2024 NCECA Conference Presenter, Clay Capable: Pathways for Access

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Supporting accessibility can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. This uplifting presentation will help support those who are interested in making their studios more welcoming and inclusive to artists with access needs. Let’s support and reimagine accessibility in our medium so we can all benefit and thrive. Richmond, Virginia March 21, 2024


Microbial Mind: Angela Dieffenbach, solo show, ceramics, Chicago, brain gut connection, stomach brain, sculpture


Virtual Roundtable discussion with our 2020 and 2021 Ceramic Apprentices, Tran Tran and Lola Ogbara, in conversation with Hyde Park Art Center’s Ceramics Head, Angela Dieffenbach and Assistant Ceramics Head, Joe Kraft. This talk is in conjunction with Tran Tran’s exhibition, Moments In Between.

The conversation will include an introduction to the artists work and practice as well as a discussion about the influence that the Hyde Park Art Center’s community of ceramicists has had on their practice.

Link to Zoom


Inland Art | Angela Dieffenbach

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Pharma Farma Series: Aunt Dolly, Angela Dieffenbach, 7th Biennial Central Time Ceramics, ceramics, Chicago ceramics, sheep sculpture, ceramics sound, art

“Pharma Farma Series: Aunt Dolly,” ceramic, media player and speakers


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I’m a finalist for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series. Please vote for my work and send me (and my sculpture) to SCOPE Miami Beach, Art Basel! VOTE here
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I’m thrilled to be spending August in Canada! I’ll be participating in Biophilia, an artist research and residency program at Ayatana. My residency is supported by generous grant awarded by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.

Cleve Carney Art Gallery


A survey of contemporary artwork being created by emerging artists in the region and across the country.

Friday, June 1 to Saturday July 28, 2018  Reception: June 1, 6-8 pm

jurors: Alberto Aguilar, Meg Duguid, & Teresa Silva



Inland Art: Central Time Ceramics

DieffenbachThe biennial Central Time Ceramics exhibition will open March 6 at Heuser and Hartmann Galleries, Bradley University. Show founder and Bradley Ceramics Professor Randy Carlson chose Gail Kendall, emeritus professor, University of Nebraska, whose decorative pottery is widely recognized and…


6th Central Time Ceramics

Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery
Exhibition: March 1 – April 13   2018
Juror Lecture Gail Kendall : March 1, 5pm – Horowitz Auditorium, Caterpillar Global Communications Center
Reception: March 1, 6-7:30pm – Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery

The show brings together ceramic artwork from across the Central Time Zone to a city not only centrally located but also commonly associated with the central United States: Peoria, Illinois. Assembled in Peoria at the Bradley University Galleries are 50 ceramic works by 22 artists living and working in the Central Time Zone. From Minnesota to Texas, the locales represented are as varied as each artist’s aesthetic, yet the level of craftsmanship and innovation remains high throughout.

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Guest curated by Caroline Picard, Executive Director and Head Curator of The Green Lantern Press and Co-Director of Sector 2337, features work by 25 artists across a variety of media. Please join me for the reception and public critique September 10th from 1-5 pm.

Gallery 1, 2 & Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL


I’m honored to judge Heat at Oak Park Art League in Oak Park, IL. OPAL is a wonderful community & the show was an impressive collection on the theme.

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I am thrilled to be one of the 25 artists selected for this year’s program! The Center Program meets weekly over the course of 6 months and includes feedback from guest artists, gallerists, critics, and professionals in the field.

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April 1- April 29, 2017, Wayne Art Center, Davenport Gallery, Wayne, PA

Artists’ Talk: Sat, April 1, 3 – 5 pm and Artists’ Reception & Awards Ceremony Sat, April 1, 5 – 7 pm

Juror: Chris Gustin, Founding Member of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME and Owner, Gustin Ceramics Tile Production.

Off the Table: Clay for the Wall National Ceramics Exhibition

Feb 24- March 24, 2017, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO

Juror: Margaret Bohls, Associate Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Red Lodge Clay Center, ceramic residency, clay, Montana I am spending the month of December in Red Lodge, MT creating work at the Red Lodge Clay Center. My residency is supported by generous grant awarded by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation. Follow me on Instagram (adieffenbach) to see what I’m currently working on in the studio.

