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CLARKE, BEDE
CLARKE, BEDE
MISSOURI
My goal in making this work has been to create quiet, simple pots, which like a good meal leave a healthy, full feeling. Pots like these have been my constant companions for forty years. They are forms and surfaces which I never grow tired of. They are rooted in ceramic history; yet, I hope they reflect a personal and individual quality of feeling. Above all, these pots are intended to be good to live with and interact with on a daily basis. They are made with others in mind. For me, good pots spring from compassion. My working method amounts to simply wishing the work well at each stage of creation. Always, I return to the clay trying to bring as much sincerity as I can muster to bear on the work.

EDUCATION
1990
MFA, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1982
BFA, from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida

PROFESSIONAL
1992-Present
Professor of Art, University of Missouri

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2008
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
2007
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2006
Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA
2005
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri
2004
Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
Target Gallery, St. John’s University Art Center, Collegeville, MN
2003
Burroughs Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C.
2002
Iowa Weslyan College, Mt. Pleasant, IA
2000
Baylor University Art Department Gallery, Waco, TX
1999
Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
1998
Taipei County Cultural Center, Taipei County, Taiwan
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum (Taipei) and Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan
American Potters Festival Exhibition, national invitational, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN. Curator: Karen McPherson, NCC
2011
Uncommon Ground: Impact and Influence, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort, Ogden Museum of Souther Art, New Orleans, LA
2010
The Vase and Beyond: The Sydney Swidler Collection of Ceramics, Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA
2009
The Infinite Teapot, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
Dichotomy, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Invitational Exhibition of 21st Century Iconographic Clayworks, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
2008
Utilitarian Clay V: Celebrate the Object, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Crossing Boundaries: Painting and Ceramics, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2007
2007 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Clay-Wood-Fire: An International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Wood-Fired Clay, Chemeeketa Community College, Salem, OR
2006
2006 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
International Wood Fire Exhibition, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
2006 Ceramics Biennial Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL
Legacy and Innovation in Contemporary Clay, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2005
The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea, Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyongg Province, Korea
NCECA 2005 Clay National Exhibition, Baltimore County Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2004
The Naked Truth: 2004 International Juried Woodfire Exhibition, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
Gas-Fired/Wood-Fired: Kilns, Fire and Ceramic Expression, Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
The 2nd World Ceramic Biennale 2003 Korea International Competition, Ichon World
2003
Ceramic Center, Kyonggi Province, Korea
Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003, Competition Exhibition Hall, Cheongju, South Korea
Twenty-Five Years of Collecting: Works from the Permanent Collection, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor, University, Waco, TX

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyongi Province, Korea
Taipei County Yingke Ceramics Museum, Taipei County, Taiwan
Crocker Museum of Art, Sydney Swindler Collection, Sacramento, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Daum Museum, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, Missouri
Crocker Museum of Art, Sydney Swidler Collection, Sacramento, CA
The Dwight M Holland Ceramics Collection, East Carolina University School of Art
Martin Museum of Fine Art, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, Georgia
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka Kansas
Taipei County Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
ASAI Architects, Kansas City, Missouri
Advanced Business Fulfillment, St. Louis, Missouri
H & R Block Corporate Headquarters, Kansas City, Missouri

SELECTED AWARDS
2008
William H Byler Distinguished Professor Award, University of Missouri, Columbia
2007
Lighton International Artists Exchange Program, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri
Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Center Residency Award, Mittagong, Australia
2003
Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research/Creative Activity in the Humanities and Fine Arts, University of Missouri – Columbia
1996
Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Award, Merit Award, Auckland New Zealand
1987
Kennedy Center Fellowship for Teachers of the Arts, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C

SELECTED INVITED WORKSHOPS & LECTURES
Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY
Utah State University, Logan, UT
Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
TAFE New South Wales, Northern Sydney Institute, Sydney, Australia
Sturt Australian Contemporary Craft Center, Mittagong NSW, Australia
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO
Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
Baylor University, Waco, TX
Tainan National College of the Arts, Kuantien, Taiwan
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
The Art Association of Jackson Hole, Jackson, WY
Dennison University, Granville, OH
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, WI
Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL