Carol Gouthro

Carol Gouthro Contemporary Ceramics

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“I have a strong interest in natural forms, cultural artifacts and personal mementos. I am drawn to ornament, embellishment, pattern, and texture. For the last ten years the vessel forms in my ceramic work have slowly been evolving into botanically inspired hybrid sculptural forms. In working on these pieces I have become more involved with the details, the close ups, the abstract, the peering into. My interest in detail, layers and encrustations has been heightened by repeated travels to India and China. I am fascinated by the complexity, diversity, beauty and danger of the natural world and this leads to thoughts about growth, nourishment, attraction, and sexuality. Built into these hybrids are some of the artifacts and mementos that form my DNA.” Carol Gouthro

Carol Gouthro’s C.V. (resume) – View her works

BFA, With Honors, University of Manitoba, Canada June 1976

2010 – Nominated by Shanghai Workers Center for International Exchange as a Cultural Exchange Leader on ceramic artist tour to China, May 2010, Bejing, Xian, Jindezhen, Shanghai
2009 – Artist Trust Grant for Artists Projects Grant
2009 – Best in Show, Runner-up, Kirkland Art Center 2009 Member Exhibit, Stefano Catalani Juror
2002 – Ceramics Monthly cover contest-finalist
1998 – Ceramics Monthly cover photograph and feature article
1997 – Washington State Arts Commission, Art in Public Places Program, Purchases of Art Work (Also 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1998)
1988 – Finalist, ceramics, Art Quest/88, New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles (Juried)
1987 – Third place ceramics, Art Quest/87, Art Institute of Boston (Juried)
1982 – Second place, Crafts/82, Tacoma Art museum, (juried)
1977 – Canada Art Council Grant (national competition for Federal grant)
1978 – Manitoba Art Council Grant, Project Grant (Provincial competition)

2008 – Pacini Lubel Gallery (also 2006), Seattle, Washington
2001 – Foster White Gallery (also 1997, 1998, 2000), Seattle, Washington
1994 – Galeria Barbara Silverberg (also 1991), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1993 – Artworks Gallery (also 1990), Seattle, Washington
1991 – Gallery 500, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
1991 – White Bird Gallery (also 1981, 1983-85, and 1989-90), Cannon Beach, Oregon
1988 – Virginia Breier Gallery, San Francisco, California
1987 – Francine Seders Gallery (also 1980-82), Seattle, Washington
1983 – The Clay Occasion, Seattle, Washington
1979 – Thomas Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1978 – Pottery Northwest Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1976 – Young Designers Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

