BRETTON SAGE BINFORD
brett@mudsharkstudios.com

I aspire to continually push myself to learn and hone new techniques and apply them to client projects, design and production concepts, and to my conceptual portfolio. I hope to constantly push the boundaries of what can be conceived and executed in ceramics and beyond.

Creator, co-owner of Mudshark Studios LLC -
Portland, OR (2006- Present)
Independent mold-maker and production consultant -
Portland, OR (2005)
Mold consultant, sales associate, Georgies Ceramic and
Clay Company -

Portland, OR (January 2005-2007)
Independent artist; Binford Ceramic Forms -
Bozeman, MT (2003)
Production manager at Ceramic Design Group Ltd. -
Steamboat Springs, CO (2001- Fall 2002)
Creator, co-owner of Cutting Edge Clay
(a nationwide craft show business) -
Alfred, NY (2000)

Juried Craft Shows
Steamboat Springs Art Council’s Art in the Park -
Steamboat Springs, CO (Summer 2002)
Art Expo -
Bossier City, LA - (Summer 2001)
Art on the Square -
Santa Fe, NM (Summer 2001)
Summer Moonlight Festival -
Oklahoma City, OK (Summer 2001)
Fourth of July Arts Festival -
Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2001)

Group Shows
Ceramic showcase -
The Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR (May 2006)
“Male Creativity Exposed” -
Sixth street gallery, Vancouver, WA (April 2006)
NCECA; Regional Student Juried show,
Portland, OR (March 2006)
Ceramic showcase -
The Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR (May 2005)
“Male creativity exposed” -
Sixth street gallery, Vancouver, WA (March 2005)
The Centrum -
Portland, OR (February 2005)
The Lure Gallery -
Portland, OR (Winter 2004)
The Art Boutique -
Taos, NM (Summer 2001)

Publications:
Ceramic Review -
London, England (May/June 2006)

Education:
Alfred University (1998-2001) Alfred, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts (2004- 2005)
Portland, OR

Honors and Awards
Singer Scholarship (1998)
Alfred University Institutional Grant (1998)
Honors, Alfred University (spring and fall 1999)
Dean Pye Private Grant (2000)
Dean’s list - Alfred University (spring, 2000)

Internships
Kindergarten ceramics teacher -
Aspen Community School, Woody Creek, CO (Fall 2001)
Glass blowing assistant, Salas Glass -
Cape Cod, MA (Summer 1998)

Workshops Attended
Ian Curie’s Grid Method -
Steamboat, CO (2002)
Advanced Throwing, Truro Center for the Arts -
Truro, MA (Summer 1998)

Teaching Experience
Teacher assistant to Jonathan Kaplan’s
Advanced Throwing class -

Colorado Mountain College; Steamboat, CO (Spring 2002)
Substitute teacher for Gail Huffing’s
Beginning Throwing class -

Colorado Mountain College; Steamboat Springs, CO (Spring 2002)
Teacher assistant/kiln technician to every Francis Johnson ceramic courses -
Barnstable High School; Hyannis, MA (Spring 1998)

Workshops Taught
“Mold making for the contemporary ceramic artist” -
Clayspace, Eugene,OR (March 2009)
“Introduction to mold making” -
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co. Portland, OR (Summer 2006 - 2007)
“Introduction to slip-casting” -
Georgies Ceramic and Clay Co. Portland, OR (Summer 2006)