Steve Kelly

Education

Current MFA Candidate, Maine College of Art, Portland ME

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Montana, Missoula MT

Apprenticeship Potter, Buckcreek Pottery, Nelson County, VA

Ceramic Exhibitions

2018 The Brunswick Gallery 40th Anniversary Exhibition, The Brunswick Gallery, Missoula MT

2018 The Tea Pot Show III, The Clay Studio, Missoula MT

2018 Terraferma, Steve Kelly and Katherine Wolf Webb, New Elements Gallery, Wilmington NC

2018 Art of Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington NC

2017                            Art of Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington NC

2017                            New Members Exhibit, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Wiinston-Salem NC

2017                            Group Show, New Elements Gallery, Wilmington NC

2016                            Art of Illumination, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington NC

2016                            Contemporary Celadon, Eutectic Gallery, Portland OR

2016                            Oregon Potters Association Gallery Exhibit

2015                            Dwell Magazine’s Monogram Modern Home Exhibit (Traveling Exhibit)

2015                            Faculty Exhibit, Multnomah Art Center Portland OR

2015                            Oregon Potters Association Gallery Exhibit

2014                            Faculty Exhibit, Multnomah Art Center Portland OR

2014                            The Art of Tea, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Portland OR

2014                            Oregon Potters Association Gallery Exhibit

2013                            Tea Bowl National, Kansas City MO

2013                            Faculty Exhibit, Multnomah Art Center Portland OR

2013                            Oregon Potters Association Gallery Exhibit

2013                            Street of Dreams, Design Exhibition

Workshops and Demonstrations


Guest Lecturer, Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, Wilmington NC 2018

Live demonstrator Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair, Winston Salem NC 2017

Two-Day Workshop, Sawtooth School for the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 2017

Guest Lecturer, Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, Wilmington NC 2016

Live demonstrator Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair, Winston Salem NC 2016

Two-Day Visiting Artist Workshop Multnomah Arts Center, Portland OR 2016

Guest on the PottersCast September, 2015

Two-Day Visiting Artist at St. Louis Community College 2015

One Day Visiting Artist at South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia Washington 2014

OPA Ceramics Showcase Live On-Stage Demonstrations  2013, 2014, 2015

Ceramics Career

Owner, Kelly Pottery                                                                                                                               2010 - Present

·     operates a wholesale and retail pottery

·     Designs website and all marketing materials

·     Cultivates and serves a large list of wholesale clients

·     Exhibits work in local galleries and craft shows

Ceramics Instructor, Orange Street Pottery                                                                                          2017 - Present

·     Teaching ceramic techniques to adults

·     Wheel and Hand Building

·     Mid-Range Ceramics, Raku, Pit fire and other techniques.

Ceramics Instructor, Multnomah Arts Center                                                                                       2013 - 2016

·     Teaching ceramic techniques to adults and children

·     Wheel and Hand Building

·     Mid-Range Ceramics, Raku, Pit fire and other techniques.

 

 

Clients / Galleries

Plinth Gallery, Denver CO

Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Cameron Art Museum Museum Shop

Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, Winston Salem, NC

Greenhill Gallery, Greensboro NC

Cacoon Gallery, Apex, NC

New Elements Gallery, Wilmington NC

Eutectic Gallery, Portland OR

Take Heart, Austin TX

Hilary Horvath Floral, Portland OR

Oko, Portland OR

Rejuvenation Lighting and Hardware, Portland OR

Kiriko, Portland OR

Farm Spirit (Restaurant), Portland OR

Nomad PDX (Restaurant), Portland OR

Jolie Laide (Restaurant), Portland OR

South Seas Sushi, Charleston SC

Bespoke Coffee, Wilmington NC

 

Employment History

2010-Present              Owner and Potter, Kelly Pottery, Portland OR

2017-Present              Instructor Orange Street Pottery, Wilmington NC

2013-2016 Instructor Multnomah Arts Center, Portland OR

2010-2013 Workplace Giving Coordinator, Work for Art, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland OR

2006-2010 Program Director, St. Cecilia Academy, St. Louis MO

2003-2006 Production Manager, KDHX TV, St. Louis MO

2002-2006 Arts Educator, COCA, St. Louis MO

1999-2002 Co-Owner, River City Media, Missoula MT

1998-2000 Baker, Le Petit Outre, Missoula MT

1997-1998 Baker, Bernice’s Bakery, Missoula MT

1996-1997 Gallery Director, COCA, St. Louis MO

1996-1997 Program Director, Arts Connection, COCA St. Louis MO

1994-1997 Arts Educator, COCA, St. Louis MO

 

Interests/Affiliations

Filmmaker

Co-Producer and Director of Photography on a number of nationally recognized documentary films

“This Means Something” shown nationally at film festivals

“Stan Kann: The Happiest Man in the World” shown nationally at film festivals and screened on St. Louis PBS

"Tour de Donut: Gluttons for Punishment" shown nationally at film festivals

 

Boards/Guilds

Vice President, Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, 2019-Present

Member, Coastal Carolina Clay Guild, 2016-Present

Member, Oregon Potter’s Association, 2011-2016

Board Member, Membership Director, Oregon Potter’s Association,  2012-2014

Board Member,Mid-America Dharma, 2009-2010