• PRESENT

    • Ceramic Program Coordinator / The Contemporary Austin

  • EDUCATION

    • 1986-88 Masters of Fine Art, Ceramics; University of Georgia, Athens

    • Studies Abroad Program; University of Georgia, Cortona, Italy

    • 1981-85 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics; University of Mississippi, Oxford

    • Penland School of Arts and Crafts; Penland, North Carolina

  • RESIDENCIES

    • 2010 The Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, China 

    • 2006 International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    • 2004 NCECA/ International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    • 2002 The Philadelphia Clay Studio Guest Resident, PA

    • 1993-99 Austin Museum of Art, TX

    • 1992-93 Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland

    • 1991-92 Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, Montana

  • GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and AWARD

    • 2010 Austin Arts Commission, Special Opportunities Grant, China

    • People's Choice Award, Austin, TXNiche Magazine Award, Ceramic Sculptor

    • 2008 NCECA Demonstrator, Confluence, 42 Pittsburgh, PA 

    • 2004 International Ceramic Studio, Kesckemet, Hungary 

    • 1998 NCECA - Emerging Artist / New Talent

    • 1995-96 NEA – Individual Grant 

    • 1995 Best of Show; Crafts National 29

    • 1986 UGA Foundation Fellowship Grant; Italy

  • PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

    • 2006 Visiting Assistant Professor International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    • 2000 Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

    • 1992 Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Austin Community College

    • 1989 Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, University of Georgia, Athens

    • 1988-89 Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, University of Mississippi, Oxford

  • EXHIBITIONS

    • 2016

      • Narrative Offering Invitational: San Angelo Museum, TX

      • Body Language, ICS Collection: Museum 1 Budapest, Hungary

      • Art For the Cloister of Clay, ICS Collection: Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts, Paige 

    • 2015

      • Winter Fever Relief Invitational: Maria Howard Imperial Art Center

      • NC Selfies- 50 at 50, Anniversary Invitational, Southwest School of Art, TX 

      • Smalls Invitational: Georgetown Art Center, TX

    • 2014

      • Figure It Out Invitational : Ohio Craft Museum, Ohio 

      • Quotes ICS Collection: Nador Gallery, Pecs, Hungary 

      • ICS Collection Exhibition: Targu Muies, Romania 

    • 2013 

      • The Right Atmosphere, NCECA, Houston, TX

      • Tisdale Silhouettes Invitational Figurative Exhibition, Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

      • Its All In Your Head, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson AZ

      • Fire Works, Ceramics, Glass, and Metal: Pump Project, Austin, TX

    • 2012 

      • SOFA Exhibition, Navy Pier, John Natsoulas Gallery, Chicago, IL 

      • Homegrown: A Harvest of Local Talent, University Galleries, San Marcos, TX

      • Fire Works: Ceramics, Glass, Steel, Pump Project, Austin, TX

      • Figure It Out Invitational, Clay Studio, NY

      • Best of the Best Invitational, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA 

      • Ceramics Annual of America, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 

      • 26th Annual Invitational, 30 Ceramic Sculptors, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 

    • 2011

      • Thoughts From China, Solo Exhibition, University of Arkansas Museum of Art, Little Rock, AR 

      • Arrowmont Faculty Exhibition, Gatlinburg, TN 

    • 2010 

      • A Narrative Ceramic Survey, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle WA

      • National Invitational Ceramic Exhibition, University of St. Francis Fort Wayne IN

      • Collection Selections, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

      • Tell Me a Story, Narrative Sculpture, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 

      • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Summer Show, Asheville, NC

      • Midsummer Eve, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD

      • James Tisdale and Jane Andrews, Basement Gallery, Boise, ID 

    • 2009 

      • James Tisdale and Margaret Keelan, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

      • Fired Up, Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX

      • Two Crackers and Some Cheese, James Tisdale and Joe Jansen, St Edwards University, Austin, TX 

      • What The Future May Hold-Post Bush Era, Santa Fe Clay, New Mexico

      • The Peoples Gallery, Austin City Hall, Texas

      • Santa Fe Clay Studio Presents, La Mesa at NCECA, Phoenix AZ

      • New Works, James Tisdale and Gina Bobrowski, Santa Fe Clay Studio, Santa Fe, NM 2008 

      • SOFA, Chicago's Navy Pier, ILL

      • Shared Journey,American Art in China-NCECA, Shanghai, China

      • Shared Journal, American Art in China_NCECA, Jindezshen, China

      • Greatest Show on Earth, Invitational Pittsburgh, PA 

      • Human Impulse, Arizona State University Museum; Tempe, AZ

    • 2007 

      • Seven Deadly Sins, Santa Fe Clay Studio, NM

      • Agape, Santa Fe Clay Studio, NM

      • Revolution 50 Invitational, International Clay Studio Budapest, Hungary 

    • 2006 

      • Day of the Dead, Santa Fe Clay Studio, NM

      • In Time-In Earth - In Fire, Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, Riga, Latvia 

      • In Time-In Earth - In Fire, Gallery Hungarian Cultural and Scientific Center,  Helsinki, Finland

      • An Extravagance of Salt and Pepper, Balitmore Clayworks; Baltimore, Maryland

      • National Biennial Ceramics Invitational, Parkland Art Gallery; Champaign, Illinois 

      • Sculptors Dominion Outdoor Invitational, San Antonio, Texas

      • Small Favors, Philadelphia Clay Studio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    • 2005 

      • In Time-In Earth-In Fire, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Desin, Tallinn, Estonia 

      • In Time-In Earth- In Fire, Arka Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania 

      • International Triennial of Silicate Art, Nemzetkozi Keramica Studio; Kecskemet, Hungary

      • Ceramic Artists and the Forms of Nature, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

      • State of Texas-Clay, University of Texas-San Antonio

      • Edgy Characters, NCECA, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, MD

      • Texas Clay Invitational, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

      • Sculptors Dominion Outdoors Invitational, Barrera Estate, San Antonio, TX

    • 2003 

      • SOFA/NCECA Emerging Artist Show, Navy Pier; Chicago, IL

      • Made At The Studio, The Clay Studio; Philadelphia. PA

      • Malleable Mud, Bryant Gallery; University of Mississippi, Oxford

      • Sculptors Dominion Outdoors Invitational, Barrera Estate; San Antonio, TX

    • 2002 

      • Mastery in Clay: New Work- The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA

      • Big Head Ceramic Sculpture-Southwest School of Arts & Crafts; San Antonio, TX

      • Just Been Fired- Lombardi Gallery; Austin, TX

    • 2001

      • Figurative Differences- University of Texas; San Antonio, TX

      • About Face- The Clay Studio; Philadelphia, PA

      • Made In Texas- New Braunfels Museum of Art; New Braunfels, TX

      • A Clay Odyssey- Sedona Art Center; Sedona, AZ

    • 2000

      • New Impressions- Solo Exhibition: Alma Thomas Fine Art Center; Georgetown,TX

      • Earth and Fire- Contemporary Ceramics: San Antonio Museum of Art; San Antonio,TX 

      • Sculpture 2000-Recent Works: C. G. Jung Center; Houston, TX

      • Shape and Surface: Nancy Scanlan Art Gallery; Austin, TX

    • 1999

      • New Works – Two Texans: Carol Robinson Gallery; New Orleans, LA

      • Expression of the Figure: University of Texas Museum; San Antonio, TX

      • Clay Becomes the Figure: Kennedy Museum of American Art; Athens, OH

      • Recent Works–Solo Exhibition: Arts Council of Brazos Valley;College Station,TX

    • 1998 

      • Two Sculptors-Texas & Tennessee: Spartanburg Museum of Art;Spartanburg SC

      • Recent Works-Solo Exhibition: Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center; Baylor University;Waco, TX

      • Strangely Familiar: Tarrytown Gallery; Austin, TX

    • 1998

      • Raised, Assembled, Constructed-Invitation: University of Texas, Arlington

      • Fireworks On and Off the Wall- Invitation: Dallas Visual Art Center; Dallas, TX

