JoAnn F. Axford
43 Fields End Drive
Glenmont, New York, 12077

Masters 2000 The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY (Graduate Honors Award)
Bachelors 1974 The University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Ct (Summa cum laude)
Post Graduate Studies- Skidmore College, with Leslie Ferst and Regis Brodie
Botanical Illustration- The New York Botanical Garden

Selected Exhibitions
2010- Of a Botanical Nature- Mills Pond House Gallery, Juror, Wendy Hollander
Carved Vase Contest- Clayscapes Gallery , Syracuse, New York
The Scarab Vase- Celebrating 100 Years, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
Jersey Shore Clay National, m.t.burton gallery, Surf City, New Jersey, Juror,Thomas Benner
20o9 Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror; Pete Pinnell
Vasefinder Nationals. 2009 ,, Juror, Michael Cohen
Albany Saratoga Pottery Trail, Guest Artist
Fine Crafts Sale Women’s Club of Albany, , Albany, New York
2007 Laura Von Rosk and JoAnn Axford Gallery 100, Saratoga, NY, Invitational
2006 Ceramics Monthly,Emerging Artist Online Showcase 2006,
Journeys in Clay 2006,Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY, Juror, Ruth Sachs
Vasefinder Nationals, 2006,, Juror, Bill Farrell
Faculty Exhibit The Arts Center of The Capital Region, Troy, NY,
2005 Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Oklahoma,
Juror, Patti Warashina
JoAnn Axford and D. Jack Solomon Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY, , Invitational Show
Clay on The Wall 2005 Clay National Texas Tech University School of Art, Landmark Arts Gallery, Lubbock, Texas, Jurors, Glen R. Brown and Juan Granados
Earth & Fire: Works in Clay Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, ,Juror, Mary O’Connell
Pots: Objects of Virtue Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts,
Walnut Creek, CA, ,Juror, Mark Pharis
Vasefinder Nationals, 2005,,Juror, Jenny Floch
Winter Ceramics Show, Invitational Firlefanze Gallery, Albany, NY,
Faculty Exhibit The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY,
2004 Faculty and Student Show The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY,
Jersey Shore National m.t. gallery, Surf City, New Jersey,
Juror, Jimmy Clark, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa.
Spatially InspiredWoman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror, Ilse Bolle
Winter Ceramic Exhibit ‘04Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY,
Summer in Winter Mt Scott Art Center, Portland, Oregon, , Juror, Julie Martin
2003 2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region *University Art Museum, University at Albany, NY
,Picotte Companies Juror’s Award
Schenectady Museum Purchase Prize, Juror, Maura Heffner, Whitney Museum of American Art
Crafts National 2003*Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pa,
Juror, Holly Hotchner, Director Museum of Contemporary Art & Design
Fence 2003: Don’t Fence Me In The Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY,
Juror, Sharon Bates, Director, Art & Culture Program, Albany International Airport
July National Exhibition Franklin Square Gallery, Southport, North Carolina,
Juror, Hiroshi Sueyoshi

2002 Fourteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition*San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts,
San Angelo, Texas,
Juror, Jimmy Clark, Director of The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Northeast Fine Crafts Exhibit Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York,
Juror, Chris Irick
Asian Origins Frog Hollow Gallery, Manchester, Vermont,
2001 The Ninth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National *Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Juror, Linda Christianson
2000 Inaugural Exhibit Adams Street Gallery, Delmar, New York,

Public Collections: The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY

PuBLICATIONS: Clay Times Magazine, December 2009
Surface Design for Ceramics by Maureen Mills, Lark Books, published 2008
500 Raku, Lark Books, publish date spring 2011

Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist On-line Showcase, 2006

2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region
Picotte Companies Juror’s Award

2003 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Regional
Schenectady Museum Purchase Prize

First Place $2000 Purchase Award
Mt Scott Art Center, Portland Oregon
Summer in Winter,

Sage College of Albany, Albany, New York, adjunct instructor
Russell Sage College, Troy, New York, Adjunct instructor, 2002-present
The College of Saint Rose, Albany New York, Adjunct instructor, 2001-2002, 2004
The Art Center of The Capital Region, Troy,New York, Ceramic instructor, 2001-present, Ceramics Department Chairman 2005-2007