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Stephanie Osser Resume

Illustration in Clay + Music

1967–69 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York – Two year Foundation Art and Graphic Design
1969 Royal Academy of Art – Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, The Netherlands – graphics
1969–71 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont – BFA, December 1971
Studied Ceramics w/Stanley Rosen, Botany w/Professor Ed Flaccus
1973 University of Montana, Missoula, Montana – One year of Graduate School in Ceramics, studied with Rudy Autio, worked as Illustrator for Anthropology and Wildlife Departments
2000 Rhode Island School of Design Adult Education, Providence, RI – Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop classes
2000-18 Ceramic Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard University, Boston, MA – Studied with Nancy Selvage, Warren Mather, Shawn Panepinto, Makoto Yabe, Wasma’a Chorbachi, Jeanee Redmond, Gala Sorkina, Crystal Ribich, Allison Newsome, Kathy King, Kyla Toomey, Jason Green, Mitch Shiles, Mark Burns, Andrew Martin
2006–10 Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC – summer workshops – Sergei Isupov, Keisuke Mizuno, Kathy King and Paul Wandless
2006 Moravian Pottery Doylestown, PA – tiles and mosaics workshop
2013 Richard Notkin Mold Institute, Helena, Montana – June workshop
2016 Arrowmont Center for Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee – Tip Toland workshop


January 21 – May 20, 2018
Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project – Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
March 10 – Ju​​ly 22, 2018
Farenheit 2018 American Museum of Ceramic Art AMOCA – Patti Warashina juror – Pomona, CA
2017 Center for Art in Clay-Small Favors: Think inside the Box – wood & porcelain Lithophane Collaboration with woodworker Lucinda Rawe, Philadelphia, PA
2017 – New juried member of this on-line collection of ceramic artist works
2016 Transference-The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA-Jennifer Zwilling curator “The Barber of Seville in My Home Town”
2016 Cake – International Museum of Dinnerware Design, Ann Arbor, MI Juror Heather Anne Leavitt
2016 At Your Service – Linda Arbuckle, Juror, Baltimore ClayWorks, Baltimore, MD “A Night at the Opera: Mrs. Claypoole and Mr. Driftwood at your Service”
2015 Art in Clay: Origins – juror, Judith Schwartz Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, NY
2015 Clay In A Certain Kind Of Way: A Tribute to Stanley Rosen, my first ceramics professor at Bennington College – Peekskill Clay, NY
2015 Providence Art Club Group Show, Providence, RI, curated by Allison Newsome-Turtle Dinnerware HONORABLE MENTION
2015 America’s ClayFest III Jurors: Tip Toland and Peter Held, Lincoln, CA
2015 Beyond the Brickyard – juror Mark Hewitt, Archie Bray Foundation Gallery, Helena, MT
2015 State of Clay-Pushing Boundaries, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2015 The Diverse Vessel – juror Steven Branfman – Gorse Mill Gallery, Needham, MA
2014 The Art of High Chair Fine Dining, International Museum of Dinnerware Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan SECOND PLACE AWARD juror: Margaret Carney
2014 Harvard Ceramic Program- December and May show and sale
2014 State of Clay Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington, MA, Linda Arbuckle, juror – AMACO PRIZE – American Art Clay Co., Inc.
2014 Small Favors IX – The Clay Studio juror Garth Johnson, Philadelphia, PA
2014 America’s ClayFest II – Candice Groot, juror – Lincoln, CA-“All Together Now”
2014 20th San Angelo Texas National Ceramics Competition juror, Leopold Foulem
2014 Ceramic World Cup Tournament 2014 HYART Gallery, Madison, WI
2014 Small Favors VIII-An invitational and Juried Exhibition – Garth Johnson, Juror, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Silver City Clay Festival, Silver City, New Mexico, International juried exhibition
2013 America’s ClayFest-Roseville, California
2012 Silver City Clay Festival-Silver City, New Mexico, JURIED TILE AWARD
2012 Gaga Gallery Swampscott, Massachusetts
2012 Big Fish, Small Pot V – Teapot show at AMOCA Pomona, California
2012 State of Clay – Juried show for Massachusetts Clay Artists
2011 Harvard Ceramic studio show and sale.
2010 Salt National V – Clay Studio Gallery, Missoula Montana HONORABLE MENTION AWARD juried by Julia Galloway
2010 Heritage Foundation Show: “Tell-Tale Tiles & Fractured Fantasies”, Philadelphia Magic Gardens, Pennsylvania
2007 “Stars in the Heavens”–mini famous figures donation for Watershed Gala at Art Institute of Chicago
2007 Target Gallery/Torpedo Factory Art Center – Alexandria, Virginia, “Roots & Branches”
2006 Clay Squared to Infinity Gallery, Minneapolis, MN “One Square Foot”
2006 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA“ Looking Back, Looking Forward ”
2006 Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA Crafts National juror: Gretchen Keyworth
2006 Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR ‐La Petite XIII
2005 Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT-National Craft Triennial-Gail Brown curator
2005 Family Matters -Baltimore Clayworks – Baltimore, Maryland
2001–2006 Harvard University Ceramics Program show and sale, Boston
2004 Arts and Crafts Guild, Lexington, MA “The State of Clay in MA
2003 Boston Symphony Orchestra Shop, Boston, MA – ceramic Violin and French Horn tiles
2002 Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT

2017 Needham Historical Society, Needham, MA “The Barber of Seville in My Home Town” Longwood Opera Company- performance opportunities for young opera singers
2017 juried membership resource of ceramic artists
2017 International Museum of Dinnerware Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan Turtle Landscape Lithophane Dinnerware
2016 International Ceramic Residency, Kecskemét, Hungary  porcelain lithophanes – my turtle lithophane
2015 Statue of Liberty National Park Ellis Island Museum, New York 2015 – ceramic sculpture portraying my immigrant family My Family Odyssey; Voyage to America on the SS Finland
2015 International Museum of Dinnerware Design, Ann Arbor, Michigan Ba Ba Blue Sheep Dinnerware for Children – SECOND PRIZE “The Art of High Chair Fine Dining”
2012 Cambridge Health Alliance Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA – Architectural Ceramic Mural Celebrating Life w/Children “It’s a Wonderful World”

2016 Uppercase Magazine – October issue – article about me and My Performance Arts “Candide” Operetta & “A Lively Experiment: The Chemistry of Gilbert and Sullivan”
2015 Cover Design for Tile Heritage Foundation Directory
2013 “500 Prints on Clay”, Lark Publications
2008 “500 Tiles”, Lark Publications
2007 “500 Animals in Clay”, Lark Publications
2006 “500 Pitchers”, Lark Publications

2014 – 2018 Juried Resident Artist – Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard University
224 Western Avenue, Allston, MA
2017 International Ceramic Center, Kecskemét, Hungary – Working with ceramic artist Maria Geszler Garzuly
2016 Office for the Arts Ceramic Studio at Harvard – Community Lecture October 6, 2016 – “What is a Lithophane: My Newest Works”
2016 International Ceramic Center, Kecskemét, Hungary – developed Porcelain Lithophane working with ceramic artist Ilona Romule
2014 Medalta Ceramic Arts Center, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
2012 Guldagergaard-International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
2011 Guldagergaard–International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark
2006 – 12 Harvard Ceramics Program – Resident Artist
2006 Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME – KILN GOD AWARD
2006 – 08 Babson College, Wellesley, MA – resident artist
2012- Received Mellon Presidential BOW Grant to make murals with Babson and Wellesley College Students on theme of sustainability on each of their campuses.

2006-2012-Taught Ceramics to students from Babson, Olin and Wellesley Colleges
Based at the Babson College Ceramics Studio, Wellesley, MA, Managed the Babson College Ceramics Studio and hired student helpers
2006 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA – taught ceramic workshop

I work in all clay bodies, underglazes and glazes and majolica technique; make lithophanes using translucent porcelain, cone 6 electric firings or group firings in high fire cone 10 reduction and soda kilns; plaster mold making my own designs and slip cast in porcelain; favorite clay techniques: mishima, carving low and high bas-relief for sculpture and architectural ceramic wall pieces; make Silkscreens of my illustrations and print directly on clay; make in-glaze transfer images with
silkscreens applying the transfers to glazed surfaces and firing a second time: computer Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Andromeda software for making half-tones.

1999 Henson Productions and Workman Publishers, New York, NY Big Book of Muppet Crafts – 500 line art drawings for 101 Projects”
1998 Rodale Press – Perennials for Every Purpose
1998 Simon & Schuster –“ Complete Book of Small Breads” B. Clayton, Jr.
1996-98 Wildlife Conservation Society Newsletter, Bronx Zoo, NY
1993-94 New York Daily News editorial still-life illustration Wednesday food pages
1993 Ovations Electric Guitars-a series of ads for this guitar making company
1992 Doubleday Publishers cookbook “Working a Duck” scratchboard endpaper
1992 Warner Books “Faye Levy’s International Chicken Cookbook“
1992 Simon and Schuster-book cover for “The Moosewood Kitchen Garden”
1991-94 Boston Globe – food pages several articles in pen and ink illustration
1991 Random House – “Adventures in the Kitchen with Wolfgang Puck“
1982 Knopf Publishers-“Cooking With Lydie Marshall” French cookbook
1982 Simon and Schuster -“The Complete Book of Soups and Stews”, B.Clayton Jr.
1982 Nova and WGBH – animation work on nature film
1981 Little Brown & Co. Publishers “Drinking Straw Construction“, B. Zubrowski The Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA
1981 WGBH and Little Brown & Co.“This Old House,” by Bob Villa
1980 Harper Collins Publishers-“All About Eggs,” by Millicent Selsam ©illustrations by Stephanie Fleischer Osser
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION AWARD“ Outstanding Science Books for Children” in 1980.
1979-80 New York Times Magazine-Sunday Food Page-7 articles
Full color still-life food illustrations and step-by-step instructional line drawings
1976–80 Horticulture Magazine, Boston, MA, illustration for articles
1980 UNICEF Artist for their Calendar – my illustration Blackfoot Native American Baby Carrier made of leather and intricate beading pattern
from my work at the University of Montana Anthropology Department collections
1974-79 Staff Illustrator for The New England Aquarium, Boston, MA
B & W line drawings of fish for identification over each aquarium tank exhibit
1972-73 Illustrator for Graduate student thesis work in fields of Anthropology & Wildlife,
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana – my first illustration job while a graduate student there in ceramics, studying with Rudy Autio

AccessCeramics – juried member-on-line resource of Ceramic Artists and their works
NCECA – National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Potters Council
Tile Heritage Foundation

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