Susan DeMay ~ Professional Info


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Education
1988-1989
M.A., Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee

1981-1985
M.S., George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

1973-1977
B.A., Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida (Certified K-12, art)

   ATENDED:

Summer 1980
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
(Glassblowing--Benjamin Moore)

Fall 1980
Watkins School of Adult Education, Nashville, Tennessee
(Metal Sculpture--Anton Weiss)

Summer 1979
Arrowmount School of Art and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
(Ceramics--Ralph Bacerra)

Winter 1978
Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
(Clay and Glass Calculation--Walter Hyleck)

Fall 1971
New York State University, Potsdam, New York
Teaching Experience
2015
Principal Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2013
Summer Enrichment Teacher, Tennessee Educators Association

2010-2011
Summer Guest Professor for Graduate Program (MA), Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee (NOTE: Taught first solely ceramics course ever taught at this college)

1998
Guest Adjunct Lecturer, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1997-present
Senior Lecturer, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

1997
Adjunct Professor, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee

1986-1997
Lecturer in Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2005, 1994, 1991-1992, 1986-1988
Instructor, Appalachian Center for Crafts of Tennessee Technological University, Smithville, Tennessee

1990
Adjunct Professor, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

Summer 1981
Guest Teacher, La Maison Artisanale de Rochehaut, Belgium

1979-1981
Lecturer in Fine Arts, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

1980-1981
Instructor, Sarratt Student Center, Nashville, Tennessee

1977-1979
Graduate Assistant in Clay and Glass, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Conferences/Workshops/Other Professional Activities
2015
Radio show interview with David Johnson. Cookeville, TN Sunday, October 3 at 6 AM on 94.7 THE GIANT; at 8 AM on 106.1 THE EAGLE; and at 2 PM on 107.7 WHUB.

"Glazing for Cone 6", Mid-South Ceramic Supply & Clay Collections, Lady C-Op, Nashville, TN

Cookeville Regional Hospital Art Collection "Arts for Healing Hearts"

Glazing Workshop, Mid-south Ceramics Supply/Clay Lady Coop, Nashville, Tennessee

2014, March 7
Alumni Weekend 2014, "Tribute Talk for John Eckert," Cobb Library, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

2014, March 8
Gallery Talk,"More Than One Right Answer," in conjunction with "Creative Clay Constructions: Susan DeMay and Edward Belbusti," Ransom Art Center, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

2013
NPR interview with Nina Cardona

2011, January 27
WCTE-TV, One On One with Becky Magura #102

2010
Glazing Workshop, Mid-South Ceramic Supply Co., Nashville, TN

2009
Glazing Workshop, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
Tennessee Crossroads, National Public Television segment, Nashville, TN

2008
"Glazing for cone 10, St." Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
Glazing workshop, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

2007
Interview appearance in film documentary, "Sylvia Hyman: Eternal Wonder," Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, TN
"I Was Cone 6 when Cone 6 Wasn’t Cool," Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
"Beyond Traditional Glazing with Traditional Glazes," Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2006
"Raising the Bar for Cone 6 Electric," Southeastern College Art Conference, Nashville, TN
Artists’ Forum, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

2005
"Glazing Strategies for Cone Six," 3-day workshop, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN
"Cone Six Glazing," 2-day workshop, Mid-South Ceramic Supply Co., Nashville, TN

2005
Demonstrator, "Glazing for Cone Six," NCECA trade fair, Spectrum Glazes, Baltimore, MD

1997
Presenter, "Cone Six Electric: Four Distinct Views," National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts, Las Vegas, NV
Publications
2016
Article for the Tennesse Craft newsletter ~ view the PDF

2015
TTU Exhibitions Catalog, Cookeville, TN

Appeared in "Nashville Arts Magazine", pages 43 and 105

2014
"Susan DeMay 40 Year Retrospective" Nashville Arts Magazine, March

"Susan DeMay Colorist in Clay" Nashville Arts Magazine, April

2013
"The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade of Clay", Lark Books, Ashville, NC

"Ceramics for Beginners: Surface, Firing and Glazing", Angelica Pozo

"500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form", Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2008
"500 Plates and Chargers", Lark Books, Ashville, N.C. 2008

2000
"Tennessee Clay Ways," Ceramics: Art and Perception, Sydney, Australia

2003
"Trompe l’Oeil Works of Sylvia Hyman," Clay Times, Waterford, VA

2000
"Tennessee Clay Ways," Ceramics: Art and Perception, Sydney, Australia

2000
"Making Burial Urns," Ceramics Technical, Sydney, Australia
"Cone Six Electric: Four Distinct Views," The 1997 NCECA Journal, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Carbondale, IL

