Resume and CV

EDUCATION & EXPOSURE

 

2020-2021: University Of Massachusetts Masters of Fine Arts Graduation May 2022

 

2019-20: University Of Massachusetts Dartmouth Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Artisanry

 

May 2017: Florida Gulf Coast University Major Art / Minor in Digital Design

 

2013-2017: Florida Gulf Coast University Honors College Recognized Honors

With Distinction GPA: 3.99

 

2017: Students Perspectives Lecture Presentation Mini Heat 2: Accessible Atmospheres

NCECA Conference- Portland, OR. This session was a forum on accessible strategies for

atmospheric firings.

 

2015-Present: Member - National Council on Education for Ceramics Conference 

 

2015: Study Abroad: University of South Florida

Paris, France - One month Art History and Appreciation.

La Biennial di Venezia, Art Internship and Seminar.

Venice, Italy 

 

AWARDS

 

2020-21: UMD Retirement Association Scholarship

2017: Inducted Florida Gulf Coast University Hall Of Fame The Highest Recongnition Reserved for  those who have demonstrated superior leadership, integrity and achievement. 

2016: Seidler Research Fellowship Grant:

Pursued undergraduate research through into Soda/Gas/Wood electric kiln conversion.

2014-2016: Florida Gulf Coast University Honors Scholarship

2013-2014: Cecile Liston Wang

2013: Admissions Merit Scholarship

BRANDS DESIGNED FOR

 

2020-2021: Henro Company Estero, FL

Condiment Jar- As seen in People Magazine "10 Housewarming Gifts That Beat Bringing a Bottle of Wine — All Under $50 on Amazon"

2021: Wald & Sea Newport, RI

Collaboration to create a curation of gorgeous global finds for the home.

2019-2021: Kaleidoscope Floral Naples, FL

Collaboration featuring hand crafted items for the home.

2020-2021: Pepperstreet Studios Naples, FL

Product design for a series of candle holder designs, sold throughout southern regions.

2021: Kristiina Taylor Oregon 

2020: Starts at Sundown E-Commerce 

2020: Stamm and Black Acton, MA

A high end interior design home décor store located in Acton.

2020: Yin Yang Tea Co. Jacksonville, FL

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

2020-21: Ceramics Technician University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Managed the studios: administratives duties included repairing kilns, supervising committes, and material orders.

2019-21: Sole Proprietor Jordan Blankenship Handcrafted Ceramics 

Oversee and manage production of functional line of ceramics. In charge of 

managing inventory and designing custom lines.

2020-21: University of Massachusetts Ceramics Club: Treasurer

In charge of the budget and events. Special attention towards managing 

fundraising and sales.

2017-2019: Clay More Ceramics: Art Director

I taught the beginner & Intermediate wheel throwing courses. I ran the business operations at Claymore, duties included helping the resident artists and daily studio management. I coordinated monthly events and workshops.  Served in an administrative role  such as: 

supervising staff, assisting with hiring process, and training staff.

2019:  Surface Design Workshop Naples, FL

 2016-2019: Naples Empty Bowls  Cooridinator

Volunteer Position raising money to fight food insecurity. Helping organization reach their goal of 4,500 bowls each year. I coordinate monthly events and manage the production line.

2014-2017: Arts Exploration Club: President

In charge of the Club operations, travel, and fundraising. Planned group trips to events such as Art Basel and travel accommodations to conferences for students. 

2015-2016: University Design Group: Treasurer

In charge of the club budget and events.

2015: Florida Gulf Coast University Internship

Student Intern organizer for the Annual FGCU Empty Bowls Event. Raised over $5000.00 each year for food insecurity in our neighborhood through collaboration with Interfaith Charities 

of South Lee.

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2021: Group Exhibition: Variations in Clay: Exploring Clay as Medium in Contemporary Ceramics, New Bedford, MA

2021:Juried Applied Contemporary: Form & Function Oakland, CA ( JUROR: Christa Assad) 

2020: Juried Clay Center of New Orleans: Function Fest New Orleans, LA (JUROR: Martha Grover)

2020: CVPA Feature Jordan Blankensip

2018: Juried Bonita Springs Art Center: Black & White Exhibition Bonita Springs, FL

2017: Senior Project Exhibition Structuring Light Fort Myers, FL

2017: 19th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Fort Myers, FL

2016: Project Vanishing Visible Part of Collaboration with Artist Residency

Micheal Massaro. Fort Myers, FL

2016: 18th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Fort Myers, FL

2015: 17th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Fort Myers, FL

WORKSHOPS AND CONTINUED EDUCATION

 

2019: Craft and Legacy: Writing a History, Preserving a Field

Deer Isle, Maine: The 2019 Haystack Summer Conference

 

2019: The Complete Lisa Orr Naples, FL

2019: Steven Hill “Throwing, Assembling, Finishing, Atmospheric-Like Effects for 

Electric Firings.” Bonita Springs, FL

 

2018: Surface Design with Molly Hatch Northampton, MA

 

2018: Slip Trailing with Anabel Johnson Provided assistance with workshop

Naples, FL

 

2018: 5th Annual Florida Heat: Surface Design 

Morean Center for Clay. St. Petersburg, FL

 

SKILLS

 

Microsoft Office: Word, Power-point, Excel

Adobe Cloud Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

 

Knowledge and understanding  of kiln design experience with wood, gas and electric firings. 

Executed designs for production managing multiple product orders while staying organized and meeting deadlines.

Served in an administrative role skills in a managing studio and class scheduling. Experience Leading members and resident artist. 

 

Strong Problem Solving skills / Strong Interpersonal skills / Strong leaderships skills

 

 

 REFERENCES

 

Rebecca Hutchinson 

Professor of Art & Design: Ceramics University of Massachusetts

508-910-6683

rhutchinson@umassd.edu

 

James Lawton

Professor of Art & Design: Ceramics University of Massachusetts

508-999-8906

jlawton@umassd.edu

 

Patricia Fay

Assistant Director Bower School of Music & the Arts 

& Professor of Art:

Ceramics 

239- 590- 7229 

pfay@fgcu.edu