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Patrick Coughlin

1850 N. Hope St APT 16 Philadelphia, PA


Experienced educator and artist who has acquired a unique background having worked in an international design market, having an international exhibition record, a professor at a nationally recognized arts institution and a liberal arts Jesuit University. Over four years of experience teaching ceramics, sculpture, art appreciation, and managing complex studio environments. Known as an engaged, avid teacher, a strong work ethic, and having community building leadership skills.


University of Florida, Masters of Fine Art – Gainesville, FL 2010
Syracuse University, Bachelors of Fine Art – Syracuse, NY 2000

Related Teaching Experience

The University of the Arts, Lecturer in Art, Media, & Design – Philadelphia, PA■Advanced Ceramics (3.0 credits) – 2015■ Ceramics Product Design (1.5 credits) – 2015

■ Found And Fabricated (3.0 credits) – 2015

■ Creative Practices (1.5 credits) – 2014, 2015

■ Hand Building Exploration (3.0 credits)- 2013, 2014

Saint Joseph’s University, Adjunct Faculty – Philadelphia, PA■ Ceramics I (3.0 credits) – 2013, 2014, 2015■ Pottery 1 (3.0 credits) – 2015

■ Mosaics I (3.0 credits) 2013, 2014, 2015

The University of the Arts, Crafts Lecturer – Philadelphia, PA■ Introduction to Hand Building (3.0 credits) – 2012, 2013■ Ceramics Survey (1.5 credits) – 2012, 2013 2012-2013
The University of the Arts, Continuing Education – Philadelphia, PA■ Saturday Arts Lab (10 weeks)■ Ceramics Sculpture Summer Intensive (8 weeks) 2012-2013

Other Teaching Experience

The Clay Studio, Teacher – Philadelphia, PA■ Introduction to the Wheel (10 weeks) 2011
University of Florida (School of Arts and Art History), Instructor of Record – Gainesville, FL§ ART 2930: Ceramics for Non Majors (3 credits) – 2008, 2010§ Art 3768: Ceramic Sculpture 2 (3 credits) – 2009

§ Teaching Assistant for Advanced Ceramics under Linda Arbuckle – 2008

Genesee Center for The Arts, Instructor – Rochester, NY§ Silk Screening on Clay (4 weeks) – 2007§ Intermediate and advanced hand building (10 weeks) – 2007

§ Surface Design (10 weeks) – 2006

§ Introduction to Hand Building (10 weeks) – 2006


Related Professional Experience

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Board Member – Edgecombe, ME§  Serving on Programs committee§  Serving on Buildings and Grounds committee 2014-Present
The University of the Arts, President’s Office Gallery Coordinator – Philadelphia, PA§  Coordinate gallery exhibitions and scheduling§  Installing and de-installing exhibitions 2014-Present
The University of the Arts, Studio Supervisor – Philadelphia, PA§  Reinforce classroom instruction by serving as an instructional resource, providing assistance and advising students on solving technical problems.§  Maintenance of all equipment/material, facilities, and tools of the program.

§  Manage the firing of ceramic work for major and elective students.

§  Maintenance of program budget relating to materials and instructional supplies,

§  Assist and train students in basic shop skills and studio operations and procedures.

The Pottery Workshop, Education Center Assistant Manager – Jingdezhen, China§  Studio manager, coordinating and upkeep of studio including: general maintenance, organization of volunteers, coordinating international groups, budget reports§  Organizing and Coordinating international slide lecture series.

§  Multimedia manager: graphic design of company promotional materials and company website, administrator and designer

The Pottery Workshop, Design Studio Assistant – Jingdezhen, China§  Assisted with design project management: invoices, correspondence, prototype development, oversaw production and shipping.§  Designer for clients: creating two-dimensional designs to be made into limited run editions 2010

Other Professional Experience

The Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China.§  Design Studio Assistant work exchange.§  Visiting Lecturer 2009
University Gallery, Gallery Assistant   – Gainesville FL.§  Assisting with gallery maintenance, show installations, de-installation, light constriction, inventory and gallery monitor 2008
Genesee Center for The Arts, Resident Artist -Rochester, NY§  Clay and Glaze ManagerJulia Galloway Studio, Studio Assistant – Rochester, NY

§  General studio maintenance, shipping and receiving art work

§  Gallery installation,

§  Cleaning, loading and unloading soda fired work, post-firing soda kiln clean up and light construction.

