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Laurie Spencer
Ceramic Sculpture
University of Tulsa,  M.A.  1981-1985
University of Tulsa,  B.F.A. 1977-1981

Holland Hall School; ceramics, Tulsa, OK  1994- present
Visiting  Lecturer, Oklahoma State University,  ceramics, drawing  1990
Artist-in-Residence; Oklahoma Arts Council, ceramics   1987-1995
Rogers University; ceramics, sculpture, drawing   Claremore, OK 1984-1989

Eureka Springs School of the Arts   2015 summer program “Clay Whistles”
Leadership Oklahoma, St. Crispin's Retreat Center, Oklahoma, 2014

577 Foundation, Perrysburg, OH,  ceramic dome building and firing,  2012
University of Toledo, “Urban Cairn” ceramic dome building and firing, 2009
Oklahoma State University, "Fire Sculptures" building and firing workshop 2009
Eureka Springs School of the Arts   2008 summer program “Sculptural Whistles”
International Ceramics Festival; "Fire Sculptures"  firings and workshop, Aberystwyth Art
   Center, Aberystwyth, Wales  2007
Artist Speaker, Scholastic Art Competition Awards Ceremony, Tulsa, OK  2007
Connecting Communities Residency Program, whistle-making workshops; John
   Michael Kohler Art Center, WI,  2006
“Resounding Inspiration” Panel discussion on pre-Columbian water whistles and
    contemporary whistling sculptures; ceramic whistle making workshop,  
    Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, OK, 2003
Community Residency Program; ceramic sculpture workshops; Buncrana,
    Ireland   1999
Quartz Mountain Fall Institute; site-specific sculpture, Oklahoma  1993
II Taller Internacional de Ceramica; Paul Rivet Foundation and the University of
    Cuenca; semester class large-scale ceramic sculpture, Cuenca, Ecuador 1993
Visiting  Lecturer, Oklahoma State University,  ceramics, drawing  1990
Artist-in-Residence; Oklahoma Arts Council, ceramics   1987-1995
Cleveland Art Institute, Visiting Artist, OH  1988

Awards/ Residencies
Americans for the Arts, Community Residency Exchange Program, U.S./Ireland   1999
New Forms Regional Initiative Grant (NFRIG) 1996
Lila Wallace-Readers Digest International Artist Program Grant and Arts
    International - a 6-month residency for research and teaching in Ecuador,
Artworks 1; competition for Oklahoma City’s public art project, $40,000
    commission metal site-specific sculpture in Myriad Gardens, 1991
Oklahoma Visual Artist Coaliton’s Award of Excellence  1990
Higgins Brick Prize; for innovation in architecturally oriented structures utilizing
    earth based materials    1990
Residency Award; Kohler Arts/ Industry Program  1990
Fellowship Award in Crafts; Mid-America Arts Alliance / National Endowment for
    the Arts  1985
 Purchase Award; State of Oklahoma Collection , Vision Makers Exhibition  1988
 Purchase Award; Little Rock Art Center, Regional Craft Biennial, Little Rock, AR
 Purchase Award; Downey Museum of Art, American Ceramic National
    Exhibition,  Downey, CA 1984
 Award; Clay in ’87, Albuquerque, NM  1987
 Award; University of Tulsa Student Art Competition; 1985, 1983, 1981

 Art Focus Oklahoma, vol. 25 No.2  Mar/Apr 2010    pgs 14, 15
 Art Focus Oklahoma, vol 21  No.1 January/February 2006,  cover
 Alternative Kilns, Ian Gregory, 2005  pgs
 Studio Potter Vol 30, No. 2, June 2002, “Oklahoma Potters”
 Architectural Ceramics for the Studio Potter by Peter King, 1999, pg. 135
 Ceramics Monthly magazine, Sept. 1999  pgs 52-55;   Nov. 1998  pgs 54-58;
     Feb. 1990 pgs 34-39
 Ceramics Monthly magazine, Nov. 1998  pgs 54-58
 Clay Lovers Guide to Making Molds by Pierce Clayton, 1998  pgs
 Handbuilt Ceramics by Kathy Triplett, 1997  pgs.
 Kiln Building   by  Ian Gregory; 1994   cover, pgs 91-93
 Sculptural Ceramics  by Ian Gregory; 1992  pgs 146, 147
 Cross Currents Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition magazine May/June 1996 pgs  
 Dialog, The University of Tulsa Magazine; Nov.  1992, cover, pgs 4-7
 Ceramics Monthly  magazine , Feb. 1990,  pgs 34-39
 Sculpture magazine, Nov./Dec. 1990   pg 17
 Art Space magazine, Sept/Oct. 1989  pgs 74, 75
 Woman of Power magazine, Winter 1989  issue 12,  pg 53
 Southwest Art magazine, Oct. 1988  pg 32


    article and video about the 577 dome, 2012
    video on firing of 577 dome

    slide lecture, University of Toledo  2009
    article/ photos - Urban Cairn 2009
    article - Urban Cairn 2009
    article - ceramic whistles exhibit 2010
    review - ceramic whistles exhibit 2010
    artist listing/ images
    listing with Timothy's Fine Art Gallery

