conceptual artist: Ceramicist/Sculptor/Photographer



EMAIL: jazmyn.azure[at]gmail.com​            

​INSTAGRAM: jazmyn_azure

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2013 – 2020

Play With Clay, El Cerrito, CA

  • Owner/Studio Manager responsible for all ceramic studio operations, advertising, business development, curriculum design and relationship management with students and members
  • Responsible for training and managing all staff in all ceramic processes
  • Maintained all business and accounting, tracked and improved sales trends within the studio, book keeping



2015- 2018                                  


Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Graduate Assistant

  • Beginning Ceramics Professor of Record (Fall 2016/Spring 2017/Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • Introduction to Art History I & II Graduate Instructor (Fall 2017/Spring 2018)
  • 3D Foundations Graduate Instructor (Fall 2016/Spring 2017)
  • Ceramic Studio Technician (Fall 2015/Spring 2016)
    • Mixed studio glazes/slips/stains, loading/firing/unloading kilns, restocking dry chemical materials while keeping track of invintory and other general ceramics studio maintenance. 
  • Assistant to Pattie Chalmers, as the head of the Undergraduate Department, photographer of promotional events for art department  (Spring 2016) 




2015-present


Licensed substitute teacher in grades k-8 for the State of Illinois in Jackson, Anderson, Union and Perry countries, IL


2014 - 2015

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

  • Graduate teaching assistant in Wheel Throwing I (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
  • Ceramic studio technician (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)
    • Mixed studio glazes, loading/firing/unloading kilns, -restocking dry chemical materials as well as light wheel/kiln repair
  • Graduate teaching assistant for Sculpture I (Spring 2015)
    • included teaching word working hand and power tools instruction, mold making and basic welding techniques.
  • Sculpture studio monitor/instructor during open studio hours (Fall 2014/Spring 2015)



2013 – 2014

Le Conte Elementary School, Berkeley, CA

  • After school ceramics program coordinator and teacher for grades k-5.
  • Wrote lesson plans for two classes considering age range and skill levels.
  • Transported necessary supplies and art between studio and school for firing.



2012- 2014

Lifetouch, Hayward, CA

  • Traveling senior portrait photographer 
  • Responsible for transporting and setting up lights, backdrops, and cameras
  • In studio portrait photographer and digital editor
  • www.LifeTouch.com



2011-2012

Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA

  • Gallery photographer and image editor for website postings, includ sales and marketing
  • Digital designer of flyers/postcards/posters used as advertisements for upcoming hosted events at the art center
  • www.MendocinoArtCenter.org



2008-2011

Girly Steel, Noblesville, IN

  • Apprentice in welding to independent metal artist Joanie Weber
  • Photographed artwork and routinely updated website
  • Facilitated sales, organized orders, and helped as administrative assistant
  • www.GirlySteel.com



 
2006-2009 

Kingshots Photography, Indianapolis, IN

  • Photographer for contracted local public, charity, business events and sporting events
  • Photoshop editor and designer of commercial template products and advertisements
  • www.KingShots.com




2007-2009

StarQuest International, Headquarters located in Raleigh, NC

  • Action photographer on National Performing Arts Dance Competition Tour
  • Provided nationwide sales and customer service
  • www.StarQuest.com



2009 Summer 

NJY Camps, Milford, PA

  • Camp counselor/ instructor  
  • www.NjyCamps.org




ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:
2016 
Ceramics workshop shop instructor for SIU campus Art Day event, Carbondale, IL

2015                                    
Substitute ceramics instructor at The Armory, West Palm Beach, FL

2014                                    
Substitute ceramics teacher at Mill Valley Ceramics Studio, Mill Valley, CA

2013                                   
Contracted custom ceramics artist to DZINE interior designers, San Francisco, CA

2011-2012                  
Selected Resident ceramic artist at Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA 

2010                                    
Teacher Assistant to Professor Lesley Baker, configured color ceramic digital decal printer, IN

Summer 2010                                     
Selected Resident Ceramics Artist, Two Stones LLC., Keene, NY                                                     

2009                  
Curator and organizer of Surfaces Within, student government off campus, juried student show; Collaborated with Indianapolis Arts Council at the Indianapolis Arts Garden, Indianapolis.      





EDUCATION:

2015 – 2018                  
MFA- Ceramics, and a teaching certificate in Art History, Southern Illinois University, SIU, Carbondale, IL  (GPA 4.0) 

2014 - 2015                 
MFA-Visual Arts with a focus on Ceramics, Florida Atlantic University, FAU, Boca Raton, FL (GPA 3.7) 


2007-2011                  
BFA-Ceramics, BFA-Photography, Minor-Art History, Herron School of Art and Design, 
IUPUI-Indianapolis, IN ( GPA 3.4) 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:​
2017

  • Best in Show; The Shinning


2015

  •  Awarded Honorable Mention; Juried Student Show
  • John McCoy Ceramics Scholarship Reciprocate
  •  FAU Friedland Project Grant Reciprocate


2008-2011 

  • IUPUI Deans List


2010 

  • IUPUI Educational Enhancement Grant Reciprocate



 
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
2016- 2018

  • Secretary of the SIU ceramics clay club Southern Clay Works


2014-2015
President of the Ceramics’ Guild of Florida Atlantic University

  • delegated meetings, introduced visiting artist lectures, and organized fundraisers for the organization.


2012

  • Art Workshop Instructor, Three Rivers Charter Schools of Mendocino, CA 


2010-2011

  • Photography Mentor, to inner city 8th graders through Indianapolis Public School's Key Learning Center.  Indianapolis, IN
  • Welding Workshop Instructor, for Future Farmers of America Conference, Indianapolis Arts Center, IN
  • Special Olympics Event Photographer, Indianapolis, IN


2008-2010

  • President of Student Council, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

lead monthly meetings, and organized student involvement opportunities in the Indianapolis community


2009                 

  • Student Senator, representative of Herron School of Art for IUPUI Student Government
  • Coordinator of Community Volunteer Event, exterior mural painting for New Life Ministries, nonprofit organization, Indianapolis, IN                        


2007-2011

  • Volunteer for Herron Open House tour guide for prospective students, information desk


   

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017

  • What I learned in The 18th Grade, Carbondale, IL      


2015    

  • Bits and Bobs, ceramics, Surplus Gallery, Carbondale, IL                               
  • Juried Student Show, ceramics, Ritter Gallery, Boca Raton, FL                                
  • Guilt By Association, ceramics, Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, IN


2014                                    

  • America’s Clay Fest II, ceramics, Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, CA


2013                                    

  • Glyph, ceramics, The Ark Gallery, San Jose, CA
  • California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, ceramics, Davis, CA


2012                                   

  • Annual Teapot Show, ceramics, The Potter’s Studio, Berkeley, CA
  • Presenting the Potter’s Studio, ceramics, Leslie’s Ceramics, Berkeley, CA
  • California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, ceramics, Davis, CA
  • Mendocino Annual A.I.R. Show, photography, Nicholas Gallery, Mendocino, CA
  • Fresh Invitational Exhibition, ceramics, Odd Fellows Hall, Mendocino, CA


2011                                    

  • Pancakes and Booze, ceramics, Gallery 351, San Francisco, CA
  • The Senior’s Present, photography, Indy Indie Artist Colony Gallery, Indianapolis, IN


2010                                    

  • Collaborative Show, ceramics, Murphy Arts Building, Indianapolis, IN                       
  • The Artists Formally Known as Prints, photography, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
  • Excalibur, photography, Wheeler Arts Community, Indianapolis, IN


2009                                   

  • 2101 Ceramic Properties, ceramics, Alternate Gallery Space, Indianapolis, IN                              
  • Combustible Apophenia, photography. Murphy Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Art Couture, wearable art, Basile Gallery, Indianapolis, IN



 

PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE:​

  • Successfully demonstrates organizational and leadership management competencies
  • Promotes team building through employee coaching and targeted training
  • Results oriented client relationship manager and instructor
  • Excelled at meeting and exceeding national sales goals
  • Designed advertisements and publicity in addition to commercial templates
  • Implemented programs to facilitate results for all learning styles and instructional settings
  • Proficient: Apple, Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Creative      Suite (Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6, and Elements. Ext.)
  • Photography: SLR 35mm film/digital camera, various studio lighting systems, black and white and color dark room, film developing, and digital printing color correction
  • Expert in ceramic processes: wheel throwing, hand building, slip casting, image transfer, photo decals, electric and gas kiln firings and clay and glaze dry mixing chemistry
  • Wood and metal power and welding tools; TIG-welding, MIG-welding, plasma torchType your paragraph here.