Laura E. Nave

Education

Master of Fine Arts Ceramics Candidate:  Wichita State University 2015 - Present 

Post Baccalaureate: University of North Texas 2014 - 2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics: University of North Texas 

Teaching Experience

  • Wichita State University, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries:  Aug. 2016 – Present

    •  Graduate Teaching Assistant – Direct Instructor: Intermediate Studio Pottery

    •  Graduate Teaching Assistant – Direct Instructor: Beginning Ceramics

  •  Wichita State University, School of Art, Design and Creative Industries: Aug. 2015- May 2016
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant – Indirect Instructor: Intermediate Ceramics, 2D Design, Beginning Ceramics, intro to Art and Design
  • University of North Texas Ceramics Dept. : Denton, TX July, 2014 - July 2015

    • Job Title: Graduate Area Assistant

    • Help maintain facilities, load and fire all cone 10 reduction glazed work for three beginning classes, mix class clay and glazes.

Work-Related Experience 

  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts: Studio Assistantship July – August 2016

  • University of North Texas Ceramics Dept.: Denton, TX July 2013- July 2014
  • Eyecon Murals Inc. Dallas, TX  July, 2013

    • Contract work for painting the World Record breaking mural made entirely of make-up for the Mary Kay makeup company. With Guinness Book of World Records awards ceremony.

Honors and Awards:

  • ICT Soup: Grassroots Artist Funding:  Funding for presented Travel/Research Project Sept 2016

  •  Wichita State University Graduate School: Travel Grant for Kiln Building Class in Paraguay October 2015

  • Graduated with BFA Cum Laude May 2014

  • Dean’s List Fall 2011- Spring 2013

  • Emerald Eagle Scholar: Fall 2011- Spring 2014: 

Exhibitions and Workshops

  • “Women’s Work” Cadman Art Gallery, Wichita, KS, March 2017

  •  “Images on Clay” Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV April 2017

  •  “Twin Cups National Ceramics Exhibition” MWSU Dept. of Art, Saint Joseph, MO Feb. 2017 Juried by: Ted Neal

  • “WSU Clay” Mercer Gallery, Garden City KS Nov. 2016

  • “WSU Grad Show”, Project Space Gallery Wichita, KS Oct. 2016

  • “Empty Bowls Wichita Invitational” Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, KS Oct. 2016

  • “Materials Mastery” Kansas Artist and Craftsmen Association, Heston, KS Oct. 2016 Juried by: Julia Galloway

  • “Members Exhibition” Kansas Artist and Craftsmen Association, Heston, KS Oct. 2016 Juried by: Julia Galloway

  • “Light and Earth” Carnegie Library Building, Wichita KS Sept 2016

  • “Things Could Get Messy” Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita KS Aug 2016

  • Form-Fire-Flux Contemporary Ceramics Group Show: Rueben Saunders Gallery, Wichita KS, Feb 2016

  • MFA Graduate Group Show: Project Space,  Wichita State University, September 2015

  • "We're not In Kansas Anymore" University of Southern Indiana and Arts Council of South Western Indiana, Evansville IN, August 2015

  • CAMEO Emerging Artist Exhibition: Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX June 2014

  • Pressed and Poured:Senior BFA Show with Jason Arp:   Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, TX February, 2013

  • Mural Painting Course: Lightwell Gallery, Denton TX June 2013

  • Ceramics Advanced Studio Class Show: North Gallery, Denton, TX April 2012

Workshops and Lectures

  • Speaker at “Light and Earth” Reception Carnegie Library Building, Wichita KS Sept 2016
  • WSU Ceramics Workshop, Garden City Community College, KS, November 2016
  • Workshop assistant and slide talk, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Sept 2016Group Workshop Demonstration and Slide Talks, University of Southern Indiana and Arts Council of South Western Indiana, Evansville IN, August 2015
  • Art Adjudicator and Artist Workshop Presenter: Fort Worth Country Day School March 2014

Other

  • President (Spring 2016- Present) Wichita State Univ. Ceramics Guild
  • Vice President (Fall 2015) Wichita State Univ. Ceramics Guild
  • Volunteered for and helped organize Empty Bowls charity event at Wichita State University - Fall 2015 and 2016

  • Memeber (Fall 2015 - Present) Wichita State Univ. Ceramics Guild

  • PR Officer (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014) Univ. of North Texas Clay Guild

  • Member (Fall 2012 – Spring 2015) of the Univ. of North Texas Clay Guild.

    • Participated in Annual Holiday Sale Fall 2012- Fall 2014

    • Denton Arts & Jazz Festival Denton, TX Spring 2013 – Spring 2015.