M.F.A. in Sculpture, Towson University. 2013 Summa Cum Laude.
B.S. in Ceramics, Towson University. 2001 Summa Cum Laude
Adjunct Professor of Art and ceramics area coordinator. West Chester University of Pennsylvania 2010-Present. Classes included: Art 105, Art for non-majors. Projects included paper making, ink making, brush making, and basic design. Art 231, Ceramics I. Basic Clay Hand-building and Throwing, Art 232, Ceramics II. Throwing functional forms. Art 331, Ceramics III. Advanced throwing techniques. Art 332, Studio problems and alternative firing techniques. Art 335, Independent study, mentoring students on their body of work. Art 531 Graduate Ceramics I. Basic hand-building and throwing for Graduates.
Instructor, Cecil College. 2001-2003. Classes included: Ceramics I, Ceramics II, Ceramics III, Japanese Raku, and Art in the Schools.
Head Potter at Eldreth Pottery. 2001-2011. Responsibilities include: turning, training, loading kilns, firing kilns, glazing, casting slip preparation and testing, research and development of new directions in design, special hand built projects, production efficiency diagnosis, organizing firing schedule, demonstrating, kiln repair/maintenance, stoneware decoration, and mold making.
Catalyst, Hotzman MFA Gallery, Towson, MD. 2013
Recent Works. Knauer Gallery. West Chester, PA 2013
O.G. Mr. Yuk. Saints and Sinners Gallery, Baltimore, MD. 2009
Portrait from a Bowl of Tea or Tales from the Shard Pile. The Mulberry Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA. 2007
The Epic Tale of Mary Sue and the White-Out and Other Stories. The Gallery at Liriodendron, Bel Air, MD. 2005
Select Group Exhibitions
Artifacts from the Inferno. Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. 2013
The Battle of the Bowls. Academy of Fine Arts, Lynchburg, VA. 2013
Strictly Functional Pottery National. Kevin Lehman Gallery, Lancaster, PA. 2013
Tea Bowl National 2013. Thornhill Gallery, Kansas City, MO. 2013
Group Show. Sophiajacob, Baltimore, MD 2013
Art in the Garden. University of Delaware Botanical Gardens, Newark, DE 2013
Gifted. The Art Trust, West Chester PA. 2012
Tea Bowl National 2012. Thornhill Gallery, Kansas City, MO. 2012
MFA Biennial. Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE. 2011
Strictly Functional Pottery National. Kevin Lehman Gallery, Lancaster, PA. 2010
Clay Boys and Sea Creatures. Two person exhibition with Hilda Eiber. Redbrick Gallery, Martinsburg, WV. 2010
Salt/Soda National. Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT. 2010
Tea Bowl National 2010. K.C. Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO. 2010
Gifted. The Art Trust, West Chester PA. 2010
Alumni Exhibition. Cecil College Gallery, North East, MD. 2008
Abstract Exhibition. Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA. 2006
Expressions in Clay. Two person exhibition with Yvette Lepley. Covered Bridge Theatre Gallery, North East, MD. 2002
Clay @ WCU, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA 2014
Wood-firing Lecture and Demonstration at Ikebana International Philadelphia chapter. 2013
Ceramics Monthly, September 2013
Andrew Snyder was brought up in the rural town of Rising Sun, Maryland. As a boy, Andrew was interested in drawing from the time he was a boy, but it wasn’t until he was required to take ceramics as a college freshman that he found his true love, clay.
After graduating from Towson University in 2001, Andrew began his career as a production potter at Eldreth Pottery. There began his real world education in the field of ceramics. His duties included everything from throwing to firing the salt kilns, and everything in between.
Ten years after graduating from Towson, Andrew returned to his Alma mater to pursue his MFA and finished summa cum laude in 2013. Never intending on becoming a teacher, Andrew fell into position at West Chester University of Pennsylvania by a matter of happenstance in 2010. As it turned out he loved teaching just as much as production. He continues teaching at WCU as adjunct professor and ceramics area coordinator. Currently he lives with his wife and two daughters in his home town of Rising Sun, Maryland.
290 Woody Brown Rd.
Rising Sun, MD 21911