Professional Summary

Bowl by Andy Palmer

Bowl by Andy Palmer

Ceramics Gallery Manager, Ceramics Product Technologist, Collegiate Ceramics Department Coordinator / Supervisor, High School art teacher with expertise in instruction, and curriculum development, as well as extensive experience in ceramics and program management.  Broad based background to compliment the learning and artistic needs of individuals at any level.

Professional History

La Meidiana, Italy-Workshop Development - 2017 - Workshop / Seminar
- Designing and implementing curriculum for fall ceramic workshop in Italy

Appalachian Terroir Product Technologist  - 2015-2016 - Ceramic Materials Specialist
- Development of glazes and clay bodies that meet industry standards a well as creating production techniques for the manufacturing of various ceramic lines

Crimson Laurel Gallery - 2014-2015 - Gallery Manager
- Managed ceramic exhibitions, budget, acquisitions, and day to day operations of the biggest ceramics gallery in the country

Whitney Point Central School District, Whitney Point, NY - Fall 2012 - Art Teacher
- Long-term substitute for Elementary School Art

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - 1998-2011 - Ceramics Coordinator/Supervisor
Advised and consulted with Johnson Museum on acquisition of modern and historical ceramic work for purchase for their permanent collection.
Contracted international ceramic artists for workshops and class instruction.
Trained instructors on technical skills, lesson development, student evaluations, and curriculum development.
Instructed advanced classes and workshops on specified ceramic techniques.
Created a ceramics handbook for students and instructors to guide university curriculum, promote the programs, and control inventory.
Promoted university programs, workshops, and classes through various forms of advertisement and public relations forums increasing exposure and program enrollment.
Initiated and oversaw a $200,000 renovation of campus studio.

Whitney Point Central School District, Whitney Point, NY - 1990-2003 & 2007-2011 - Art Teacher/Art Department Chairman
Developed and taught courses in studio art, drawing and painting, graphic design, computer graphics, contemporary art history, and an accredited ceramics course.
Facilitated student learning in basic and advanced art classes as well as portfolio development.
Coordinated and promoted art shows to allow students to compete locally and nationally, including the Da Vinci Art show at the Broome County Library, which included four counties.
Created a progressive, cumulative curriculum with consistent assessments district wide.


1991-1995 - SUNY Cortland - Cortland, NY Masters of Education    
1989-1990 - James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA Teaching Certification in Studio Art K-12
1984-1988- James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VABachelor of Science in Studio Art
1987 - Chautauqua Art Institute - Chautauqua, NYStudied ceramics and painting with Bill Daley, Neil Forest, Barbara Goodstein, and Deborah Rosenthal

Additional Experience

2016 - Visiting Artist - Jekyll Island Pottery Guild - Jekyll Island, GA
2013 - Visiting Artist - Jekyll Island Pottery Guild - Jekyll Island, GA
2011 - Cornell University Ceramic Instructors Show - Ithaca, NY
2010 - Visiting Artist - Jekyll Island Pottery Guild - Jekyll Island, GA
2007 - Friends of Ah Leon Ceramic Show - thaca, NY
2006 - Ceramics and Clay lecture - Ithaca Science Center - Ithaca, NY
2006 - Visiting Artist - Ithaca High School - Ithaca, NY
2005 - Artist in Residence - Jekyll Island Arts AssociationJekyll - Island, GA
2003 - Feats of Clay XVI – National Juried Show - Lincoln, CA
2003 - Liturgical Art Guild– National Juried Show - Columbus, Ohio
2002 - Demonstrator, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum - Ithaca, NY
2002 - Rocky Mount Arts Center– National Juried Show - Rocky Mount, NC
2002 - Pewabic Pottery– National Juried Show - Detroit, Michigan


Mrs. Patricia Follete - Superintendent of Schools - - 607 692-8202
Whitney Point Central School District, 10 Keibel Rd., Whitney Point, NY   13862  
Mr. Bruce Tytler - High School Principal - - 607 692-8201
Whitney Point Central School District, 10 Keibel Rd., Whitney Point, NY13862
Ms. Catherine Holmes - Associate Dean of Students   - - 607 255-0619 Cornell University / Willard Straight Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-8201