CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

 

2017     MFA, Ceramics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2012     BFA, Ceramics, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2009    General Studies, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019 Steep and Brew, Catalyst, Missoula, MT

2018 Tea: Vessels by Scott McClellan, Lake Missoula Tea Company, Missoula, MT

2017   The Mass of Solitude, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

2016 The Contemplative Vessel, Annex Gallery, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2015 Lithics, Craft Studio Gallery, Columbia, MO

Monoliths, Dogwood gallery, Columbia, MO

2014   Methods of Abrasion: by Scott McClellan, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

2013 Strata: by Scott McClellan, Gia’s Gallery, Logan, UT

 

Invitational Exhibitions

 

2019   Over the Divide, Flex Gallery, St. Paul, MN

          Ceramics Invitational, GVA Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

2018   Gonfu Teawares, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

Emerging Wood Fire Artists, Free Ceramics, Helena, MT

   INTL Wood Fire, Schaller Gallery, Saint Josephs, MI

Potsketch, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

           Harnessing the Power and Magic, The Artist's Space, Missoula, MT

2017    Current Residents, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

     American Wood Fired Ceramics Invitational, MSO International, Missoula, MT

     Yunomi 2017, Clay Akar, Iowa City, IA

     Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

     Varsity Art XXI, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

2016    MU Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, Carter Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

           USU Alumni Exhibition, Nora-Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, USU, Logan, UT

           Vision and Persistence: 30 Years of Ceramic Excellence, NCECA, Kansas City, MO

2014    Glazed By Fire: Atmospheric Invitational, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

           Taos Artists Invitational, Ortiz Gallery, Taos, NM

           On The Horizon Invitational, St. Petersburg Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

2013    Tres-Piedres Wood Fire Invitational, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

           Strata: by Scott McClellan, Gia’s Gallery, Logan, UT

 

Juried Exhibitions

 

2018    DelecTable, Art Students League, Denver, CO

           Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

           Twin Cups, Potter Art Gallery, Missouri Western University, St. Joseph, MO

2017 Tea Bowl National, Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, MO

      The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

      Table Top, Alexandria,The Art League, VA

      Working Pots II, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

2016   The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

Mugshot Monday Exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

          Tea Bowl National, Avalia Gallery, Kansas City, MO

          Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC

          Irons in the Fire, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

          BOWLS: Exhibition, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

          Off the Table, Potter Art Gallery, Missouri Western University, St. Joseph, MO

          Twin Cups, Potter Art Gallery, Missouri Western University, St. Joseph, MO

          White Walls II, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

          Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN

          Sip, Non-Fiction Gallery, Savannah, GA

2015   Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

          Tabletop, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

          Tea Bowl National, Avalia Gallery, Kansas City, MO

          White Walls, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

2014   Coffee Tea or, Terra Incognito, Oak Park, IL

         Beyond the Brickyard, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

         Drink This! International Cup Show, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, VA

2013  New Mexico Wood Fire Potters, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

         Wooster Clay Exhibit, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

2012  USU Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, Logan, UT

         Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

         Tea-Ceramics Exhibit, Art League Gallery,  Alexandria, VA

         Senior BFA Exhibition, Gallery 102, USU, Logan. UT

2011  USU Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, Logan, UT

         Gallery Walk, The Italian Place, Logan UT

         Please Touch the Art, Twain Tippetts Gallery, USU, Logan, UT

2010  USU Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, Logan, UT

         Birmingham's Alum, The Italian Place, Logan UT

         Please Touch the Art, Twain Tippets Gallery, USU, Logan, UT

        USU Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, Logan, UT

 

Publications

 

2019   Ceramics Monthly, Emerging Artist, May 2019

2018   Ceramics Monthly, Highlights, April 2018

Last Call, Companion Gallery Publication, February 2018

2017 Inspiring Food and Culture, Feast Magazine, January 2017

2016 Medicinal Mushrooms: Teas and Tonics, Terra Soul Magazine, September 2016

Irons in the Fire, Companion Gallery Publication, September 2016

Artisan Food and Beverage, CRAFT Magazine, April 2016

Bongo Coffee Advertisement, CRAFT Magazine, April 2016

Cha is Chinese for Tea, CRAFT Magazine, March 2016

Season’s Coffee, CRAFT Magazine, March 2016

Last Call, Companion Gallery Publication, February 2016

Grain to Glass, CRAFT Magazine, January 2016

2015 East Indian Sherry Advertisement, December 2015

 

          

Awards

 

