Deborah Britt

Deborah Britt Ceramics - Pottery works

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"My work mainly consists of salt-fired Porcelain and Stoneware. The salt-firing process is unique in that salt is introduced into the kiln when it reaches the proper temperature (2345 degrees F for my work). Inside the kiln, the salt vaporizes and settles onto the pieces, forming its own glaze over the clay body. I also use various slips and glazes to further decorate the pots.

I draw inspiration from many sources -nature, other artists I admire, and even current events. I love to experiment and play with form. You will see this in both in my functional and sculptural work.

In my functional work, my goal is to make the pieces “special”. I hope that everyday users will appreciate being “in the moment” as they sip from their hand-made cup or enjoy soup from their favorite bowl.

My sculptural pieces all have specific meaning for me, but sometimes are just fun! I don’t wish to impose my views of the work upon others, but would rather viewers lend their own interpretation to the pieces within their own contexts and ideas. Most importantly, I hope the sculptures will inspire viewers to pause and consider how the piece relates to their lives.” Deborah Britt

Deborah Britt's C.V. (resume) - View her works

EDUCATION
B.F.A.:  Bachelor of Fine Arts – Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri
C.P.C.U.:  Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter - American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters/Insurance Institute of America - Malvern, Pennsylvania
M.B.A.:  Marketing - Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri
B.S.B.A.:  Marketing - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

EXHIBITIONS
2011 - Solo Exhibition, Margo’s Pottery, Buffalo, WY
- Art in the Afternoon, Lander, WY
- 18 Hands Exhibit, Artful Hand Gallery, Cheyenne, WY
- Lines into Shapes Exhibit, Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, CO
- Riverfest Exhibitor, Lander, WY
- Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
2010 - Art in the Afternoon Exhibitor, Lander, WY
- Jackson Hole Art Fair Exhibitor
- Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
- NicFest Exhibitor, Casper, WY
- Jackson Hole Art Association Members Only Exhibition
2009 - Art in the Afternoon Exhibitor, Lander, WY
- Lander Art Center Members Only Exhibition
2007 - Lander Art Center Sculpture Exhibition
2005 - Central Wyoming College Juried Student Exhibition
2002 - Regional Commerce & Growth Association, St. Louis
- Art St. Louis, “Nine One One + One”
- World Trade Center, St. Louis
- Art St. Louis, “Multiples”
- The St. Louis Artists’ Guild, “Sculpture & Fine Crafts”
2001 - Three Sinks Gallery, “en masse”
1998 - Art St. Louis,  “XIV, The Exhibition”
- Webster University B.F.A. Exhibition “All of the Above”
1997 - Webster University Juried Undergraduate Exhibition
1996 - Webster University Juried Undergraduate Exhibition

POST GRADUATE CONTINUING EDUCATION
- Fall 2011: Plinth Gallery:  Workshop with Kristen Kieffer
- Spring 2011: Lander Art Center:  Workshop with Jenny Dowd
- Summer 2010: Red Lodge Clay Center:  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
2010 - Present: President and Co-Founder, Potters of the Wind Rivers
2009-2010: Lander Art Center Volunteer Clay Program Coordinator
2005-2009: Lander Art Center Board (Secretary)
1998 - Present: Self-Employed Studio Potter
1994-1998: Student, Webster University
1993-1994: Pursuing interests of home and family while furthering education in art.
1987-1993: Account Manager - Arthur J. Gallagher & Company
1986-1987: Assistant Claims Manager – Regional Claims - The May Department Stores Company, Inc.
1983-1986: Claims Supervisor - Central Regional Claims – The May Department Stores Company, Inc.
1979-1983: Claims Adjustor - Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

TEACHING AND DEMONSTRATIONS
2010 - Lander Art Center Childrens’ 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

HONORS AND AWARDS
- Inclusion in Potter’s Council 2012 Food & Function Collection Calendar
- Wyoming Arts Council Roster Artist 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)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Potters of the Wind Rivers (POWR), President
- Potters’ Council Member
- National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Member
- 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

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