Amber M. Smith

amber_smith1013@hotmail.com

ambermariesmith.com

Education

           2013-2015       Virginia Commonwealth University

                                    Masters of Fine Art in Craft Material Studies, Clay

2011-2012       California State University: Long Beach

                                    Post-Baccalaureate

2007- 2011      California State University: Long Beach

                                    Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics

            2005- 2007      Crafton Hills Community College Yucaipa, CA

                                    Associates Degree Liberal Studies

Exhibitions

            Upcoming       2017 In Residence Exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

            2017                Workhouse Clay International Exhibit 2017 Lorton, VA

                                    Made in Redlands, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA

            2015                Lullaby M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition

                                    VCU Hall Exhibition Providence, RI

            2014                Remarks on Seeing, FAB Gallery Richmond, VA

 M.F.A. Candidacy Exhibition Where Words Are Not Enough, Art Space Richmond, VA     

                                    We Brought This in a Mini-Van, Gallery 218 Milwaukee, WI

           2011                  Insights 2011, Juried Exhibition, University Art Museum California State University: Long                                        Beach

                                    B.F.A Senior Exhibition, Werby Gallery, California State University: Long Beach

           2010                My Special Book, Gatov Gallery, California State University: Long Beach

Teaching Experience

            2017                Youth Classes, Redlands Art Association                                         

                                    Craft Social Workshop, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

                                    Glass Fusing Workshop, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

                                    Made in Redlands Workshop, San Bernardino County Museum

                                    Artist in Residence, Kimberly Elementary School

            2014                Introduction to Ceramics, Virginia Commonwealth University

                                    Projects: Clay, Virginia Commonwealth University

2011-2012       Summer clay courses for children, Northstar Learning Center, Long Beach, CA

Related Experience

            2017                Artist Talk, The Guild Collective of Inland Empire

                                    Volunteer, Palm Spring Art Museum

            2016                Artist In Residence Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

            2014                Virginia Commonwealth University Ceramic Faculty Search Committee

                                    Teaching Assistant for Andrea Keys Connell

2012                Summer Work Intensive III: Figuration, California State University: Long Beach
Ten day ceramic workshop featuring Sun Koo Yuh, Tip Toland, Beth Cavener Stichter, Christina Cordova, Gerit Grimm, Chris Miles, Matt Wedel, and Taehoon Kim

          2010                Summer Work Intensive II: California State University: Long Beach

14 day workshop featuring Dave Hicks, Cheryl Ann Thomas, Chris Miller, Julia Haft Candell, Yun Dong Nam, Myungjin Kim

         2010- 2012      Secretary of Potter's Guild

         2009                Member of California State University: Long Beach Potter's Guild