Julia R. Baugh

  • Ceramic Artist
  • Little Rock, AR

Functional ceramics and non-functional ceramic sculpture.

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Julia Baugh holds a BS in Respiratory Care from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and an MA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. As native Arkansas, she has harbored a love of art dating back to her early childhood. This interest persisted through high school and afterwards in collage with ceramics.

In 2002 she became a respiratory therapist and practiced in the medical field for 10 years total in both Little Rock Arkansas and San Francisco California. Her path back to ceramics began at a small clay studio in Northern California in 2009. She returned to Little Rock in 2010, and took a wheel throwing class at the Arkansas Art Center as a creative outlet. Following the encouragement of her class instructor, she took an independent study wheel throwing class at UALR, and shortly after began working on her MA with an emphasis in studio art in ceramics.

Experience

Assistant to the Chair of the Ceramic Department at Arkansas Arts Center

9/2017 – Present Little Rock, AR

Assisting​ ​the​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ceramics​ ​Department​ ​with​ ​duties​ ​that​ ​include:​ ​loading, unloading​ ​and​ ​firing​ ​gas​ ​and​ ​electric​ ​kilns,​ ​repairing​ ​kilns,​ ​tool​ ​and​ ​materials​ ​orders, inventorying​ ​materials​ ​including​ ​clay​ ​and​ ​chemicals,​ ​cleaning​ ​and​ ​maintenance​ ​of​ ​the ceramics​ ​studio​ ​and​ ​kiln​ ​rooms.​ ​​ ​Teaching​ ​two​ ​Intermediate/Advanced​ ​three-hour wheel-throwing​ ​classes​ ​per​ ​week,​ ​and​ ​shorter-term​ ​workshops.

Beginning​ ​Ceramics​ ​Adjunct​ ​Instructor at Hendrix College

8/2017 – Present Little Rock, AR

Teaching​ ​students​ ​beginning​ ​handbuilding​ ​techniques,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​basic properties​ ​of​ ​the​ ​medium,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​firing​ ​process​ ​all​ ​in​ ​conjunction​ ​with​ ​weekly presentations​ ​over​ ​modern​ ​and​ ​historical​ ​ceramics​ ​art.

Artist in Residence at Arkansas Arts Center

9/2015 – 8/2017 Little Rock, AR

Teaching three Intermediate/Advanced three-hour wheel-throwing classes per week, shorter-term workshops and children’s classes. Fifteen or more self-directed hours per week. Twelve hours or more per week on assigned studio maintenance, including routine duties related to loading/unloading/firing all the kilns. Supervising work-studies in loading and unloading kilns, making glazes and clay. Inventorying dry materials, tools and clay for ordering purposes. Additional hours worked during busy times of the year. Solo exhibition of work in an Arkansas Arts Center Gallery. Participation in the annual Museum School Sale.

Junior Arts Academy Ceramics Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

6/5/2017 – 6/16/2017 Little Rock, AR

Taught 99 children between 5 to 10 years old ceramic arts to create 693 individual projects in a two-week period that were placed on display in the Arkansas Arts Center.

Beginning Hand Building Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

9/2016 – 11/2016 Little Rock, AR

Taught basic hand building techniques and glazing. Fired electric and raku kilns.

Sampler Class Assistant Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

7/17/2016 – 7/31/2016 Little Rock, AR

Assisted instructor with hand building projects, throwing projects and glazing.

Junior Arts Academy 3D Art Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

6/6/2016 – 6/17/2016 Little Rock, AR

Taught 107 children between 5 to 10 years old ceramic arts and 3D visual arts using clay, acrylic paint, wood, found objects to create 718 individual projects in a two-week period that were placed on display in the Arkansas Arts Center.

Assisted with POP! Award at BethLab

4/1/2016 – 4/30/2016 Little Rock, AR

Assisted Beth Lambert in creating Portrait of a Patron Award. Mixed and poured plaster for molds. Slip casted and sanded pieces. Made and tested many glaze tests.

Screen Printing on Clay Workshop Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

2/21/2016 – 2/21/2016 Little Rock, AR

Taught students how to develop EZ-Screens and use them to print with under glaze on flat and curved surfaces through direct and indirect monoprinting.

Workshop Instructor: Screen printing on Clay at Arkansas Arts Center

2/21/2015 – 2/21/2015 Little Rock, AR

Taught students how to develop EZScreens and use them to print with underglaze on flat and curved surfaces through direct and indirect monoprinting.

Beginning Handbuilding Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

1/2015 – 3/2015 Little Rock, AR

Teaching basic hand building techniques and glazing. Firing electric and raku kilns.

Extruder Class Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

01/2015 – 3/2015 Little Rock, AR

Teaching extruder use and techniques and guiding students through various functional ceramic extruder projects.

Basic Handbuilding Assistant Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

01/2015 – 5/2015 Little Rock, AR

Assisted instructor and did demonstrations on different handbuilding techniques.

Screenprinting on Clay Instructor at Arkansas Arts Center

1/2015 – 3/2015 Little Rock, AR

Teaching students how to develop EZ-Screens and use them to print with underglaze and slip on various flat and curved surface projects.

Demonstrator at Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

10/03/2014 – 10/03/2014 Gatlinburg, TN

Demonstrated wheel throwing techniques.

Studio Assistant at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

9/19/2014 – 11/2/2014 Gatlinburg, TN

Cleaned and changed over studios for new instructors each week. On-call for instructors and school. Ran errands for instructors and for school including supply runs. Fired electric kilns. Mixed glazes. Trouble shooting for studio equipment including electric kilns, computers, and copy machines.