1996
"Four Steps of Critical Observation," Ceramics Monthly, May

"Glazing Guidelines," distributed nationally by Mid-South Ceramic Supply Co., Nashville, TN

Cited by other authors: 2010
500 Vases, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2010
Ceramics for the Beginner: Surfaces, Glazes, and Firing, by Angelica Pozo, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2008
500 Platters, Plates and Chargers, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2007
"Fooling the Eye," Ceramics: Art and Perception, Sydney, Australia

2001
"Commercial Glazes and Beyond: The Work of Susan DeMay," by Christine L. Grahl, Pottery Production Practices

1999
"Feature Artist: March," Minnesota Clay USA Monthly Windows Desktop Calendar

1995
Who’s Who of American Women, A.N. Marquis, publisher
Solo and Two-person Exhibitions
2015
"Edward Belbusti and Susan DeMay" Arts Company, Fifth Avenue for the Arts, Nashville, TN

"Two Friends in Clay, Exhibit with Donna Rizzo", Cannon County Arts Center, Woodbury, TN

2014
"More Than One Right Answer" with Edward Belbusti, Ransom Arts Center, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

2013
40-Year Retrospective Exhibition, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

2011
Solo Exhibition, The Mill, Lebanon, Tennessee

2010
Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Nashville, TN

Susan DeMay: New Sculpture, Art Ala Carte, Cookeville, Tennessee

2009
Feature Artist, Frist Center for the Visual Arts Museum Store, Nashville, TN

2007
Metro Arts in the Airport, Lobby, Nashville, TN Chastain Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2004
"Clay and Textiles: DeMay and Apple", Adams Gallery of the Heydel Fine Arts Center, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN

2002
"Messages from the Heart" with Diane Apple and Bets Ramsey, Madison Arts Center, Nashville, TN

1999
"Susan DeMay: Clay Forms", Adams Gallery of the Heydel Fine Arts Center, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN.

1998
"Double DD", with Sameul Dunson, Jr., In the Gallery, Nashville, TN. "Susan DeMay", Woodbury Arts Center, Woodbury, TN. Feature Artist, Garden Gallery, Garden, MI

1997
"Sojourns", with Pam Francis, James-Ben Studio/Gallery, Franklin, TN.

1996
"Two Artists in Three Dimensions", Margaret Cunninggim Women’s Center,

  Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

1995
Feature artist, with Michael McBride. "Artrageous," Bethlehem Center, Nashville, TN
"Susan DeMay," Leonardo’s, Cookeville, TN.

1994
"Susan DeMay & Felix Maxwell", Tennessee State University, Van Gordon Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1993
"Susan DeMay & Bill Capshaw", In the Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1992
"Susan DeMay", Virginia Derryberry Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.

1991
"Works in Clay II", In the Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1990
"Works in Clay," Keathley University Center, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.

1989
"Mastery of Clay", Fine Arts Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN "Works in Clay", In the Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1988
"More Recent Works", St. Andrew’s School, Sewanee, TN. "Recent Works", Centennial Arts Center, Nashville, TN.

1985
"Images in Clay and Glass: Celestial and Terrestrial Order", Designer Collections, Nashville, TN.

1984
Feature Artist, Arrowcraft Gallery, Gatlinburg, TN.

1982
"Vessels, Treasures, and Mysteries", Pickering Galleries, Nashville, TN.

1981
Show with Denise Frankinet, Galerie Pierre Nothomb, Château Pont d’Oye, Habay-Le-Neuve, Belgium. Show with Michele Tuegel, papermaker, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL. "Microcosms, Macrocosms, and Some-Wares-in-Between, No. 3", Nashville Artist Guild Gallery, Nashville, TN. Show with George Smith, glassblower, Joint University Libraries, Nashville, TN.

1980
"Microcosms, Macrocosms, and Some-Wares-in-Between, No. 2", Centennial Art Center, Nashville, TN. "Two from 77", with Neverne Covington, Elliott Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

1979
Show with Deborah Caplenor Glick, batik artist, Woodlands Gallery, Nashville, TN. "Microcosms, Macrocosms, and Some-Wares-in-Between, No. 1", Cohen Art Museum, Nashville, Tn.