2010 – “Bam Biennial 2010” Bellevue Arts Museum, (Stefano Catalani, Akio Takamora, Namita Wiggers, Bif Brigman, jurors), Bellevue, Washington
2010 – “Unwedged”, Pottery Northwest Gallery, (Andy Nasisse juror), Seattle, Washington
2010 – “Unwrapped”, Columbia City Gallery, (Sam Davidson, Marita Dingus,Jen Graves jurors), Seattle, Washington
2010 – “Depth of Field”,Kirkland Arts Center, curated by Tim Cross, Kirkland, Washington
2010 – “Mesa Contemporary Arts 31st Annual Contemporary Crafts” (Jane Sauer, juror), Mesa, Arizona
2010 – “Craft Forms 2009”, Wayne Art Center 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, (Wayne Pepich,juror) Director Racine Art Museum, Wayne, Pennsylvania
2009 – “Touch”, Columbia City Gallery Juried Exhibit (Suzanne Beal, Lisa Harris, Jeffry Mitchell jurors), Seattle, Washington
2009 – Kirkland Arts Center 2009 Member Exhibit, (Stefano Catalani, juror), Kirkland, Washington
2009 – “Modern Ceramics and Contemporary Jewelry”, Pacini Lubel Gallery. Seattle, Washington
2009 – “Containers, Containment & Contents”, Arts Council of Snohomish County. Everett, Washington
2008 – “Northwest Connections: Contemporary Works in Clay”, Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College Pasco, Washington
2008 – “The Nature of Growth An Invitational Clay Show”, Bellevue Community College, Purser Art Gallery. Bellevue, Washington
2008 – “Red”,Baltimore Clay Works, Juried competition (Richard Notkin juror), Baltimore, Maryland
2007 – “Intelligent Design”,Kirkland Arts Center, invitational, Kirkland, Washington
2006-2009 – “The Yxing Effect”, Holter Museum of Art, invitational, Helena, Montana
2006 – Washington Potters Association at NCECA, Portland, Oregon
2005-2006 – “Looking Forward Glancing Back, Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50”, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2005 – “The Simple Cup” at Kobo at Higo, Seattle, Washington
2005, April – “Group Ceramic Exhibition”, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2004, September – Northwest Designer Craftsmen at Richland Allied Arts, Richland, Washington
2004, Feb-May – “Robert Archambeau, Artist, Teacher, Collector”, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2003 – “The Circle”, Group Show, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Is, Washington
2002 – Group Show, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Is, Washington
2000-2002 – “Ceramic National 2000”, (two-year traveling invitational)    
– Samuel P. Harn Museum – Syracuse, New York
– Everson Museum of Art – Gainseville, Florida
– Chicago Cultural Center – Chicago, Illinois
– Crocker Art Museum – Sacramento, California
2002, April – “The Vase”, Peck Gallery (juried), Providence, Rhode Is
2001, December – “From Paper to Form”, Foster White Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
2000, November – “Our Cups Runneth Over”, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts
1999, May – “Below 2000”, Portland Center for Contemporary Craft (juried), Portland,Oregon
1998, October – “A Decade of Potters”, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington
1998, February – “Color, Pattern and Form”, Foster White Gallery, Kirkland, Washington
1998, January – “Fabulous Fifty”, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Is, Washington
1997, December – “Second Annual Cup and Goblet Invitational”, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1997, November – “Mentors”, A Show of Women, Janet Laurel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1996, August – “Pacific Northwest Annual”, Bellevue Art Museum (juried), Bellevue, Washington
1996, August – “Twisted Tea”, Twist Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1996, July – “Magic Mud Northwest Invitational”, Gallery by the Lake, Herrett Center, College of Southern Idaho, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
1996, May – “A Million Pounds of Clay/Thirty Years of Pottery Northwest”, Seattle, Washington
1996, May – “The Table is Set”, Bona Keane Gallery, Portland, Oregon
1996, April – “4th Annual Teapot Exhibition”, Craft Alliance, St Louis, Missouri
1996, March – “Contemporary Teapots at SOFA Miami”, Ferrin Gallery (also 1995), Miami, Florida
1996, Janurary – “Celestial Seasoning”, Ferrin Gallery, National Teapot Invitational, Boulder, Colorado
1995, December – “4th Annual Ceramic Cup Show”,Artworks Gallery (also 1992, 1993, 1994), eattle, Washington
1995, December – “National Teapot Invitational”, Mia Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1995, November – “”The Narrative Teapot SOFA Chicago”“, Ferrin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995, June – “Canadian and American Teapots”, Galerie Barbara Silverberg, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1995, July – “Teapot 6”, Gallery Alexander, La Jolla, California
1995, May – “11th Annual Northwest International Art Competition”,Whatcom Museum of History and Art (juried), Bellingham, Washington
1994, November – Kirkland Arts Center Annual, (juried), Kirkland, Washington
1994, September – “The New Artist’s Tea Party”, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
1994, April/May – “The Teapot: Common/Uncommon Forms”, Joanne Rapp Gallery/ The Hand and the Spirit,  Scottsdale, Arizona
1994, December – “Table Top Exhibition”, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1993, January – “The Framed Teapot”, ProArt Gallery, St Louis, Missouri
