ASHLEY PASKOV

PaskovArt@gmail.com

Edinboro, PA 16412                                                                                          

 860-205-9153                                                                      

 

CURRENT POSITION 

 

MFA Ceramics student at Edinboro State University 2019- 2020 

Graduate Assistantship in Edinboro State University Ceramics Department 2020- 2021

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

 

Edinboro State University Wood Shop 2019 - 2020 

Graduate Assistantship 

  • Supervision and proper use of equipment

  • Assistant teaching to beginner-level classes

 

Central Connecticut State University    2018   -   2019 

Studio Technician 

 

  •   Firing, loading, and unloading electric, gas, and raku kilns

  • Assisting in teaching and a resource for students inside and outside of class.  

  • Making glazes, stocking, and inventory

  • Recycling clay with pugmill and recycler  

  • Kiln, wheel, and general studio Maintenance  

 

James Guggina   2016 - 2018 

Studio Assistant

    

  • Firing, loading and unloading, electric, gas, and wood kilns 

  • Aiding in sales, and shows

  • Glazing, inlay, and finishing work.   

 

Smith College Museum of Art   2017 - 2019 

Museum Guard  

 

  • Extensive knowledge of works on display, and collections 

  • Involvement in Museum events, gallery openings. 

  • Customer Service 

 

Elsewares Studio   2015 - 2017 

Studio Manager     

 

  • Teaching private lessons, creating lesson plans from beginner to intermediate

  • Scheduling and conducting group workshops through various programs

  • Organized and curated in house gallery shows

  • Making glazes, loading, unloading, and firing electric kilns

  • Recycling clay, equipment repairs, inventory, and ordering materials    

 

Celadon Studio   2015 - 2016 

Ceramic Apprentice  

 

  • Making glazes, inventory, and ordering

  • Loading, unloading, and firing kilns

  • Teaching lessons Slip Casting

EDUCATION  

 

Central Connecticut State University 2015 

BA in Ceramics  

 

  • Educated in wheel-thrown pottery  

  • Hand-building techniques  

  • Various firing techniques, electric, gas, raku, saggar, and pit fire 

  • Educated in the use of pugmill, clay mixer, recycler, extruder, sandblaster, and ball mill 

 

SPECIALTY COURSES 

 

  • Theories in Large Ceramic Forms; making pieces larger than 30” through slab and throwing

  • Studio Maintenance and Operation; Repairing wheels, kilns, elements, brick, pugmills  

  • Functional Pottery; Learning to make duplicate sets and a variety of functional forms

  •   Atmospheric Firing Techniques; Saggar, Raku, Pit Fire, Naked Raku, Smoke firing  

VOLUNTEERING

 

Empty Bowls: October 2016, January 2018, and January 2019

  • An international project to fight hunger; throw, trim, decorate, glaze and fire bowls. The bowls are then donated to a community event.

Treehouse Home for Boys and Girls, Easthampton MA.

Non-Profit Community outreach Group Lessons September 2016-April 2017

  • Three-day workshop once a month for children with mental health issues

Volunteer New Britain Museum of American Art: 05/2014 to 02/2015

  • New Britain, CT. 06052

  • Assisted with open artist critiques, exhibition openings, and fundraising events.

 

 RELATED EXPERIENCE 

 

  • President of Graduate Art Association 2020 Edinboro State University 

  • Vice President of Clay Club 2020 Edinboro State University

  • Curated Graduate Art Association Student Show September 2020

  • Vice President of Graduate Art Association 2019-2020 Edinboro State University

 

JURIED ART SHOWS

 

  • Main Street Arts, The Mug, The Cup Show November 2020

  • Erie Art Museum Spring Show July 2020 Erie, PA 16507

  • Old Deerfield Craft Fair; Scholarship recipient September 2018 

  • Old Deerfield Holiday Sampler; Scholarship Recipient 2018 

  • Scituate Art Festival October 2018 

  • CHD Northampton Winter Craft Fair 2018 

  • On Trend Spring Craft Fair 06/2016, and 06//2019 Northampton, Ma. 06010 

  • On Trend Fall Craft Fair 10/2016, 10/2017, Northampton, MA. 06010 

  • Nor’easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition 01//2015 New Britain Museum of American Art 

  • Hartford Open Studios 11/2015, 11/2016, 11/2018, Art Space Hartford, CT.  

  • Raw: Connecticut Presents GENERATION 03/2013, Russian Lady Hartford CT. 

 

GROUP SHOWS 

 

  • Graduate Student Show Bates Gallery Edinboro State University 2020

  • Graduate Student Show, Bates Gallery, Edinboro State University 2020

  • Edinboro Art 100 Celebration, Bruce Gallery Edinboro, PA. 2019 

  • Graduate Show, Bates Gallery, Edinboro PA. 2019  

  • Art On the Menu Featured Artist, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Northampton, MA. 10/2017 

  • Art on the Menu Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Northampton, MA. 10/2016,  

  • Senior Capstone Chen Art Gallery at CCSU, Awarded 1st Place New Britain, CT. 2015 

  • Relationships Exposed The Dirt Salon Art Gallery, Hartford, CT. 10/2014 

  • Raw: Connecticut Presents GENERATION Russian Lady, Hartford CT. 10/2014 

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