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John Thigpen


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LAL Open, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY, July 18 – Aug. 29, 2009

Flora: Growing Inspirations, US Botanic Garden, Washington DC, May 23 –October 12, 2009

Abstract Exposure, January 2009, Quarterly online Juried exhibition. Merit award.

Mudfire Studio Holiday Show, Ceramics group show, consecutive years 2004-2009

Teapots a-go-go 2006, Mudfire Gallery April 15-May 6, 2006. juried.

Behind the Mask, juried group show (online gallery), ceramic mask, Caladan Gallery, Cambridge, MA, March 2006

Fringe Stage Surround, Piedmont Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA c.1985

(A colorful painted fence directing audience flow.)



Paper Pulp as a Scenic Texture, Hand Papermaking, Winter 2003


Professional Arts Education

Large scale sculpture, Adrian Arleo, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, August 2008

Ceramic Art/Sculptural Teapots, Richard Notkin, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, May 2008

Photo/Graphic Imaging on Clay, Kathy King, Michael Schmidt, Stacey Stanhope,Mudfire Ceramics Studio, October 2007

Figurative Intuition, Cristina Cordova, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, June 2007      

Exploring Naked Raku, Wally Asselberghs, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, April 2007

Dreaming in Clay with Metal, Lisa Clague, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, October 2006

Setting the Mood for Food, Silvie Granatelli, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, August 2006

Understanding Glaze Chemistry, Ron Roy, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, May 2006

Finding Life in Clay, Andy Nasisse, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, March 2006

Carving in Wet Cement, Elder Jones, John C. Campbell Folk School, 2005

Hand building Techniques, Kathy Triplett, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, 2005

Hand building Techniques, Thomas Kerrigan, Mudfire Ceramics Studio, 2005

Japanese Papermaking, Ashley Ott, American Museum of Papermaking, 2004

Papermaking with Plants, Mona Waterhouse, American Museum of Papermaking, 2005

Pulp Painting, Beverly Sky, American Museum of Papermaking, 2004

Papermaking with Plants, Winnie Radolan, American Museum of Papermaking, 2003

Ceramics (Burnished, Smoke Fired, Primitive Traditions), Yvonne Edwards-Tucker,

          Penland School of Crafts, 2002

Japanese Papermaking, Mina Takahashi American Museum of Papermaking, 2002,

Low Voltage Lighting, Daniel Jocz, Penland School of Crafts, 2000

Garden Design, Atlanta College of Art Continuing Education, 1999

Moldmaking for Ceramics, Kate Blacklock, Penland School of Crafts 1999

Ceramics, Various Subjects, Diane Kempler, Denise Tombro, Polly Sherrill,

        Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 1989-1992

Handmade Papermaking, Patricia Hetzler, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 1989