Education

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Master of Fine Arts: Metals
2012                                 

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Jewelry and Metals
Magna Cum Laude: 2009

 

Exhibitions

2015:                     “South Carolina Arts Gala”
                               
May 12
                                Grand Hall + Granby Room, Columbia, South Carolina

                                “Earrings Galore”
                               
May-June
                                Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rohoboth Beach, Deleware

                                “The Ties That Bind: Alumni Exhibition”
                               
November 10, 2014 – January 23, 2015
                                Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina
                                                Curators: FAC Faculty + Administrators

                                “(in)Organic”
                               
October 12, 2014 – February 1, 2015
                                Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
                               Curator: Lena Vigna, Racine Art Museum

2014:                     “Earrings Galore”
                               
May-June
                                Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rohoboth Beach, Deleware

                                “Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition”
                               
May 2-10
                                North Charleston Arts Center, North Charleston, South Carolina

                                Juror: Alfred D Ward, Professor Emeritus + Former Department Chair, Winthrop University

                                South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Traveling Exhibition
                                                                                                May – Spring 2015
                                Various South Carolina Art Galleries

                                                                                               Juror: Alfred D Ward, Professor Emeritus + Former Department Chair, Winthrop University

                                “Chroma: Jewelry in Color”
                                March 5 – April 3, 2014
                               
Professional Arts Gallery, College of the Albemarle, Manteo, North Carolina
                                Curator: Kathryn Osgood, Assistant Professor, Professional Arts Jewelry, College of The Albemarle

                                “Jewelry of the Carolinas”
                                February 6 – March 6, 2014
                               
Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus
                                Curator: Grace Cote, Gallery Coordinator, CPCC Ross and Pease Galleries, Central Peidmont Community College,
                                                Charlotte, North Carolina    

                                “50-50”
                                January 17 – Febuary 2, 2014
                               
African Art Room, The Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
                                Curator: Bob Ebandorf, Carol Grotnes Belk Chair School of Art and Design, East Carolina, University  + Tara
                                                Locklear, Studio Artist


                                “Metals Invitational: Malleable and Migratory”
                                November 11 – January 17, 2014
                                Millersville University
                                Juror: Becky McDonah, Assistant Professor, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania

   
2013:                      “24th Annual Juried Competition” Arts Council of York County
                                August 2 – September 15, 2013
                                Dalton Gallery, Center of the Arts, Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina
                                Juror: Rebecca Elliot, assistant curator of Craft+Design, Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina       

“Flat Out Under Pressure”
June 7 - July 15, 2013
Metropolitan Arts Council, Greenville, South Carolina
Juror: Mary Robinson, Associate Professor of Art and Printmaking Head, University of South Carolina


“Artists of the Upstate”
May 9 – May 13, 2013
The Founders Room, Larkins On The Water, Greenville, South Carolina
Juror: Sara C. Arnold, Curator of Collections, The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina

“Monochrome Noir”
January 9 - February 15, 2013
Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California
Curators: Michael Dale Bernard + Tara Locklear


“Au Courant: A Contemporary Earring Exhibition”
J. Cotter Gallery, Vail, Colorado

“Instructors Show”
Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon, North Carolina

2012:               “Multiples”
                                 Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

  “Holiday Show”
Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon, North Carolina

 “Pomp and Swagger,” Exhibition in Motion
SNAG Conference 2012
Westin Ballroom, Westin Kierland Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona

“ASU Metals Alumni Exhibition”
SNAG Conference 2012
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona

  “Decadence + Decay”
MFA Thesis Exhibition in Metals
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona


“Metals and More”
SNAG Conference 2012
Phoenix Airport Museum, Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona


“Charmed III: Third Time’s A Charm”
The Store, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Curator: Sharon Massey, Store Merchandise Coordinator: The Store at Society for Contemporary Crafts

 “33rd Annual Contemporary Crafts”
Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arizona
Juror:
Katie A. Lee, Assistant Director for The Center for Craft, Creativity + Design A Regional Center,
UNC Asheville

2011:                 “Craft Forms 2011”
                               
