Shanna Fliegel

©2018 by Shanna Fliegel.


upcoming and past events



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What We Leave Behind

Dairy Barn Arts Center
Athens, Ohio
March 20 - April 20, 2019

A selection of ceramic pieces acknowledging humans' imposition on the landscape, water and air will highlight a new geological epoch that has been recognized as the the Anthropocene. What sort of paradigm shift is happening to bring awareness to this outcome of what we leave behind? I organized this project to include the works of Jackie Brown, Bradley Klem, Bethany Krull and Tara Daley.  My work will also accompany these installation, sculpture and vessels.


Intersection: A Coalition of Makers/Educators in K-12

March 26-31, 2019
Minneapolis, MN

This exhibition highlights ten ceramic artists and educators with their MFA at the National Council for the Ceramic Arts in Minneapolis, MN.


Unfolding Epoch

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
University of Minnesota
April 22-March 2

Exhibit interpreting the current state of our relationship to the environment. Held in conjunction with Claytopia, NCECA's 53rd annual conference taking place in Minneapolis at the same time.

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We of Claytopia – a ceramics invitational
March 16 – April 13, 2019

NCECA 2019

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Fridley, MN


Art and the Anthropocene

NCECA discussion panel: Minneapolis, MN. Thursday, March 28 3:30-4:30

In response to the conference's theme "Claytopia" I will mediate four panelists (Tara Daley, Tim Cowdery, Lisa Truax, Crystal Morey) and attempt to address issues surrounding art and the Anthropocene.


So excited to be invited to partake in this amazing studio tour!!  And happy to be hosted by Austin clay maker Melissa Mencini.

May 12 & 13

Austin, TX


MFA K-12 Think Tank to be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts beginning on Sunday, June 23rd and ending on Wednesday, June 26th

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gaitlinsburg, TN


Invited Artist-in-Residence

Guldegagaard: International Ceramic Research Center


I'll be spending this month exploring new forms and imagery that resonate with local and regional issues of the Anthropocene.

July 1-Aug 1 2019


solo exhibition:

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Morean Center for Clay

April 11-May 11 2020

In conjunction with a

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April 11 and 12th


Gaitlinsburg, TN


This collaborative exhibition with textile artist Kim Mingus presents human desire for progress as evident through technology and industrial processes and contemplates the outcomes which ensue based on the need to innovate.

2 Person Show: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts




AIA Residency: The Surface Exchange
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts


Teaching Appointment at Governor's Academy


Shared Ground: Cross Disciplinary Approaches to Craft Studies


Visiting Artist

Fall 2018
Plymouth State University. Plymouth, NH.

Visiting classes, critique, and lecture.

September 20-22, 2018 
Bard Graduate Center and Museum of Art and Design

The Shared Ground Symposium will explore cross-disciplinary approaches to craft studies, with an eye towards intersecting and divergent theories, methodologies, and approaches in this emerging area of study.

September 2018
Byfield, Mass

After eight years of teaching higher education, I discovered an adoration for high school education. This past year I had the privilege of teaching ceramics at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. and am now eagerly awaiting new beginnings in ceramics and sculpture at Governor's Academy in Byfield, MA.

August 12-24, 2018
Newcastle, Maine

Several years ago, I was invited to a Watershed session, but my responsibilities as a new mom took precedence. Life can be so messy, exhausting, and scripted at times but I kept the idea of coming to Watershed with me. Watershed exists as a wild, magical bubble “somewhere” in Maine…somewhere in my imagination. The stories I have heard about the clay, raw wildness of the area, and strength of the community have settled inside of me. Throughout my journey with clay I have always felt gratitude for places like Watershed-places that cultivate space and time for artists to connect, work, think, and make. Now more than ever, I feel a personal need to visit Watershed and share with those who also need a place to anchor them in order to make new work, or just make new friends. I see this residency as a quiet breath of fresh air with a dash of collaborative babble.