Hanna Traynham




M1asters 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-currentHudson’s Bay High School; Title I SchoolVancouver 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 DistrictPark Rose and Reynolds Public School Districts; Portland, OregonTaught in various settings as a Substitute Teacher; grades K-12
  • Feb-May 2014
    • Sacramento Elementary SchoolMultnomah 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 and 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 and 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