1992, August – “A Constellation of Cups”, curated by Joyce Moty, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, Washington
1992, January – “48th Scripps Ceramic Annual”, Scripps College (invitational), Claremont, California
1991, August – “The Dining Experience/A Craft Expression”, Lukenvbach Mill Gallery (juried), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1990, September – “Contemporary West Coast Images”, curated by Virginia Breir, San Francisco, California
1990, September – “Chicago International New Art Forms Exposition”, (juried), Chicago, Illinois
1990, August – “Summer Invitational”, Elizabeth Fortner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
1989, June – “Washington Crafts: Then and Now”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
1989 – “9th Annual Northwest International Art Competition”, Whatcom Museum of History and Art (juried), Bellingham, Washington
1989, August – “Everyday Objects D’Art”, Bumbershoot Festival of Art, Seattle, Washington
1989, April – William Traver Gallery, group show, Seattle, Washington
1988, December – Tory Folliard Gallery, group show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1988, May – “Third Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition”, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art (juried), San Angelo, Texas
1988     “ArtQuest’88” (juried finalist), Seattle, Washington
1988, April – “Color a Ceramics Show”,Shaiman Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1988, March – “Columns”, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1987 – “ArtQuest’87”, Gallery East Art Institute of Boston (juried), Boston, Massachusetts
1986, August – “Crafts/86”, Tacoma Arts Museum (juried), Tacoma, Washington
1986, August – “Contemporary Cups”, national invitational, Bush Gallery and the two-year traveling exhibition, 1987-1988, under auspices of the visual Arts Resources of the University of Oregon Museum of Art, U.S.A. and Canada
1986, April – “The Bowl”, invitational, Elizabeth Fortner Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
1986, March – “12×12”, Seattle Design Association Art Auction (juried), Seattle, Washington
1985, December – Artist Resource Bank Open Competition, Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington
1983, November – “Regional Crafts: A Contemporary Perspective”, curated by Lamar Harrington, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1982, July – “Crafts/82”, Tacoma Art Museum (juried, 2nd place), Tacoma, Washington
1981, July – Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair (juried), Bellevue, Washington
1980, July – Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Fair (juried), Bellevue, Washington
1979, May – Festival of Art and Food, invitational, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1977 – National Ceramics Exhibition, The Glenbow-Alberta Institute (juried), Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2008 – “500 Plates and Chargers”, Lark Books, color photographs pages. 169, 200
2008 – Surface Decoration: Ceramic Arts Handbook”, Carol Gouthro Mastering the Surface pages 125-128, color photos
2007 – Ceramics Monthly, feature article “Carol Gouthro’s Futuristic Artifacts” by Judy Wagonfeld pages. 47-49, August-September
2006 – The Yixing Effect, Marvin Sweet, photos and text,pages 133, 188, 88, color catalogue to accompany 3 year traveling exhibition
2005 – “The Teapot Book”, Steve Woodhouse, AC & Black, London England, Colors photos and text
2004 – “500 Cups”, Lark Books, Color photos pages 163, 197
2004 – Winnipeg Free Press, Life and Arts Section, Ceramic Celebration, Winnipeg Art Gallery Exhibition, color photo
2002 – “500 Teapots” ,Lark Books, Color photos pages 250, 292, 348
2002 – Bainbridge Review, Arts and Leisure Section. article and photograph
2002 – Ceramics Monthly, cover contest finalist, color photo page 34
2001 – “Handbuilt Table Ware”, Lark Books, color photograph and text page 115
October, 2000 – “Everson Ceramic National 2000”, Color catalogue, photo and text
April/May, 2000 – “American Craft”, Gallery (June/July 1988, Augugust/September 1989, April/May 1992, June/July 1993, August/September 1997, february/March 1999)
1999 – Contact Ceramics, “A Canadian Perspective”,News and Views, photo and text. page 43
1999 – “Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics”,Lark Books, color photos and text, Title page and pages 72. 74, and 91
June/July/August, 1998 – Ceramics Monthly, Cover photograph and article pages 68-72
1998 – “The Ceramics Design Book”, Lark Books, color photograph and text page 135
1998 – “Wheel Thrown Ceramics”, Lark Books, color photograph and text page 98
May/June, 1998 – Decoration Residences, France. Color photograph and photos pages 50, 53
March, 1998 – Ceramics Monthly, “Up Front”, color photograph (also Deccember 1997)
October, 1996 – Ceramics Monthly,“The Table’s Set”, Page 34
August, 1991 – American Ceramics, review by Matthew pages 65
June/July, 1089 – American Craft, portfolio, pages 56-57
December, 1989 – L.A. Style, color photo, page 148.
Winter 1989 – Seattle Home & Garden, Table Talk, pages.33-34
Summer, 1989 – Tacoma Art Museum Quarterly Museum Notes, featured photograph
November, 1987 – Ceramics Monthly, “Reinterpreting the Vessel”, “ArtQuest” ‘87 Portfolio, pages 38-40

2010 – Nominated by Shanghai Workers Center rot International Exchange to be Cultural Exchange Leader on ceramic artist tour to China 2010, China
2009 – Ceramics Instructor, Mishier Arts Center    Burien, Washington
2009, 2007 – Workshop and slide presentation, University of Puget Sound    Tacoma, Washington
1991-2010 – Ceramics instructor, Kirkland Art Center, and Seward park Art Studio, Seattle, Washington
2005-2010 – Member, Northwest Designer Craftsmen Association, Seattle, Washington
2009, 2007 – Workshop and slide presentation, University of Puget Sound    Tacoma, Washington
2008 – Workshop, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington
2008 – Slide presentation and lecture for Washington Clay Artist Association, Seattle, Washington
2008, 06 & 04 – Artist Escort on three weeks arts and crafts tour of India, India
2005 – Keynote speaker, Jubilee’s Women’s Center Gala Auction, Seattle, Washington
2005 – Gallery Talk,Pacini Lubel Gallery, for the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts    Seattle, Washington
2004 – Workshop, Tucson Museum of Art for Southern Arizona Clay Artist Association, Tucson, Arizona
2004 – Workshop, University of Manitoba School of Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
2004 – Slide presentation and workshop, Moshier Art Center, Seattle, Washington
2004 – Two-day workshop, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington
1991-2006 – Ceramics instructor, Kirkland Art Center, and Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, Washington
2003 – Workshop and slide lecture, Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington
2003 – Slide lecture and demonstration, Sehome High School, Bellingham, Washington
2002 – Workshop and slide lecture, Green River Community College, Kent, Washington
2002 – Art Out Loud Lecture Series slide presentation, Seattle, Washington
2001-2002 – Artist Escort on a two-week art and ceramic tour or China, China
200 – Guest Artist Presenter, 22nd Annual Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma, Arizona
2000 – Slide lecture for Tucson Visiting Artist Consortium,Workshop for The Southern Arizona Clay Artists Association, Tucson, Arizona
2000 – Slide lecture and demonstration at Central Washington University    Ellensberg, Washington
1996 – Workshop, Low Fire Glaze and Surface Decorating    Enumclaw, Washington
1993-1998 – Workshop, Mold Making for Ceramics, Seward Park Art Studio,Kirkland Arts Center, Enumclaw Ceramic Studio    Washinhgton
1994 – Slide presentation at University of Manitoba, Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1993 – Chaired panel, “The Palace Pot”, a discussion on the vessel, Northwest Clay Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
1993 – Juror, ceramic entries for the Northwest Folklife Festival, Seattle, Washington
1992 – Workshop, Glaze Decoration, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, Washington
1991 – Workshop, Glaze Decoration, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
1987 – PNAC Clay Tour, under the sponsorship of the Seattle Art Museum; studio tour and slide presentation    Seattle, Washington
1982-1984 – Ceramics instructor, handbuilding and low-fire techniques, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington
1983 – Slide presentation and demonstration of majolica techniques, Northwest Designer Craftsmen Association    Seattle, Washington
1982 – Lecture and slide presentation on raku techniques, Factory of Visual Arts, Seattle, Washington
1977-1979 – Ceramics instructor, Winnipeg School Division of Adult Education and Winnipeg Parks and Recreation Department, Winnipeg, Manitoba

– Washington State Arts Commission
– Key Bank Tower Collection, Seattle, Washington
– Harborview Medical Center Ceramic Collection
– University of Washington Medical Center
– Evergreen Hospital Collection, Bellevue, Washington
– Crawford Long Hospital Collection, Atlanta, Georgia

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