Public Projects / Installations
"Terra Vitis", Perrysburg, Ohio,  8' tall ceramic dome built and fired on site, 2012
“Urban Cairn”  9' tall fired clay dome, built by students at the University of Toledo, Ohio, 2009
“Fire Sculpture” International Ceramics Festival 2007, Aberystwyth, Wales 
“Calyx Dome”; site specific fired clay dome 18' tall by Laurie Spencer and Daniel
     Cajamarca,  Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK 1996-97
“Little Ada Dome”; site-specific fired clay dome, CSU, Ada, OK  1994
“Philodendron Dome”; site-specific metal sculpture, commissioned by the City of   
     Oklahoma City  1992
“Toad Hall Habitat”; private commission, site-specific fired clay dome, 10’ x 10’,
     Oklahoma City, 1991
 “Phoenix Cairn; site-specific fired clay dome, Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo, OH
 “Imaret”  14’ tall fired clay dome, near Lake Keystone, OK 1987-88
 “Clay Dome Installation” temporary installation, OU Museum of Art, Norman, OK 
 “Untitled Clay Huts”; site-specific installation of three clay domes, near Lake
     Keystone, OK 1986
 “Listening Chamber”; temporary installation of  5’ clay dome, Tulsa Mayfest,  OK 1986
 “Whistling Wind Chamber” temporary installation of 6’ clay dome, Tulsa Mayfest, OK
 “Meditation Chambers” three small and one larger site-specific, fired clay domes,  
      near Lake Keystone, OK  1984


NPN/VAN conference exhibition, Living Arts of Tulsa, 2014
"Stacked Deck", Living Arts of Tulsa, 2013  
"Concept/OK"  group show, inaugural exhibit for Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK, 2012
Two person show, Holiman Gallery, Walter Arts Center, Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK 2012
"Crafting Ritual and Identity", invitational, Brady Craft Alliance, Tulsa, OK 2012      
"50 States Fired Up: American Clay Invitational” at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum, MO 2012
Two person exhibit, IAO, Oklahoma City,  2010 
"Four Elements" Living Arts of Tulsa, OK   2010
"Red Heat", juried ceramic exhibit, University of Tulsa, OK, 201

"Laurie Spencer Ceramics", one -person show OSU Gardiner Art Gallery, Stillwater, OK 
“Whistle Works”  installation from community program on whistles including a         
      performance of a piece by Lee Tomblin created for the handmade whistles
      combined with traditional instruments, Community Gallery, John Michael Kohler
      Art Center, WI  2006   
 “Ceramics by Laurie Spencer”  ArtsPlace, Ponca City, OK 2006       
 “Holland Hall Faculty Exhibit”, Tulsa, OK    2006, 2003
 “Resounding Inspiration”, Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, OK,   2003
 “OK Clay!”, IAO Gallery, Okla. City, OK  2003
 “American Potters Working in the Realist Tradition”, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock,
     AR, 2003  
“State of the Arts: Arts and Patronage in Oklahoma”, Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art,
      Shawnee, OK, 2003
“Eat: A Show of Women Artists’ Work Relating to Food” Arkansas Arts Center,
      Little Rock, AR, 2002
"OVAC: Grants and Awards Show", Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK  2001    
“Oklahoma Visual Arts: A Decade of Excellence”, Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art, OK, 2000
“Vision Makers”, statewide 3-D competition, Okla. Visuals Arts Coalition, Okla. City, 1998
Invitational Regional Artist Show.   Tahlequah, OK  1998
“A Women’s Place is in the World”, invitational, Univ. of Tulsa, OK   1997
“El Rio de la Vida: Intimations of Ecuador”  Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock,  AR 
 One-person show; Tulsa Ceramic Arts Gallery, Tulsa, OK   1996
 One-person show; Rogers State College Gallery, Claremore, OK  1995
 “Ceramicaproceso”,  invitational; Cuenca, Ecuador  1993
“Craft as Art in Oklahoma”, invitational;  Bartlesville Museum, Bartlesville, OK 1993
“7th Annual  San Angelo National Ceramic Competition”; TX , Wayne Higby juror 1992
“Crafts National 26”; Penn State University, University Park, PA 1992
“ANA 21”; national juried art show, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT, Akio
      juror 1992
“Earth Rites”; One-person show, John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI  1991
One-person show; Objects Gallery, Chicago, IL 1991 Wesley Monroe (Renwick Gallery, 
     Smithsonian) juror  1989
“Vision Makers”; Oklahoma craft artists, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, also exhibited in Oklahoma City,  Marcia Manhart, Eudorah Moore, Tom Toperzer jurors 1988
“Regional Craft Biennial”; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR  1988
“A Women’s Hand: New Ceramic Art” ; Lawrence, KS  Andrea Gill (Alfred Univ.) 1988
Two-person show ;  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 1988
“In Synthetic Space” two-artist collaborative installation, Living Arts of Tulsa, OK 1988
“Clay in ‘87” regional ceramic competition, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,  N.M.  Wayne Higby (Alfred Univ.) juror
“Works in Clay V” national competition, Wichita Falls Texas, Mary Jane Eduards (NCECA)
    juror  1987
“The Teaching Tool” invitational exhibition of Oklahoma art teachers, Central State University, Edmond,  OK. 1987
“Dimensions ‘86”   3-dimensional art show, Lanexa, KS,  Helen Drutt,(Drutt Gallery) Kurt
     Weiser jurors  1986
“1st Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Competition”  San Angelo, TX  1986
“National Created by Hand”   Buffalo, NY  1985
 Two-Person show, Bartlesville, OK  1985
“The University of Tulsa Graduate Art Thesis Exhibition”, Tulsa, OK 1985
“American Ceramic National Exhibition” Downey Museum of Art, Downey, CA 1984

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