Résumé of Sumi von Dassow

P.O. Box 51 Golden, CO 80402-0051
http://www.herwheel.com    sumi@herwheel.com


    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1982-1984.
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 1985-1987. Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Art with an emphasis in Ceramics.

Selected Shows

Members and Mentors, invitational, Arvada Ceramic Arts Guild, Arvada CO, 2009
Rest in Beauty, solo show of funeral urns, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO, 2008
Rocky Mountain Biennial 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ft. Collins CO, 2006. Also RMB 2004.
Two by Two, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA Feb.17 - April 1 2005
Colorado Artists Guild, Artists of Colorado, Denver Botanic Gardens, 2004, First Place Sculpture Also Artists of Colorado 2000, Third Place Sculpture.
North American Sculpture Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden CO, 2004
“Equinox Celebration”, two-person show at Breckenridge Theatre Gallery, Breckenridge CO,  2004
Invitational show “From Inside the Clay Studio”  Lakewood Cultural Center, 2003
Solo Show,  Art Center on Main, Garden City, KS, 2003
Craft Forms 2002, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA, 2003. Also Craft Forms 2001
ANA 31, Holter Museum of Art, Helena MT, 2002. Also ANA 30, Aug. 24-Oct. 28, 2001.
Old Firehouse Art Center 3-D Juried Exhibition, 2002. Second Place
Feats of Clay XV, Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA, 2002. Also Feats of Clay IX, 1996, Merit Award Winner. and Feats of Clay VIII, 1995, Two Merit Awards.
Naked Clay, three-person show at Lakewood Civic Center South Gallery, Lakewood CO, 2001. Curator.
Colorado Clay, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO 2001. Award. Also Colorado Clay '97, '96 and '95.
Solo show, the Potter’s House, Heritage Square, Golden, CO, 2000.
Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver CO, 1999. Also Cherry Creek Arts Festival, 1996.
17th Annual Hoyt National Art Show, Hoyt Institute, New Castle, PA 1998 Purchase award.
Texas National 98, SFA Gallery, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches TX, Honorable Mention.
The Object of Colorado, Denver International Airport, 1997.
Topeka Competition 21, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1997, Cash & Purchase Awards

Gallery Representation

The Showcase Gift Shop, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison pkwy, Lakewood, CO 80226-3123
Foothills Art Center Gift Gallery, 809 15th St. Golden, CO 80401
Grand Lake Gallery, 1117 Grand Avenue, Grand Lake, CO 80447
Main Street Gallery, 260 W. Main St, Cedaredge, CO 81413
Georgetown Gallery, 612 6th # B, Georgetown, CO 80444
The Majestic Gallery 1636 Miner, Idaho Springs, CO 80452
Firedworks Gallery, 608 Main St Alamosa, CO 81101-2558
The Pottery Studio, 5739 S Curtice St, Littleton, CO 80120-1934
Namaste Event Center, 3945 Tennyson St. Denver, Colorado, 80212
Arts Alive Gallery, 500 S Main St, Breckenridge CO 80424

Pottery instructor at Washington Heights Center for the Traditional Arts, Lakewood, Colorado.


Low-Firing and Burnishing, A Ceramics Handbook, published by A&C Black books, 2009

Barrel, Pit and Saggar Firing, A Ceramics Monthly Handbook, published by the American Ceramic Society in March, 2001.

Electric Kiln Ceramics, A Ceramics Monthly Handbook, the American Ceramic Society, January 2003
Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine:

    Column, “Off the Shelf” 2003 to present
    "Feet of Clay, Legs of Steel" Sept/Oct 2005
    “Hairy Pottery” Sept/Oct 2003
    “Testing in the Pit” May/June 2002
    “Making Crystals Clear,” Nov/Dec 2002
    “The Lazy Way: Throwing a Vase Upside-down,” Sept/Oct. 2002
    “The Best Field Trip Ever,” July/August 2002
    “Black-Firing in a Barrel,” May/June 2002
    “Dazzling Crackles,” Mar/Apr 2002
    “Small-Scale Pit-Firing,” Jan/Feb 2002
    “Altered States - Part II, Making the Creamer,” Spring 2001
    "Altered States: Making a Thrown and Altered Teapot," Winter 2001
    “Simplifying Glazes,” Summer 2000
    “Pulling a Mug Handle,” Spring 2000
    “The Lazy Way: Throwing a Jar and Lid in One Piece,” Fall 1999
    "All Polished Up," Spring 1999
    "Mural, Mural on the Wall: The Mitchell Tile Project," Winter 1999
    "Volumetric Glazing," Fall 1998
    "Trimming Step by Step," Summer 1998
    "Trimming: Method, Technique, Mind's Eye," Spring 1998
    "Glazes in the Classroom," Winter 1998 (Second of two parts)
    "Glaze Tips for Early Success," October 1997 (First of two parts)

Ceramics Monthly Magazine

"Mary Cay's Glittering Obsession" February 2006,  Ceramics Monthly Magazine
"Freedom's Just Another Word," March 1997, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
"Comment," April 1995, Ceramics Monthly Magazine

Pit-fired works by Sumi were included in Alternative Kilns and Firing Techniques by James C. Watkins and Paul Andrew Wandless, 2004

Profiled in Summit Daily News of Breckenridge, Colorado, Oct. 19, 2007 in Leslie Brefeld's "Right Brain" column