photo by Eric Lusher

April 21, 2021

 

Mike Jabbur

mikejabbur@gmail.com

www.mikejabbur.com

 

 

EDUCATION:

· M.F.A. Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH - June 2008

· BA Graphic Design, Magna Cum Laude, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA - May 2002

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

· Chair, Department of Art and Art History, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA - July 2020-present

· Associate Professor of Ceramics, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA - August 2017-present

· Assistant Professor of Ceramics, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA - August 2011-2017

· Teaching Associate, Ohio University, Athens, OH – August 2005-June 2008

· Teaching Assistant, Virginia Tech Ceramics Department, Blacksburg, VA - June 2002-May 2003

 

STUDIO POSITIONS:

· Studio Director, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM - June 2008-July 2011

· Artist in Residence, Red Star Studios Ceramic Center, Kansas City, MO - 2003-July 2005

 

HONORS, PRIZES, AND AWARDS:

· Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2018-19 Professional Fellowship, Richmond, VA

· 3rd Place & Cash Prize, (19th) San Angelo National Ceramic Competition – San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX, 2012

· Honorable Mention & Cash Prize, (1st) China Kaolin Grand Prix– Art Gallery of Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen City, China, 2011

· 2nd Place, National Juried Cup Show – juror: Matt Long – University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR

· Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist, 2011

· Phi Beta Kappa Society

 

COLLECTIONS:

· San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

· The Great China Museum, Jingdezhen City, Jianxi Province, China

· The Rosenfield Collection, http://rosenfieldcollection.com

· Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe, NM

· Eric Dean and Todd Thelen Collection, Iowa City, IA

 

GRANTS RECEIVED:

· William & Mary Summer Research Grant, Summer 2019

· William & Mary Summer Research Grant, Summer 2014

· William & Mary Summer Research Grant, Summer 2012

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Scheduled Exhibitions:

 

One-Person Exhibitions:

2020

· Featured Artist (November) — Artaxis (online exhibition: artaxis.org)

2019

· Theme and Variation (September) — Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2018

· Featured Artist (July) — Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2016

· Dualities (April) – Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

· Point/Counterpoint (January) – University of Central Arkansas, Baum Gallery of Art, Conway, AR

2015

· Solo Exhibition (February) – MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA

2013

· New Work (November) – University of Arkansas @ Monticello, Taylor Library Gallery, Monticello, AR

· Featured Artist (April) – Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

2012

· Featured Artist (July) – Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010 and prior

· Featured Artist (May 2010) – Solo Exhibition, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

· Somatic Resonance (2008) – M.F.A. Solo Exhibition, Trisolini Gallery, Athens, OH

 

Two- and Three-Person Exhibitions:

· Decorum (June 2011) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM (3-person)

· Correlations (March 2010) – Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO (2-person)

 

Conference Exhibitions:

2021

· Virginia Potters (March 2021) — NCECA Conference, Virtual Conference with some events in-person in Cincinnati, OH (this exhibition was rescheduled from the 2020 NCECA)

2020

· Re-presentations (February 2020) — Flippo Gallery, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA

(group invitational in conjunction with the NCECA Conference, co-organizer with Birdie Boone)

· Ut Prosim (March 2020) — The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, Richmond, VA

(group invitational in conjunction with the NCECA Conference, co-organizer with Andrew Gilliatt)

Canceled due to Covid-19

· Virginia Potters (March 2020) — Riverfront Plaza, Richmond VA

(group invitational in conjunction with the NCECA Conference, co-organizer with Jon McMillon)

Canceled due to Covid-19

· Exhibition Hall representation: Eutectic Gallery (March) – NCECA, Richmond, VA

(group invitational in conjunction with the NCECA Conference)

Canceled due to Covid-19

· Tectonic Plates (August 2020) — Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

(group invitational in conjunction with the Utilitarian Clay VIII Symposium [held every four years])

Canceled due to Covid-19

2019

· Atmospheric (February) — Hammond Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (group invitational in conjunction with the Alabama Clay Conference, curated by John Oles)

2018

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March) – NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA

2017

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March) – NCECA, Portland, OR

· Progression: 25 Years of Functional Form. Brad Schwieger at Ohio University  (March 2017) – NCECA Conference, Portland, OR

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Portland, OR

2016

· Organizer - Generations: A Legacy of Mentorship (March) – NCECA Conference,

Bredin Lee Gallery, Kansas City, MO

· Resident Alumni Exhibition (March) –NCECA Conference, Red Star Studios/Belger Crane Yard Studios, Kansas City, MO

· Shakers (March) – NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March) – NCECA, Kansas City, MO

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO

2015

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March) – NCECA, Providence, RI

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Providence, RI

2014

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March)– NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Conference)

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Conference)

2013

· Endless Variations: A Shino Extravaganza (March) – NCECA, Houston, TX

· Exhibition Hall representation: 18 Hands Gallery (March)– NCECA, Houston, TX

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Houston, TX

2012

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Seattle, WA

2011

· La Mesa (March) – NCECA Conference, Tampa, FL

· Cafecito (March) – NCECA Conference, Café Hey, Tampa, FL

2010 and prior

· La Mesa (March 2010) – NCECA Conference, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA

· La Mesa (March 2009) – NCECA Conference, Wyndham Phoenix Hotel, Phoenix, AZ

· Composite: Ohio University Faculty & Graduate Exhibition (March 2008) – NCECA Conference, Borelli-Edwards Galleries, Lawrenceville, PA

· Four States Ceramic Exhibition (March 2008) – jurors: Bob Anderson & Shoji Satake – NCECA Conference, ZENCLAY, Morgantown, WV

 

Invitational Group Exhibitions:

2021

· Vase (April) — Alma’s RVA, Richmond, VA

2019

· Gifted (November) — LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

· Vertical II: Platters on the Wall (August) — SAGE Arts Center, Sheridan, WY

(curated by Elaine Henry)

· CUPful (January) — Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

2018

· Whiskey, Bourbon, Beer (November) — Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

· Cup Exhibition (November) — Phoenix Gallery, Lawrence, KS

· Cup: The Intimate Object XIV (October) — Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

· Kiln to Kitchen (July) — Eutectic Gallery, Portland, OR

· Exquisite Forms (February) — Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2017

· Cups (November) — Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

· Cup: The Intimate Object XIII (October) — Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC (invited artist in otherwise juried exhibition)

· The Art of Containment: Vessels from the Sidney Swidler Collection (September) — Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

· Teapots VIII (January) – Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, invited by juror: Sam Chung (invited artist in otherwise juried exhibition)

2016

· Tea: Pots Associated with Tea (December) – Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

· Art of the Cup (September) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

· Teapot Spotlight (September) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

· Porcelain: Transluscent. Vitrified. Sublime (July) – Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

2015

· Hundreds of Cups! (December) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

· Objective Clay Holiday Exhibition (November) – Objective Clay, Online Exhibition

· Virginia Ceramics Faculty (October) – University of Mary Washington, du Pont Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA (Invitational)

· Living with Pots: Ceramics from the Eric Dean and Todd Thelen Collection (August) – Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

· The Ceramic Arts of VA (August) – Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth, VA

· All Things Tea (January) – Studio 550, Manchester, NH

2014

· Crafting the Cocktail (December) – Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA

· The Cup Show (November) – Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

· Fortify (November) – Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

· Crafted: Ceramic Cups, Mugs & Tumblers (October) – Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

· Paper / Plate (September) – Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS

· The Bowl Show (September) – Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, MA

· Art of the Cup (September) – Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

· Wood, Salt and Soda (August) – The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA

· Articulate, Elegant and Expressive (April) – Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

· 8 Fluid Ounces (January) – LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

2013

· Let There Be Light (November) – Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

· Crafted (Focus: Ceramic Cups) (November) – Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

· Simple Cup 2013 Invitational (November) – KOBO Gallery, Seattle, WA

· Friends and Friends of Friends Exhibition (October) – Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, VA

· Steinzeugkrug: Present Day Interpretations (October) – Claymakers Gallery, Durham, NC

· SOLO Cup Benefit Exhibition (August) – Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

· 15 Year Anniversary Resident Show (August) – Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO

· Virginia Clay (June) – The Arts Center in Orange, Orange, VA

· Bluegrass Bourbon: By the Bottle (March) – Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY

· Functional Ceramics Exhibition (March) – Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH

2012

· Handle With Care (November) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

· Contemporary Clay Invitational  (October) – J Fergeson Gallery, Farmville, VA

· Mugs for Jugs (October) – MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA

· Cups Exhibition (September) – Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS (in conjunction with the Ceramics Symposium)

· The Tea Table (June) – Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA

· New Paths: 9 Emerging Ceramic Artists (March) – 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX

· Yunomi Invitational (March) – AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

· Figure It Out (February) – Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY

· 42nd Annual Utility in Contemporary Ceramics (January) – Crossman Gallery, U. of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

· Tea for Two (January) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2011

· Winterfest (November) – Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

· Interpreting the Cup: Process, Influence and Intent (September) – Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC

· Continuance: Work of Former and Current 16 Hands Apprentices (August) – Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

