©2018 by Knoche Studio. Proudly created with Wix.com

My work has a solid foundation in material. I am drawn to the color, texture, and feel of clay. The way in which clay records the mark of the touch shows a raw gesture of movement of the maker. This emotive connection to object making predates historical record keeping and holds its roots to the deepest parts of human nature and desire. Studying the history of ceramics and art in general, I have developed a palette that is derived in material methodology. I have always been intrigued in experimental methods of art making, and my process of creating comes from a place of the historical, personal, and contemporary.

I use clay as a means of expressing my perceptions of time and space. The prevalence of time in my work is activated by present and geological time.  I am interested in conceptual abstraction of ceramics as a material. I see clay as both fragile and durable, sophisticated and primitive. I create artwork that reflects natural formations while embracing new technologies and contemporary practices. I derive my conceptual ideas from environmental and political landscapes and respond to my surrounding in whichever setting I find myself in, both physically and mentally.

 

PORTFOLIO

Studio Collection

 

GLACIAL MILK

2018

Porcelain, Glaze, acrylic, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
24"x12"x16"

COMPRESSION FLOW

2018

Porcelain, terracotta, Extruded, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation.
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
22"x12"x12"

RUBRUM ENTROPY

2018

Porcelain, acrylic, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
24"x12"x16"

REACTION

2018

Hand-built stoneware, Glaze, Oxide, Slip, Paint, Rubber. Cone 10 Reduction.
18"x12"x12"

ALLUVIUM DISCO

2018

Porcelain, terracotta, basalt, hand-built. Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
31"x 24"x11"

RUBBERIZED STRATA

2018

Hand-built stoneware, Rubber. Cone 10 Reduction.
22"x12"x12"

BERGSCHRUND DRIP

2018

Porcelain, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
18"x 12"x12"

PRESSURE FAULT

2018

Basalt Clay, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
24" x 12"x12"

DIAMICTON CORROSION

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
22"x12"x9"

PAST, FUTURE SURFACE

2018

Terracotta, steel, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
18"x18"x4"

DEEP FISSURES

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
18"x11"x9"

IRON GLEY

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation

This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.

22"x12"x9"

CRUDE

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
24"x18"x16"

SUB STRATA

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
19"x 12"x12"

MINE SITE

2016

Hand built, terracotta, created using pulverized clay pressed into a mold.
23"x8"

SURFACE COMPILATION

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
18"x12"x10"

COLLUVIUM

2018

Porcelain, Oxides, Slip, Glaze, Cone 6 Oxidation
This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows for the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.
31"x26"x16"

BASALT CONVERGENT

2019

Basalt Clay, Oxides, Slip, Glaze Cone 6 Oxidation

This piece was fired using pulverized clay formed into molds and fired to peak temperature. This process allows the clay to respond to the heat and stress of the kiln.

29"x15"x10"

WORKS ON PAPER

2Dimensional Artwork

 

RED MARK

2018

Silk Screen
24"x14"

BLACK AND WHITE

2018

Silk Screen
24"x14"

RUBRUM

2018

Silk Screen
24"x14"

OVER ARCHING

2018

Wood Block Print, Gesso, String.
31"x18"

CV

EDUCATION

MFA, Studio Art, Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville, 2014
BFA, Studio Art, Ball State University, 2010
AS. Lewis and Clark Community College, 2006

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX, 2016-Present
Instructor, Greenwich House Pottery School of Art, NYC, 2015-2016
Instructor, Jacoby Arts Academy, Ceramic Instructor, Alton, Illinois 2014- 2015
Teaching Assistant, SIUE 2011-2014