      • A Visual Language-Solo Exhibition: Midland College; Midland, TX

    • 1997 

      • Strange Companions-Two Person Exhibition: Tarrytown Gallery; Austin, TX

      • From the Ground Up-Texas Clay Invitational: Austin Museum of Art; Austin

      • Reflections-Solo Exhibition: Laredo Center for the Arts; Laredo, TX 

      • Four Texas Artists: College of the Mainland: Texas City, TX

    • 1996

      • Form by Fire-Invitation: Martin-Rathburn Gallery; San Antonio, TX

      • The Undercurrent of Austin Art-Invitation: Tarrytown Gallery; Austin, TX

      • Recent Works-Two Person Exhibition: Gaddis Geeslin Gallery; Sam Houston State
        University; Huntsville, TX

      • Ceramics USA ‘ 96: University of North Texas Gallery; Denton, TX 

      • Galex 30 National: Galesburg Art Center; Galesburg, IL

      • Lafayette National: Lafayette Art Center; Lafayette, LA 

      • Eleventh San Angelo Ceramic National: San Angelo Museum of Fine Art; San Angelo, TX

      • Expo ’96 National: Gallery 500X; Dallas, TX

    • 1995 

      • Hot Invitational: Texas Fine Arts Association; Austin, TX

      • Crafts National 29: Zoller Gallery; Penn State University; State College, PA 

      • The Eighth Annual Arts National: Hunter Museum of American Art; Chattanooga,TN

      • Greater Midwest International X: Art Central Gallery; Central Missouri State University; Warrensburg, Mo

      • Broadway National ’95: Broadway Art Gallery; Littleton, Co 

    • 1994 

      • Works Invitational: Six Texas Artists, Austin Museum of Art; Austin, 

      • The Eighth Materials Hard and Soft National: Center for the Visual Arts; Denton, TX

      • North American Works National: Matrix Gallery; Sacramento, CA 

      • Montana Legacy of the Archie Bray Foundation, 40 Year Retrospective: Myrna Loy Center; Helena, MT

      • Contemporary Artists of the Northwest Regional: University Museum; Boise, Idaho 

      • Feats of Clay VI National: Lincoln Arts Gallery; Lincoln, CA 

      • Ceramics Southeastern Invitational: Visual Art Center; Athens, GA

    • 1992 

      • Recent Works, Solo Exhibition: Mryna Loy Center; Helena, MT

      • Monarch Tile National: San Angelo Fine Arts Museum; San Angelo, TX 

    • 1991 

      • American Craft Council Spotlight ’91: Mississippi Museum of Art; Jackson, MS

    • 1990 

      • LaGrange National XIV: Lamar Dodd Art Center; LaGrange, GA

      • aCeramics Now National: Downey Museum of Art; Downey, CA

  • CONDUCTED WORKSHOP & LECTURES

    • 2016

      • SACA: Tucson, AZ

      • Body Language Symposium & Workshop: ICS Keskimet, Hungary

    • 2015

      • The Figure: Pocosin Art Center, NC

      • Figuring It Out: Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, TN

      • Selfies: Southwest School of Art, TX 

    • 2013 

      • Idyllwild Art Center, "Figuratively Speaking", Idyllwild, CA

      • Red Lodge Clay Center, "Silhouettes", Red Lodge, MT

      • Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX

    • 2012

      • New Figuration: Sources and Synthesis, Ceramics Annual of America, San Francisco, CA

      • California Conference for the Advancement of the Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA

      • Big Clay: James and Billy, Eye of the Dog Art Center, San Marcos, TX

    • 2011

      • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 

      • Eye of the Dog Art Center, San Marcos, TX

      • University of Northern Iowa, Waterloo, IA

    • 2010 

      • Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, China

      • Texas Arts Education Association, Austin, TX

      • Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC 

    • 2009 

      • University of Arkansas, Little Rock

      • Santa Fe Clay Studio, New Mexico

      • St Edwards University, Austin TX

    • 2008

      • San Deigo State University, California

      • NCECA, Confluence 42; Pittsburgh, PA 

    • 2007 

      • Texas Sculptors Symposium, Texas State University; San Marcos, TX 

    • 2004

      • NCECA/ International Ceramic Studio, Visiting Residency, Kecskemet, Hungary

      • Texas State University, Visiting Artist, San Marcos, TX

    • 2002 

      • The Philadelphia Clay Studio, Visiting Resident Program: PA

    • 2001 

      • The Art of Central T-EGG-AS, Artists Series, KLRU; Austin, TX

      • Southwest Medical Center, Visiting Artist Program; Lubbock, TX

      • Sam Houston State University, Visiting Artist Program; Huntsville, TX 

      • The Art School,Spring Lecture Series; Austin, TX

    • 2000 

      • Glassell School of Art, Visiting Artist Program; Houston, TX

    • 1999 

      • Southwestern University, Visiting Artist Program; Georgetown, TX

      • Sculptors on Sculpture, Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum; Austin, TX

    • 1998 

      • NCECA Conference – Emerging Talent; Fort Worth, TX

      • University of Baylor, Visiting Artist Program; Waco, TX

    • 1996

      • University of Mississippi, Visiting Artist Program; Oxford, MS

      • Southwest Craft Center, Visiting Artist Program; San Antonio,TX

    • 1995

      • Texas Clay Today, Fall Lectures; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

      • Southwest Texas State University, Visiting Artist Program; San Marcos, TX

    • 1994 

      • Austin Community College, Spring Lectures; Austin, TX

    • 1991 

      • Holter Museum of Art, Winter Lectures; Helena, MT

      • The Art Center, School of Fine Arts; Visiting Artist Program; Helena, MT

    • 1990 

      • John Campbell Folk Art School, Visiting Artist Program; Brasstown, NC

      • William and Mary College, Visiting Artist Program; Williamsburg, VA

  • ARTICLES & REVIEWS & BOOKS

    • 2016

      • Ceramics Monthly, Summer Edition: "Southern Gothic"

    • 2009 

      • Human Pulse: The Sandy Besser Collection, Arizona State University Press 

    • 2008 

      • Ceramics for Beginners Hand Building, Lark Books; New York , NY

      • NCECA, Confluence 42 Journal 

      • NCECA, Confluence 42 Archival Video

    • 2007

      • 500 Animals in Clay, Lark Books; New York , NY

    • 2006

      • Ceramics Monthly, International Residencies Columbus, Ohio 

    • 2004

      • 500 Figures in Clay, Lark Books; New York, NY

    • 2003

      • Kerameiki Techni, December, New Ceramic Art; Athens, Greece

      • Austin American Statesman, January, Michael Barnes; Austin, TX

    • 2000

      • Ceramics Monthly Periodical, January, Ruth Butler; Columbus, OH

    • 1999

      • NCECA Journal, Heroes, Icons, History and Memories; volume 

    • 1997

      • Austin Chronicle, November; Cari Marshall; Austin, TX

      • Horizontes-Miercoles, August; Liliana Gaona; Nuevo Laredo, TX

    • 1995

      • Laredo Morning Times, July; Gwendolyne Loera; Laredo, TX

      • Clay Times Periodical, May / June, Polly Beach; Waterford, VA

      • Celebrate Austin, 1995 Ed.; Cynthia Maddox; Austin, TX

    • 1994

      • Austin American Statesman, September; Sandra Goldman; Austin, TX

      • Austin Chronicle, September; Rebecca Levy; Austin, TX

    • 1993 

      • aCeramics Monthly Periodical, January, Bill Hunt; Columbus, OH

  • COLLECTIONS

    • Diane and Sandy Besser Foundation, Santa Fe, NM 

    • Austin City Hall, Austin, TX

    • Kamm Collection Foundation, Los Angeles, CA 2006

    • International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    • The Philadelphia Clay Studio, PA 

    • Austin Independent School District; Matthews Elementary, TX 

    • Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland

    • Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

    • Saint Luke’s Methodist Church; Memphis, TN