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Eric J. Hoefer                                                                                                                       ericjhoefer@gmail.com

800. N. Chowning Ave. #20                                                                                                  

Edmond, Oklahoma 73034                                                                                           

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A                     Studio Art: Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

B.F.A.                     Studio Art: Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

             

           

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-Present        Assistant Professor of Art in Ceramics,

                               University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK

  • Ceramics Basics and Beyond I
    Basic hand building techniques (coil, pinch, slab) Gas and electric kiln firing
    Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

  • Ceramics I
    Basic hand building techniques (coil, pinch, slab) Introduction to wheel throwing
    Gas and electric kiln firing
    Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame) Research topic and presentation

  • Ceramics II
    Intermediate wheel throwing

    Hand building and wheel throwing combinations Gas, electric and soda kiln firing
    Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame) Electric bisque firing and loading techniques Research topic and presentation

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  • Ceramics III                                                                                                                                                   Glaze composition and formulation

       Combination of hand-bulding and wheel-thrown assignment

       Artist slide presentation                                                                                                                                              Show applications and shipping work

       Shoot slides of personal work                                                                                                                                    Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice( mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

  • Ceramics IV

       Hand-built and wheel-thrown assignments

       Glaze composition and formulation

       Artist slide presentation                                                                                                                                              Show applications and shipping work

       Shoot slides of personal work                                                                                                                                    Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice( mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

  • Studio Art- Ceramics

       Personal reasearch topic proposed by the Student

       Glaze composition and formulation

       Artist slide presentation                                                                                                                                              Show applications and shipping work

       Shoot slides of personal work                                                                                                                                    Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice( mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

  • Ceramics Portfolio

       Creating a body of work for senior exhibition based on personal reasearch topic

       Glaze composition and formulation

       Artist slide presentation                                                                                                                                              Show applications and shipping work

       Shoot slides of personal work                                                                                                                                    Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice( mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

       

2011-2016             Ceramics Instructor, McKendree University, Lebanon, IL

  • ART 232 Ceramics I               

                                               

       Lecture on the origins of clay and the ceramic firing process

       Research historical and contemporary ceramic arts

       Basic hand building techniques (coil, pinch, slab)

       Introduction to wheel throwing

       Gas and electric kiln firing

       Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

  • ART 332 Ceramics II

                                               

       Intermediate wheel throwing

       Hand building and wheel throwing combinations

       Gas and electric kiln firing

       Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

       Electric bisque firing and loading techniques

       Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice (mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

2006- 2016            Ceramics Instructor, St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

                                   

  • ART 113 Ceramics I

                                               

       Lecture on the origins of clay and the ceramic firing process

       Research historical and contemporary ceramic arts

       Basic hand building techniques (coil, pinch, slab)

       Introduction to wheel throwing

       Gas and electric kiln firing

       Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)                              

2014-2016               Sculpture Technician/Educational Assistant,

                                 St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

                                               

       Assist the faculty and students in Sculpture courses       

       Maintain and oversee woodshop equipment, including table saw,

       compound miter saw, horizontal panel, router, band saw, drill press,

       belt and disc sander, jigsaw, chainsaw, orbital sander and hand drills.

       

 

2003-2016               Production Potter, Mississippi Mud Pottery, Alton, IL

       Throw production style pottery

       Design and create functional wheel thrown forms

       Demonstrate wheel throwing techniques during studio tours

       Assist in maintaining studio functions

           

2012-2014               Full-time Visiting Instructor-Ceramics, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

                                 Edwardsville, IL

  • ART 202c Introduction to Ceramics

                                                 

       Lectured on the origins of clay and the ceramic firing process                         

       Research historical and contemporary ceramic arts
       Basic hand building techniques (coil, pinch, slab)

       Introduction to wheel throwing

       Gas and electric kiln firing

       Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

  • ART 305  Intermediate Ceramics

                                               

        Intermediate wheel throwing

        Hand building and wheel throwing combinations

        Gas, electric, wood, soda and salt firing

        Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

        Electric bisque firing and loading techniques

  • ART 420 Advanced Ceramics

                                               

       Glaze composition and formulation

       Asisted students in creating proposals for self-directed curriculum

       Artist slide presentation

       Show applications and shipping of work

       Documentation of personal work

       Independent kiln firing

       Studio practice (mixing clay, maintaining glazes)

  • ART 520 Graduate Ceramics I and II

                                               

       Content focused curriculum

       Professional development (applying to exhibitions)

       Prepared for Thesis Exhibition

       Documented images of personal work

       Independent kiln firing

 

  • ART 405 Seminar

                                               

       Resume development

       Documented images of personal work

       Created PowerPoint Presentation

       Researching job opportunities

       Writing an artist statement, letter of intent, artist philosophy and artist bio

  • ART 112d Visual Organization II

                                               

       Lectured on historical and contemporary three-dimensional artists

       Taught three-dimensional design topics with variety of mediums                                                    

       Lectured on the fundamental design elements of sculpture

       Demonstrated a variety of construction methods

2011-2012       Ceramics Instructor, The Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

  •  Introduction to Wheel-throwing

        Taught introductory level wheel throwing techniques​

        Designed and implemented syllabus for courses

        Maintained all inventory of dry and wet materials

        Mixed clay and glaze

        Fired student's work

        Cleaned and organized ceramics studio                      

2007-2009       Ceramics Instructor, St. Louis Community College at Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

  • ART 113 Ceramics I

       

       Lectured on the origins of clay and the ceramic firing process

       Researched historical and contemporary ceramic arts

       Basic hand building techniques (coil,pinch,slab)

       Introduction to wheel throwing

       Gas and electric kiln firing

       Surface treatments (scrafitto, mishima, hakame)

2007-2009        Ceramics Technician/Educational Assistant,

                            St. Louis Community College at Meramec, St. Louis, MO

       Assisted the faculty and students in ceramic courses       

       Mixed studio glazes and slips

       Reclaimed clay in mixer

       Maintained gas, raku, soda fire and electric kilns

       Loaded and fired student work

       Maintained inventory of clay mixing materials and glaze chemicals

       Cleaned and organized ceramics studio

2004                  Instructor of Record, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

  • Art 202 Ceramics

                                               

       Lectured on the origins of clay and the ceramic firing process

       Researched historical and contemporary ceramic arts

       Taught introductory level ceramic courses

       Designed and implemented syllabus for the course

       Fired student's work

 

2004                  Instructor of Record, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL

 

  • Art 112D Three-dimensional Design

                                               

       Lectured on historical and contemporary three-dimensional artists

       Taught three-dimensional design topics using a variety of medium

       Demonstrated a variety of construction methods

       Lectured on the fundamental design elements of sculpture

  

EXHIBITIONS

2019                Interconnected, NCECA Claytopia, Minneapolis, MN

2019                Residency Exhibition, c.r.e.t.a Gallery, Rome, Italy 

2019                Craigardan Group Show, Keene Valley, NY

2019                Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2019                Turtle Creek Arts, Reverchon Park, Dallas, TX

2018                Rough Draft, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, St. Louis, MO

2018                Contempry Clay, Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK 

2018                Residency Exhibition, Craigardan, Keene Valley, NY


2018                Artist-In-Residence 10-year Anniversary Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2018                Those Who Can Do, Melton Gallery, U.C.O., Edmond, OK 

2018                Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2018                Continuum, Melton Gallery, U.C.O., Edmond, OK


2017                8th Annual LUX Center for the Arts: MUG SHOTS, Lincoln, NE


2017                Cup Show, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV  

2017                Schlafly Art Outside, Maplewood, MO 

2017                Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO

2017                SLURP, Ramen Bowl Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO ​
2017                Conversations in Red, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, N.Y
2016                Teapots 10, Morgan Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2016                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016                Schlafly Art Show, Maplewood, MO
2016                St. Charles Community College, Invitational Exhibition, St. Charles, MO

2016                Influences and Inspirations, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO
2016                Lineage: 41 years of MFAs, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO

2016                Saint Louis University Invitational Exhibition, St. Louis, MO

2016                Interpretations, National Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO ​

2015                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2015                The Small Ones, Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL

2014                Central-Time Ceramics Exhibition at Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2014                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2014                Architectonic, Reese Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2013                Schlafly Art Fair, Maplewood, MO

2013                Group Exhibition, Greenville College, Greenville, IL

2013                Solo Case Show, St. Louis Community College St. Louis, MO

2013                S.I.U.E. Faculty Exhibition, Edwardsville, IL

2013                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012                Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL

2012                McKendree University Faculty Exhibition, Lebanon, IL

2012                Artist in Residence Exhibition, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2012                Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2012                Sky High Tea, Lambert St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO

2012                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2011                Expressions to a Tea, By Design Gallery, Alton, IL

2011                Faculty Show, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2011                Peach Street Art Fair, Atlanta, GA

2011                Brookside Art Fair, Kansas City, MO

2011                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010                Laumeier Art Fair, St. Louis, MO

2010                Alumni Show, S.I.U.E. Edwardsville, IL

2010                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010                Cherry Creek Arts, Denver, CO

2009               “Gifted”, PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009                Group Exhibition, Abstrak Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2009                NCECA Exhibition, Phoenix, AZ

2009                Faculty Art Show, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

2008                SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL

2008                Group Exhibition, Next Step Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2008                The Plaza Art Exhibition, Kansas City, MO

2008                Laumier Sculpture Park Art Show, St. Louis, MO 

2008                Don’t All Rock at Once Ceramics Expo, St. Louis, MO

2007                90 Teapots Show, Xen Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2007                The Hand Held Cup, Main Street Edwardsville, IL

2007                Regional Ceramic Art Exhibition, Jacoby Art Center, Alton, Illinois

2007                Wood Fired Clay Show, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO                               

2007                3x3x6, Faculty Show, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

2006                Solo Show, Forest Park Community College, St. Louis, MO

2006                Group Show, St. James the Greater, St. Louis, MO

2006                Group Show, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2006                Faculty Art Show, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO

2006                Ceramic Art Show, Rare Earth Works, Park City, UT

2006                Art East Exhibition, Mississippi Mud Art Gallery, Alton, IL

2005                Ceramic Show, Scenic Outlook Gallery, Raparius, NY

2004                NCECA 2004, Ceramic Art Exhibition, Indianapolis, IN

2004                Ceramic Art Exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2004                Ceramics Exhibition, Wagner Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

2004                Art East Exhibition, Mississippi Mud Art Gallery, Alton, IL

2004                Graduate Student Show, Jurors Award, S.I.U.E., Edwardsville, IL

2004                Group Show, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville, IL

ORGANIZATIONS

2012-2014      Faculty Advisor for Wagner Potters Association,

                        Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

                                    Advised Club President on the Organizations activities

                                    Assisted in developing visiting artist series for the department                            

                                    Organized two annual ceramic art sales with students

 

2004-2014      Friends of Art

 

                                    Donated personal works of art to auction which benefits the local Arts

    

2005-2015      Operation Food Search

 

                                    Participated in Empty Bowls Annual Fundraiser

                                    Created and donated Ceramic Utilitarian bowls

                                    Assisted with event by serving soup in purchased bowls

2004-2012      National Council on the Education for Ceramic Arts

 

                                    Participation in  the annual conference

                                    Attend various Ceramic lectures

                                    Viewed Ceramic Exhibitions

                                                                      

2005- 2010     Clay Club of St. Louis Community College

                                    Organized and setup annual pottery sale to create funds for student                                                             scholarships, visiting artist program and student field trips

                                    Created various works in clay and donated them to the Ceramics Sale

 2005-2010     ART/ EAST 

 

                                    Edwardsville/Alton Studio Tour Member

                                    Participated in a showcase of regional artists in the Edwardsville and                                                             Alton, Illinois area     

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

 

                                    Next Step Gallery, Ferndale, MI

                                    Craft Alliance, Gallery, St. Louis, MO

                                    Reese Gallery, St. louis, MO

                                    By Design Gallery, Alton, IL

                                    Mississippi Mud Art Gallery, Alton, IL

                                    Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL