My grasshopper is made of concrete and painted with acrylics. It is built over a metal armature and is hollow.

Keator Gallery exhibition. I am on the right gazing into the distance.

 My booth at outdoor shows.

My booth at outdoor shows.

 A 3-dimensional selfie.

A 3-dimensional selfie.

I am a ceramic artist and sculptor. Art has been my life since childhood, first in France where I was born, then in the States. Aside from an occasional workshop I am self-taught, learning from works in museums and galleries, especially work done by artists of other cultures or of other times. I have also been influenced by a number of artists in my family. I have a home studio where I spend many hours each week. Until a few years ago I taught art full-time at the high school and college level. I don't use a wheel for my functional ware, preferring to build everything by hand to create irregularities that add interesting effects. I use cone 6 stoneware and glazes and sometimes terracotta for sculpture. I have had numerous group and solo exhibitions of ceramics, sculptures and works on paper in the States, France, the former Soviet Union and China. I am currently represented in several galleries in Connecticut.

 

REPRESENTATION AND OUTLETS:

Spectrum Gallery  http://www.spectrumartgallery.org/otw-portfolio/claudine-burns-smith/

Azoth Gallery http://azothgallery.com/azothgallery/ClaudineBurns/Claudine_Burns.html

New Britain Museum of American Art http://nbmaashop.com/collections/local/claudine-burns-smith

Guilford Art Center http://guilfordartcenter.org/

Artspace New Haven http://artspacenh.org/artists/claudine_burns_smith

Dava http://www.shopdava.com/

 

RESUME:

Solo Exhibitions:

Keator Gallery, New Haven CT

John Slade Ely House, New Haven CT

Gallery 195, New Haven CT

Baldwin Gallery, New Haven CT

International Art Center, Bridgeport CT

Cheshire Academy, Cheshire CT

Wachuset College, Gardner MA

Xiaoshi, Ningbo, China

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven CT

Mud Gallery, New Haven CT

Birobidjan Museum, Birobidjan, Russia

Oneta Gallery, Hartford CT

Azteca’s, New Haven CT

The Rose Farm Gallery, East Haddam CT

 

Recent Group Exhibitions:

Southern Connecticut University

Whitney Center, Hamden CT

New Haven Public Library New Haven CT

RIIVA Gallery, NY NY

New York East Gallery, NY NY

Umbrella Arts, NY NY

Haggaman Library, East Haven CT

Connecticut Hospice, Branford CT

Mill Gallery, Guilford CT

Sumner McKnight Crosby Jr. Gallery, New Haven CT

Creative Art Workshop, New Haven CT

John Slade Ely House, New Haven CT

 

Numerous group exhibitions on the East Coast, New York, Colorado and abroad.

 

Fellowships and grants:

Oaxaca, Mexico, artisans visits

Santa Fe, NM, workshops with an Apache and a Navajo potter

Xiaoshi School, Ningbo, China, teaching exchange and art tour

Maine Workshops, Rockland, ME, digital photography

Bennington College, Bennington, VT, glass blowing

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, fellow

Birobidjan Art School, Birobidjan, Russia, exploring an exchange of students

Vermont Studios, Johnston, VT, fellow

Rhode Island School of Design, RI