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McClellan Pottery

mcclellanpottery@gmail.com

Port Angeles, WA

About the Artist 

 

I was born in Brigham City, Utah. I first found ceramics at Box Elder High learning from Lee Burningham. I continued ceramics in college at Utah State University where I studied under John Neely and Dan Murphy, and found a connection to wood firing. While studying, I also met my beautiful wife, Caitlin.

After graduating with a BFA in ceramics, I 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, I developed multiple clay bodies for soda and wood firing. 

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

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

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

I am now the artist in residence at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, WA. I spend my time in the studio making work, teaching classes, being with my family, and anything outdoors (mountain biking, hiking, cross country skiing).

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 MO, 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