gwendolyn yoppolo  


MFA, Ceramics, Penn State University
Fellowship, Writing Education, PA Writing and Literature Project
MA, Elementary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
BA, Sociology, Haverford College


professional experience

2014 Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, Ohio State University; Columbus, OH

2013 Visiting Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, Ohio University; Athens, OH

2011-2013 Artist in Residence, Penland School of Crafts; Penland, NC

2011 Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

2009 Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, Carroll College; Helena, MT

2008-2010 Lincoln Fellow Artist in Residence, The Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, MT

2007-2008 Temporary Ceramic Technician, Alfred University; Alfred, NY

2006 - 2007 Assistant Professor of Art, Juniata College; Huntingdon, PA

2005-2006 Teaching assistantships, Penn State University
Taught Ceramics for Art Majors and Introduction to Visual Studies.

2004 Technical assistantship, Penn State University

2002-2004 Studio Technician and Community Education Instructor, Eastern Kentucky University; Richmond, KY
2003 Travel to Ecuador to research indigenous pottery traditions; with Joe Molinaro.

2000-2002 Unclassified Graduate Student Southern Illinois University; Edwardsville, IL


professional services

Workshop Presenter, Alberta College of Art and Design; Calgary, AB
Workshop Presenter, Women Working with Clay Symposium

Workshop Presenter, University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
Workshop Presenter, Surry Community College; Dobson, NC
Facilitator, Core Seminar; Penland, NC
Workshop Presenter, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts; Loveladies, NJ

Presenter, Utilitarian Clay Symposium; Arrowmont School; Gatlinburg, TN
Workshop Presenter, Arrowmont School
Workshop Presenter, Appalachian State University; Boone, NC
Workshop Presenter, Metropolitan State University; Denver, CO
Workshop Presenter, Bowling Green State University; Bowling Green, OH

Workshop Presenter, University of Arkansas; Fayetteville, AK
Workshop Presenter, Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Snowmass Village, CO
Juror, NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship Awards

Workshop Presenter, N. Mt. Pleasant Art Center; Calgary, AB
Visiting Artist, Montana State University; Bozeman, MT
Workshop Presenter,  Clark College, OCAC, and Portland Community College; Portland, OR

Visiting Artist.  Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA.
Visiting Artist Demonstration.  Linda Sikora’s Junior Throwing Class, Alfred Univ.

Panel Presentation:  Multiple Vessels.  NCECA Conference, Louisville, KY.

Sculptural Concerns in Ceramic Art. Introduction to Sculpture class, Penn State.



Opportunity Grant, Montana Arts Council

Lincoln Fellowship, The Archie Bray Foundation

Merit Award, Jersey Shore Clay National
Eric Myhre Scholarship Award, The Archie Bray Foundation

Grand Prize, Thinking Outside the Bowl, Pottery Making Illustrated
Full Fellowship Award, Vermont Studio Center
Honorable Mention Award, Jersey Shore Clay National

Honorable Mention Award, 6th Annual National Juried Cup Show
Potter's Choice Award, Strictly Functional Pottery National
NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship, NCECA Portland, OR
Waddell Biggart Graduate Fellowship, Penn State University

Best of Show Award, 4th Annual Soda/Salt National
Travel Grant, Penn State University, NCECA

Star Award-Outstanding Service, Richmond Arts Council



“Goods:  Useful and beautiful products designed to make modern life more interesting,” in American Craft, Bonus Issue.

Wonders of Life, BBC2 Documentary.
“Designing for Food,” in Surface Glaze and Form, The American Ceramic Society.

“Interpreting the Cup,” in The Laurel of Asheville.
“From Center to Edge,” Ceramics Monthly.

“Condiment Server,” in Ceramic Projects: Forming Techniques, The American Ceramic Society.
500 Vases.  Lark Books.
“Whole Foods, Integrated Design,” in Pottery Making Illustrated.
“Linger:  New Work by gwendolyn yoppolo,” in Ceramics Monthly.

“Embodying Emptiness:  Making and the Inner Senses,” in Studio Potter.
 “Emerging Artists,” in Ceramics Monthly
500 Plates, Platters, and Chargers.  Lark Books.

"Got Form?  Building a Two-Chambered Condiment Server," in Pottery Making Illustrated.
"Immeasurable Distances:  Vessels and the Spaces Between," in NCECA Journal.
"Gallery," Clay Times Magazine.
"15th Strictly Functional Pottery National," in Ceramics Monthly.

“Finding Center and Balancing There:  Spirals of Change in Art and Teaching,” in Passion and Pedagogy:  Creation, Relation, and Transformation in Teaching.  Published by Lesley College, Arts and Education Series.


selected exhibitions


Cups II, Robert T. Wright Gallery, Grayslake, IL
8 Fluid Ounces, Glassell Gallery at LSU, Baton Rouge, LA


feed/back, solo exhibition at Trisolini Gallery; Ohio University
Featured Artist, Crimson Laurel Gallery, NC
cup and plate at knife and fork, Knife and Fork Restaurant, NC
Disaster, Relief, Resilience, Crimson Laurel Gallery, NC
20/20 Vision, dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME
Art of the Pot Invites, San Angelo Museum, TX
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Houston, TX
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Outpour, Robert T. Wright Gallery, Grayslake, IL


Cup of the Month Club, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Source Material, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Utilitarian Clay VI: Celebrate the Object,  Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN
Dessert Plates, AKAR Design, Iowa City, IA
Let There be Light, Lilstreet, Chicago, IL
Handmade in the USA, dowstudio, Deer Isle, ME
Art of the Pot, Austin, TX
The World’s Your Oyster, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA


In Pursuit of Porcelain, Ferrin Gallery; Pittsfield, MA
Ceramics:  Post-Digital Design, American Museum of Ceramic Art; Pomona, CA
Queens of Confection, NCECA, Tampa, FL
Archie Bray Exhibition, NCECA, Tampa, FL
La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL
For the Table, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, IA
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?  Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Teapot Show, Clay Studio of Missoula, MT


Gifted, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, PA
One & Only: Gifts Made by Hand, John Michael Kohler Art Center, WI
Featured Artist, Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
Fifty Gravy Boats, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
Surface + Form, FUNKe Fired Arts, Cincinnati, OH
Ferrin Gallery at SOFA Chicago
La Mesa in Santa Fe, Santa Fe Clay, NM
Archie Bray Holiday Sale, Helena, MT
Opening Celebration, Midwest Clay Project, Madison, WI
Liquid Measure, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL
Archie Bray at Kolva-Sullivan.  Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane, WA
BAM Biennial 2010:  Clay Throwdown, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA
Fellowship Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
New Wave Studio Ceramics, Kansas State University; KS
Re/Objectification, Ferrin Gallery; MA
Dallas Pottery Invitational, Dallas, TX
Consonance:  Recent Work by Charity Davis-Woodard and gwendolyn yoppolo,
Santa Fe Clay, NM
A Useable Feast, Noble Cookery, Philadelphia, PA
Soft Pots, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa at NCECA, Santa Fe Clay, NM
Get Mugged, Rocket Cat Café, Philadelphia, PA
4th International Small Teapot Competition, Saddleback College, CA


2009 Studio Pottery Invitational; Ferrin Gallery; MA
Archie Bray Holiday Exhibition and Sale; Helena, MT
Solo Show, considered appetites, The Clay Studio of Missoula, MT
The Art of Tea,  Art Matters, Rockville, MD
Archie Bray at the Kolva-Sullivan Gallery; Spokane, WA
Solo Show, Anticipation:  New Work,  Red Star Studios
Invitational, Teapots:  Interpretations.  Ferrin Gallery; MA
Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation; MT
Invitational, 4 x 4, Lil Street; IL
Invitational, La Mesa, Santa Fe Clay; Phoenix, AZ
Invitational, Cup Show, Cervini Haas Gallery; AZ
Archie Bray 2008 Residents, NCECA; Phoenix, AZ
Invitational, Summer of Love, Dow Studio; ME
Invitational, Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio; PA


Invitational, Simple Cup 2008, KOBO Gallery; Seattle, WA
Invitational, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Cedar Creek Gallery; NC
2008 Annual Cup Show, Kent State University Downtown Gallery; OH
Jersey Shore Clay National. m.t. burton gallery; Surf City, NJ
Resident Artist Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, MT
Invitational, Go Green! Dow Studio; ME
Invitational, First Friday Opening, Manifest Gallery; Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, Duets, Dow Studio; ME
Invitational, Small Favors III, The Clay Studio; PA
Invitational, It’s Pouring, Dow Studio; ME
Invitational, From Soup to Nuts, Pewabic Pottery; MI
Invitational, National Teapot Show VII, Cedar Creek Gallery; NC


Carbondale Clay National. Carbondale Clay Center, CO
Invitational, Fresh Hands. Red Star Studios, MO
Invitational, Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Beehive. Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, ME
Juror, Down to Earth Pottery Exhibition. West Chester, PA
Invitational, 90 Teapots That Pour. Xen Gallery; St. Louis, MO
Jersey Shore Clay National. m.t. burton gallery; Surf City, NJ
Strictly Functional Pottery National. Lancaster, PA
Invitational, Master Kilnbuilders Exhibition. Louisville, KY
Biennial Exhibition of Functional Ceramics. Guilford Art Ctr.; CT
Vessels 2007. Claymakers Gallery; Durham, NC
Invitational, Opposites Attract. Baltimore Clayworks; Baltimore, MD
Invitational, Small Favors II. The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, Out of the Fire. Richmond, KY
Invitational, Cup Show. Dow Studio; Deer Isle, ME
Invitational, Clay National. Dow Studio; Deer Isle, ME


Invitational, Exploring Minutiae: SEM Images. Juniata College; Huntingdon, PA
Invitational, Out of the Fire. Richmond, KY
Radius: Pennsylvania Craft. The State Museum of PA; Harrisburg, PA
Summer Gallery Show, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; NJ
Solo show, bones and dreams: an art of structure and interstice.
MFA Thesis Exhibition; Zoller Gallery, Penn State University
6th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University; Kent, OH
Strictly Functional Pottery National. Market House Craft Center; Lancaster, PA
Invitational, In Honor of the Earth. Window Shop Hop; State College, PA
Graduate Exhibition. Penn State University; State College, PA
Invitational, Potter’s Showcase. Dow Studio; Deer Isle, ME