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Contemporary Clay 2016

International Biennial, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO
May 13 – June 25, 2016, reception: June 3, 6:30-9pm
juror: Steve Hilton, Professor Midwestern State University


5th Central Time Ceramics

Heuser Art Gallery, Hartmann Center Gallery
February 24 – March 25, 2016
Bradley University, Peoria, IL 

Reception: February 25, 6-7:30pm

Juror: Verne Funk, Professor Emeritus Texas Tech University 

Intimate Systems

Intimate Systems is a visual art exhibition featuring more than 30 artists from across the country whose works explore the intersection of art and science. The opening reception will be Saturday, February 6th from 1-5pm, 100arts 30 W. Mifflin St. Madison, WI. The show runs February 6th- April 28th, 2016.



FLATSstudio Presents: CONSTRUCT – An art opening celebrating Chicago Artists Month & the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Curatores: Hunt Tackbary and Jason Kalajainen

When: Friday, October 23 from 6-10 p.m.
Location: 1050 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL
Free Drinks Provided by Koval (available for 21+)
Live Performances by Carla Starla




June Artist Residency at Elsewhere Studios

I will be spending the month of June in Paonia, CO making artwork at Elsewhere Studios. My residency is supported by a project grant awarded by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation at the Union League Club of Chicago. Check out my lecture on June 3rd at 7:30pm.

  Link to Elsewhere’s Blog: http://www.elsewherestudios.org/blog/

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Holiday Show: December 6, 2014 through February 14, 2015

Opening Reception Sat, December 13, 3-5pm
Gallery PINK, 149 Harrison, Oak Park, IL


Artists First Sept 13, 2014 – Jan 11, 2015

Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA 52801


2014 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts

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17th International Open Woman Made GalleryKU workshop and lecture

17th International Open, Woman Made

17th International Open, Exhibition Dates: March 7 – April 17, 2014
Opening Reception: March 7, 2014 / 6-9pm

The Ceramics Center 2nd Bi-Annual Iowa Clay Conference River 2 River

Voices from the Warehouse, September 7 – October 4, 2013September 7 – October 4, 2013
Opening Reception Saturday, September 7,  7:00-11:00pm 
Performances by the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra.

Juried National, Dan Anderson, Red Lodge Clay Center

Dual Remedy

Solo Exhibition

Contemporary Art Center, Gallery 3R, Peoria, IL

 Opening Reception: May 11 6:30-8:30pm

Show runs May 4th – June 21

Contemporary Art Center 305 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602

Spec.imen Spec.ulation

Illinois Central College, Gallery 305A, East Peoria, IL

Please join me for the opening reception from noon to 2pm. The show runs through Friday, March 15 2013.


This is Happening

Girl/Boy Gallery, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI


Clay EVV

June 8 – July 9th 2012

A national, juried ceramic sculpture exhibition in conjunction with Sculpt EVV

Presented by: University of Southern Indiana, Department of Art & The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Juried by: Joseph Smith, Professor of Art, Oakland City University & Christyl Boger, Associate Professor of Art, Indiana University


Threshold  | April 13-May 5

Opening Reception |  Friday April 13th  |  6-9pm

First Floor: Sculpture using trditional fine craft media

Exhibiting Artists Angela Dieffenbach, Bronwyn Elkuss, Wendy Franklin, Yih-Wen Kuo
Karen E. Murphy, Lynn Peters, Angelika Piwowarczyk, Ann Coddington Rast, Sara Stewart




Winners – Windsor Whitney Biennial – 2012



Announcing the 3rd Biennial Central Time Ceramics Award Winners!

3rd Place:
Angela DieffenbachParasitic Cure: Origins of an Icon

Beyond the Brickyard postcard

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International ceramics show, juried by 2011 Voulkos Fellow Richard Shaw

Bray North Gallery, February 4 –April 7, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, February 4, 6–8pm



Silicalicious Poster

Ceramic Sculpture Show @ Backspace



juror: Verne Funk, Professor Emeritus Texas Tech University

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