecture and Critiques/One-Day, Adrian, MI

            Adrian College, Workshop Instructor/One-Day, Adrian, MI                            

2008   Tea Time Artist Series, Bowling Green State University, Lecture, Bowling Green, OH

            Community Arts Class, Adrian College, Guest Artist, Lecture and Critiques, Adrian, MI             

2006   Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Lecture, Deer Isle, ME