Hanna Traynham

htraynham@gmail.com • 540.392.6522

  • Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction; Portland State University Portland, Oregon 2018; GPA 4.0
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art; Art Education & Ceramics; James Madison University, Virginia 2009; GPA 3.6
  • Washington State Teaching License in Visual Arts Education PK-12
  • English Language Development Endorsement PK-12

Career Objective

I aim to inspire others to creatively pursue passionate and fulfilling lives.

Teaching Experience

Sept 2014-current

Hudson’s Bay High School; Title I School
Vancouver Public School District; Vancouver, Washington

  • Instruct Drawing, Painting, and Ceramics; grades 9-12
  • Design and facilitate curriculum that is inclusive and equitable
  • Collaborate with faculty to address learning and behavior disorders through genuine dialogue and active listening
Sept 2013-June 2014

Multnomah Education Services District
Park Rose and Reynolds Public School Districts; Portland, OregonTaught in various settings as a Substitute Teacher; grades K-12

Feb-May 2014

Sacramento Elementary School
Multnomah Education Services District, Portland, OregonTaught as an Educational Assistant one on one with students with special needs and English Language Learners

Aug 2012-Aug 2013

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center Youth Clay Class Art Instructor; Instructed Youth Clay courses; designed 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

Production Experience

2013-14  – Mudshark Studio; Portland, Oregon
  • Developed efficient studio production pottery practice for small business, assembling and trimming slip cast growlers, lighting fixtures, art pieces, and more.
2012-13 – Material Good; Seattle, Washington
  • Worked as studio production potter for small business, assembling and trimming slip cast flower vases.

Lectures & Demonstrations

April 2014-2018 – OPA Showcase
  • Demonstrated my working process at four consecutive Oregon Potter’s Association Showcase exhibits.
June 2018 – Sapporo Art Museum Sapporo, Japan
  • Demonstrated my working process at the Hokkaido Pottery Society 50th Anniversary Exhibit, “Rooted in Clay”
March 2014 – National Art Education Association in San Diego, California
  • Delivered lecture titled “Transforming art educator into teaching artist; Art interpretation from a personal approach to a global view”
March 2012 – National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts in Seattle, Washington
  • Delivered lecture titled “Transforming Classroom into Gallery; Teaching interpretation through conceptual artwork”

Workshops & Residencies


Guldagergaard in Skaelskor, Denmark; worked as studio manager for three months making large scale sculpture, loading and firing kilns, splitting wood, kiln yard upkeep, etc.


Haystack in Deer Isle, Maine; Two weeks of collaboration workshop with Tyler Lotts and Jason Walker

Volunteer Experience


Participated in throwing bowls for Make, Gather, Shelter; community project for those struggling with homelessness, Portland, OR


Taught a series of Infusion Gallery Pottery Classes for Adults with Special Needs, Troutdale, OR


Assisted instruction for Multnomah Arts Center Youth Classes, Multnomah, OR


Repaired children’s bicycles at Bike Works in Columbia City, Seattle, WA


Built trails with Shenandoah Mountain Bike Club; Shenandoah Valley, VA

Taught clawhammer banjo at Swannanoa Music Gathering; Black Mountain, NC


Registration assistant NCECA

Assistant instructor at JMU Art Program

Taught introductory ceramics lessons

for underprivileged adults at Our

Community Place, Harrisonburg, VA



Oregon Potter’s Association

Student-led Peace Pole collaborative sculpture was selected by jury to be sent to Japan to represent student life in the Pacific Northwest


Recipient of Alpha Kappa Alpha scholarship for continuing education


Best in show, Oregon Potters Association Cup show


Centrum FiddleTunes scholarship for workshop courses in traditional music


Seward Park Clay Studio scholarship for ceramics courses


James Madison University Senior Art Award for artistic merit

Alan Tschudi Outstanding Student Award in Studio Art (highest senior studio art award)

Selected Exhibitions


Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR

Oregon Potters Association Showcase, Portland, OR

16 Hands Studio Tour, Floyd, VA

Troika Gallery, Floyd VA


Oregon Potters Association Showcase, Portland, OR

Hokkaido Pottery Society Exhibit, Rooted in Clay, Sapporo Contemporary Art Museum, Sapporo, Japan

Ebetsu Ceramic Art Center Exhibit, Hokkaido, Japan


Oregon Potters Association Showcase, Portland, OR

Keep Portland Wared, NCECA, Portland, OR

10 Years in the Making, NCECA, Portland, OR

Legacy Emergent at Blackfish Gallery, NCECA, Portland, OR

Wild Arts Festival, Portland, OR


Oregon Potters Association Showcase, Portland, OR

Art in the Pearl, Portland, OR

Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR


Infusion Gallery, Troutdale, OR

Portland Night Market, Portland, OR

Crafty Wonderland, Portland, OR

Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, OR


Urban Art Network First Thursdays in the Pearl, Portland, OR

Laurelhurst Holiday Art Bazaare, Portland, OR


The Vera Project & Northwest Folklife Art Show, Seattle, WA

VALA Art Space, Redmond, Washington

Washington Clay Arts Exhibit, Seattle, WA


Apple House Gallery, Guldagergaard, Skælskør,Denmark


Artworks Student Gallery; JMU, Harrisonburg, VA

Sawhill Gallery; JMU, Harrisonburg, VA

Harrisonburg Valley Arts Council Exhibit

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