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
                        Juror: Elizabeth Argo,  Curator of American Modern and Contemporary Crafts and Decorative Arts,
                                Philadelphia Museum of Art

“6th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition”
Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

“COMMODITY: Art in (and) the Marketplace”
GSC Gallery
Curators: Kristen Strange and Sarah Rowland


"Costume Costume II”
Sienna Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
Guest Curator: Arthur Hash, Studio Artist + Educator SUNY New Paltz

 "Juried Summer MFA Exhibition”
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Juror: Sara Cochran, PhD at Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; curator at Phoenix Art Museum

 "Nathan Cummings Travel Exhibition”
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona

“Student Show”
Yuma Symposium, Yuma, Arizona

“ Organic Abstractions”
INTEL Corporation, Chandler, Arizona

2010:               “Homecoming Exhibit”
                                Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

“Small Metals, Big Ideas”
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona

“You Look Fabulous”
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona

“Form, Forge, + Fabricate”
Southern Illinois Metalsmithing Society, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

“Craftsmanship 2010”
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Juror:  Sam Chung, Studio Artist and Educator


Installation
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona

“Student Show”
Yuma Symposium, Yuma, Arizona

 "Arizona Designer Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition"
Mesa Contemporary Arts
Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Juror: Patty Haberman, Curator, Mesa Contemporary Arts

"Formed of Matters"
Phonenix Art Detour 2010
Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2009:              "Multiples"
                                Heidi Lowe Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

                                "Noobs"
                               
Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

                                 4th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition
                                Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                               
Juror: Jewel Clark, Studio Artist

                                 "Craftsmanship 2009"
                                Gallery 100, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                               
Juror: Carol Eckert, Studio Artist and Educator

                                 Propaganda Project
                                CAD rendering installation: Towson Innovation Lab, Second Life
                                Collaborative initiative between Virginia Commonwealth University and Winthrop University

                                 "Recovering Reason"
                                Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2008:               "Pertinent Technologies: Exploring the Use of Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing + Rapid Prototyping"
                               
Sims Science Building, Winthrop University, South Carolina

                         Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
                                                Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
                                Juror: Daniel P. Gottlieb, Deputy Director of Planning and Design, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina

                                 35th Annual Toys Designed by Artists
                                Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
                                Juror: Brent Skidmore, Studio Artist and Director, UNC Asheville Craft Campus, Asheville, NC

                                 HMXP Cover Competition Exhibition
                                McLaurin Galleries, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

                                 Anti-War Medals Show
                                Gallery I/O,  New Orleans, Louisiana
                                Shaw Contemporary Jewelry, Northeast Harbor, Maine
                                Organized by Thomas Mann as a continuation of the Velvet Da Vinci Gallery show in San Francisco, California

                                 Recycled: An Exhibition of Wearable Art
                                McLaurin Galleries, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

                                "I Spy" Outdoor Installation
                                McLaurin, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2007:              GNED Exhibition   
                                Dacus Library, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

                                 SC Palmetto Hands Competition and Exhibition
                                North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, North Charleston, South Carolina
                                Juror: Tom Stanley, Galleries Director + Fine Arts Chair, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina

                                 Winthrop University Figure Drawing Exhibition
                                Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
                                Faculty Juried Exhibition

                                 25 New Works Undergraduate Exhibition
                                Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University
                                Juror: Tonya Cribb, Gallery Manager, Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina


2006:              Outdoor Installation
                               Johnson + Wales University, Charlotte, North Carolina

                                Winthrop University Foundations Show
                                Lewandowski Gallery, Winthrop University, Rock hill, South Carolina
                                Faculty Juried

                                 18th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition
                                Juror: Katie Lee, Curator, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Charleston, South Carolina

 

Related Experience

Ponthieux’s Jewelry Design Studio, Greenville, South Carolina
Bench Jeweler + Designer
February 2014-Current
 
Poterala Designs, Greenville, South Carolina
Owner
Jewelry Design | Fabrication
2009-Current


Arizona State University, Biomedical Engineering, Tempe, Arizona
Multi-Step Development of Anatomical Urethane Phantoms for Optical Experimentation
Principal Investigator: Dr. David Frakes, Bioengineering
Technical Contributor, Co-author

Danielle Miller Jewelry, Greenville, South Carolina
Studio Assistant
2008-2009

 

Lectures + Panels + Demonstrations

The Art of Thinking: Artist Talk
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
April 7, 2014


Artist Talk
Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina
May 30, 2013


Artist Demonstrations
Greenville County Public School District, Greenville, South Carolina
Artisphere DIY Stage, Greenville, South Carolina
April 2013


“Expectations in Flux”
Education Dialogue, SNAG Conference “Flux” 2011
Student Panel



Teaching Experience

South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities , Greenville, South Carolina
Academy Instructor, 2015

Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Adjunct Professor of Fine  Arts, Jewelry + Metals


Jewelry + Metals I
Fall 2012 | Spring 2014 | Fall 2014


Jewelry + Metals for Non-Majors
Fall 2012 | Fall 2013 | Fall 2014


Jewelry + Metals 4,5,6
Spring 2014


Special Topics: Color on Metal
Fall 2013

Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina
Instructor, Explore the Arts Workshops
K-12 and Adult Classes
Summer 2012 – Current

Substitute teacher, Fine Arts
Fall 2012 – Current

Visiting Artist, Metals
Fall 2012


Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon, North Carolina
Ongoing Silversmithing Instruction + Various Workshops
September 2012 – Current

Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina
Instructor, Enameling Workshop
April 27 + 28, 2014


Furman University, Greenville South Carolina
Ongoing Metals Instruction,  Learning for You Program
September 2012 – Program Termination, 2014

Vino and VanGogh, Greenville South Carolina
Various Classes
September 2012 – 2014


Liz Daly Designs, Greenville South Carolina
Various Classes
September 2012 – 2013


Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Instructor of Record: Metals I
Fall 2010
Spring 2011

Instructor of Record: 3D Design
Spring 2010
Fall 2011
Spring 2012

3rd  Seat Honors Thesis Reader
 Undergraduate BFA Honors Candidate in Metals: Rebecca Ryan


Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Instructor Assistant to Becky McDonah 6.20.2010 - 6.27.2010

Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Workshops  in conjunction with "Ornament as Art: The Jewelry Collection of Helen Williams Drutt";
Assistant to Courtney Starrett:  11.15.2009
 Assistant to Tabitha Ott:  11.17.2009

 

 
Memberships +Service


Society of North American Goldsmiths
Volunteer Coordinator 2012 – Current
SNAG TV Coordinator, “Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward” Conference 2015
 Member 2007 – Current

Co-chair: Social Events Committee,  “The Heat Is On” Conference 2012   
Curatorial Assistant: Student Juried Exhibition, Conference 2012

Conference Volunteer: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

Metropolitan Arts Council
Member

American Craft Council
Member

CraftHaus
Member

Arizona Designer Craftsmen
Student Member: 2009-2012
Graphic Designer: 2010-2012

Curatorial Assistant: 2009-2012

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group: Siggraph
Student Member: 2009-2010
Siggraph Student Conference 30 hour Volunteer 2010

ASU Metals, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Student Member
Secretary: 2011

Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths and Designers, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Chartering member and co-author of Constitution
President: 2008-2009

Vice President: 2007-2008

Sims Gallery, Science Building, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Curator of Lobby Exhibitions: 2007-2009;

Evening with the Cultural Arts, Springfield Middle School, Fort Mill, South Carolina
Artist in Residency Program: 2008;     Artist assistant to Ms. Arrecco
Artist talk and discussion of jewelry and metalsmithing;
Assisted students in creation of sculptures in conjunction with student exhibition;


The Johnsonian , Winthrop University, Rock Hill, South Carolina
Specialty Arts Writer: 2008-2009



Honors and Awards

2014:        Honorable Mention, Monetary Award, Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Exhibition, North Charleston, South Carolina
                  South Carolina Palmetto Hands Fine Craft Traveling Exhibition


2013:         3rd Place, 24th Annual Juried Competition, Arts Council of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina

2011:         Juror’s Award, Mesa Contemporary Arts’ 33rd Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Mesa, Arizona
                  ASU Special Talent Award Scholarship
                  SNAG Conference Work Exchange
                  
ASU Student Enrichment Grant 

2010:        4th Place Juror’s Award: Craftsmanship 2010
                  ADC Workshop Scholarship
                  Herbert Smith Graduate Fellowship
                   MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship
                   SIGGRAPH SV Conference Scholarship
                   SNAG Conference Scholarship

2009:         ADC Workshop Scholarship
                   Special Talent Award, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                   University Graduate Fellowship, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
                   Queenie Award: Best Female in Jewelry and Metals, 
                              Donor: Alfred D. Ward, Professor Emeritus + Former Department Chair, Winthrop University
                    Best in Jewelry and Metals Award, Winthrop University
                    President Anthony DiGeorgio Purchase Award, Voices of Homelessness Exhibition, Winthrop University
                    SNAG Conference Assistantship (Work Exchange)
                    President's List
                    Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

2008:        Medal of Honor in the Arts: Recognition, Winthrop University
                    
MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship
                     Jewelry and Metals: Best in Show, Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Winthrop University
                     SNAG Conference Assistantship (Work Exchange) and Conference Scholarship
                     Margaret F. Lipscomb  Scholarship, Winthrop University
                     Alice Anderson Gill Scholarship, College of Visual  + Performing Arts, Winthrop University
                     Palmetto Fellows Scholarship
                     President's List

2007:        Jewelry + Metals Departmental Award, Winthrop University
                     SNAG Conference Work Exchange     
                Excellence Award: Palisades Rhein Medall Competition, Charlotte, North Carolina

                               

 

Bibliography    

Daniel, Dianne.  (2015, June/July).  “On our Radar: Surfacing.” American Craft. Vol. 75, 03
Bernard, Michael Dale.( 2014, January). “Material Complexity.” Metalsmith Magazine.  Vol. 34, 21.
“Metal Works, Jewelry Exhibit at CPCC.” Today’s Charlotte Woman.  02 2014: 17. 
“Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, offers Offers Work of Jewelry and Metal.” Carolina Arts. 02 2014: 24.
Choo, Chunghi.  Showcase 500 Art Necklaces.  Lark Crafts, 2013.  Print

Cummins, Susan. "Au Courant: A Contemporary Earring Exhibition." AJF Blog. Art Jewelry Forum, 24 02 2013. Web. Web. 24 Feb. 2013. <http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/au-courant-a-contemporary-earring-exhibition>.
Cummins, Susan. "Monochrome Noir." AJF Blog. Art Jewelry Forum, 22 01 2013. Web. Web. 22 Jan. 2013. <http://www.artjewelryforum.org/ajf-blog/monochrome-noir>.
Campbell, Marquin. "Artist Interview with Katie Poterala." Vino & Van Gogh. N.p., 09 02 2012. Web. Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://vinoandvangogh.net/2012/09/artist-interview-with-katie-poterala/>.
Marks, Cindy. "Precious: Jewelry and Design by Katie Poterala." Artizen Magazine. 02 2013: 37-45. Web. 4 Apr. 2013. <http://www.artizenmagazine.com/back-issues/artizen-4-2.html>.
Monochrome Noir, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California
                                 Selected Images, Comprehensive Color Catalogue;  Selected Image,  Promotional Materials
Rabens, Tye.  “Katie Poterala Embraces Jewelry’s ‘Decadence and Decay.’” Jackalope Ranch.  Phoenix New Times. 04.03.2012.
Le Van, Martha, and Bruce Metcalf.  Showcase 500 Rings.  Lark Crafts, 2012.  Print. 
Martinez, Diana. "Makers in the Crafty Marketplace” State Press Magazine 10.21.2010.

Craftsmanship 2010, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University
                                 Selected Image: "Afflicted Strand",  Promotional Materials
5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, Arizona State University
                                 Image: "Solitaire Appended 001 - 003", Comprehensive Color Catalogue.
 Atwood, Donna. "Exhibition Review: 5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition," Comprehensive Color Catalogue.
4th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition, Arizona State University
                                 Image: "Ties that Bind: GodFearing", Comprehensive Color Catalogue.
Holden, Wynter. “AZ Designer Craftsmen at Mesa Contemporary Arts: The Good, The Bad, and the Forgettable”  Phoenix New Times. 6.25.2010
Craftsmanship 2009, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Gallery 100, Arizona State University
                                 Selected Image: "Carolina Sunday",  Promotional Materials
35th Annual Toys Designed by Artists, Arkansas Art Center
                                Selected Image: "To Ketch the Pelagic Spirit",  Promotional Materials
Winthrop University Department of Jewelry and Metals
                                Selected Images Used in Promotional Materials

Herron, Ashley. "Recovering Reason" The Johnsonian 4.4.2009.
Herron, Ashley.  "Jewelry Metals Students Host 2nd Annual Jewelry Sale"  The Johnsonian 2.5.2009.
Scales, Shateesha.  "Trashes to Treasures: Students Use Leftovers to Create Jewelry." The Johnsonian. 3.12.2008.
Scales, Shateesha.  "Students, Faculty Sell Handmade Jewelry." The Johnsonian.  1.30.2008.

Scales, Shateesha. "Carrot Disrupts Campus Norm." The Johnsonian 9.26.2007.
Anthology 2008.  Annual Juried Literary and Visual Arts Magazine
                                Selected Images: "Delve" and "To Ketch the Pelagic Spirit"

Publications

“5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals” Comprehensive Color Catalogue. Co-authored in conjunction with Michelle Startzman. 11.01.2010

“Sitting Stones: Rock Art Provides New Seating for Students.” The Johnsonian. 3.5.2008.

                         “Snapshot: Rowe Behind the Lens.” The Johnsonian. 4.2.2008.
            “Beaded Pouch: NA-BS-PA-Q-4.” Archives: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.  05.2010.
                                               “Jeddito Black on Yellow Bowl.”  Archives: Archaeological Research Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ.  05.2010.

 

Workshops Attended

Advanced Stone Setting  
Blaine Lewis
New Approach School for Jewelers
2014


Argentium Silver
Polly Smith
2012

Powdercoating, Mold Making, + Plastics
Michael Dale Bernard + Susanna Spiers
2011


Hand and Hammer Engraving
NC Black Co.
2011


Jeweler’s Tips and Tricks
Andy Cooperman
2011

 Crocheting with Wire
Joan Dulla
2010

The Glass Onion

Kari Minnick
2009

Woodworking and Finishing Techniques
Julia Harrison
2009


Marriage of Metals
Joanna Gollberg
2007


 

Conferences

Society of North American Goldsmiths
“Directions Unknown” 2007
“Crosscurrents” 2008
“REvolution” 2009
“Going to Extremes”  2010
 “Flux” 2011
“The Heat is On” 2012
“Impact: Looking Back, Forging Froward” 2015

ECU Symposium: Material Topics
2014
2013


Yuma Symposium
2010
2011
2012


Siggraph "The People Behind the Pixels."
2010


Charitable Contributions

SNAG “Impack: Looking Backward, Forging Forward” Conference 2015
Trunk Show VIP Door Prize

A taste of the Fine Arts 2015
Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina

A taste of the Fine Arts 2014
Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina

A taste of the Fine Arts 2013
Fine Arts Center, Greenville, South Carolina

Euphoria 2013
Euphoria Fesitval, Greenville, South Carolina

Yuma Symposium 2012
  Collaboration: Silent Auction
  Collaboration: Saw, File, Solder Trophies


Society of Contemporary Crafts
“Third Time’s A Charm”, Charm Donation, 2011

Yuma Symposium 2011
Collaboration: Auction

Arrowmont Art 4 Art’s Sake
Silent Auction

SNAG “Going to Extremes” Conference 2010
Silent Auction

Yuma Symposium 2010
Collaboration: Auction

ASU Metals
Auction 2009

GEM+D
Raffle Prize 2009

Beaujolais  Wine Tasting Festival 2009, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte, North Carolina
Silent Auction