Elizabeth Potenza

contact@elizabethpotenza-studio.com

 

 

Education

 

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University | Alfred NY | 2013- 2015

Sculptural and Dimensional Studies Masters of Fine Arts

 

Transjö Hytta | Transjö, Sweden | 2004 – 2007

Apprenticed under Master Glassblowers Jan Erik Ritzman and Sven åke Carlsson.

 

Massachusetts College of Art | Boston MA | BFA | 1999 – 2004

BFA, Graduated with distinction
Majored in 3-D with a concentration in glass

 

Teaching Experience

 

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University | Alfred NY | 2013- present

Introduction to Glass: Teaching Assistant to Heather Joy Puskarich and Angus Powers

Introduction to Neon: Teaching Assistant to Sarah Blood

Freshman Foundations: Teaching Assistant to Angi To

Summer Glassblowing Intensive: Teaching Assistant to Angus Powers

 

Ben Edols | Haystack Mountain School of Craft | July 2010

Teaching Assistant: Exploring Asymmetry

 

Ben Edols | Pittsburgh Glass Center | June 2009

Teaching Assistant

 

Artist in Residence at the Ellis Middle School  | Pittsburgh PA | 2009

“Imagery In Glass“: Photo resist in fused glass

 

Pittsburgh Glass Center | Pittsburgh PA | 2007 – 2010

Teen Boot Camp cold-shop instructor: engraved glass printmaking

Instructor of 8-week classes, workshops and private lessons in: Intermediate and Advanced Glassblowing, Cold Working, and Fusing

 

Diablo Glass & Metal | Boston MA | 2001 – 2004

Instructor: Private lessons, Beginning & Intermediate Glassblowing

 

Massachusetts College of Art | Boston MA | 2002

Teaching assistant to Dan Dailey

 

Professional Development

 

Joanna Manousis  |  Pittsburgh Glass Center  |  July 2014

Hollow-core kiln casting

 

Kathy Gray | Haystack Mountain School of Craft | July 2011

Glassblowing intensive workshop

 

Sonja Blomdahl | Haystack Mountain School of Craft | August 2010

Glassblowing intensive workshop: Color / Vessel / Light

 

Richard Royal | Pittsburgh Glass Center | July 2009

Glassblowing intensive workshop

 

Janusz Pozniac & Dave Walters | Pittsburgh Glass Center | June 2008

Glassblowing intensive workshop: Pushing the Bubble

 

Benjamin Moore | Pittsburgh Glass Center | June 2007

Design Intensive

 

Work Experience

 

New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University | Alfred NY | 2013-2014

Introduction to glass, teaching assistant

Introduction to Light/ Neon, teaching assistant

Introduction to Neon: Teaching Assistant to Sarah Blood

Freshman Foundations: Teaching Assistant to Angi To

Summer Glassblowing Intensive: Teaching Assistant to Angus Powers

Corriculum developement

 

Toots Zynsky Inc. | Providence RI| January 2013- June 2013

Thread-pulling machine technician 

 

The Steel Yard | Providence RI | November 2012 – July 2013

Steel fabrication for the City of Providence Public Works Department

 

Bel Vetro | Brockton MA | September 2011 – November 2012

Gaffer &  studio assistant to Paulo Delima

Production of personal work

 

Pean Doubulyu Glass | Providence RI | June 2011 – November 2012

Gaffer & studio assistant to James Watkins

Production of personal work

 

Pilchick Glass School | Stanwood WA | May 2011 – June 2011

Cold shop intern

 

Gler i Bergvik | Kjarlenes, Iceland | September- January 2011

Gaffer & studio assistant to Sigrun Olof Einarsdotter

Production of personal work

 

Geci Glass | North Carolina | June 2010 –February 2012  

Studio assistant to John Geci

 

Schafermyer Glass | Pittsburgh PA | 2008 – 2011

Studio assistant to Anthony Schafermyer

 

Pittsburgh Glass Center | Pittsburgh PA | 2007 – 2010
Technical apprenticeship
Curriculum development
Artist in Residence at The Ellis School: “Imagery In Glass“: Photo resist in fused glass

 

Climbing Vine Forge | Paonia CO | 2007 – 2010  

Fabrication of ornamental ironwork

 

North Rim Glass Studio | Crawford CO | 2007 – 2010

Studio assistant to Jared and Nicole Davis
Production of personal work

 

Transjö Hytta | Transjö, Sweden | 2004 – 2006

Apprentice and studio assistant to Jan Erik Ritzman & Sven åke Carlsson
Production of personal work

 

Avon Place Glass | Boston MA | 2002 – 2004

Studio assistant to Andy Magdanz

 

Magic Sands Glass Studio | Aptos CA | 1999 – 2004

Studio production

 

Elias Studios, Inc. | Rehoboth MA | 1997 – 1999

Studio production

 

Exhibitions

 

The SpaceIn Between/ Waiting for a Signal:  MFA Thesis Exhibition | Hornell N Y | 2015

The Human Condition | Hornell N Y | 2014

Living as Form  | Carpenter Center for Visual Arts | Cambridge MA  | 2013

The Conditions Were Just Right  | Worlds Fair Gallery  | Pawtucket RI | 2013

Featured Artist  | Kittrell Riffkind Gallery  | Dallas TX  | 2012

TENacity | Pittsburgh Glass Center | 2011

Gler i Bergvik: Studio Exhibition | Kjarlenes, Iceland  | 2010

From the Earth to the Fire and Back Again | Pittsburgh Glass Center | 2010

School One Alumni Exhibition | Z Gallery | Providence RI | 2009

Glass & Steel: Art Transcends Industry  | Pittsburgh Glass Center | 2008

Solo Exhibition | Elias Studios Gallery | Westport MA | 2007

Unikt Glas | Gothenburgh, Sweden | 2006

Transjö Hytta Glas Bod | Transjö, Sweden | 2004-2006

Mass Art Continuum | Chappell Gallery | Boston MA | 2004

 

Awards

 

Honorable Mention: International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award | 2015

 

 

Mary Beasom Bishop & Francis Sumner Merritt Scholarship | Haystack | 2012

 

Traditional Two-Year Apprenticeship | Transjö Hytta | Sweden | 2004-2006


Foundation Auction Award | massachusetts college of art | 2004

 

Representative Jim Langevin Award for Artistic Merit | school one |1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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