Hanna Traynham

6425 NE 7th Ave, Portland OR 97211 • htraynham@gmail.com • 540.392.6522 • Download PDF


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art; Concentration in Ceramics
  • James Madison University, Virginia 2009; GPA: 3.6
  • Oregon Teaching License in Visual Arts Education PK-12
  • Washington Teaching License in Visual Arts Education PK-12

Career Objective

My primary desire is to share my love for arts and life so others may be inspired to pursue ambitions of their own.

Teaching Experience

  • Sept 2014-current
    • Drawing, Ceramics, and Engineering Instructor at Hudson’s Bay High School, Vancouver, Washington
  • Sept 2013-June 2014
    • Multnomah Education Services District Substitute Teacher; serving the Park Rose and Reynolds districts
  • Feb-May 2014
    • Educational Assistant at Sacramento Elementary; working with special education students
  • Aug 2012-Aug 2013
    • Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Youth Clay Class Art Instructor; Instructing academic and conceptual lessons in hand-building and wheel throwing to students ages 5-14
  • July 2012-June 2013
    • Youth Art Instructor at Pratt Fine Arts Center; designing and teaching academic and conceptual art lessons to stimulate creativity and give students incentive to relate art to their own lives
  • Jan-May 2012
    • Eckstein Middle School After School Program Art Teacher; taught ceramics, mixed-media collage, and up-cycling classes
  • June 2010,11,12
    • James Madison Summer Art Program Instructor; designed and implemented up-cycling, printmaking, and other various art lessons for children ages 6-12

Professional Experience

  • March 2014
    • Delivered lecture at National Art Education Association; Transforming art educator into teaching artist; Art interpretation from a personal approach to a global view
  • Sept 2013-current
    • Mudshark Studio production potter; Portland-based business that creates ceramic forms for lighting companies, small businesses, etc. and delivers their products worldwide
  • Oct 2012 – May 2013
    • Material Good production potter; Seattle-based ceramics business creating Little Shirley vases, a percentage of profits are donated to various local community organizations
  • Oct 2012 – May 2013
    • Seattle Art Museum Admissions Assistant; support of museum patrons with informative and courteous service
  • March 2012
    • Delivered lecturer at National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts; Transforming Classroom into Gallery; Teaching interpretation through conceptual artwork 

Volunteer Experience

  • 2013
    • Multnomah Arts Center Youth Art Instructor Assistant
  • 2012
    • Bike Works volunteer; repairing children’s bicycles in Columbia City, Seattle
    • Seward Park Clay Studio Pottery Sale; clerk and customer service
  • 2010
    • Shenandoah Mountain Bike Festival volunteer trail maintenance; Virginia
    • Swannanoa Music Gathering volunteer; banjo class assistant in North Carolina
  • 2009
    • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference Volunteer
    • JMU Children’s Summer Art Program Volunteer
    • Our Community Place Volunteer– Teaching introductory ceramics lessons for underprivileged adults in rural Virginia


  • 2013
    • Centrum FiddleTunes scholarship recipient
  • 2012
    • Seward Park Clay Studio scholarship recipient
  • 2009
    • Featured at Virginia Art Education Association Conference, Kathy Schwartz delivered the workshop “Introducing Students to Creativity”
    • Recipient of the James Madison University Senior Art Award, Alan Tschudi Outstanding Student Award in Studio Art (highest senior studio art award) 


  • 2016
    • Oregon Potter’s Association Showcase
  • 2015
    • Infusion Gallery
    • Eutectic Gallery
    • Blendily Alberta Street Last Thursday display
    • Portland Night Market
    • Crafty Wonderland
    • Oregon Country Fair
    • Compound Clay Studio Holiday Show
  • 2014
    • First Thursdays in the Pearl
    • Laurelhurst Holiday Art Bazaare
  • 2013
    • The Vera Project and Northwest Folklife Art Showcase
    • VALA art space, Redmond, Washington
    • Washington Clay Arts Association Annual Exhibit
  • 2011
    • Apple House Gallery, Guldagergaard in Skælskør, Denmark
  • 2009
    • Artworks Student Gallery; James Madison University
    • “Student vs. Locals” at Clementine Gallery Harrisonburg, VA
    • Sawhill Gallery; James Madison University
    • Harrisonburg Valley Arts Council

Professional Affiliations

  • 2014 – current    Portland’s Urban Art Network
  • 2014 – current    Oregon Potter’s Association
  • 2013 – current    Washington Art Education Association
  • 2012 – current    Washington Clay Arts Association
  • 2009 – current    National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
  • 2006 – current    National Art Education Association

Technical Expertise

  • CPR Certified
  • Technology and Design:
    • AutoCAD.Revit 3-D Modeling Program,Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, hand-drafting
  • Ceramics:
    • General studio and kiln maintenance
    • Working with plaster molds and slip casting
    • Mixing, wedging, and pugging various clay bodies
    • Glaze calculation and mixing
    • Kiln firing; electric, gas, soda, raku, and wood-firing