2018 Best in Show, DelecTable, Student Art League, Denver, CO

2017    Purchase Award, Tea Bowl National, Kansas City, MO

      Missouri Varsity Artist Acknowledgement Award, St. Louis, MO

2016  Art 21 Academic Excellence Award, Art Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO  

         Purchase Award, Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT

2013  Phyllis Blair Clark Scholarship, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

2012  Purchase Award, Tea-Ceramics Exhibit, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA

         Wingate Fellowship Nominee, USU, Logan, UT

         Dean’s List, USU, Logan, UT

2011  Most Enticing in Show, Please Touch the Art

 

Professional Experience

 

2018 Resident Artist, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2017 Resident Artist, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Ceramics Studio Technician, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

2016   Treasurer, MU Clay Club, Columbia, MO

          Ceramics Studio Technician, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

          President, MU Clay Club, Columbia, MO

2015   Ceramics Studio Technician, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

          Ceramics Studio Technician, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

          President, MU Clay Club, Columbia, MO

2014   Ceramics Studio Technician, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

          Ceramics Studio Technician, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

          Exhibition Curator, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

          Resident Artist, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Gallery Assistant, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

         Resident Artist, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

2013  Gallery Assistant, Wannamaker Gallery, Taos, NM

         Resident Artist, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Glaze Specialist, Campbell Pottery, Cambridge Springs, PA

         Studio Technician, University of Edinboro, Edinboro, PA

         Workshop Assistant, Erie Clay Space, Erie, PA

2012  Juror, USU Annual Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 102, Logan, UT

         President, USU Ceramics Guild, Logan, UT

 

Teaching Experience

 

2019 Throwing Workshop, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Beginning Ceramics Workshop, University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

Wood Firing Ceramics, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Beginning Wheel Throwing, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2018   Kiln Building, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Functional and Sculptural Vessels, University of Montana Western, Dillon, MT

Native Materials Clay and Glaze Calc, The Clay Studio of Missoula. Missoula, MT

Private Instructor, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Wood Firing Ceramics, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

     Teen Beginning Wheel Throwing, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

2017   Wood Firing Ceramics, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT

Wheel Throwing Workshop, Central Illinois University, Macomb, IL

     Intro to Ceramics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

2016  Private Instructor, Access Arts, Columbia, MO

         Summer Art Camp, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

         Beginning Wheel Throwing, Access Arts, Columbia, MO

         Beginning Ceramics, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

         Intro to Hand-Build Ceramics, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

         Intro to Wheel Thrown Ceramics, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

2015  3-D Design, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

         Beginning Ceramics, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

2014  Beginning Ceramics, The Craft Studio, Columbia, MO

         Glaze Calculation Workshop, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Throw and Fire: Raku Ceramics, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Hand Building Workshop, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Mold Making Workshop, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Community Ceramics Class, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Intro To Ceramics, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

2013  Throw and Fire: Raku Ceramics, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Intro to Ceramics, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Community Ceramics Class, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Intro To Ceramics, Taos Clay, El Prado, NM

         Table for Four Tableware Workshop, The Clay Space, Erie, PA

         Assistant Ceramics Teacher, Allenstone Gallery and Studio, Erie PA,

         Teaching Assistant, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

2012  Ceramics Hand building Workshop, Davinci Art Academy, Ogden, UT

         Ceramics Hand Building Workshop, Logan High School, Logan, UT

BIOGRAPHY 

Scott McClellan was born in Brigham City, Utah. He first found ceramics at Box Elder High learning from Lee Burningham. He continued ceramics in college at Utah State University where he studied under John Neely and Dan Murphy, where he found a connection to wood firing. 

After graduating with a BFA in ceramics, Scott moved to Edinboro, PA to work as a ceramics studio technician at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania under the direction of Lee Rexrode and Chuck Johnson. While there, he developed multiple clay bodies for soda and wood firing. 

Scott then moved on to work as a resident artist at Taos Clay in Taos, New Mexico. There he continued his research of firing wood kilns in differing atmospheres. He also took on the responsibilities of a studio technician, gallery attendant, ceramics instructor, and show curator.

After his residency, Scott moved to Columbia, Missouri to study under Bede Clarke and Joe Pintz in pursuit of his Masters of Fine Art. At Mizzou, Scott experimented with a variety of technical processes, primarily focusing on wheel thrown pottery and hand built sculpture. He fired his work in a variety of different wood kilns researching multiple firing patterns. 

After receiving his Masters in Fine Arts, Scott worked as the wood fire resident at The Clay Studio of Missoula for two years. There he developed wild clays to be used in reduction cooling, glazes, and as additions to Wollastonite clay bodies. He rebuilt the CSOM anagama and increased the efficiency to get hotter using less wood and time.