Artist Bio

  



Deborah J. Britt

www.deborahbrittpottery.com


CAREER OBJECTIVE


To maintain and augment a comprehensive overview of the arts, along with related skills, particularly in the area of ceramics.  To sustain creativity and integrity in my work, while steadily increasing my level of skill.


EDUCATION


  • B.F.A.:  Bachelor of Fine Arts – Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri 1998 - 3.86 Average
  • Courses in:  Ceramics, Sculpture, Papermaking, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Two and Three Dimensional Design, Printmaking, Alternative Media
  • C.P.C.U.:  Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter - American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters/Insurance Institute of America - Malvern, Pennsylvania - 1993
  • Courses In:  Principles of Risk Management & Insurance, Commercial Property and Liability Risk Management & Insurance, Management, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Legal Environment of Insurance, Professional Ethics, Insurance Company Operations, and Personal Risk Management
  • M.B.A.:  Marketing - Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri - 1986 – 4.0 Average
  • Courses In:  Marketing Strategies, Marketing Research, Advertising and Product Management
  • B.S.B.A.:  Marketing - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri - 1979
  • Courses In:  Marketing Principles, Marketing Management, Marketing Channels, Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, Advertising Principles, and Marketing Logistics
  • A.S.:  Secretarial Science - Missouri Western State College, St. Joseph, Missouri –1975
  • Courses In:  Secretarial Science, Introduction to Art, American Literature, English, and Communications


POST GRADUATE CONTINUING EDUCATION 

  • Summer 2012:  Plinth Gallery, Workshop with Sandi Pierantozzi
  • Fall 2011:  Plinth Gallery, Workshop with Kristen Kieffer
  • Spring 2011:  Lander Art Center, Workshop with Jenny Dowd
  • Summer 2010:  Red Lodge Clay Center, Montana:  Workshop with Randy Johnston and Jan McKeachie Johnston
  • Summer 2009:  Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming:  Workshop with Bede Clark
  • Summer 2008:  Art Association of Jackson Hole, Wyoming:  Workshop with Michael Sherrill
  • Summer 2008:  Red Lodge Clay Center, Montana:  Workshop with Warren MacKenzie
  • Summer 2007:  Red Lodge Clay Center, Montana:  Workshop with Jeff Oestrich
  • 2003-2004:  Central Wyoming College Advanced Clay Classes/Wood Firing
  • November 2001:  Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri - Matt Long Workshop
  • Summer, 2001:  Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado – Suze Lindsay Workshop
  • Fall, 2000:  East Central College, Union, Missouri – Kiln Building Workshop –Donovan Palmquist
  • Summer 2000:  Mexico, Missouri – Kiln Building Workshop – Bill Ferrell
  • Summer 1999:  Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee -Bobby Silverman Workshop
  • Summer 1997:  Appalachian Center For Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee - Steve & Kathleen Robison Workshop


WORK EXPERIENCE

  •  April 2010 to Present:  President and Co-Founder, Potters of the Wind Rivers
  • July 2009 to July 2010:  Lander Art Center Volunteer Clay Program Coordinator
  • July 2005 to July 2009:  Lander Art Center Board (Secretary)
  • May 1998 to Present:  Self-Employed Studio Potter
  • August 1994 to May 1998:  Student, Webster University
  • October 1993 to August 1994:  Pursuing interests of home and family while furthering education in art.
  • October 1987 to October 1993:  Account Manager - Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, 12444 Powerscourt Drive, St. Louis, Missouri  63141.
  • January 1986 to October 1987:  Assistant Claims Manager – Regional Claims - The May Department Stores Company, Inc., 611 Olive, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.
  • May 1983 to January 1986:  Claims Supervisor - Central Regional Claims – The May Department Stores Company, Inc., 611 Olive, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.
  • October 1979 to May 1983:  Claims Adjustor - Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 500 Northwest Plaza, St. Ann, Missouri 63074.




