HEATHER OSSANDON 

Philadelphia,  PA  

www.hossandonart.com  

www.thechasestudios.com

hlossandon@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2015                 MFA, University of Delaware, DE

2005                BFA, Cum Laude, Montclair State University, NJ

RESIDENCIES

July 2016-                              Cheltenham Center for the Arts                      Cheltenham, PA

2015- 2016                        University of Delaware, Ceramics Dept.       Newark, DE

Artist in Residence/Technician

June –August 2013                      Catskill Mountain Foundation                    Windham, NY

Ceramics Studio Manager/Resident

August 2012                                 Catskill Mountain Foundation                    Windham, NY

Resident Assistant

December 2009                          Ryusei Arita, artist                                       Mendocino, California

Resident Anagama Firing Assistant

January –June 2007                 Rancho Mastatal                                           Mastatal, Costa Rica

Artist in Residence, Environmental Learning Center

November 2006                          Peter’s Valley School of Craft                    Layton, NJ

Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grant, Artist in Residence

Summers 2006/08/09                  Lookout Sculpture Park                           Damascas, PA

Resident Anagama Firing Assistant

May-July 2004                            Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute                    Jingdezhen, China

International Fellowship Residency

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011- present     Artist, Owner                  The Chase Studios, LLC                             Philadelphia, PA

2009-2013         Adjunct Professor          County College of Morris                           Randolph, NJ     

2007-2008         Manager/Instructor        Supermud Pottery Studio                          NYC, NY    

2004-2006         Artist’s Assistant             Mac Adams, LLC                                       Montclair, NJ      

2004-2006         Studio Assistant             YWCA: Craft Students’ League                 NYC, NY           

2000-2004         Studio Assistant             Montclair State University                         Montclair, NJ

        

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-present      Adjunct Professor         Montclair State University                         Montclair, NJ

2015-present      Ceramics Instructor, Studio Manager

                                                                    Delaware Art Museum                              Wilmington, DE

2014-2015           Instructor of Record       University of Delaware                              Newark, DE

2014- present     Ceramics Instructor       Main Line Arts Center                               Haverford, PA

2013/15                Clay Arts Teacher          Village of Arts & Humanities                    Philadelphia, PA  

2000-2005        Art Instructor                   Nandi School of Art                                  Montclair, NJ  

2000-2002        Art Instructor                  Camp Robindel for Girls                          C. Harbor, NH  

 

HONORS & AWARDS

2015 Recipient                            A.I.R. Grant, University of Delaware        Newark, DE

2014 Nomination                        Dedalus Foundation                                 Brooklyn, NY

2006 Recipient                          Geraldine Dodge Foundation Grant        Layton, NJ

1999, 2000/1 Recipient              Peter’s Valley School of Craft                  Layton, NJ

Workshop Grants

SELECTED SHOWS

June 2016            "Mr. W and the LHC"                              DCCA, Wilmington, DE

May 2016            "MAMFAD-X "                                           250 Metropolitan Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

March 2016        "The Art of Teaching"                              Delaware Art Museum, DE

Dec 2015            "Small Works"                                          Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA

Sept 2015          “Who’s Afraid of Feminism”                    Women’s Caucus for Art, Brooklyn, NY

May 2015           “Sping Gala”                                            Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

May 2015           “UD MFA Thesis”                                     The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

April 2015          “Art in the Garden”                                   UD Botanical Garden, Newark, DE

April 2015          “America’s Clay Fest III”                            Blue Line Gallery, Lincoln, CA

 

Oct 2014            “Approx. PINK”                                         Salon 1522, Philadelphia, PA         

Sept 2014          “Women Who Travel Alone”                   NoWhere Studio , Brooklyn, NY

Sept 2014          “Teaching Artists Exhibit”                        Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Sept 2014          “Finishing Touches”                                 The Art Trust, West Chester, PA

May 2014           “New Blood”                                             Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

May 2014           “Art in the Garden”                                    University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Feb 2014           “Stoked: A Lifetime of the Wood Kiln”     Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA

 

Sept 2013          “Electric, Wood, Love”                               Salon 1522, Phila, PA

June 2013          “Artists for a Shore Cause”                       M.T. Burton Gallery, LBI, NJ

April 2013          “The Nina, the Pinta & the Santa Maria”   Sherman Matsen Gallery,  Randolph, NJ

 

March 2011        “Things & Places”                                    Sherman Matsen Gallery,  Randolph, NJ

May 2011           “Sustaining Spring”                                  Art in the Age, Philadelphia, PA

July 2010           “Now and Then”                                      DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY

April 2010          “The Dinner Party”                                   Fork, Philadelphia, PA

April 2010          “Borrowed Home”                                   Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, PA

Oct 2009            “Resident Anagama Show”                     Lookout Sculpture Park, Damascas, PA

Sept 2009          “Modified History of Downtown Newark”     NJIT, School of Architecture, Newark, NJ

Dec 2007           “Best Served Together”                            ClayHand Gallery, NYC, NY

Oct 2006            “Home Grown”                                        Nandi Gallery, Montclair, NJ

March 2005      “Export China”                                        Center Stage,  Baltimore, MA

June 2004          “International Invitational”                      Jingdezhen University, PR China

 

SELECTED JURIED MARKETS

July2015            “Bang!Boom!Craft!”                                  Passyunk Fountain, Philadlephia, PA

July2015            “CFM, Featured Artist”                              Collingswood, NJ

2012-present      “Traveling Wares”                                    various locations Philadelphia, PA

Sept 2014          “Art Lounge”                                              DCCA, Wilmington, DE

June 2011/13/15“Art for the Cash Poor”                               InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

Dec 2011/12      “Makers Mart”                                             Viking Mills Studios, Philadelphia, PA

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Art Direction/Production/Consulting:

2015                 Neuf Restaurant (ceramics)                         Philadlephia, PA

2014                 8th & Union (interior design, ceramics)       Wilmington, DE

2014                 NoWhere Magazine (photo styling), #12     Jackman, Maine

2014                 Run Around Sous (ceramics), #3,#5,#7       Philadlephia, PA

  Collaborate with chefs for underground supper club to produce wares realted to cuisine and history of the food/people

2012                 Harvest Coffee Roasters (ceramics)            Medford, NJ

2012                 Russet (interior design & ceramics)              Philadlephia, PA

 

Organizer/Coordinator:

april/nov 2014    University of Delaware, woodfire at Cheltenham Center for the Arts, PA

oct/dec2014       University of Delaware, Pit-fire demo & Guest Artist lecture: Marguertita Hagan

 

Travel: research/study art and artisan communities

Jan 2010            Philippines: Palawan, Manila

Jan-Aug2007       Central America: Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatelmala, Mexico

May-July2004     China: Shanghai, Beijing, Jingdezhen, Xiahe, Xian

2003         England: London, Suffolk, Norfolk

 

MEDIA

2015                 “Who’s Afraid of Feminism”            Women’s Caucus for the Arts

2013                 “AFTCP: Featured Artist”                inliquid.org, InLiquid

2012                 “Curating the Roasting Shop”          Generalmerriment.com, General Merriment

2011                 “Art in the Age Presents”              UWIshUNu.com

2011                 “Earth Inspired Art”                       gridphilly.com, Grid Magazine

 

PERMANENT PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Jingdezhen University

Montclair State University

Rancho Mastatal Learning Center (installations)

Rancocas Valley Regional High School

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Practice Gallery- curator/member

InLiquid Art&Design

DCCA

cWOW

NCECA

CAA