EDUCATION

2008

  • MFA in Ceramics / Secondary in Sculpture, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

2004

  • BFA in Ceramics, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

  • BSED Art Education-Comprehensive (K-12), Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

August 2019 - Present - Adjunct Instructor / Ceramics - St. Louis Community College, St. Louis Missouri

April 2019 - Present - Educational Technician - St. Louis Community College, St. Louis Missouri

January 2019 - Present - Ceramics Chair / Instructor - Craft Alliance - Grand Center, St. Louis, Missouri

October 2017 - Oct. 2018 - Co-Deputy Director (Oversight specific to the Education Center) - The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China

August 2016 - May 2017 - Instructor / Head of Ceramics Department - The University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida 

July 2012 - December 2015 - Instructor / Resident Artist - The Pottery Workshop, Shanghai, China

Fall 2011 & Spring 2012 - Instructor - Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts - Fudan (SIVA), Shanghai, China

August 2011 - May 2012 - Instructor - Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

June 2008 - August 2011 - Design Studio Manager - The Pottery Workshop,  Jingdezhen, China

2004-2005 - Art Educator - Keysor Elementary, Kirkwood R-7 School District, Kirkwood, Missouri


COURSES TAUGHT

  • Introduction to Handbuilding

  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing

  • Advanced Wheel Throwing

  • Material Studies - Clay & Glaze Formulation

  • Mold Making

  • Atmospheric Kiln Firing - Raku, Pit, Soda & Wood Firing

  • Introduction to 3D Design


SELECT PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Mandarin Proficiency - HSK Level 3

  • Advanced Wheel & Handbuilding Techniques

  • Mold Making

  • Ceramic Production Processes for the Designer, Individual, & Industry

  • Kiln Building

  • Glaze Formulation & Calculation

  • Basic Welding & Metal Fabrication Skills

  • Basic Wood Working & Construction Skills

  • Classroom Management & Teaching


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Stratum: Ian Thomas, Andrea Moon, Dryden Wells, Wesley Harvey, NCECA exhibition, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

2017

  • New Works by Andrea L. Moon & Dryden Wells, The Kiln Studio and Gallery, Fairhope, Al. April 7th-30th

  • Contemporary Ceramics 2017, Curated by Brad Schwieger; The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, September 23rd- November 25th

  • State of the Art 2018 National Biennial Invitational, Giertz Gallery, Parkland College, Champaign, IL. Curated by Bill Griffith, November 13th, 2017 - February 3rd, 2018

2016 

  • Generations, (NCECA) Conference “Makers, Mentors and Milestones,” Filipino Cultural Center, Kansas City, Missouri. March 13th- 19th

2015

  • Post China: A Ceramic Journey, College of the Redwoods Creative Arts Gallery, Eureka, California.  March 1st-27th

  • 1,000 Cups IV, KuaiYi Space, Hangzhou, China, December 25, 2015 - January 10th, 2016, KuaiYi Space, Hangzhou, China

  • Left back & Right back Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, Curated by Yan Ze Jiang, Nanjing Shang Yuan Gallery, Nanjing, China, November 1-30


SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2017

  • CAST: Art and Objects Made Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process, by Jen Townsend & Renée Zettle-Sterling, ISBN: 9780764353383, pages 210 & 222, 2 images

2014

  • China Ceramics Illustrated, “Traditional and Modern Culture of Shanghai,” November, Issue 11, pages 38-43, 9 images