Resume

Colin Joseph Ziha zihaceramics@gmail.com https://zihaceramics.wordpress.com

Skills
– Pottery Skills: Apprentice Level in Wheel Throwing, Lathing, Cold Finishing, Glazing, China Painting, and Luster.
– Intelligent in Advanced Clay and Glaze Formulation, Mold Making, Plaster Lathe, Sand Blasting, Presenting work
in gallery settings, and The Firing, Constructing, and Maintaining of Electric, Gas, Wood, Soda/Salt Kilns.
– Learned in Windows and Mac, Photoshop, H.A.M.M.E.R, RHINOceros, Microsoft Office, and more.
– Good at Listening, learning, production, imagining, and motion.

Professional Experience
2014 – Volunteer at The Kansas City Clay Guild, Wednesday Evening Monitor
2012 – Spring Intern for artist, Meredith Host. Responsible for finishing and shipping Ceramic Art, managing the studio, and assisted artist for professional exhibition.
2012 – Fall Glaze Technician for Kansas City Art Institute Ceramics Department, Paul Donnelly.
2008 – 2011 Target Sales-floor Team Member, Town and Country Target Store, St. Louis, Missouri.
– Responsible for keeping the store organized, assisting customers, and guest services.

Honors and Awards
2009 – 2014 – Kansas City Art Institute Trustee Scholarship, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2008 – The $100 20th Century Art Club Prize for Young Artists, Young Artist’s Showcase. St. Louis, Missouri
2009 – Top Performer at Target, Town and Country, in the months of October, July, May.

Exhibitions
2014 – OBJET boutique, Paragraph Gallery, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City Missouri
2013 – KIVA Corps., Silent Auction, Epperson Auditorium Hall, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2013 – Objectivity, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2013 – Hotbox, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 – Flux, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 – KIVA Corps., Silent Auction, Epperson Auditorium Hall, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 – Expo 82, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 – Strata, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 – Bowling with Neighbors, Neighbor to Neighbor Mission, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 – Rare Earth, Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2010 – Re(Action), Stern Ceramics Building, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2010 – Trans. Exhibition, Designer/Compiler of the “Sensory Room”, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

Education
2013 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics. Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 – Dreaming in Magyar Study Abroad Hungary, with George Timock and Aaron Blumenheim, KCAI
2011 – New York City Summer Studio Intercession with Russell Ferguson, Kiln Building Workshop with Tom Binger, From Digital Image to Woven Form: Jacquard Loom weaving class with Erika Hansen, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri.
2009 – Graduate of Parkway North High School, St Louis, Missouri
2009 – Pre-college Art Lab, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
2005 – 2009 Marching Band Leading the Bass-line, Symphonic Percussion competitive group/solo, Symphonic
Band. Parkway North High School, St. Louis, Missouri
1991 – present – Autodidact of The Universe

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