Laura Korch Bailey


2019        MFA candidate at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2015         Summer Residency, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2004        BFA Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Professional Experience

2010-current    Owner of Trout Ceramics Studio, Durham, NC

2012         Studio Assistant to Marty Fielding, Claymakers, Durham, NC    

2005         Apprentice to John Glick at Plum Tree Pottery, Farmington Hills, MI

2004        Studio Assistant for John and Susan Stephenson, Ann Arbor, MI

2002        Ceramics Studio Technician, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Solo Exhibitions

2017         Object Contained, Container Show with Rhetorical Galleries, Phoenix, AZ 

2012         Ambidextrous Collection, North Carolina Craft Gallery, NC

2009        New Work, Claymakers, Durham, NC

2004        BFA Solo Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017        Sculpting Science 2017, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (upcoming)

                Dine In or Take Away, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

                JURIED NATIONAL 4, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT. Juried by Sunshine Cobb

                Currents 2017 | Perception: Color and Content, Gary R. Libby Gallery, Gainesville, FL. Juried by Linda Lopez and Katie Parker

                MFA Summer Juried Show, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

                Nasty Woman: Phoenix Unite, Grand Arthaus, Phoenix, AZ

2016        Exchange Group Show, Step Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

                ASU Ceramics NOW, ASU Exhibition, Tempe, AZ

                New Grads, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

                Detroit Bienniel, Troy MI

                Small Works, Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY 

                Indoor Outdoor Sculpture, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

2015        Apprenticelines: Divergence/Continuity/Community, NCECA conference, Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, Pawtucket, RI

                Summer Still Life, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

                CUPful- Celebrating the Daily Ritual, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

                Steinfest, Claymakers, NC

2014        CUPful- Celebrating the Daily Ritual, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC

                All Manner of Life, 5 person show, Carrboro Art Center, Carrboro, NC

2013        Steinfest, Claymakers, NC

2008       Drawn to Clay: Vessels Emblazoned, Invitational Group Show, Claymakers, Durham, NC

2004        Spring Tea, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI



2017         ASU Wong Scholarship Award

                 MFA Juried Summer Show, 2nd prize, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ. Juried by Sara Cochran, head curator of SMoCA.

2016        ASU Eirene Peggy Lamb Award

                ASU Special Talent Award

2007       Work-Study Scholarship, Small Scale Sculpture, Penland School of Crafts, Bakersville, NC

2004       Honorable Mention Award, Vasefinder Nationals

2002       Best of Show Award, Eat or Be Eaten: Student Juried Show, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

1999        1 -year Work-Study Scholarship Abroad, Nacel Open Door, Keramik-Galerie-Werkstatt, Elizabet Reuter, Friedberg,Germany. 



2011         “Hands On”, Herald Sun Newspaper, August 29, 2011. Cover Page.

2008       “Artist-At-Large: The Contentment of Beautiful Things”, Raleigh Metro Magazine. 2008 (9):64



2008- 2014    Instructor, Claymakers, Durham, NC        

                        Instructor, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC    

2008               Instructor, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC

2005- 2007    Ceramic Studio Manager & Instructor, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI


Conference & Workshops

2009 & 2014    Presenter, Triangle Potters Guild, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC