BIOGRAPHY
Meg Beaudoin earned advanced degrees in clinical psychology and philosophy and maintained an active professional life as a psychologist and psychoanalyst for more than 20 years. Once she found clay however everything changed. Discovering clay was a homecoming and beginning in 2005 she dedicated herself to the difficult and exciting task of learning a new field as an adult. In 2013 she left her career as a psychologist and moved to the woods of upstate New York where she has built a studio and a life as a full time potter making functional and sculptural ceramics in stoneware clays. Soon after her introduction to clay she had the opportunity to participate in a wood firing and fell in love with both the process and the resulting surfaces. Since 2008 she has fired her work in anagama kilns in which each firing lasts from three to seven days.

RESUME
Education
2006-2010 
Tye River Studio Workshop with Kevin Crowe, Haystack Workshops with Daniel Johnston, Bill Van Gilder, Jack Troy, Cynthia Bringle and Liz Quackenbush.
2005-2011 
Community Studio classes, The Potters Wheel Studio
2001 
Post Doctoral Certificate in Psychoanalysis. IPTAR
1986 
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology. City University of New York
1976 
M.A. Philosophy. Northwestern University
1974 
B.A. Program in the Arts. Barnard College, Columbia University

Professional Experience
2013-present
Studio Artist/Owner Smooth Cliff Creek Studio
2005-present
Wood Firings with Jeff Shapiro, John Dix, Tim Rowan, Randy Johnston, Ken Matzusaki, Simon Levin, Chris Gustin, Justin Lambert, Roger Baumann and Tony Moore.
2010-2013
Ceramics Instructor/intermediate wheel instructor, The Potters Wheel Studio, Queens, New York

Select Invitational and Juried Exhibitions
2021
Chanoyu: A Ceramic Sacred Space- Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Gamut- Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
2020
Shuki: The Art of Sakeware- Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, N.Y.
Sacral Landscapes: An Online Exhibition of Intimate Earth- Cavin Morris Gallery, New York,  N.Y.
Spring Foward: New Works at Cavin Morris Gallery- Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, N.Y. and online at www.homegroundarts.com
2019
Irons in the Fire - Atmosphereic Firing Invitational, Peekskill Clay Studios, Peekskill, N.Y.
KC Clay Guild Teabowl National - Pete Pinnell, Juror. Bredin-Lee Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Strictly Functional Pottery National - Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Juror. Market House Crafts Center, Lanchaster, PA.
Dirty South Cup Show -  Doug Peltzman, Juror. River Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
Untited - Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members' Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
Received the Curators Choice Award.
Vessels for Drinking - Tara Wilson, Juror. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.
2018
Emerging Artists Exhibition - Wood Firing Invitational, Free Ceramics Gallery, Helena, Montanca.
Strictly Functional Pottery National - Ben Carter, Juror. Market House Crafts Center, Lanchaster, PA.
ICAN Show - NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA.
Salon Style - Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members' Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
2017
National Battle of the Bowls – David Crane, Juror.
The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia
Strictly Functional Pottery National - Linda Sikora, Juror. Market House Crafts Center, Lanchaster, PA.
Workhouse Clay International - Chris Gustin, Juror. Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, Virginia.
Byrd & Image - Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members' Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
2016
Earth and Ash - Two Person Wood Firing Show, Art Centro Gallery, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Workhouse Clay International - Jack Troy, Juror. Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, Virginia.
Made in New York - Ann Clark & John von Bergen, Jurors. Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, N.Y.
Makers Moxie: The Impact of the Craft School Experience - Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, N.J.
Dirty South Mug Call and Competition - Kristen Kieffer, Juror. River Oaks Square Art Center, Alexandria,LA.
Drink Me: Cup, Mugs and Tumblers - Sebastian Moh, Juror. University of North Colorado, Greely, Colorado.
Twin Cups: MWSU Clay Guild National Ceramics Exhibition - Bede Clarke, Juror. Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO.
SIP: Savannah Clay Community Ceramics Cup Show - Richmond Hills, Georgia
A Vessel by any other Name - Gallery 66 NY, Cold Spring, N.Y.
Art in Clay: Origins - Judith Schwartz, Juror. Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Red Hook, N.Y.
Tokyo - New York Friendship Ceramics Competition, Nippon Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
Unum Sumus - Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members' Show, Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
2015
Re:Member, Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Annual Members' Show – Kleinert/James Art Center, Woodstock, N.Y.
8th International Texas Teapot Tournament – Susan Herzberg, Juror. CAMEO and 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas
Drink This! Workhouse International Cup Show – Phil Rogers, Juror. Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia
2014
Holiday Show – Artbar Gallery, Kingston, N.Y.
Woodstock-Byrdcliffe Guild Store, Woodstock,N.Y.
National Battle of the Bowls – Kevin Crowe, Juror.
The Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, Virginia
Biennial International Cup Show - Matt 
Schiemann, Juror. Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida
Dining In VII: An Artful Experience - 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas
2013
Off The Wall: Platters and Wall Hangings Show
Austin House, Kew Gardens, N.Y.

Publications
2020
Cover of Ceramics Monthly, April 2020
Beyond Self Expression: From Psychology to Ceramics
Ceramics Monthly, April 2020
ICAN Functional Calendar
2019
Grounded, Ceramics Monthly, September 2019
2017
Potters Council Functional Kitchenware Calendar
2015 
Potters Council Alternative Firing Calendar.