Biography

Education

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Honors B.A. Degree. History Major December 1992

Apprenticeships

  • 1993 — Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Doylestown, PA
  • 1988 — Suehiro Oshio, Nara, Japan
  • 1987 — Byron Temple, Lambertville, NJ

Experience / Projects

  • 1993-Present — Established Independent Ceramic Studio, Lambertville, NJ
  • 1997-2005 — KHMK Partnership for NJ Transit Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System
  • 1995-Present — Founding member, Covered Bridge Artisans, Stockton, NJ

Public Commissions / Tile Mural Installations

  • 2013 -  “Through the Trees”, Ann Klein Forensic Center, Trenton,NJ
  • 2011 –  “Somerville Seasons”, Somerville Train Station, Somerville, NJ
  • 2010 -  “Egrets”, Monroe Township Public Library, Monroe Twp, NJ
  • 2010 – Nat Turner Park, Community Tile Installation, Newark NJ
  • 2008-  “Nature in the Urban Environment”,Trenton Train Station, Trenton, NJ
  • 2007-  Roosevelt Borough Hall Community Mosaic, Roosevelt, NJ
  • 2006 -   Restoration of Tile Mural, Library for the Blind, Trenton, NJ
  • 2005 — “Pinelands Stories”, Batsto State Park Visitor's Center, Hammonton, NJ
  • 2004 — “Princeton Stories”, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, NJ
  • 2004 — “Remembrance Park”, Moorestown, NJ
  • 1997-2005 — “River Rail Revival”,NJ Transit Southern New Jersey Light Rail Transit System.    
  • 2001 — New Jersey Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, NJ
  • 1999 — New Jersey Transit, Edison Train Station, Edison, NJ
  • 1997-2000 — New Jersey Transit, Hudson–Bergen Light Rail Transit, Bayonne, NJ
  • 1998 — New Jersey War Memorial, Tile Restoration, Trenton, NJ
  • 1994-1995 — “Just So Stories”, New Jersey State House Annex, Trenton, NJ
  • 1995-Present — Private Custom Tile Installations

Gallery Exhibitions

  • 2013 – “Delaware Valley Fine Crafts Invitational”, Trenton City Museum, Trenton NJ
  • 2013 – “Witness”, Robert Beck Art Academy, Lambertville, NJ
  • 2013 - “Morven in May” Morven Museum, Princeton, NJ

Gallery Exhibitions, Cont.

  • 2012 - “Gifted”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012 - “Morven in May” Morven Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • 2011 – Holiday Invitational Exhibit, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • 2009 - “Gifted”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 - “Image, Imagine and Arts Engine”, Roma Bank Hdq.   Robbinsville, NJ
  • 2009 – “Transformation”, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Newtown, PA
  • 2008 - “Gifted”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008 – “Creative Dialogue – Art, Campus and Community” Rutgers –Camden Center for the Arts. Camden, NJ
  • 2008 - “Variations in Clay”, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • 2007 –   Solo Exhibit, The Bonovitz Space, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 –   “Mastery in Clay”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007 –   “Plates and Platters”,  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006  — “Dining by Design”, The Arts Council of Princeton, NJ
  • 2006 –   “Mastery in Clay” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006 — “Gifted”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2005  — “Sauce for the Goose”, The Arts Council of Princeton, NJ
  • 2005 — “Gifted”,  The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2003 — Stedman Gallery "Art in Transit", Rutgers Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ
  • 2003 -   “Echo of the Flame”, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Ongoing Gallery Representation

  • 2008- Present             Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • 2006 - Present            Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln NB
  • 2005 - Present            The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Grants/ Residencies

  • 2008 – Banff Centre, “Self Directed Visual Arts Residency”, Banff, Canada.
  • 2003 — Mid Atlantic Arts Council. "Artists in Communities", Grant for community tile mosaic installations in coordination with the Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
  • 2003 — New Jersey State Council on the Arts "Project Serving Artists", Grant to fund a series of firings using the South Jersey Appel Farm Wood Kiln in coordination with the Perkins Center for the Arts
  • 1999 — Centro Internazionale Studi Insegnamento Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy Taditional marble mosaic techniques Residency with Valentino Montanari

Selected Bibliography

  • State of the Arts, PBS Broadcasting Video.  “Katherine Hackl, Potter and Tilemaker”, December 2011. Produced by Susan Wallner.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iys9hEZq-q8
  • Artful Blogger, “The most Wonderful Time of the Year”, Nov. 13, 2010, Ilene Dube
  • Artful Blogger, “Everything Falls into Place”, Sept. 13, 2010, Ilene Dube
  • Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Video Interview, “Creative Dialogue – Art, Campus and Community” July 9 – Oct. 18 2008, www.rutgerscamdenarts.org/exhibitions/
  • Time Off, Princeton Packet, “For the Earth”, Ilene Dube, May 9, 2008, pp. 7
  • Bucks County Herald, “Covered Bridge Artisans”, November 16, 2006, pp.48
  • Time Off, Princeton Packet, “Carved in Clay”, August 25, 2006
  • New Jersey Network – State of the Arts, November 18th, 2005. "Art in the Public Square"
  • Cercone, Diana. "Necessities of Life", Hunterdon County Town & Country, Spring 2005, pp. 46-51
  • New Jersey Network – State of the Arts, Video Program #2016 May 4th, 5th, 2002. "Noborigama Wood–fired Kiln"
  • Purcell, Janet. "Inside the Artists Studio", The Times, November, 23, 2001, pp. G3–G4
  • Negoescu, Lloyd. Radio Interview, February 26, 1998. WDVR Radio, Sergeantsville, NJ
  • Ball, Kathleen. "Handmade", New Jersey Country Roads, Holiday 1997, Vol. 8/No. 5, pp. 78–81
  • Janas, Stephen. "All Roads Lead to Artistry", Time Off/ Princeton Packet, November 22, 1996, pp. 11–13
  • New Jersey Network and the New Jersey Office of Legislative Services. Documentary of the restoration of the New Jersey State House Annex.

Courses/ Workshops

  • 2013 – Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Bronze Casting with Beverley Penn, Deer Isle, Maine
  • 2013 – Peters Valley, Introduction to Jewelry Making with Raychel Wengenroth, Layton, NJ
  • 2010 – Anderson Ranch, “Growing Sculpture” workshop with Michael Sherrill,  Snowmass, CO
  •  2010 – Hunterdon County Polytech Tig Welding Class, Flemington, NJ
  •  2003 – Hunterdon County Polytech, Basic Welding Class, Flemington, NJ
  • 2002 – Raven Studios Blacksmithing apprenticeship, Lambertville, NJ
  • 2002 — Peters Valley, Layton, NJ Introductory Blacksmithing with Meagan Crowley
  • 2000 — Alfred University, Alfred, NY Ceramic workshop taught by John Gill, Mary Law, and Sun Yuh Koo
  • 1999 — Centro Internazionale Studi Insegnamento Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy Taditional marble mosaic techniques taught by Valentino Montanari
  • 1997 — Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY Traditional mosaic techniques taught by Robert Hickman.
  • 1995 — Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME Introductory glass blowing workshop taught by Brian Pike.