· Damn Right I Got the Blues (June) – MudFire Clayworks & Gallery, Decatur, GA

· Yunomi Invitational (March) – AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

· Priority: an Exhibition of Teapots and Mokuhan-ga Prints (February) – Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, HI

· Natchez Project (January) – Conner Burns Studio, Natchez, MS

2010 and prior

· Inaugural Exhibition (November 2010) – Midwest Clay Project, Madison, WI

· Liquid Measure (November 2010) – Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

· ‘tis a gift…’ (November 2010) – Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

· Three Cups of Tea Invitational (September 2010) – Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS         

· American Mug (2010) – University of Arkansas @ Monticello, Taylor Library Gallery, Monticello, AR

· Pouring Pots (December 2009) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

· Cups (December 2009) – Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

· ‘tis a gift…’ (November 2009) – Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN

· Gallery All-Stars (July 2009) – Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

· In House (2009) – Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

· Paper & Clay II (June 2009) – Shy Rabbit Contemporary Art, Pagosa Springs, CO

· Ab·strac·tion (February 2009) – Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

· Off The Grid (2009) – Las Manos Gallery, Chicago, IL

· Mugs & More (December 2008) – River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

· Sip, Slurp, Gulp (June 2008) – Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

· Mixed-Media Invitational (2008) – Foothills Art Gallery, Nelsonville, OH

· Ceramic Works By Faculty & Students from Ohio University (2008) – University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, OH

· Red Star Studios @ Baker University (2007) – Baker University, Holt/Russell Gallery, Baldwin City, KS

· Common Ground (2005) – a showcase of national ceramic artists-in-residence, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO 

 

Juried Exhibitions (International):

2013

· 2nd China Kaolin Grand Prix (October) – Great China Museum, Jingdezhen City, Jianxi Province, China

2011

· 1st China Kaolin Grand Prix (October) – Art Gallery of Jingdezhen, Jingdezhen City, Jianxi Province, China

2010

· International Ceramics Exhibition (October), Jingdezhen International Ceramics Fair – Jingdezhen City, Jianxi Province, China

Juried Exhibitions (National):

2018

· National Juried Art Exhibition (March) – Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA

2014

· Artists Who Teach (March) – Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

2013

· Strictly Functional Pottery National (September) – Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA – juror: Jim Lawton

· Tabletop (June) – The Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA – juror: Linda Christianson

· Artists Who Teach (March) – Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, VA

2012

· (19th) San Angelo National Ceramic Competition (April) – jurors: Garth Clark & Mark Del Vecchio, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX – 3rd Place

2010 and prior

· 8 Fluid Ounces (February 2010) – juror: Andy Shaw, LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

· Strictly Functional Pottery National (September 2009)– Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA – juror: Pete Pinnel

· Infusion 10 x 10 (May 2008) – juror: Fong Choo, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

· Mad Hatter Tea Party (March 2008) – Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

· 8 Fluid Ounces (February 2008) – juror: Mikey Walsh, LSU Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA

· 3rd Annual National Juried Cup Show (December 2008) – juror: Conner Burns, University of Arkansas @ Monticello, Monticello, AR

· Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea (December 2007) – Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY

· Pitcher This: A Invitational Ceramics Exhibition (October 2007) – juror: Stephen Robison, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC

· National Juried/Invitational Cup Show (June 2007) – juror: Deborah Sigel, Isadore Gallery, Lancaster, PA

· 2rd Annual National Juried Cup Show (April 2007) – juror: Matt Long – Awarded 2nd Place, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR

· Cup: The Intimate Object IV (2006) – juror: Linda Arbuckle, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN

 

University Service Exhibitions:

· Faculty Exhibition (October 2019) — Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA

· Faculty Exhibition (September 2015) – Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

· Faculty Exhibition (October 2013) – Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

· Tonic (Solo Exhibition) (January 2012) – Andrews Gallery, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

 

MASTER CLASSES AND LECTURES:

· Ceramics lecture, OLLI (formerly Christopher Wren Association), School of Education, William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (fall 2020,canceled due to COVID)

· Gallery Talk, Alma’s RVA, Richmond, VA, 2019

· 5-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA, 2017

· 5-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA, 2016

· 1-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, 2016

· 1-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, 2015

· 2-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, 2014

· 1-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, 2014

· 1-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, 2014

· 1-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 2013

· 2-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, 2011

· 2-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 2011

· 2-Day Workshop & Artist Talk, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO, 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS:


· (Edited Volume) “Working with Porcelain,” American Ceramic Society, 2018, 55-59, edited by Ash Neukamm.

· (Edited Volume) “100 Tips, Tools, & Techniques for the Ceramics Studio,” American Ceramic Society, 2017, 15-16, 89-91, edited by Ash Neukamm, work-in-process included on cover.

· (Edited Volume) “Pitchers, Teapots, Cups, & Mugs,” American Ceramic Society, 2016, 83-87, edited by Sherman Hall.

· Mike Jabbur, “Pulling Dynamic Handles,” Ceramics Monthly, October 2015, 56-59.

· Mike Jabbur, “Pegboard Easel,” Ceramics Monthly, April 2015, 64.

· Mike Jabbur, “Trimming with a Chuck,” Ceramics Monthly, March 2015, 64-65.

· Mike Jabbur, “Studio Visit,” Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2010, 30-32.

· Mike Jabbur, “Sipping Service,” Pottery Making Illustrated, May/June 2010, Cover, 23-27

· Mike Jabbur, “Making Art after Graduate School,” Ceramics Monthly, March 2010, 80.

 

PUBLISHED ARTWORKS:

· Trent Berning, The Art of Creating and Teaching Wheel-Thrown Ceramics, 2018, (San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2017), 95.

· Mike Jabbur, Cocktail Glasses, 2017, in Clay & Cuisine, edited by: Holly Goring (Westerville, OH: The American Ceramic Society, 2018), 22.

· Mike Jabbur, Images TBD, Scheduled release: Spring 2017, in The Art of Creating and Teaching Wheel Thrown Ceramics by: Trent Berning (San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing and University Readers Custom)

· Mike Jabbur, Teapot, 2011, in 500 Teapots, vol. 2, juror: Jim Lawton (New York: Lark Books, 2013), 191.

· Mike Jabbur, Platter, 2006, in 500 Plates & Chargers, juror: Linda Arbuckle (New York: Lark Books, 2008), 22.

 

PUBLISHED REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS:

· “Santa Fe Clay Presents La Mesa,” Clay Times, Spring/Summer 2016, 25-27.

· Greg Lilly, “Function & Emotion in the Arts,” Williamsburg’s Next Door Neighbors, December 2013, vol. 7 issue 12, photography by Corey Miller, 49-51

· Janine Latus, “Art Makers,” Distinction, Summer 2013, vol. 18, photography by Eric Lusher, 71, 84-87

· Mike Jabbur, interview by Sherman Hall, “Emerging Artists 2011”, Ceramics Monthly, May 2011, 42.

· Antoinette Badenhorst, “La Mesa Exhibition,” Ceramics Art & Perception, December 2010, 93.

· “The MFA Factor, vol. 3,” Ceramics Monthly, November 2007, 58-59.

· Steven Hill, “Common Ground: A Showcase of National Ceramic Artists-in-Residence,” Ceramics Monthly, January 2006, 34.

 

JURIED WEB CERAMIC ARTIST DATABASES:

· Artaxis.org, http://artaxis.org/ceramics/jabbur_mike/mike_jabbur.html, 2008-Present.

· accessCeramics.org, http://accessceramics.org/results/artist/223/, 2010-Present.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL DVDS:

· Precise Imprecision, DVD, directed by Jennifer Harnetty. Westerville, OH: Ceramic Arts Daily, The American Ceramic Society, 2013.

   http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/precise-imprecision-throwing-skills-create-dynamic-functional-pottery/.

· Getting Creative with Spouts & Handles, DVD, directed by Jennifer Harnetty. Westerville, OH: Ceramic Arts Daily, The American Ceramic Society, 2013.

   http://ceramicartsdaily.org/bookstore/getting-creative-with-spouts-handles/.

 

JURY AND CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:

· Art on the Square, Ceramics and Sculpture Judge, Williamsburg, VA, May 2015

· Members Show, This Century Gallery, Williamsburg, VA, June 2015

· Occasion for the Arts, Ceramics Judge, Williamsburg, VA, October 2014

· Battle of the Bowls, Amherst County High School, Amherst, VA, July 2013

http://www.thebattleofthebowls.com/index.html

· Functional Relations, Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN, June 2013

http://artswin.org/bsf-call-for-entries/functional-relationships/

· Art on the Square, Ceramics Judge, Williamsburg, VA, April 2013

· Co-curator in exhibits at Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM, including: Consonance, La Mesa (2009 and 2010), Bricks & Mortar: Inspired by Architecture, Decalcomania, Cups, Pouring Vessels, Gallery All-Stars, Curiosities, ab·strac·tion, 2009-2010

· Common Ground – National Ceramic Artists-in-Residence, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO, 2005