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Wood firing, 2019



Central Michigan University

Bachelor of Applied Arts: 3D Concentration

Art History Minor

Graduation Date: December 2014


Ceramic Skills

        Glaze mixing


        Mixing and wedging clay

        Knowledge of electric, gas, wood, and soda kilns

   Helped built a car kiln and a centenary arch soda kiln

        Proper safety procedures


Sculpture Skills

        Wood working: table saw, miter saw, drill press, electric              sander, band saw, hand tools

        MIG and TIG welding experience

        Bronze: lost wax technique along with two bronze pours                experiences

        Wood finishes: stain, sandblasting, paint, wax, linseed                oil, patina, and other types of finishes


Work Experience

North Art Studio, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant,    Michigan

Student Assistant, September 2011 - December 2014


Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan

Instructor, November 2013



Justin Rothshank, Goshen, Indiana

    Studio Assistant, August 2015 - February 2020

Goertzen Pottery, Goshen, Indiana 

    Studio Assistant, May 2015

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, Michigan
    Student Studio Technician, May 2013 - August 2013




     "Irons in the Fire", Companion Gallery, Humboldt, TN


“Thematically Challenged, Visually Enhanced”, BAA Exhibition, CMU, Mount Pleasant, Michigan


Vagabond, “New Road Ahead”, Mount Pleasant Brewing Company, Mount Pleasant, MI


Vagabond, "Muddy Shoes", Mount Pleasant Brewing Company, Mount Pleasant, MI


One Little Artist, "Zipcode", Mount Pleasant Brewing Company, Mount Pleasant, MI



Primary Visions Foundations Student Art Exhibition, CMU, Mount Pleasant, MI