Wendy Thoreson

Ceramic Artist




2018 Post-baccalaureate, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

2012 B.A. Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC

Major: American History           Minor: Art

2010 Studied Abroad: La Meridiana International School of Ceramics, Certaldo Italy



2019 Reconstitute, Luce Gallery - Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA.

2018 Other, Landmark Gallery - Schmidt Artist Lofts, St. Paul, MN. (Juried)

2018-19 Terra Nova: Ten Years, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2018 River 2 River, Sinclair Galleries - Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2018 Feats of Clay, Lanesboro Art, Lanesboro, MN.

2016 Wrought Clay, AMOCA Vault Gallery, Pomona, CA.

2016 Conversations in Clay. Orange County Fair Visual Arts Building, Costa Mesa, CA.

2015 Artists of AMOCA, Coastline College Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.

2015 Devotion: Selected Works of AMOCA’s Advocates. AMOCA Studio Artists Gallery, Pomona, CA.

2014 Invitational, Bizen-American Cultural Exchange Exhibition. Bizenware Traditional Industry Hall Gallery, Bizen, Japan.

2014 Vestige, Heirloom, Feminine. The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2014 Iowa Craft 41. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA. (Juried)

2013 Residents Exhibition at Coe College. Sinclair Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA.

2013 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists Member Exhibition. Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI.

2013 Small Things. Fire on the Greenway, Minneapolis, MN.

2012 Speaking of Breakfast. SemiPublic Gallery, Asheville, NC.



2017 Visiting Artist Ronda Arte Academy, Ronda, Spain

2017 Permanent Collection American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2014 Permanent Collection Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

2014 Visiting Artist Presenter Hawkeye 10 Arts Conference, Creston, IA

2014 Emerging Artist Marion Arts Festival, Marion IA

2013-14 Resident Artist The Ceramic Center, Cedar Rapids, IA

2013 Studio Assistant Leah Leitson and Susan Filey: Porcelain: Form, Fire, and Function.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2013 Studio Technician Scholarship Bonnie Seeman: Discovering Form and Surface.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2011 Scholarship Student Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyama: Bisque Molds.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN



2017-19 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists

2013 Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists

2011-12 National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts