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Resumé for Aaron "Wolf" Milavec

2739 Queenswood Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45211
email: Moderator@fuse.net

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A. Professional Formation

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Jana S. Glas at the Petra Pottery Ceramic Art Studio (Troy, OH) 2001-2002
Marian Julien (sculpture) Petra Pottery Ceramic Art Studio (Troy, OH) Spring, 2002
Mariella Owens, Riverbend Art Center (Dayton, OH) Spring, 2003
George Hageman, Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) 2002 & 2004
Stephanie Beiser, Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) 2003-2004
Cindy Butler-Jones, Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) 2004-2005
Shannon Crothers, Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) Summer, 2004

Tess Little (advanced sculpture), Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) Spring, Fall, & Winter, 2005
Mark Echtner (figure drawing), Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) Winter, 2004; Fall, 2005
Bob Coates (pastel drawing), Sinclair Community College (Dayton, OH) Spring, 2005

Malcolm Davis, "King of Shino" (workshop, Yellow Springs, OH) April 2004
Bruce Grimes, "Electric Raku" (workshop, Yellow Springs, OH) May 2004
Sam Chung, "Prince of Tea Pots" (workshop, Wittenburg College) September 2004
Angelica Pozo, "Queen of Mojolica Tiles," (hands-on workshop, Dayton, OH) February 2005
Joe Bova (workshop, Rosewood Art Center, Kettering, OH) March 2005
Mark Hewitt, Sandi Pierantozzi, Neil Patterson (exhibition and workshop, The Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH) April 2005


B. Awards

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-- for "Windblown Reeds on a Sand Dune"

  • 2001 Spring Fling Fine Art Show - Second Prize 30 Mar 01
  • 2001 Greenville Art Guild Show - Second Prize 21 Apr 01
  • 2001 Darke County Fair Fine Arts Competition - Second Prize 18 Sept 01

    -- for "Rapunzle Let's her Hair Down" (sculpture)

  • 2001 Darke County Fair Fine Arts Competition - Second Prize 18 Sept 01

    -- for "Thousand Flowers Bloom"

  • 2004 Fifth Third Bank Fine Art Exhibition - Honorable Mention 13 May 04

    -- for "Ixchel (Mayan Goddess) in Moonlight"
  • 2005 Juried Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Sinclair College, Honorable Mention 01 Apr 05
  • 2005 Juried Show: "Earthbound: Dayton Clay II," Dayton Visual Arts Society, 16 May 05

    -- for "Maya Mountain Mist"
  • 2005 First Prize, Ceramics, Greenville Art Guild 30th Annual Spring Art Show 09 Apr 05

    C. Lectures/Demonstrations/Workshops

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    "Smoke on the Mountains--Discovering the Secrets of Mayan Potters"

    Demonstration/lecture at Sinclair Community College; Bldg #13; Room 307
    19 Oct 2004, 5:30-7:00 p.m. & 20 Oct 2004, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

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    "Vessels of Tears--The Impact of NAFTA on Mexican Corn Farmers"

    Lecture at Sinclair Community College; Bldg #13; Room 361
    04 May 2005, 7:00-8:15 p.m.; Dr. Kathy Rowell's Sociology Class

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    "Recovering the Secrets of Mayan Potters"

    Demonstration/lecture at Pyramid Hill's 3rd Annual Art Fair
    08 Oct 2005

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    D. Publications

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  • "Smoke on the Mountains--Discovering the Secrets of Mayan Potters" Clay Times (accepted for publication)


    E. Exhibitions 2005-2007

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  • Bear's Mill--permanent exhibit and sales, 2002 to 2004 (national historic site outside Greenville, OH)
  • Terra Cotta Café-- permanent exhibit and sales, 2005 (historic site in downtown Dayton)
  • 2005 Juried Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Sinclair College (Dayton, OH)
  • 2005 Spring Fling Fine Arts Show and Sale (Sidney, OH)
  • 2005 13th Annual Fifth Third Bank Fine Arts Exhibition and Sale (Piqua, OH)
  • 2005 26th Annual Greenville Art Guild Spring Art Show and Sale (Greenville, OH)
  • 2005 Juried Silent Auction, "Maya Mountain Mist," Dayton Visual Arts Society (Dayton, OH)
  • 2005 Juried 38th Annual Art in the Park, Riverbend Arts Center Council (Dayton, OH)
  • 2005 one-person show, "Smoke on the Mountains--Mayan Pottery and Beyond," Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair College (Dayton, OH) 21 April - 19 May 2005
  • 2005-2006 Permanent Exhibit, Pendleton Art Center, Studio 410 (Cincinnati, OH)
  • 2006 Juried "Exhibition Twelve" at The Gallery (Cincinnati, OH, 513-661-3886)
  • 2006 Invitational Fine Arts Student Exhibition, Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair College (Dayton, OH)
  • 2007 Juried Spring Art Fair, Rookwood Pottery Center (Cincinnati, OH)
  • 2007 one-person show, "Fire and Earth = Maya Pottery," Bean Haus (Covington, KY)
  • 2007 Juried 5th Annual Art Fair, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park (Mason, OH)


    F. Skills

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    -- Ceramics
  • wheel throwing: kick wheels, electric wheels, Japanese wheels
  • handbuilding: pinching, coiling, slab techniques, hump and press molds, composite pots
  • designing: lids, lips, handles, spouts, pedestals, necks, surface textures, extruded elements, inlaying
  • finishing: turning, fettling, ribbing, reshaping, paddling, fluting, faceting, piercing, burnishing, cutting
  • glazing techniques: mixing/preparing, under glazing, dipping, pouring, sponging, spraying, painting, flicking, masking, etc.
  • firing: wood kilns, gas kilns, electric kilns, various Raku kilns and reduction techniques, salt firing

    -- Sculpture
  • taking away, adding to, realistic, stylistic
  • masks, torso, full-figure, abstract, ethnic/cultural
  • faces on mugs, torsos on Mayan vessels
  • bas relief, mosaics/tiles

    -- Associated Skills supporting the above
  • master electrician, carpenter, plumber
  • thermodynamics of kiln construction and operation
  • physical chemistry of design forms and glaze formulas
  • web designer; interactive learning software (see www.didache.info)
  • photography: conducted a photography training program (with darkroom) for two years
  • digital photography and manipulation, creating web pages for digital prints

    -- Drawing
  • charcoal, pastels, pencil
  • still life, nature, figure (anatomical)
  • perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole
  • color theory, collage, framing
  • principles of teaching drawing on the right side of the brain

    Aaron Milavec holds a doctorate in Systematic and Historical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA). He has been a seminary and university professor for twenty-five years, and currently serves as Chair of the new program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature: "The Didache in Context." He has published and lectured widely. His thousand-page volume, The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E., received a 2004 Catholic Press Association award recognizing the best books in theology. Beginning in 2000, Milavec has pushed aside his lecturing/publishing as a theologian and has embraced his primordial calling as an artist.

  • 25 Jan 2006