Ken Turner 12643 12th Avenue South Seattle, WA 98168
Phone:  (206) 660.8464 Email:  Web:
June 1st 2014
Sammamish High School Graduate, Bellevue, WA, 1975
Peninsula Community College, Port Angeles, WA, 1975- 77
Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 1978-79
Attended workshops presented by Patti Warashina, Betty Woodman, Jean Griffith, Peter Voulkos, Robert Turner, Juan Quezada, John Harris, Robert Piepenburg, Regnor Reinholdtsen,
Glenn Grishkoff, Rosette Gault, Paul Lewing, and extended workshops with Robert Sperry in Sun Valley, Idaho, Michael Cardew in New Mexico and Ken Ferguson in Seattle.
Apprenticed for designer/craftsman Courtney Branch, 1977-78, 1980-82
Duties included; all phases of ceramic studio production, management, and sales.
Designed, constructed and maintain a private studio in Seattle 1983 - Present
Designed, built, and repaired various types of kilns, and other ceramic equipment.
American Museum of Ceramic Art, gift from the Frieda K. Bradsher collection, 2008
Commissioned to create a pitcher for the James Goode Collection, 2008
Invited by (CWCIE) to return to China to led another Arts and Cultural exchange, spring 2008-09
Co-curator international ceramic exhibition “East Meets West” Jingdezhen , China 2006
Led a Professional & Cultural Arts Exchange in China, spring 2006
Invited by a an office of the Chinese Government (CWCIE) to lead a Professional & Cultural Arts Exchange in China, 2005
Jingdezhen Millennium Wall Project, organized by Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Museum.
SCAN TV Panel Discussion, Panelist China Exchange 2006
BizArt 2006 Presenter, Edmonds, WA 2006
Collaborated with, and conducted experiments for Alexander A. Kostrikov, Laboratory for comparative Planetology, Vernadsky Institute, Moscow, Russia, to help prove his theory of spirals in the North polar cap of Mars are evidence of an ancient Ice sheet collapse. 2004
Faces for Life benefit for Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA 2001-03 & 2006
Pratt Fine Arts Center annual auction, Seattle, WA 2003 thru 2007
Artist Trust Annual Art Auctions, Seattle, WA  1998 thru 2007
Poncho Annual Art Auction, Seattle, WA
Bellevue Boys & Girls Club Auction
 Lecture / Demonstration Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. 2003
 Commissioned to create a commemorative plate presented by Bellevue Community College to Bunka Women's University in Tokyo, Japan, to mark their sister-college agreement and the 5O-year anniversary of Bunka Women's University, 2000
 Participating in research project on contemporary plate makers for: Jo Buffalo, Senior Renwick Fellow, Research and Scholar Center, National Museum of American Art Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., 1997
Evergreen Hospital plate collection, Kirkland, WA 1996
Safeco Corporate Art Collection thirteen platters, 1993
First Annual Washington Ceramic Showcase, Honorable Mention, 2001
5Oth Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Patron Show Cash Award for Excellence in Ceramics, 1996
Sandpiper Gallery, Edmonds, WA, Juried Show, Honorable Mention, 1995
Washington Potters Association Annual Show, Best of Show Award, 1995
Washington Potters Association Annual Show, Jurors Award Top Honors, 1994
Village Art Gallery, Invitational Pottery Competition and Exhibit, Grand Award, 1994
500 Teapots Volume 2, Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. 2013
·         Graceful Elegance by MM Gornell & Ken Turner, Art Design Mag., China, 2010
·         Surface Design for Ceramics by Maureen Mills, Lark Books, 2008
·         China Painting & Overglaze by Paul Lewing, American Ceramic Society, 2007
·         Works by Ceramic Artists from Around World Shanghai Fine Arts Pub., 2006                    
·         “500 Pitchers” Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form, Lark Books, 2006
The Extruder Book by Daryl E. Baird, 2000
·The Spirit of Clay by Robert Pipenburg, 1995                                          
Pottery making Illustrated “Raku Firing” Mar./Apr. 2003               
The Seattle Catalogue, cover, 1999.                                          
The Seattle Catalogue, 1998.                                                                                                          
Eastside Weekly, "Work Hard, Clay Hard" Interview, 1997  
·Pacific NW Arts Fair Catalog, Featured Artist, 1997  
Highline News, Moshier Art Center Story, 1996                                                    
Seattle Times, Journal American,
Pacific NW Art Fair Pre-Show Publicity 1996                                    
The Daily Record, Show Review, Ellensburg, WA, 1992                     
·Journal American, Pre-Show Publicity, 1977 
American Ceramic Society Potters Council Regional Conference “Alternative Firing Surfaces” Minneapolis, MN 2013
Artists Connect, Art Works, Edmonds, WA 2007
Breaking the Surface – Potters Council, Port Hadlock, WA 2007 
Moshier Art Center, Burien, WA 2006, 07
Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China 2006 & 2008 
Ceramics Factory One, Yixing, China, 06
Fine Arts collage of Shanghai University, Shanghai, 06
BizArt 2006 Presenter, Edmonds, WA  
FuLe International Ceramic Art Museums & Fuping Pottery Art Village, Shaanxi, China 2006
Seattle Art Museum, 2005   
SCAN TV interview, 2005  
Demonstration / Lecture - Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA. 2003
Reaching Beyond: The Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60
Juried exhibition at Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA. 2014
Northwest Ceramics Invitational ~ Form and Function Kolva Sullivan Gallery & Trackside Studio Ceramic Art Gallery, Spokane, WA.  2013
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, “Uncommon Gifts” Spokane, WA 2012
Museum of Northwest Art, Tulipier Exhibition, La Connor, WA 2012
Gallery Space, Extreme, Extraordinary & Exquisite, Bellevue College, WA 2012
Three Northwest Classic Potters, Salty Dog Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012
Gallery of Fine Woodworking, “The Clay Edge” Seattle, WA 2012
Shoreline Community College, “A Lasting Impression” WA 2012
Clay Art Center, “Centered on the Northwest” Tacoma, WA 2012
Maude Kerns Art Center, “Touchable” Eugene, OR 2012
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 2010
Pots Gallery, Northwest Clay Artist, Freemont, WA 2011
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA 2010
The Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington; Seattle, WA - 2010
Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA - 2010
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA – 2010-12
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA - 2010
Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA – 2010
Robert Sperry Symposium Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue WA 2009
Influence Inspiration Innovation, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA 2008
NWDC Exhibition at MUSEO Gallery, Langley, WA 2008
High-Tech-Low-Tech Kenneth J. Minneart Art Center, Olympia, WA 2007
American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA - 2008
Jingdezhen China Ceramic Museum, International JingDeZhen Ceramic Fair, China 2007
Mapping the Form – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO 2007
Breaking the Surface - Mine Gallery, Port Hadlock, WA 2007
Concept Exhibition of Post Imperial Porcelain, Palace Museum Beijing, China 2006-7
East Meets West International Art Exhibition, Sanbao Gallery, Jingdezhen, China 2006
Artist Trust Annual Invitational, Seattle, WA 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
Northwest Arts Fair - Bellevue Art Museum Fair, Bellevue, WA, 1987 to 2007 
“TEACH” Seattle area ceramic instructors’ exhibit, Pottery Northwest Gallery Seattle, WA 2006
7th Annual Clay Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeru d’Alene, ID 2006
“Altared” Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA 2006SELECTED PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle WA 2006 - 2007
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA Innovational Art Auction, 2005, 2007
2005 Jingdezhen International Ceramic Expo, Jingdezhen, China 2005
2005 Jingdezhen International Invitational Exhibition, Jingdezhen National Ceramic Museum, Jingdezhen, China 2005
Four Northwest Ceramic Artist, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA 2005
Washington Potters’ Assoc. Retrospective Exhibition, The Gallery, Tacoma, WA 2004
Northwest Designer Craftsman Show, Allied Arts Museum, Richland, WA 2004
Kirkland Arts Center Faculty Show, Kirkland, WA 2004
Allied Arts, Richmond, WA, juried group show, 2001
Bailey, Banks, & Biddile, Bellevue, WA, solo show, 2001
Washington Ceramics Showcase, Convention Center in Seattle, WA, 2001
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA juried group show, 2001-2002
Northwest Designer Craftsman at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA 1998
Pacific Northwest Arts Fair Exhibition at Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1997 Pacific Northwest Arts Fair Patron Party & Preview Show; invitational 1996; juried 1997-2002
"Northwest Meets Southwest", Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico; juried show, 1996 Pacific
Fire Arts Show, Invitational Group Show, Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1996
Art That Works, Benefit for Northwest AIDS Foundation, Invitational, Seattle, WA 1992 to 2000
A. Houberbocken 7th Annual Teapot Show, WI & IL; juried show, 1996
Art Works for AIDS Invitational, Seattle, WA, 1995
Mad Hatters Tea Party Invitational, University of Washington, 1995
The Kirkland Cupping, Kirkland Art Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA 1995-96
Signature Gallery Invitational, San Diego, CA, 1994
Village Art Gallery, Gig Harbor, WA; juried show, 1994
Kenai Fine Arts Center, Kenai, Alaska; group show, 1994
Year of American Craft, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA; juried show, 1993
Sylvia Ullman American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio; invitational, 1993
Childhoods End Gallery, Olympia, WA; solo, 1992
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; juried show, 1992 to 2000
The Art of Craft, The Bon Marche, Seattle, WA; juried show, 1992
Ellensburg Community Art Gallery, Ellensburg, WA; solo, 1992
Washington Potters Assoc. Annual Show, Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA, 1991 to 2005
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA; juried show, 1990
Friedman Gallery, Port Angeles, WA; solo show 1982
Eastlake Gallery, Bellevue, WA; solo show, 1980
PANACA Gallery, Bellevue, WA; solo show, 1977
Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA; group & solo shows, 1976 -2006
PANACA Gallery, Bellevue, WA group & solo shows, 1976 -1996
Juror/co-curator Plate Tectonics / Specific Rim, Kirkland, WA 2012
Juror 3D Artist United group show, Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA 2009
Juror Washington Ceramic Arts Association Annual Show, Art Stop Gallery Tacoma, WA 2009
Juror Artisans’ Works  & Sculpture for the Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA 2009
Juror (IPTA) Western Regional International Porcelain Artist & Teachers Convention, Marriott Hotel Sea-Tac, WA 2003
Juror Artisans’ Works for the Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA, 2002
Juror Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA 1997
.  The Art Spirit Gallery of Fine Art, Coeru d’Alene, ID 2006-2012
.   Lakeshore Gallery, Kirkland, WA 1983 – 2007
.   Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, WA. 1976 – 2011
.  Corporate Art West, Bellevue, WA. 1995- 2010
.  Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA. 2001 – 2007
.  Bella Vetri Gallery, Kapalua, Maui. 1999 - 2006
.  Forte Gallery, Seattle, WA
.  The Scott Collection, La Conner, WA   
.  Art Forte Galleries, Seattle & Kirkland, WA
.  Elizabeth Doyle Galleries, Lahaina, Maui.  1997 – 2004
.  The Real Mother Goose, Portland, OR 1999 – 2004
.  Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, Newport & Lincoln City OR. 1996 – 2002
.  Serendipity Fine Arts, La Conner, WA 1992 – 2002
.  American Crafts Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 1993 – 1998
.  PANACA Bellevue, WA 1976 – 1996
 .  Anderson Glover Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1997 – 99
.  Childhoods End Gallery, Olympia, WA 1992 – 1996
.  Bellevue Art Museum ArtFair, Bellevue, WA 2005 - 2007
.  Pacific Northwest Arts and Craft Fairs, Bellevue, WA, 1987-2003 
.  Allied Arts Sidewalk Show 2004, Richland, WA, 2004.    
.  Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA, 1977 -78
.  University District Street Fairs, Seattle, WA, 1975 -77. 
.  Arts in Action Fairs, Port Angeles, WA, 1976-77, '81
American Ceramic Society Potters Council Regional Conference “Alternative Firing Surfaces” Minneapolis, MN 2013
Designed and equipped ceramic lab and ceramic courses for DigiPen Institute of Technology BFA program, Redmond, WA 2012 - Present
Senior Lecturer Fine Art Dept. DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, 2012 - Present
Ceramic Instructor, Adjunct Faculty Antioch University Seattle, Seattle, WA, 2003 - 2008
Ceramic Instructor, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA, 2004 - 2011
Ceramic Instructor, Mosher Art Center, Burien, WA, from 1994 to 2011
Ceramic Instructor, Arts & Design, Bellevue College, WA 1997- 2011
Ceramic instructor, Art’s Cool!, arts in public schools, Mercer Island, & Bellevue, WA 2004 - 07
Presenter – Breaking the Surface – Potters Council, Port Hadlock, WA 2007
Ceramic Master Workshop “Light Play with Luster”, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 2003
Ceramics Department Head, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2002 - 03
Ceramic instructor, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2001 - 03
Working with Luster Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 2001
Ceramic instructor, Washington Mutual Bank Scholarship Program for under privileged kids, Bellevue Art Museum School, Bellevue, WA, 2001 - 03
Ceramic Instructor, KIDS @ BCC Summer Camp, Personal Enrichment, Bellevue Community College, WA, 2001 – 02
Surface Treatments for Functional & Decorative Ceramics, Workshop, Moshier Art Center, Burien, WA, 2001
Functional Tea Pot, Slide Lecture and Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 1999
Slide Lecture, Personal Works and Influences, Bellevue Art Museum; Artist After Hours/Poets After Dark Series, 1998
Journeys to Freedom, Slide Lecture, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 1998
Combined and Altered Forms, Slide Lecture and Workshop, Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA, 1998
Liquid Bright Metallic and Luster Workshop. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, 1996
Fahrenheit '96: Solid, Liquid, Solid. International Fire Arts Symposium, Raku Workshop Bellevue C. College, 1996
Woodfire 1996. Workshop co-taught with Peter Callas and Robert Sperry, Michael McCullough, Sumner, WA, 1996
Ceramic Technician and Dept. Supervisor, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1995
Ceramic Instructor, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995
Raku Workshop, Shoreline Community College, North Seattle, WA, 1994-95
Raku Workshop, Ballard Community Center, Seattle, WA, 1994-97
Raku Workshop, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995
Raku Workshop, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA, 1995
Spring Raku Fiesta, Highline Community College, Des Moines, WA, 1995-97
National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), 1997 – 2006 – 2012 - 2016
Northwest Designer Craftsmen (NWDC) 1996-20116     
Washington Potters Association (WPA) now WA Clay Artist Assoc. 1991-2016
Artist Trust, 1998-2007                                                                             
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle 2003-2007
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