§  Clerical work including: filling receipts, and organizing travel itineraries


Solo Exhibitions

§  Napoleon Gallery, Tools of the Trade – Philadelphia, PA 2015
§  Westmoreland Gallery, Hidden Knowledge – Philadelphia, PA 2014
§  University Gallery, University of Florida, Unburdened – Gainesville, FL 2010


§  New Bedford Art Museum, Salad Days – New Bedford, MA 2015
§  Hamilton/Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts Faculty Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA§  Gallery 817, Here & There – Philadelphia, PA 2014
§  Taplin Gallery of Art, Mimesis – Princeton, NJ 2013
§  Society of Arts and Crafts, Our Cups Runneth Over – Boston, MA§  Farmhouse Gallery, Salad Days Artists: Then & Now – Damariscotta, ME§  Seattle Design Center, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts Past Resident Exhibition – Seattle WA 2012
§  University Of the Arts Great Hall, Art Unleashed – Philadelphia PA 2011
§  c2 Gallery, 25th Anniversary Exhibition – Jingdezhen, China§  Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Encore! – Baltimore, MD§  The Clay Studio, Small Favors – Philadelphia, PA 2010
§  Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville FL. Jurors: John Byrd, Linda Arbuckle, “Currents: Contemporary Ceramics”§  Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL. “Drink Up!”§  Jaixing Gallery, Jaixing, China.“Meiwan International Ceramic Festival Exhibition”

§  Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD. “Skin Deep”

§  Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta GA. “Graduate Work From University of FL SA+AH.”

§  Roswell Art Center, Roswell, GA. “Panoramic”

§  Charlie Cummings Gallery, “Cup: the Intimate Object VI”§  Gulf Coast Community College. Panama City, FL “Cup Show” Juried by Matt Long.§  Focus Gallery, Gainesville FL. “Crossing the Domestic Landscape”

§  Lyndhurst Gallery, Port Chester, NY. Curator: Julia Galloway, “The Artful Tabletop”

§  The Clay Studio Gallery, ”, Philadelphia, PA “Cast: Tableware”

§  Pewabic Pottery Gallery”, Detroit, MI. “Texting: Print & Clay

§  The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. “Transformations: 6×6”

§  Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. “Pot Sketch Invitational”

§  Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA “Watershed Center for Ceramics Invitational”

§  Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL. “Seeded”

§  Manchester Craftsmen Guild, Pittsburg, PA. “Table Of Elements”

§  Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD. “Another Cup”

§  Media Image Gallery, Gainesville, FL. “With Our Two Hands”§  Museum of the Earth Ithaca, NY. “Mostly Pottery”§  Gulf Coast Community College Gallery, Panama City, FL. Juror: Jeremy Randall “First annual Cup Show”

§  The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. “Objects of Utility”

§  Genesee Center for the Arts, Rochester, NY. “Artist in Residence Exhibition”

§  Gulf Coast Community College Gallery, Panama City, FL. “10×10”

§  Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY. “Cups Coming Together”



§ Kiln God Grant Recipient, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts – Newcastle, ME (2012)

§ James J. Rizzi Scholarship (2009)

§ Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist Residency Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts (2008)

§ Tony Velonis Memorial Scholarship, Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators (2007)

§ Organizational Grant, Shaped Clay Society – Syracuse, NY (2003)


§ “Mimesis” Exhibition Catalog, Taplin Gallery of Art (2013)

§ 500 Vases, Lark Press (2010)

§ China Ceramic Artist, Issue 3 (2009)

§ Hand Building, by Shay Amber (2009)

§ Ceramics Monthly, November issue “MFA Factor: University of Florida” (2008)

§ Ceramics Monthly, May issue. Featured as a 2008 emerging artist (2008)

§ American Style Magazine, August issue (2006)

§ 500 Pitchers, Lark Press (2005)