Experience:

Full Time Studio Potter, July 2013-Present

SouthSide Studios, Asheville, NC, Manager, July 2013-present                                                                                                         

Penland School of Crafts, NC, Instructor, Hand building and Wood fire workshop, Session 6 Summer 2017                                       

Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN, Studio Assistant, Courtney Martin, Hand building Workshop, Summer 2017                                       

Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN, Studio Assistant, Michael Kline: Wood Fire Workshop, Fall 2014

TAPAS Artist, Asheville City Schools, Asheville, NC September 2013-2015                                                                                     

Clayspace Co-op, Asheville, NC, Studio Member, October 2007- July 2013                                                                                         

Michael Hunt, Naomi Dalglish, Shawn Ireland, Eric Knoche Assist in wood firings, 2007-2013                                                           

Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Studio Assistant, Phil Rogers: "Throwing Soft", Summer 2011                                                 

Odyssey Center For Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC, Studio Assistant, November 2006-June 2007

Education:
UNCA, Asheville, NC, Teaching License, Art K-12, 2010

School of Visual Arts, NY, NY, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, 2000

Exhibitions:

 "12th Annual Yunomi Invitational", CLAY AKAR, May 2018                                                                                                               

 "Ceramicidal Tendencies" Mr. Roboto Project, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018                                                                                     

"American Graphic" Cup Show in Conjunction with NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2018                                                                               

 "Last Call Three", Companion Gallery, Humboldt,TN, March 2018                                                                                                     

Cherry Creek Art Fair, Denver Colorado, Jul7 2017                                                                                                                   

CraftBoston, Boston, MA, December 2017,   Studio Pottery Emerging Voices Award

“Americano Invitational”, CLAY AKAR, November 17, 2017

The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, November 2017

“Cup, The Intimate Object XIII” Charlie Cummings Gallery, September 2017

“Functional Ceramics” Wayne Center for the Arts, Ohio Craft Museum, July 2017

“11th Annual Yunomi Invitational”, CLAY AKAR, May 5, 2017

Lillstreet Gallery Collection, NCECA 2017

Art of the Pot, Austin, TX, May 2017                                                                                                                                                   

The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, November 2016                                                                                               

“100 Cups”, The Clay Studio Exhibition in conjunction with NCECA Portland, OR, 2016                                                                                 

"CGA: Salon and Ceramics Show", Charlotte, NC, Elder Gallery, June 2015                                                                                       

"Featured Potter", Charlotte, NC, Lark and Key Gallery, March 2015                                                                                           

"delecTABLE: The fine art of dining", Denver, CO, Carson Gallery, February 2014                                                                                   

"16 Hands Group Show" Floyd, VA, Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, 2011                                                                                         

"16 Hands" Fall 2011 Studio Tour, Floyd, VA, 2011

"Clayspace Co-op: New Work” Asheville, NC, Asheville Area Arts Council, Front Gallery, 2008

Galleries:

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                                                                                 

Lillstreet, Chicago, IL

Publications:
The Clay Studio:100 Artists 1000 Cups,2016                                                                                                                               

Collective Quarterly, Issue 4: Pisgah Fall 2016, http:// www.collectivequarterly.com/all/issue-4-pisgah                                                   

Grid Magazine, April, 2015, http://issuu.com/redflagmedia/docs/ grid_072_april_2015/59?e=1261995/11953791                           

Renegade Craft Fair, December 2014, http://www.renegadecraft.com/maker- spotlight-melissa-weiss-pottery                                         

WNC Woman, November 2014, http:// www.wncwoman.com/2014/11/02/three-spins-of-the-potters-wheel/                                         

Verve Magazine, August 2013, http://www.vervemag.com/august-2013/2013/7/31/ leaving-the-rad.html                                       

"Southern Makers": Food, design, craft and other scenes from the tactile life, Jennifer Causey, 2012                                                       

The Mountain Express, Clayspace- Co-op Cover and Feature Article, November 2008