Resume

Loren Scherbak

5718 Wainwright Avenue Rockville MD 20851
lorenscherbak(at)gmail.com   http://claymaven.com

Professional Art

Printmaking -- intaglio, lithography, and monoprints. Worked for several years on an aquatic/ocean series. This water-related imagery described movement by setting up a dynamic tension between static or timeless images and active, sometimes floating, imagery through the use of sea creatures and waterscapes.

Pottery, Sculpture, Wall Plaques-- raku and stoneware. Continues the themes of the prints and includes other nature imagery. Functional dinnerware and decorative one-of-a-kind relief plaques. In 2005, built a Bourry Box woodfire kiln. Recent work consists of functional and decorative ware that emphasizes the atmospheric glazing resulting from the ash deposits from the firing.

Education

  • 2000​ College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. MLS, Library Systems, 4.0 GPA
  • 1981–1994​ Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland. Printmaking, Ceramics, Computer Programming
  • 1979​ New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. BFA, Ceramics and Printmaking
  • 1974–1975​ University of Wisconsin, Madison. Major – Ceramics

Apprenticeships

  • 1979–1980​ Geoffrey Meek Designed and assisted with fabrication of molds for ceramic production.
  • 1978​ Yaakov Bousidan Printed limited editions for the artist. Assisted in design and execution of artist's books.

Presentations, Prizes, Articles

  • Published November 2018

    The Log Book - Issue 76 Published November 2018

    "Why I Fire Alone" International Wood-fired Ceramics Publication
  • November 2018

    26th Juried Show: Montgomery Potters – Ceramic Dimensions

    1st Place, The Clay Co-op, Rockville, Maryland
  • September 2016

    Internatonal Woodfire Conference

    Who Funds the Fun? WCC, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Group Exhibitions and Juried Shows

  • March 2019

    SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show

    Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, Georgia
  • February - March 2019

    Off the Table! Clay for the Wall

    The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild, Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • February - March 2019

    Twin Cups

    The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild, Saint Joseph, Missouri
  • February 2019

    Vessels for Drinking

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • February 2019

    Artists and Makers Member Exhibition

    Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland
  • November 2018

    26th Juried Show: Montgomery Potters – Ceramic Dimensions

    The Clay Co-op, Rockville, Maryland
  • October 2018

    KC Clay Guild Teabowl National

    KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, Missouri
  • September 2018

    Eat Drink and Be Merry

    Del Ray Artisans' Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
  • August 2018

    Proximity

    The Clay Co-op, Rockville, Maryland
  • July 2018

    Tabletop: Exploring Food and Function

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • July 2017

    Proximity

    The Clay Co-op, Rockville, Maryland
  • April 2017

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    North Bethesda, Maryland
  • September 2016

    International Woodfire Conference Presenter’s Exhibition

    WCC, Sugar Grove, Illinois
  • July 2016

    Proximity

    The Clay Co-op, Rockville, Maryland
  • June 2015

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    North Bethesda, Maryland
  • June 2015

    Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit 2015

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • January 2015

    Teapots VII

    Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
  • June 2014

    Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit 2014

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2014 January

    The Resident Artists of Capitol Arts Network: Crossing Paths

    Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland
  • 2013 January

    The Resident Artists of Capitol Arts Network

    ​Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland
  • 2011 October

    Artists at Work

    Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 2009 June

    The Crafts Collection

    Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2008 March-July

    Artists at Work

    Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Individual Exhibitions

  • 1992 July

    Prints

    Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
  • 1992 October, 1991 November

    Waterscapes: Prints and Ceramics

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • 1989

    Prints

    Chandler Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
  • Commissions

    • 1989

      Poster selected for museum promotion

      Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Massachusetts
    • 1989

      50th Wedding Anniversary Print

      Private Collection, Chevy Chase, Maryland