Kayleigh Porter  |  k.porter.clay@gmail.com


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics, 2010

GPA: 3.826, Magna Cum Laude


Professional Experience:

2010 – Present: Technology Assessment & Transfer: Ceramic Micro Devices Group. Millersville, MD.

Stereolithography Ceramic Technician.

Mix and characterize UV senstitive resins, run/set up builds in Stereolithography 3D printing machine,  clean and measure successfully built parts, Burnout and sinter parts in furnace, measure shrinkage rate and check density of fired parts, general problem solving and maintenance of lab furnaces/machines.


2011 – Present: Chesapeake Art Center. Severna Park, MD.

Ceramic Instructor.

Colored Porcelain: 12 week adult class exploring mason stains through techniques such as neriage, nerikomi, millefiore, mishima, and more.

Garden Monsters: One day workshop for child and parent groups to create outdoor garden sculptures.


2009 – Present: Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.

Ceramic Community Art Teacher:

Station North Arts Festival: Community fair hands-on air-dry-clay activities.

Intro to Ceramics Adult Workshop: Instructor of 5-week adult hand-building class.

Senior Citizen Slip-casting: Assistant of 5-week plaster and casting workshop with Trisha Kyner.

Hard Hat Party: Fund raiser for new ceramics community art center, blank tiles sold for outside mural.

Waverly Middle School: Instructor and organizer of a 6 week program.

Eutaw Block Party: Instructor at tile making stand for community murals.

Rayner Browne Elementary: Teacher Assistant in

3rd grade after-school program.

Battle Monument: Instructor of one-hour ceramic class with people of disabilities ages 3 to 21.

Instructor at Children’s Summer Camp:

Teen Throwing Boot Camp: Instructor of week long throwing class, ages 10-15.

Native American: Organized and executed projects with two groups of students, 8-10 & 10-12.


2010: Community College of Baltimore County. Catonsville, MD.

Children’s Summer Camp Instructor

Fun with Clay: Organize and execute Art History clay projects and class schedule.

Draw, Paint, Clay: Organize and execute drawing on clay projects and class schedule.


2009 – 2010: Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore, MD.

Undergrad Teacher Assistant:

College, Junior level figure sculpture course with artist Trisha Kyner

College, Intro level ceramics course with artist Ryan Kelly.


2008 – 2010: Good Shepherd Center (GSC). Halethorpe, MD.

Ceramic Instructor/Technician:

Instructor of weekly art therapy hand-building class and slip-casting ceramics class for juvenile delinquent girls.


2008: Corradetti Glass Studio. Baltimore, MD

Intern: Assist soft-glass artist Anthony Corradetti in studio, production work, in gallery, and during promotional events.


2008: Shockers Glass Studio. Baltimore, MD.



May 2008 – Oct 2008: GSC. Halethorpe, MD.

Intern, Volunteer, Mosaic Project Liaison: 

Community Milagros Mural at Good Shepherd Center

Assistant on large-scale mosaic project sponsored by Baltimore Clayworks and designed by artist Laura Jean McLaughlin. Organized students’ completion of projects, scheduled kiln firings, inventory, storage, and installation.


2006 – 2007: MICA: Exhibitions. Baltimore, MD.

Workstudy in show installation/deinstallation and gallery monitor.



2010: Watershed Center of Ceramic Arts, ME. Kiln God Scholarship Recipient.

2012: Guldagergaard: International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. Project Network Participant.


Solo Exhibitions:

2012: Tactile Tensions. Curated by Ruth Harwood. Monteplier Arts Center, Library Gallery. Laurel, MD.


Group Exhibitions:

2011: Confinemant: Clay National Exhibit 2011.  Curated by Ellen Shankin. Workhouse Art Center. Lorton, VA.

2011: Abstracts: MICA Invitational Alumni Show. Curated by Michelle Weatherly. MICA Decker Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

2011: MICA Takes Flight: Alumni Show. Curated by Michelle Weatherly in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Reagan National Airport, Gallery Walk Terminal A. Washington DC

2010: A Personal Touch: featuring work by Community Art Teachers. Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD

2010: MICA Juried Undergrad. Juror Marek Cecula. Middendorf Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

2010: 23rd Annual, Materials: Hard & Soft. National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition curated by Jo Lauria. Greater Denton Arts Council. Denton, TX.

2009: Mica Juried Undergrad.  Juror Paul Daniel ’75 and Rena Hoisington. Decker Gallery. MICA, Baltimore.

2009: BAMF! Currated by MICA Ceramic Seniors, Middendorf Gallery. MICA, Baltimore.

2009: Extra-Curricular Clay featuring work by community art teachers. Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore.

2009: Fire Proof. Meridith Gallery, Baltimore.

Extended till Oct 30.

Spring 2009 – MICA Ceramics Juried Exhibition. Juror Nick Kripal. Middendorf Gallery. MICA, Baltimore. Placed Second.

Fall 2007 – MICA Juried Undergrad. Decker Gallery. MICA, Baltimore.

Spring 2007 – MICA Juried Freshman Exhibition. Decker Gallery. MICA, Baltimore.

Fall 2006 – MICA Juried Undergrad. Decker Gallery. MICA, Baltimore.



Conferences Attended:

2008 –  National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Pittsburg, PA

2010 – National Conference on Education for the Ceramic Arts. Philadelphia, PA


Workshops Attended:

2010 Baltimore Clayworks

Beth Cavener Stichter: The Wildness Within

Oct 2009 Baltimore Clayworks

A Dwelling of Infinite Brightness: A Workshop with Chih-Chi Hsu

Sept 2009 Baltimore Clayworks

Jenny Mendez: Student-Teacher Workshop

2009 Baltimore Clayworks

Jim Dugan: XXL Throwing

Jan 2008 Baltimore Clayworks

How to Teach Children with Mary Cloonan



2010 Fully-paid “Kiln God” Scholarship at Watershed Ceter for the Ceramic Arts, ME. Two-week summer residency with Nina Hole.

2009 MICA Call forArt, Case[werks], LLC Invitation

2009 Windgate Fellowship, Department Nomination

2009 MICA Competitive scholarship award

2008 Rotary Club Scholarship

2008 Student Leadership Award

2008-2010 MICA Perkins Replacement Grant

2008-2010 MD Rawlings E.A. Grant

2007-2010 MICA Grant

2006-2010 Dean’s List

2006-2010 Academic Honors Scholarship

2006-2010 Trustee Scholarship/Award

2007-2008 MD Educational Asst. Grant

2006-2007 Federal Pell Grant

2006-2007 Federal SEOG Grant


Technical Abilities:


Building: coil/ribbon, slab (hard-soft), throwing/trimming on wheel, solid/hollow figure sculpture, multiple piece slip/press mold casting, mold making in plaster, rubber, algenate, etc.

Surface: mixing glazes, slips, terra sigilatta. decals, luster, china paints, underglaze screen prints,

Electric kiln firing: Confident is all firing programs: auto and manual. bisque, luster, glaze, decals, etc.

wood firing and gas kiln experience.


Furnace working: beginner shapes – cylanders, bowls, goblets, vase, solid foot. Assist – cookie foot, ball foot, bits, blown out bits, set up, punty, shield.

Cold working: grinding, polishing, drilling, etc.

Lampworking: beginner shapes, outside color, spiral wrap, color combing, fume, maria, handles, bits.

Digital:     Microsoft office suite. Adobe Photoshop

Other:     Wood-working, Drawing/Painting in multiple media.



David S. East, Chair of Ceramics Department

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 Mount Royal Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21217

T: 410-225-5264 F: 410-225-2469


Mary Cloonan, Exhibition Director

Baltimore Clayworks

5707 Smith Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21209

T: 410-578-1919


Warren Seelig

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Fiber & Mixed Media
University of the Arts, Philadelphia

Laura Jean McLaughlin.

Pittsburgh, PA


Adelaide Paul

Philadelphia PA