Beginning Ceramics Wheel-Throwing Assistant Instructor at Arkansas Art Center

7/2014 – 12/2014 Little Rock, AR

Assisted ceramics instructor with teaching students, helped with student critiques, mixed glazes, made clay, and fired electric, gas oxidation and reduction kilns including the soda and raku kilns.

Workstudy at Penland School of Crafts

7/2014 – 8/2014 Penland, NC

Worked as AM kitchen staff.

Educational Assistant Program at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

7/2013 – 8/2013 Gatlinburg, TN

Worked as kitchen, wait staff and house staff.

GTA Beginning Ceramics Instructor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1/1/2013 – 5/15/2013 Little Rock, AR

Created a syllabus for and taught the Beginning Ceramics class, mixed glazes, made clay, fired electric, gas oxidation and reduction kilns including soda and raku kilns, and built and fired natural gas raku kiln.

Ceramics Contemporary Crafts Instructor at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

10/2012 – 11/2012 Little Rock, AR

Taught ceramic section of Contemporary Crafts, mixed clay, prepared under glazes, and fired electric kilns.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Ceramics at University of Arkansas Little Rock

8/2012 – 5/2014 Little Rock, AR

Assisted ceramics instructor in teaching students and in student critiques, mixed glazes, made clay, and fired electric, gas oxidation and reduction kilns including the soda kiln and raku, and taught special section on raku and a section on screen-printing on clay.

President of the UALR Clay Guild at University of Arkansas Little Rock Clay Guild

8/2012 – 8/2013 Little Rock, AR

Organized meetings, obtained funds from the university, arranged Clay Guild sales, planned annual NCECA trip, and assisted with visiting artists.

Assistant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ceramics​ ​Department​ at Arkansas Arts Center

9/2017 – 1/2018 Little Rock, AR

Assisting​ ​the​ ​Chair​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Ceramics​ ​Department​ ​with​ ​duties​ ​that​ ​include:​ ​loading, unloading​ ​and​ ​firing​ ​gas​ ​and​ ​electric​ ​kilns,​ ​repairing​ ​kilns,​ ​tool​ ​and​ ​materials​ ​orders, inventorying​ ​materials​ ​including​ ​clay​ ​and​ ​chemicals,​ ​cleaning​ ​and​ ​maintenance​ ​of​ ​the ceramics​ ​studio​ ​and​ ​kiln​ ​rooms.​ ​​ ​Teaching​ ​two​ ​Intermediate/Advanced​ ​three-hour wheel-throwing​ ​classes​ ​per​ ​week,​ ​and​ ​shorter-term​ ​workshops.

Beginning​ ​Ceramics​ ​Adjunct​ ​Instructor at Hendrix College

8/2017 – Present Conway, AR

Teaching​ ​students​ ​beginning​ ​handbuilding​ ​techniques,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​basic properties​ ​of​ ​the​ ​medium,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​firing​ ​process​ ​all​ ​in​ ​conjunction​ ​with​ ​weekly presentations​ ​over​ ​modern​ ​and​ ​historical​ ​ceramics​ ​art

Education

Master of Art Emphasis Studio Art in Ceramics at University of Arkansas Little Rock

August, 2012 – July, 2014 Little Rock, AR

Studio emphasis in figurative ceramic sculpture.

Post-Baccalaureate Work in Studio Art at University of Arkansas Little Rock

July, 2010 – May, 2012 Little Rock, AR

Emphasis on functional ceramic vessels.

Bachelors of Science - Respiratory Care at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

June, 2002 – May, 2004 Little Rock, AR

BS in Carido-Respiratory Care

Prerequisites for UAMS Respiratory Care Program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock

January, 2000 – May, 2002 Little Rock, AR

Prerequisites for UAMS Respiratory Care Program

Awards

Sally A. Williams Artist Fund, Arkansas Arts Council

Assistance grants of up to $500 are intended to support professional development and advance an artist’s career.

Studio Assistantship Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Penland School of Crafts, Special Workstudy Scholarship, Betsy and Marc Rowland Scholarship Fund

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Arkansas at LIttle Rock

UALR Student Competitive Award, Alexa Mena Scholarship

Educational Assistantship Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Teaching Award – Ceramics, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Exhibitions

Flow: Artist-In-Residence Exhibition Solo

Arkansas Arts Center Little Rock, AR

Sculpture at the Rivermarket Show and Sale Group

Rivermarket Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas Student Competitive Group

UALR Gallery I Little Rock, AR

Julia Baugh: Thesis Exhibition Solo

UALR Gallery II Little Rock, AR

Arrowmont Light of the Moon Group

Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont Gatlinburg, TN

Annual THEA Foundation Arts Festival Group

UALR Booth North Little Rock, AR

University of Arkansas Student Competitive Group

UALR Gallery I Little Rock, AR

Ovolution Art Exhibition and Open House Group

Ovolution Gallery North Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Ceramics and Sculpture Student Exhibition Group

Arkansas Governor’s Mansion Little Rock, AR

Annual THEA Foundation Arts Festival Group

Clay Time Studio North Little Rock, AR

Specialties

Functional ceramic wareFunctional ceramic vesselsCeramic sculptureRunning a ceramic studio

Skills

Functional ceramic wareFunctional vesselsSculptural ceramicsFiring electric and gas kilnsSocial media sitesWorkshopsRunning a ceramics studioWorking at local retail shopsOrganizing art salesOrganizing art shows