Curriculum Vitae

Justin Schortgen 

Education:
 

2013- Present   Master of Fine Arts at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.



2011-2013         Master of Arts at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

2005-2010       Graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (B.S. ceramics), Marion, In.



Teaching and Work Experiences:    

2011-Present    Present Teaching Assistant Ceramics I and II University of Iowa. Iowa  City, IA.

2009-2010      Print Making Teachers Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion, IN.
 

2007-2009     Ceramics Teachers Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion, IN.


 

 


Visiting Artist and Talks:



2012               The Pottery Workshop. Jingdezhen, China.  (For Residents)

                       

                       Artist Talk Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, IA.


                       Artist Talk Coe College. Ceader Rapids. IA.
 

2011                Ceramic Workshop and Artist talk at Bradley University. Peoria, IL.

 

 

 

 

Apprentice Experience:



 

2011                 I Apprenticed with Joe Bruhin Wood Fire Potter. Fox, AR.
 

 

 


Awards, Scholarships, and Grants:



2012-2013       Glenn Nelson Scholarship, University Of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.


2012                Margret Rice Travel Grant, University of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.

Residencies:

 

2012                 The Pottery Workshop. Jingdezhen, China






Group Exhibits:



 

2013                

 

                        Alumni Show, 1920 Gallery.  Marion, IN.

 

                        Cultures in Clay, Old Capital Museum, Iowa City, IA.(In gift shop in correlation to the show)

 

                        Unforgettable Dinnerware, The Ladies' Literary Club of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti, MI.    

                        N.C.E.C.A. Public Space Installation Glen R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX.

  

2012                 Alumni Show, 1920 Gallery.  Marion, IN.


                        Crafty Boys Live On.  Art Building West Gallery. Iowa City, IA. 2011  

 

2011                 Crafty Boys. Drewlowe Gallery. Iowa City, IA.

 

                        Graduate Ceramic Workshop. Market and Dubuque Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

                 

                        Graduate Ceramic Workshop. Market and Dubuque Gallery, Iowa City, IA.

                        Kiln Sculpture, Doug Paul’s Sculpture Garden. Iowa City, IA.

 

 

2010                 Silent Voices, Beard Arts Gallery, Marion In.

                         When Ear and Eye Meet,1920 Gallery, Marion In.

 

2008                Three-dimensional Show,1920 Gallery, Marion In.

Solo Exhibition:

2012                 Hands Gallery Display. Iowa City, IA.

 

 

Juried Shows:

 

 

2014                 NCECA National Student Juried Show, Milwaukee, WI

 

2013                  Art and Sol, MBS International Airport, Freeland, MI.

 

                         River2River, CSPS, Cedar Rapids, IA. 

 

                         N.C.E.C.A. National Juried Show, Arvarda Center. Arvada, CO. 

 

                         N.C.E.C.A. National Student Juried Show, Houston, TX.



2010                 Open Show Fair First 3-D and second place painting, Blackford County, In.



                         Ardelia Williams Show, First place, Beard Gallery, Marion In.

 

 

2009                Open Show Fair First in painting and First in 3-D, Blackford County, In.



                         Ardelia Williams Show, Beard Gallery, Marion In.

 

2008                Open Show Fair First and second place 3-D, Blackford County, In.



2007                Open Show Fair First and second place 3-D, Blackford County, In.



                         Ardelia Williams Show, Beard Gallery, Marion In.



2006                Open show Fair first place and second place, Blackford County, In.



                         Ardelia Williams Show, First place three-dimensional design.






Gallery:



                         Continuum Gallery Fort Wayne, In.






Collectors and Collections:





                    The Dinnerware Museum, 

                         The Pottery Workshop

​Publication:



2013                 Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, Anna Calluori Holcombe, China Ceramic Artist, 2012, 4

   

                         N.C.E.C.A. National student Juried Exhibition Catalogue

 

                         Glentzer, Molly. Clay Holds Court at Arts Conference. Houston Chronicle. March 20, 2013.

 

                         Currie, Allison. NCECA: Your Pottery-Filled Life, Part 2 Featured Artists, Project Space and                          and the Hi-Roller. Glasstire {Texas visual art}.  Glasstire.com. March 22, 2013. 

          

                         Radley, Whitney. Emerging Artists Experiment with Materials and Metaphors at National                            Ceramics Conference.   Houston.culturemap.com.  March 22, 2013. 

 

                         Crews, Alesha L. Area Arts go Outside.  Iowa City Press Citizen. June 18, 2013

 

 

Work Experience:

2011-Present     Present Teaching Assistant/Teacher of Record Ceramics I and Ceramics II University of                                                

                                   Iowa. Iowa City, IA.

                         Ceramics I is an introduction to Hand Building Techniques and an introduction to clay,                  

                                   glaze, and firing Techniques.

                         Ceramics II is an introduction to Wheel Throwing Techniques and growing off of the          

                                   information on clay, glaze, and various firing Techniques.


Job

                         Prepared power points, gave lectures, demonstrating, critique, give grades, assign  

                                   projects, syllabi writing, field trips, organized and accomplished various firing.

 

 

 

2011-2012         Foundry Monitor.  University Of Iowa. Iowa City, IA.

                               

Job
                         Was to assist and help the students using the foundry.  Clean and run the  shop    

                                   while the foundry technician was out.   

                   

                                  

2009-2010       Print making Teachers Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion, IN.
  

Job
                        Was to assist any students in need of assistance, maintain and clean studio and        

                                  equipment, check inventory, and check on safety equipment to make sure it was                                                

                                  functioning properly, and work with hazardous material.



 



2007-2009      Ceramics Teachers Assistant at Indiana Wesleyan University. Marion, IN.

  

Job
                        I was to assist any students in need of help, maintain studio and clean the studio, make                                               

                                   clay and glaze when needed, fire the kilns when needed check equipment to

                                   make sure it is running properly, check inventory.






2011                 I Apprenticed with Joe Bruhin Wood Fire Potter. Fox, AR.

  

Job

                        Cut, transported, and split wood, for the preparation for his wood firings cleaned and

                                    cleared the woods, for the, cleaned and helped operate the studio, made clay,

                                    recycled clay, and landscaped from moving rocks and building rock walls, to

                                    working in mulch and transplanting.
 





2010                  I worked with Mark Goertzen firing his Anagama kiln. Constantine, MI.
 

Job
                         Helped split wood and fire kiln.







                        I worked with Richard Bresnahan firing his three chamber wood kiln. Collegeville, MN.
 

Job
                        Helped fire his three chamber wood kiln for 10 days.

 

 


                         I worked with JD Jorgenson fire his three chamber wood kiln. St. Joseph,  MN.

  

Job
                         Helped fire his three chamber wood kiln for 10 days.

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