Curicullum Vitae
Hillary Kane

Education and Training:

1995-New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Children?s book illustration.
1996-Dickinson College ? Toulouse, FRANCE
French literature and art history, 18th century-present.
1996-Ecole des Beaux Arts, Toulouse, FRANCE
Intaglio printmaking and life drawing.
1997-B.A., Studio Art and Art History, COLBY COLLEGE, Waterville, ME
Graduated Summa cum Laude with distinction in major.
1997-Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, County Clare, IRELAND
Summer concentration in painting.
1998-Peace Corps Training, CAMEROON
Intensive community-based training in agroforestry and appropriate organic farming techniques, community mobilization, informal adult education, and cross-cultural adaptation.
2001/2002-Apprentice to Taoist Wood Sculptor, Prof. Zhang Shu Min, Xi?an, CHINA
Studied philosophy and technique of Taoist wood sculpture. Took part in a televised documentary of Prof. Zhang?s work.
2002-Penland School of Crafts, Karen Newgard (instructor), Penland, NC
Participated in autumn concentration course in wood and salt fired ceramics.
2003-Azulejo Painting, Arteantica, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Studied traditional Portuguese 17th-18th c. tile-painting with a master artisan.

Professional Experience:

1997/1998-Studio Art Teacher, Miss Porter?s School, Farmington, CT
? Taught Fundamentals of Drawing, Painting, Printmaking.
? Taught Beginning Photography (black and white processes).
? Assisted AP Art History and AP Portfolio classes.
1998/2000-Agriculture Extension Agent/Agroforestry Volunteer, Peace Corps, CAMEROON
? Guided village farmers to incorporate sustainable and environmentally suitable techniques into farming systems.
Researched indigenous and contemporary artwork of Cameroon.
2000-Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, CAMEROON
? Selected by administration to coordinate and supervise individual work of agro-forestry
volunteers in three provinces, assist in volunteer training, and assess needs of program
2001/2002-English Teacher, Gao Xin No. 1 High School, Xi?an, CHINA
? Designed and taught an oral English curriculum to advanced high school level students,
focusing on oral comprehension and communication. 50-60 students per classroom.
? Organized bi-weekly English forums designed to introduce topics of cross-cultural
exchange, current issues, and environmental awareness.
2002-Agricultural Volunteer, Willing Workers on Organic Farms, ITALY
? Experienced a variety of organic farming methods and techniques ranging from sheep
herding and cheese production, to large-scale greenhouse farming, and agritourism.
2003-E.F.L. Teacher, American Language Institute, Lisbon, PORTUGAL/ Seville, SPAIN
? Taught beginning to advanced adult English classes focusing on oral fluency and accuracy.
Student groups ranged from private tutelage to classes of 4- 9 students.
2004-Studio Artist Intern, Wood firing Technician, Canton Clayworks, Canton, CT
? Taught pottery classes, worked as technician for firing of double-chamber naborigama
wood and salt kiln, and staff member responsible for studio and gallery management.
2004-Fine Arts Specialist Teacher, Hunter Montessori, Bakerville, CT
? Designed art curriculum to focus on exploration of world cultures through experience of wide
variety of artistic media including printmaking, batiking, calligraphy and sculpture.
2004-Art Instructor, Learning Power, Avon, CT
? Tutored individual high school student in foundations of studio art and art history: drawing,
sculpture and clay media were explored.
2005/2008-Gallery Assistant, J.Bradford Pottery, Arroyo Seco, NM
? Assistant in sales, shows, publicity, and wood-firings.
2005/2008-Ceramics Instructor, Taos Clay, Taos, NM
2006-Visiting Artist, Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
? Three-day visit including slide lecture, exhibition of work, and classroom participation.
2006-Workshop Leader, Palmer Studio, Kent, CT
? Two-day workshop focusing on wheel-throwing, hand-building, slips and techniques for woodfire.
2007-Workshop Leader, University of New Mexico, Farmington
Two-day workshop focusing on wheel-thrown and hand-built forms, slip work, and brush-making.
2007-Resident Artist, Yaxche School, Taos, NM
Six-week residency focusing on exploration of world cultures through batik. K-8 students.
2007-Young International Woodfiring Association Participant, La Borne, FRANCE
Participant artist at kiln building, firing symposium involving 25 wood kilns, an international
gathering of clay artists, and a final exhibition.
2007-Workshop Leader, Taos Clay, Taos, NM
2008-Visual Art Specialist Teacher, Green School, BALI, INDONESIA
Developed and taught art curriculum K-8 in stunningly atypical outdoor school setting.
2008/2009-Artist in Residence, Gaya Ceramic and Design, BALI, INDONESIA
Developing and instructing international two-week workshop programs. Modeling throwing and hand-building techniques in production studio.


1996-Master-Apprentice Retrospective, Dickinson College in Toulouse, FRANCE
1997-Senior Scholar Thesis Exhibit, Colby College Art Museum, Waterville ME
1997-Summer Art Students Open Galleries, Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, IRELAND
1998-Faculty Artist Show, Gallery at Miss Porter?s School, Farmington, CT
2003/2004- First Parish Artisan?s Fair, Concord, MA
2004-Creamery Gallery Potter?s Market, Canton Clayworks, Canton, CT
2005-J. Bradford Pottery, Arroyo Seco, NM
2006-Asian Arts Festival, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
2006-Lacoste Gallery, Emerging Artist Show, Concord, MA
2006-Visiting Artist Lecture and Exhibition, Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
2006/2007-Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM
2007-Parks II Gallery, Taos, NM
The State of Clay, (Juried Show) Lexington, MA 2007
2007-Centre Ceramique de la Borne, ?La Borne S?Enflamme,? group exhibition, FRANCE
2007-J. Bradford Pottery, Two-woman Show, Arroyo Seco, NM
2007/2008-Contemporary Clay Fair, NM Potters and Clay Artists group show, Santa Fe, NM
2008-Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa, Featured Artist, Ojo Caliente, NM
2008-Loka Caf?/Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Taos, NM