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Instructional Specialist Ceramics and Sculpture, Brookhaven College, 2016-Present           
Studio and Fabrications Manager, Greenwich House Pottery, NYC 2015-2016
Instructor, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL, 2014
Board of Education, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL 2014
Graduate Assistant, Ceramic Technician, SIUE 2013-2014
Graduate Assistant, Sculpture/Woodshop, SIUE 2012-2013
Graduate Assistant, Ceramic Technician, SIUE 2011-2012
Machine Operator, Computer Numerical Control, HGH Products 2012 2014
Lathe Operator, Computer Numerical Control, HGH Products 2012-2014
Ceramic Studio Assistant, Ball State University 2009
Woodshop Assistant, Ball State University 2009

SELECTED EXHIBITION

2019

Invitational, Two person show, Timothy Harding, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

Invitational, “In a Pinch”, Brazos Gallery, Dallas, TX

Invitational, Steinbeisser Experimental Gastronomy Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands, New York City, 99 Scott, James Beard Foundation, Vienna, Italy

Gyeonggi International Korean Ceramic Biennale Icheon, Yeoju and Gwangu, Korea

53rd Annual NCECA Exhibition, Form Will Find its Way, Juror: Elizabeth Carpenter, Minneapolis, MN


2018

Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

Invitational, Chaos, Ro2 Gallery, Dallas, TX

Invitational, Art Aspen, Aspen Colorado

Invitational, Ro2 Gallery, “Charma Cameleon”, Dallas, TX

Invitational, Ro2 Gallery, “Sideshow” Dallas Art Fair, Dallas TX

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist 2018

Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Juror: Lauren Mabry, Philadelphia, PA

Faculty Exhibition, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX

Curated, Group Exhibition, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas

Invitational, Group Exhibition, James May Gallery, Algoma, WI

Invitational, ISAS Fine Arts Festival, Hockaday, Dallas, TX


2017

Invitational, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

Invitational, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX

Invitational, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL

Contemporary, Conception Global Art Collective, Dallas, TX

Landscape, Light, Space and Time Gallery Jupiter, FL

Faculty Exhibition, Brookhaven Community College, TX

Chaos, RO2 Gallery, Dallas, TX

Crafting Resistance, ACLU, Janehartsook Gallery, NYC, NY

New Texas Talent, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX

Solo Exhibition Brookhaven College Studio Gallery, Farmers Branch TX

Invitational, PAA Gallery, Plano Art District, TX

University of Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition, Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery and Witchita Falls Museum of Art, Juror: Virginia Marsh

REDUX: Transformation 6x6 Invitational, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY


2016

Open Studios Exhibition at the Cedars, Dallas, Tx

Brookhaven College, Faculty Exhibition, Dallas, Tx        

Irons in the Fire, Campanion Gallery, Juror: Justin Rothshank, Homboldt, TN

Tristate of Mind Emerging Artist, Juror: Leslie Ferrin, Port Chester NY

41 Years of Lineage SIUE MFA Exhibition, NCECA, Morton Ballroom, Kansas City, MO


2015        

Invitational, A.I.R. Retrospective of Artist in Residence Strathnairn, Canberra, Australia

Edwardsville Art Center, Cup Show Invitational, Edwardsville,

Made in Clay III, NYC, Invitational Exhibition

Origins in Clay III, Brooklyn Water Front Arts Coalition, Juror: Judith Schwartz, NY

Jane Hartsook Gallery, Faculty and Staff Show, New York City, NY

Dirty South Mug Competition, River Oaks Square Art Center, LA, Juror: Tom Coleman

Twin Cups Ceramic Exhibition, Missouri Western State University, MO, Juror: Steven Hill


2014       

Invitational, “Disturb NCECA”, Milwaukee, WI

25th Annual Teapot Show “On the Road Again”, Juror Joan Houlehen, WI

Group show: Sarah Gillispie and Adam Knoche, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL

Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, Perceptive Connections, West Gallery Art and Design, IL

 Invitational, SIUE Ceramic Exhibition, Curator: Eric Hoefer, Edwardsville, IL, MUC Gallery

