Rhode Island School of Design, RISD > Providence, RI > 2016

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics


Maine College of Art, MeCA > Portland, ME > 2001

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ceramics



Worcester Craft Center > Worcester, MA > Pending (Nov. 2016) – Artist in Residence

Albion College > Albion, MI > Pending (Sept. 2016) – Artist in Residence > Visiting Artist

Arch Contemporary Ceramics > Tiverton, RI > Present  – Artist in Residence > Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Rhode Island School of Design > Providence, RI > 2015 & 2016- Instructor > Pottery, Winter Session 2016, > Beginning Wheel Throwing, Winter Session 2015

Rhode Island School of Design > Providence, RI > 2014-2016 – Teacher’s Assistant >Tableware, spring 2016, Asya Palatova > Object as Idea, fall 2015, David Katz               > Ceramics for Design Students, spring 2015, David Katz > Slipcast Ceramic Object, fall 2014, Frank Bosco

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts > Deer Isle, ME > 2014 & 2015 – Technical Assistant          > Alleghany Meadows, 2015 > Peter Beasecker, 2014

Medalta, Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics > Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada > 2013 – 2014 – International Artist’s Residency > Beginning Wheel Throwing

North Adams College of Liberal Arts > North Adams, MA > 1997 – Teacher’s Assistant > Ceramics 1-3, Mary Moore



Technical > Wheel thrown and hand built ceramics, glaze chemistry, electric, gas, wood, salt, soda, and raku kiln operation, gas kiln construction, slip casting and mold making, 2D and 3D design, color theory, 3D printing, glass blowing and cold working, metal and jewelry smithing, art photography, general building construction and maintenance.

Computer > Macintosh and PC, website maintenance, Dreamweaver, Maya, Hyperglaze, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Excel.

Teaching > Curriculum development, syllabi and course description creation, comfort with a variety of teaching methodologies, process demonstration, slide show and lecture presentation, mentoring assistant instructor, leading group discussions and individual and group critiques.

Personal > Excellent teaching technique, strong organizational abilities, detail oriented, resourceful, motivated, self-disciplined, collaborative work ethic, management skills, and notable writing proficiency.



Gleena > Pawtucket, RI > 2015 – Present – Mold Maker

Rhode Island School of Design > Providence, RI > 2015 & 2016 – Raw Materials Stockperson

Joshua Primmer Ceramics > Bennington, VT > 2006 – 2014 & Present – Ceramic Artist

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts > Newcastle, ME > 2013 – Residency Assistantship > Patti Warashina, Carol Gouthro, and Peter Olsen

The Arts Center of the Capital Region > Troy, NY > 2013 – Artist’s Workshop > Artist’s talk, demonstration, and exhibition.

Salmon Falls Stoneware > Dover, NH > 2002-2003 – Production Potter

Georgetown Pottery > Georgetown, ME > 2001 – Production Potter



Windgate Scholarship > 2014-2015 > Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.

IKEA Scholarship (Cooking, Eating, and Designing) > 2015 > Sigga Heimis + IKEA, Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France.

The Artist’s Resource Trust > 2013 > Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, MA.

Artists’ Development Grant > 2010 & 2013 > Vermont Arts Council, Montpelier, VT.

Honorable Mention > 2009 > Memphis/Germantown Art League National Exhibition, Germantown Performing Art Center, Germantown, TN.

Honorable Mention > 2000 > Merit Scholarship Competition, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.



Solo Exhibitions >

“Convergence,” 2014, Yuill Family Gallery, Medalta, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

“Nature Mechanized,” 2012, the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY.

“Joshua Primmer, Recent Works,” 2007, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT.

Group Exhibitions >

“RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition,” 2016, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI.

“Vitrify: Ceramics Biennial Graduate Exhibition,” 2016, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI.

 “Image Landscapes: New Readings in Art, Design, and Architecture,” 2015, Gelman Gallery,

Providence, RI.

 “Expanded Field: Traversing the Archeology of Gender,” 2015, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI.

 “Of Earth,” 2015, Anchor Providence Gallery, Providence, RI.

 “Arc: Works by David Hurwitz and Joshua Primmer,” 2014, Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, Burlington, VT.

 “South East By South East,” 2013, Yuill Family Gallery, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

 “Seventh Annual Simple Cup Show,” 2013, Kobo, Seattle, WA.

 “Art Quilts by Jeanne Marklin and Sculptural and Functional Ceramics by Josh Primmer,” 2013, Bennington Arts Guild, Bennington, VT.

 “Sheltered: Works by Katie Richardson and Joshua Primmer,” 2013, NAACO Gallery, North Adams, MA.

 “Dualities: Works by Ed Carson and Joshua Primmer,” 2012, NAACO Gallery, N. Adams, MA.                                                                

 “Objects and Atmospheres,” 2010, Limestone Gallery, Fayetteville, NY.

 “State of Craft,” 2010, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT.

 “Objects and Atmospheres,” 2010, Limestone Gallery, Fayetteville, NY.

 “Memphis/Germantown Art League National Exhibition,” 2009, Germantown Performing Art Center, Germantown, TN.

 “Local Artists’ Winter Exhibition,” 2008, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.

 “The Next Generation II,” 2001, Center for Maine Contemporary Artists, Rockport, ME.

 “Clay…Form and Fire,” 2000, Montgomery Memorial Gallery, Portland, ME.



“Exhibit Showcases Medalta Artists’ Work,” Alex McCuaig, Medicine Hat News, Feb. 6, 2014.

“Joshua Primmer Art Exhibit: Convergence,” Christy Pick, ShawTV Medicine Hat, Jan. 29, 2014. 

“An Artistic Year in Review,” Jack McManus, Berkshire Eagle, Dec. 30, 2013.

 “SEXSE @ Medalta,” Luke Fandrich, MEDALTAofficial, YouTube, Nov. 25, 2013.

“Medalta Speakers Series: SEXSE,” MEDALTAofficial, YouTube, Nov. 25, 2013. 

“Local Sculptor Turns to Kickstarter for Community Help,” Jack McManus, Bennington Banner, Sept. 26, 2013.

“New Artist Blown Away By Medalta,” Chris Brown, Medicine Hat News, Sept. 19, 2013.

“The Age of Clay,” Joshua Rupp, Bennington Banner, April 26-27, 2007.