TEACHING AND DEMONSTRATIONS
 

  • 2010:  Lander Art Center Children's Tile Classes
  •         2010:  Starrett Middle School Clay Classes
  • 2008:  Lander Art Center Hand building Classes
  • 2003:  Girl Scouts of Festus Clay Workshop
  • 2002:  Crystal City Grade School Clay Demonstration
  • 2000:  Jefferson County Garden Club Ceramics Workshop
  • 2000:  City Museum, Clay Demonstrations (Substitute)
  • 2000:  John Burroughs High School (Substitute)
  • 1999:  Webster University (Substitute)
  • 1999:  Logos School Clay Demonstration
  • 1998:  The College School Open House Clay Demonstrations and Part-Time Teacher’s Assistant

 


EXHIBITIONS

    •               September, 2013:  The "F" Words:  Form, Function & Flux, Lander Art Center, Lander, WY
    •             July, 2013:  17th Street Art Festival, Cheyenne, WY
    •             June, 2013:  Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit, Cheyenne, WY
    •             December, 2012:  Art in the Afternoon, Lander, WY
    •            August, 2012:  Art Fair Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY
    •               June 2012:  Nicfest, Casper, WY
    •               December, 2011:  Solo Exhibition, Margo’s Pottery, Buffalo, WY
    •               December, 2011:  Art in the Afternoon, Lander, WY
    •               November, 2011:  18 Hands Exhibit, Artful Hand Gallery, Cheyenne,       WY
    •               October, 2011:  Lines into Shapes Exhibit, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes       Park, CO
    •               July, 2011:  Riverfest Exhibitor, Lander, WY
    •               June 2011:  Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
    •               November, 2010:  Art in the Afternoon Exhibitor, Lander, WY
    •               August, 2010:  Jackson Hole Art Fair Exhibitor
    •               June 2010:  Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
    •             June 2010:  NicFest Exhibitor, Casper, WY
    •               March 2010:  Jackson Hole Art Association Members Only Exhibition
    •               November 2009:  Art in the Afternoon Exhibitor, Lander, WY
    •               Spring 2009:  Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
    •               July 2007:  Lander Art Center Sculpture Exhibition
    •               Spring 2005:  Central Wyoming College Juried Student Exhibition
    •               November 2002:  Regional Commerce & Growth Association, St. Louis
    •               September 2002:  Art St. Louis, “Nine One One + One”
    •               July 2002:  World Trade Center, St. Louis
    •               May 2002:  Art St. Louis, “Multiples”
    •               April 2002: The St. Louis Artists’ Guild, “Sculpture & Fine Crafts”
    •               January 2001:  Three Sinks Gallery, “en masse”
    •               November 1998:  Art St. Louis,  “XIV, The Exhibition”
    •               May 1998:  Webster University B.F.A. Exhibition “All of the Above”
    •               October 1997:  Webster University Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
    •               October 1996:  Webster University Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

     PUBLICATIONS

    • WREN Magazine:  Featured Artist, April, 2013
    • Potter's Council 2012 Food + Function Calendar (September)
    • Featured Artist:  Ceramics Now Magazine, March 2012

    PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

    • Carbon County Memorial Hospital, Gillette, Wyoming:  24 Platter Installation


    HONORS AND AWARDS

    • Roster Artist, Wyoming Arts Council 2011-2012
    • Cecille R. Hunt Memorial Award – In Recognition of Meritorious Work in the Webster University Art Department (Second Place – 1998 B.F.A. Show)
    • College Scholarships
    - University of Missouri
    - Northwest Missouri State University
    - Missouri Western State College
    - High School Valedictorian- John Danforth I Dare You Award 


    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


    • Potters of the Wind Rivers (POWR), President
    • Lander Art Center
    • Art St. Louis
    • St. Louis Artists’ Guild
    • Webster Artist Support Group
    • Society of CPCU
    • American Marketing Association
    • Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity
    • Marketing Forum
    -Business Fair Committee
    - Co-Chairman Publicity Committee
    - Chairman Tours and Social Committee


    PERSONAL INTERESTS


    Snowboarding, bicycling, hiking, cooking, reading and art collecting.


    REFERENCES


    Available upon request.