1978
Showcase, Sarratt Student Center, Nashville, TN

1977
Thesis show with Irene Trakas, Elliot Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

Selected Juried and Invitational Group Exhibition
2016
"Upcoming Events" The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

Group Exhibition, The Craftsmen House, Clarksville, TN

Three person Exhibition, Belmont University, Nashville, TN

2015
"TTU Art Department Alumni Exhibition" Virginia Derryberry Gallery, Student Center, Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville TN

"Tennessee Craft" Centennial Arts Center, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN

"Open Juried Show" Oak Ridge Arts Center, Oak Ridge, TN

"Sally Forth Women’s Exhibit" Magical Muse, Cookeville, TN

"Craft Center Alumni Show" Tennessee Tech Derryberry Hall Gallery, Cookeville, TN

"Tennessee Craft Plateau Chapter" Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN

"Artists of the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour" Cannon County Arts Center, Woodbury TN

"Women Craft Artist" The Craftsmen House, Clarksville, TN

"Grand Opening Exhibit" Magical Muse, Cookeville, Tennessee

"Tennessee Crafts: Plateau Chapter" Tullahoma Fine Arts Center, Tullahoma, Tennessee

Faculty Show, Curb Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

"Upcoming Events" Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee

Feature Artist, The Frist Center Museum Store, Nashville, TN

2014
January through April, "John Eckert and His Students" Cobb Gallery, Eckerd Library, St. Petersburg, Florida

2010
NCECA , National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

2009
Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, &qout;Off the Beaten Path&qout; Studio Tour Group, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN, and Cannon County Arts Center, Woodbury, TN

Summer Faculty Show, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

"Show of Hands", St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN

2008
"Show of Hands", St. Andrews, Sewanee, TN

2007
"Spotlight" Arrowmont School of Art, Gatlinburg, TN

Traveling Exhibition: "Contemporary Interpretations of the Teabowl," Macon Arts Alliance Gallery, Macon, GA

2006
"CeraMix", E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

"Fish" exhibition. Stella Luna Gallery, Smithville, TN Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Ingram Studio Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

TACA Highland Rim Chapter, Adams Gallery, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN

2005
Alumni Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

Grand Opening Faculty Exhibit, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Autumn Arts Exhibition, Adams Gallery of the Heydel Fine Arts Center, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN

"Diverse Visions", Faculty Arts Exhibit, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

2004
"Primary Colors: A Survey of Contemporary Craft in Red, Yellow and Blue", Artisans Center of VA,Waynesboro, VA

"John A. Logan College Regional Craft Invitational", Carterville, IL

"Best of Tennessee Crafts: TACA Biennial", Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN and The Hunter Museum, Chattanooga, TN

2003
"The Governor’s Inaugural Art Show", Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

2002
"Autumn Arts Exhibition", Adams Gallery of Heydel Fine Arts Center, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN

"TACA Biennial Exhibition 2002", Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

"Highland Rim&qout", Tennessee Association of Craft Artists, Rutherford Arts Center, Murfreesboro, TN

2001
"Nashville Artist Guild Exhibition A 50 Year Retrospective", The Parthenon, Nashville, TN

"Autumn Arts Exhibition", Honorable Mention, Adams Gallery of the Heydel Fine Arts Center, Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN

"Artist’s Favorite Landscapes Of The World", Merit Award, The Mad Platter Restaurant, Nashville, TN.

2000
"TACA Highland Rim", Cookeville Art Center, Cookeville, TN

"The Best of Tennessee Crafts", TACA Biennial Exhibition 2000, Carrol Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN

Christian Brothers University Art Gallery, Memphis, TN

McMinnville, County Living Heritage Museum, Athens, TN.

1999
"Tennessee Clay Ways," Trahern Gallery, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

TACA Highland Rim, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

"Diverse Visions", Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

1998
TACA Highland Rim, Woodbury Arts Center, Woodbury, TN.

1997
"Southeastern Craft Invitational exhibit," Art Station, Stone Mountain, GA

"Members of the TACA Highland Rim," Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

"Meta-Morph," Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY

Annual Fort Smith Art Competition, Fort Smith, AR. "Celebrate the Wedding," James-Ben Designer Gallery, Franklin, TN

"Second Annual Ceramic Invitational", Van Gorden Gallery, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

1996
"Traditions in Transition," TACA Highland Rim Chapter, Cumberland Art Society, Cookeville, TN.

