Meg Beaudoin Ceramics



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 and porcelain 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 and noborigama kilns in which each firing lasts from four to seven days.

RESUME
Education
2006-2010 
Tye River Studio Workshop with Kevin Crowe, Haystack Workshops with 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

2008-present
Multiple Wood Firings with John Dix, Tim Rowan, Roger Baumann and Tony Moore.

2010-2013
Ceramics Instructor/intermediate wheel instructor, The Potters Wheel Studio, Queens, New York

Juried and Invitational Exhibitions
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
2015 
Potters Council Alternative Firing Calendar.