Debbie Thompson

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  Email: duthom@umich.ed                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                               

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, University of Michigan, 1972

  • K-12 Teaching Certificate University of Michigan School of Education, 1972

  • Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan, 1979

  • 30 graduate credit hours in Studio Art, 1989-2004

 

WORK HISTORY

      

  • Ceramic Instructor Ann Arbor Potters Guild  2016

  • Integrated Arts Instructor  University of Michigan  2008 - 2010

  • Visual Art Instructor  Washtenaw Community College 2007 - present

  • Ceramic Instructor Ann Arbor Potters Guild   2008-2009

  • Visual Art Instructor, Ann Arbor Public Schools 1972 - 2007

  • Art Department Chairperson, Pioneer High School, 1995- 2007

  • Instructor for “History of Transportation” ceramic mural sponsored by the Washtenaw Counsel for the Arts, 1987

  • Visual Art Teacher, Ann Arbor Art Center “Art for Children, 1971 – 1973

AWARDS

   

  •  2018 Acquisition; International Dinnerware Museum 

  •  2011 Peoples Choice Award Slusser Gallery, Alumni Show, University of Michigan AA, MI

  •  2010 Honorable Mention  Slusser, Gallery , Alumni Show, University of Michigan AA, MI

  •  2005 Michigan Art Education Honorable Mention, Lansing, MI

  •  2000 Saginaw Valley College Purchase Award, Saginaw, MI

  •  1995 Michigan Art Education Association Purchase Award Lansing, MI

  •  1986 Michigan Potters Association Merit Award Detroit Artists Market Detroit,  MI

  •  1985 University of Michigan Hospital Art Acquisition Award  AA, MI

  •  1980 Michigan Art Education Honorable Mention Lansing, MI

  •  1978 Michigan Art Education Purchase Award  Lansing, MI

  •  1976 Michigan Art Education Purchase Award  Lansing, MI

EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016 Cake; International Dinnerware Museum AA, MI

  • 2016  Out of the Fire; Northville Art House   Northville, MI

  • 2015 Clay Power; Power Center AA, MI

  • 2015 Dancing Dog Christmas Exhibit  AA,  MI

  • 2014  Connections and Links; Solo Exhibition, Clay Gallery AA, MI

  • 2014 Table of Contents; Clay Gallery, AA, MI

  • 2013 Washtenaw Community College Faculty Show, Gallery One,  AA, MI

  • 2012 Echo; Clay Gallery, AA, MI

  • 2012 University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition; Slusser Gallery AA, MI

  • 2011 Ella Sharp Museum; Jackson, MI

  • 2011 University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition; Slusser Gallery AA, MI

  • 2010 Michigan Art Education Association; Work Gallery, AA,  MI

  • 2010 University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition; Slusser Gallery, AA, MI

  • 2009 Buckham Gallery University of Michigan; “Loss”  Flint, MI

  • 2007 University of Michigan Alumni Exhibition; Slusser Gallery AA, MI

  • 2006 Michigan Art Education Association; Work Gallery, AA, MI

  • 2002 Mail Art - Post Modernism; Ann Arbor Art Center AA, MI

  • 2002 A Room of One’s Own; Michigan Guild Gallery AA, MI

  • 2001 Out of the Fire; University of Michigan Slusser Gallery Potters Guild AA, MI

  • 1999 Garden Sculpture; Henry Ford Museum Dearborn, MI

  • 1999 From Classroom to Studio; Ann Arbor Art Center;  AA, MI

  • 1994 Earthly Delights, Art for the Garden; Meadowbrook Hall, Rochester, MI

  • 1994 Ann Arbor Artists & Educators;  Kerrytown Concert House,  AA, MI

  • 1992 Ann Arbor Artists & Educators;  Kerrytown Concert House,  AA, MI

  • 1990 Ann Arbor Artists & Educators;  Kerrytown Concert House,  AA, MI

  • 1992 Adrian College Invitational; Adrian, MI

  • 1990 Ann Arbor Potters Guild, 40th Anniversary Homestead Gallery, Ohio

  • 1988 Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor Teachers Exhibit AA, MI

  • 1987 Plates and Platters Pewabic Pottery Detroit, MI

  • 1985 Ann Arbor Potters Guild 35th Anniversary Bowling Green,  OH

  • 1985 Michigan Potters Association Juried Exhibit; Shelo-Shevel Gallery, AA MI

  • 1984 Nat’l Ceramics Invitational Exhibit, Bowling Green State University OH

  • 1983 Ann Arbor Art Teachers Exhibit AA

  • 1980 Ann Arbor Art Teachers Exhibit AA

  • 1977 A Bit of Whimsy; Ann Arbor Art Center AA

 

SELECTED PRESS

 

  • Old West Side News; June 2016

  • Ann Arbor.com October 21, 2013     

  • Clay Times Magazine;  October, 2012

  • Toledo Blade;  February 9, 1992

  • Ann Arbor News;  July 8, 1987

  • Ann Arbor News; December 14, 1986

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

  • Clay Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Ann Arbor Potters Guild

  • Ann Arbor Art Educators Association

  • Michigan Ceramics Education Association

  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

 

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