"Mid-States Craft Exhibition", Evansville Museum of Art, Evansville, IN

"First Annual Ceramic Invitational", Van Gorden Gallery, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

1995
"1995 Mid-States Craft Exhibition", Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN

"Show of Hands", Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

"The Sixth Annual Teapot Show, Traveling Teapots", St. John’s Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

"The Sixth Annual Teapot Show", Traveling Teapots, The Oconomowoc Gallery, Oconomowoc, WI.

1994
"Something for All Seasons", The Potter’s Gallery, Westchester, PA.

"Crafts Regional", John A. Logan College, Carterville, IL.

"TACA Biennial", The Parthenon, Nashville, TN

"TACA Biennial", Carroll Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN.

"Show of Ten," Action Auction, WDCN-Channel 8, Nashville, TN.

1993
"Silver Anniversary Annual Celebration of American Crafts", Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.

"Pots IV", The jhWebb Gallery, Macon, GA.

"The First Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National", Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA.

"Crafts from the Southeast", The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

"Mid-States Craft Exhibition", Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN.

"A Show of Hands", Cheekwood Honors the Year of American Craft, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

1992
"TACA Biennial", The Parthenon, Nashville, TN

FPC/EC Art Alumni Show, Elliot Gallery, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

"A Celebration of Women’s Art", Church Street Centre Gallery, Nashville, TN

"Hot Fire: Four Artists Working in Clay", University of Alabama, Montgomery, AL.

Alumni Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN.

Holiday Art Show, Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

1991
The Bethlehem Center 3rd Annual Art Show and Sale, Nashville, TN.

Opryland Competition Exhibition, Nashville, TN.

"Clay Visions: Four Artist", Hendersonville Art Center, Hendersonville, TN.

Artworks of Art Faculty of Middle Tennessee, Church Street Centre, Nashville, TN.

1990
Holiday Art Fairs:
--Highland Rim, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN.

--In the Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1989
Concepts in Clay and Glass, Fine Arts Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Group Exhibition, Aleksandar Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

1987
Home Show, Image Gallery, Sarasota, FL

Faculty Show, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN.

Alumni Exhibition, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN.

1986
Glass Students from the Appalachian Center for Crafts, Frankfurt, Germany.

Glass Students from the Appalachian Center for Craft Electric Glass Gallery, Huntington, WV.

1985
TACA Highland Rim, Morning Gallery, Cookeville, TN.

1984
Glass Students from the Appalachian Center for Crafts, Carol Hooberman Gallery, Birmingham, MI.

Four Craftspeople Show, Personal Touch, Nashville, TN.

The American Scene, Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN.

"Glass Group: Appalachian Center for Crafts", Electric Glass Gallery, Hampton, VA

1983
Group Show, Museum of Art, Oak Ridge, TN.

Group Show, Murray State University, Murry, KY.

Group Show, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.

1981
"Two Center Juried Show", St. Peterburg, FL.

"Music City Biennial", Cohen Art Museum, Nashville, TN.

Action Auction, "Show of 100", (2 Best of Show Awards), Cohen Art Museum, Nashville, TN.

1980
"Eighth Juried Biennial Exhibition,", Tennessee Artist-Craftsman Association, Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN

Christmas Show, Nashville Artist Guild Gallery, Nashville, TN.

Metropolitan Nashville Art Commission, "Century III Art Collection", Purchase Award, Nashville, TN.

"Tennessee Women Artist", Joe L. Evins Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, TN.

Action Auction, Cohen Art Museum, Nashville, TN. New Members Show, Nashville Artist Guild Gallery, Nashville, TN.

1979
"Women in Art: A National, Invitational Exhibition", Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL.

"Clay Fantasies: A National, Invitational Exhibition", Old Market Craftsman Guild, Omaha, NE.

Faculty Show, Watkins School for Adult Education, Nashville, TN.

Action Auction, "Show of 100", Maxwell House, Nashville, TN.

"South Central Exhibition", the Parthenon, Nashville, TN.

1978
Action Auction, "Show of 100", The Parthenon, Nashville, TN.

1978 & 1977
The "Annual Tennessee All-State Art Exhibition", The Parthenon, Nashville, TN.

Tennessee State Museum Christmas Catalog/Poster, Nashville, TN.

Peabody Student Show (Honorable Mention), Cohen Art Museum, Nashville, TN

1976
26th Annual Florida Art Month Exhibition, (First--Sculpture), Beaux Arts Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

1976 & 1975
Open Juried Multi-Media Art Show, Elliott Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL.

"The Arts of Women", Elliott Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL


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