Invitational, Governor French Academy Exhibition, Belleville, IL

Invitational Holiday Show, Jacoby Art Center, Edwardsville, IL

Annual Graduate Exhibition, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL, Juror: Stephine Kirkland


2013       

Invitational Tea for Two, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, curated by Joan Houlehen

Invitational Graduate Ceramic Exhibition, Greenville College, Greenville, IL

Holiday Show, Invitational, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton,

Francis Park Art in the Park, Francis Park, St. Louis MO

Graduate and Faculty Show, Edwardsville, IL, MUC Gallery

23rd Annual Teapot Show, Chicago, IL, Chiaroscuro Gallery

Solo Exhibition, Stone Bridge Valley Art Center, Michael, IL

2013 Teabowl National, KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO, Juror: Doug Jeppesen


2012        

Schlafly Bottleworks Art Outside, St. Louis MO

Functional/Dysfunctional, Morean Art Center, Jurors Steve Young Lee, and Kathy King

Drink This! The Workhouse International Ceramic Cup Show, Lorton Arts Foundation, Juror Linda Arbuckle

Cup of Comfort International Ceramics Biennial, Swope Art Museum/Halcyon Art Gallery, Juror Ray Chen

Solo Exhibition, Woolshed, Strathnairn Art Association, Canberra Australia

Student Success Show, Morris University Art Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois, Juror

Michael Parrett  

Graduate Show Exhibition, New Wagner Gallery, Edwardsville, Illinois, Juror: Arny Nadler


2011        

Invitational Exhibition, Artsplace Gallery, Portland Indiana


2010        

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Surfaces of Traditions Lost, Atrium Gallery, Ball State      

University, Muncie Indiana

Last Call Juried National Exhibition. St. Petersburg Clay Center, St. Petersburg FL, Juror Adam Yungbluth, Matt Schiemann

Bookish Ball State University Center Gallery, Muncie Indiana

Feats of Clay, Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation, Gladding McBean Factory Gallery.

Lincoln, CA Juror: William Van Gilder

Exhibition of Ball State University 3-D Arts, Center Gallery, Muncie, Indiana

One Night Stand, Downtown Arts walk Exhibition, Muncie Indiana

Third Annual Cup Show, Form and Function, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama

City FL, Jill Foot-Hutton

8 Fluid Ounces Glassell Gallery, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA, Juror: Andy Shaw

10th Annual National Juried Cup Show Kent State University School of Arts Downtown     

Gallery, Juror Dean Adams

RESIDENCY

Strathnairn Art Association, Canberra, Australia, Summer, 2012

AWARDS

2017   Best in Show, Light, Time and Space Gallery
2014   Thomas D. Gipe Sculpture award
2013   Recipient of the RGGS (Research Grant for Graduate Student
2011   $1,000 Purchase Award, Permanent Collection, Student Success Show, SIUE
2010   Ball State Annual Student Show, Best in Show Award
2010 “Bookish” Best in Show Award

VISITING ARTIST

Workshop/Demonstration A&M Commerce University, Commerce, TX 2018
Workshop/Demonstration and Lecture, Pacific University 2018
Hockaday, ISAS, Workshop Leader and lecturer, 2018
Brookhaven County Community College, Workshop and Lecture, 2016
Jacoby Art Center, Primitive Ceramics: Obtaining local materials for glazes and clays, Two day Workshop. Alton, Illinois, 2014
2-day Guest Artist, Demonstration, Althoff High School, Belleville, Illinois, Spring 2013
2-day workshop, Nashville, Tennessee, Vanderbilt University, Fall 2012
Guest Lecturer, Canberra Potter’s Society, Canberra, Australia, Summer 2012
2-day workshop Strathnairn Arts Association, Canberra, Australia, Summer 2012

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Ro2 Gallery, Dallas TX
Strathnairn Art Association Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Craft ACT, Canberra, Australia
Jacoby Art Center, Alton Illinois

 

CONTACT ME