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Loren Scherbak

http://claymaven.com

lorenscherbak(at)gmail.com

5718 Wainwright Avenue Rockville MD 20851

Instagram @scherbakl

Facebook @claymaven

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

  • July 2021

    Inspired By Malcolm: A Passion For Shino

    Shino: An American Translation of a Japanese Glaze Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, Maryland

  • July 2021

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    Honorable Mention in Ceramic, Creative Crafts Collection, North Bethesda, Maryland

  • 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 CoOp, Rockville, Maryland

  • September 2016

    Internatonal Woodfire Conference

    Who Funds the Fun? WCC, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Group Exhibitions and Juried Shows

  • January 1 – 31, 2023

    Winter Warmers

    Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham, Washington

  • November 4 – December 23, 2022

    It’s Only Clay 2022

    Kaul Gallery Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, Minnesota

  • October 10 – November 6, 2022

    Southern Miss Ceramics National, 2022

    The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

  • October 7 – November 4, 2022

    Cup: The Intimate Object XVIII

    Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida

  • September 26 – October 31, 2022

    Kindled Spirits 2

    Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham, Washington

  • August 6 – October 9, 2022

    12th annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2022

    Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, Virginia

  • June 13 – July 2022

    Woodfireworks V

    Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, Florida

  • June 2022

    Landscapes: A National Juried Exhibition

    Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg, Oregon

  • May 26 – May 31, 2022

    International Juried Student Exhibition

    STARworks, Star, North Carolina

  • June, July, August 2021

    Inspired By Malcolm: A Passion For Shino

    Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, Maryland

  • July 2021

    Cheers! Drink Up!

    Commonwheel Artists Co-op Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado

  • July 2021

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, Maryland

  • June 2021

    Women of Woodfire

    Eutectic Gallery, Portland, Oregon

  • May 2021

    SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show

    Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, Georgia

  • October 2020

    KC Clay Guild Teabowl National

    KC Clay Guild, Kansas City, Missouri

  • March 2020

    SIP: A Ceramic Cup Show

    Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, Georgia

  • February – March 2020

    Off the Table! Clay for the Wall

    The Missouri Western State University Clay Guild, Saint Joseph, Missouri

  • November 2019

    Potluck

    Washington Street Studios and Front Porch Gallery, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

  • August 2019

    Proximity

    The Clay CoOp, Rockville, Maryland

  • July 2019

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    North Bethesda, Maryland

  • June 2019

    Working Pots III

    James May Gallery, Algoma, Wisconsin

  • 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 CoOp, 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 CoOp, Rockville, Maryland

  • July 2018

    Tabletop: Exploring Food and Function

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia

  • July 2017

    Proximity

    The Clay CoOp, 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 CoOp, 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

Two Person Exhibitions

  • 2019 November

    Earth Works – Barbara Bell Watercolors and Loren Scherbak Woodfired Ceramics

    Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, Maryland

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