Creativity is my passion.

        Kevin Lehman is native to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where his love for clay began.  In elementary school Kevin had his first experience using a potter's wheel.  This experience drove him to pursue ceramics in his education and life.  While attending Garden Spot High School, he built a potter's wheel with his father and purchased an electric kiln, which he used for many years.  In May of 2000, he graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor's degree in Art.  Eager to apply his skills after school, he started his pottery business in a small backyard shed with his home-built throwing wheel and a salvaged gas kiln.  Fortunately, Kevin was able to relocate to his current studio, a 13,000 square foot warehouse, at 560 South Prince Street in Lancaster, PA (site of the former Posey Iron Works)The present facility allows ample room for artists to teach classes and engaging in projects, large and small.

      Kevin began his career as a functional potter. Then focused considerable attention to large works in clay: colossal jars, tile fireplaces, grand wall decor and large exterior sculptures.  As new ideas arise, Kevin and his work continues evolve. He is currently working with multiple materials (glass, metal, wood, concrete, etc) and collaborating with fellow artists to create works of art. 


  

Personal Statement

Creativity is my passion.  It is spontaneous and limitless.  For this reason the work I create varies from functional to architectural to sculptural.   My approach to working starts with an idea.  Then I work through that idea leaving the process open to “happy accidents” which lead to other possibilities.  The results are products of my ideas, experiences and the serendipitous nature of the creative process.

Mission Statement

My mission is to cultivate creativity through the visual arts and crafts.

Vision Statement

My vision is to establish a community enriching facility that will be dedicated to cultivating creativity, nurturing and promoting the visual arts and crafts and educating the general public.

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Professional Experience


2009-current      Founder and Board President: Lancaster Creative Factory, Lancaster, PA

2009-currentCo-director, Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

2007-current       Adjunct Instructor, Cecil College, North East, MD

2007-current        Co-owner, Lancaster County Redware, Lancaster, PA

2003-current        Instructor, Kevin Lehman's Pottery, Lancaster, PA

2000-current        Owner, Kevin Lehman's Pottery, Lancaster, PA


Education


2011M.F.A. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 

2000     B.A. Millersville University, Millersville, PA, Cum Laude

1998     Griffith University, Queensland, Australia


Solo Exhibitions


2013New Works in Glass, George School, Newtown, PA

2012The Gulf: Mississippi Inspirations, Gallery 360, Lancaster, PA

2010Just Pots? Meadow Park East, Elkton, MD

Sculpture Garden Show, Jim Showers Garden, Elizabethtown, PA

2008Works By Kevin Lehman, Radius Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

            Works By Kevin Lehman, The Heritage Center Museum Store, Lancaster, PA

2007Change: A Conscious Choice, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

2006Cinco de Mayo: A time for Change, Candy Factory Gallery, Lancaster, PA


Group Exhibitions


2013Open Show, Banker Meets the Farmer, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Sculpture Trail Artists Show, Oxford Arts Alliance, Oxford, PA

Sculpture Trail, West Grove, PA

Keys to the City, Painted Pianos collaboration with TLC Veterans, Music For Everyone, Lancaster, PA

Ceramics, Bookplace, Oxford, PA

2012Functional and Beyond, With Amedeo Salamoni, Bookplace, Oxford, PA

2011     MFA Thesis Exhibition: The Road Less Traveled, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              “Experiential Epistemology: An Awareness Installation”, Collaboration with Millersville students: Jenna Wright, Morgan Mangiaruga, Kurt Vail and Laura Abbott, Millersville University Ganser Gallery, Millersville, PA

Locals Only: A Few Good Men, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

              Central Pennsylvania Potters, The Clay Place at Standard, Pittsburgh, PA

              Cecil College Fine Arts Faculty Show, The Palette and the Page, Elkton, MD

              Natural Inspirations, John Morrow and Jim Showers, Jim Showers Garden, Elizabethtown, PA 2010 Open Show, Entry: Wave, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

WIP Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009       Explorations in Clay, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

           With Maggie Creshkoff and Matt Hyleck  

             WIP Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Pennsylvania Arts Experience Artist's Trail, York College, York, PA

             Best in PA Ceramics, State Museum: Radius Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

              Ceramic and Glass: Show and Sale, Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA

              Earth, Wind, Fire & Water: Science in Art, Van Go, Susquehanna Art Museum, Traveling museum on wheels, PA

2008   Faculty Show, Cecil College, Elkton, MD

             Divine Proportion: Interpretations of the Golden Ratio, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

              With Tim Nies

              Earth, Wind, Fire & Water: Science in Art, Van Go, Susquehanna Art Museum, Traveling museum on wheels, PA

             Open Show, Entry: Bobo Geodes, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2007  Student and Faculty Show, Cecil Community College, Elkton, MD

              Tea Pot Show, Entry: Scolding Teapot, Radius Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

            Lancaster Designer Craftsmen Group Show, The Goggle Works, Reading, PA

           Open Show, Entry: Summer Crater, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA                               

2006   Artful Teapots, Entry: Scolding Hot Teapot, Pemberley Tea Shop, Lancaster, PA

            Transitions, Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

               W/ Amedeo Salamoni and Phil Haralam

             Ceramic Pottery Show, The Bookplace, Oxford, PA

               W/ Bernie Felch, Gill Mallinckrodt, and Amedeo Salamoni

             Vase Finder, On-line Gallery, Piece Accepted: Textured Vessel

               Open Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2005      Wheel Thrown Ceramics, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA

              W/ Ian Stainton and Helen Weichman

             Open Show, Gallery 20, West Reading, PA

           Open Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2004      Functional Designs, w/ Eliana Lopez, Liquid Heat Studio 8, Lancaster, PA

             Group Show, Creative Arts Studio, Enola, PA

             Open Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

            Open Show, Gallery 20, West Reading, PA

2003    Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, Juror: Holly Hotchner

             Open Show, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA


Residencies


2013Reamstown Elementary School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Reamstown, PA

2012Transitional Living Center, Permanent Column Mosaic, Lancaster, PA

2011Camp Hill High School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Camp Hill, PA

2010    New Cumberland Middle School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, New Cumberland, PA

             Ephrata High School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Ephrata, PA

             The Janus School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Mount Joy, PA

2009 Reidenbaugh Elementary School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Lititz, PA

2008Muhlenberg High School, Wheel throwing, Laureldale, PA

             Penn Manor High School, Two permanent exterior obelisks, Millersville, PA

2007Muhlenberg High School, Wheel throwing and slide lecture, Laureldale, PA

2006Martic Elementary School, Permanent Wall Mosaic, Marticville, PA

Centerville Elementary School, Hand-building Techniques, Centerville, PA

2005Blue Ball Elementary School, Hand building and Raku firing, Blue Ball, PA

2004Clay Artist in Residence, Conestoga Valley High School, Leola, PA

               High school: 5 weeks: wheel throwing, Raku firing, critique, and slide lecture

               Middle school: 1 week, Demonstration wheel throwing

               Elementary schools: 3 weeks, taught mask making


Lectures/ Workshops


2013Large Scale Wood Fired Ceramics, The Clay Studio, LAWS Series, Philadelphia, PA

Demonstrations, Reamstown Elementary School, Reamstown, PA

Lecture and Demonstration, Windsor High School, Windsor, CT

Lecture and Demonstration, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA

2012Lecture and Demonstration, Windsor High School, Windsor, CT

2011Large scale throwing and Anagama wood firing, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

         Workshop: Hands-on for Franklin and Marshal College: Japanese Class, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

Lecture, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA

       Tile and Wheel Throwing Workshop: ShoeFlyMoonPie, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

2009   Lecture and Demonstration, Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD

Elements and Principles of Design, Pennsylvania Guild Headquarters, Lancaster, PA

          Team Building: Manheim Central SAP, Kevin Lehman's Pottery, Lancaster, PA

2008    Career Day, Elizabethtown Middle School, Elizabethtown, PA

       Wheel Throwing, The Janus School, Mount Joy, PA

        Pottery Demo, Thorndale United Methodist Church, Thorndale, PA

        Hand building with Schreiber Pediatric, Kevin Lehman's Pottery, Lancaster, PA

2007   Wood Firing, Kirkwood Kiln, Kirkwood, PA

              Central Pennsylvania Potter’s Group

        Arts Career Symposium, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

        Wheel Throwing, The Janus School, Mount Joy, PA

           Wheel Throwing, Fred S. Eshleman Elementary School, Millersville, PA

 Lecture and Demonstration, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA

          Wheel Throwing and slide lecture, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

        Raku Workshop, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

       For: Cecil County Community College

     Career Day, Garden Spot Middle School, New Holland, PA

2006  Wheel Throwing Demonstration, Cecil County Community College, Elkton, MD

           Wood Firing, Central Pennsylvania Potter’s Group, Kirkwood Kiln, Kirkwood, PA

Arts and Math Day, The Janus School, Mount Joy, PA

Hands-on wheel throwing demonstrations

           Four Corners Arts Festival, Wheel demo, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

        Night of the Arts, Wheel demo, Centerville Elementary School, Centerville, PA

           Creative Arts Day, Wheel demo, Rohrerstown Elementary School, Rohrerstown, PA

           Raku: Glazing and Firing, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

           Garden Spot School District Art Teachers

           Tile Workshop, Willow Valley, Willow Street, PA

          Wheel Throwing Demonstration, Hambright Elementary School, Lancaster, PA

Extruder Workshop, Garden Spot School Art Teachers, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

2005  Wood Firing, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA

           Central Pennsylvania Potter’s Group

             Colossal Pots, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

           Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

          Large Vessels, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA

              Raku Tiles and Wheel Demonstrations

           Wheel throwing, w/ Phil Haralam, Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster, PA

             PA Art Education Association

           Collaboration with Phil Haralam, The Janus School, Mount. Joy, PA

           Wheel throwing and hand building- Fish Vessel

             Basic Hand-Building, Willow Valley, Willow Street, PA

          Pinch pottery and coil building

          My Vision, Slid Lecture, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA

     Wheel Throwing Techniques, The Janus School, Mount Joy, PA

           Career Day, Garden Spot Junior High School, New Holland, PA

           Presentation: What is involved being an artist?

2004    My Vision, Slid Lecture, Eco Valley Art Group, Lancaster, PA

           Career Day, Garden Spot Junior High School, New Holland, PA

           Presentation: What is involved being an artist?

2003 Demonstration, Lower Dolphin High School, Lower Dolphin, PA

          Demonstrations on different wheel throwing techniques

           Career Day, Garden Spot Junior High School, New Holland, PA

             Presentation: What is involved in becoming a successful artist?

2002     Adult wheel throwing instructor, Garden Spot High School, New Holland, PA

        Adult wheel throwing instructor, Hempfield High School, Landisville, PA

Raku Process, Pinch pottery and Raku firing, Cygnet Studios, Elizabethtown, PA

           Raku Process, Pinch pottery and Raku firing, Lancaster Art Association, Strasburg, PA

             Unified Arts Day, Donegal Middle School, Marietta, PA

           Demonstrations on wheel throwing and helped students make a piece of pottery

     Career Day, Presentation: What is involved in becoming a successful artist?, Hempfield High School, Landisville, PA

2001   Raku Process, Pinch pottery and Raku firing, Cygnet Studios, Elizabethtown, PA

                             


Awards/Grants


2013Lancaster New Era Red Rose Award, Lancaster Newspaper, Lancaster, PA

2011  Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

MFA in Studio Art Faculty Award for Ceramics, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010    Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2008    Creative Use of Material, Best in PA Crafts, Entry: Growth, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

           Honorable Mention, Landis woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA

2007   Best Contemporary, Entry: Waterfall Tower, Best in PA Crafts, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

2006   Creative Use of Material, Entry: Lamp, Best in PA Crafts, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

           Judges Choice Award, Landis woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA

          LDC Craftsman Grant, Lancaster Designer Craftsman, Lancaster, PA

2005   Best Contemporary, Entry: Side-fired Vessel, Best in PA Crafts, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

           2nd Place, Landis Woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA

          Judges Award, Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

2004   1st Place Sculpture, Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

2002   1st Place Sculpture, Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

           2nd Place, Landis Woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA

2001   1st Place Sculpture, Lititz Outdoor Art Show, Lititz, PA

           A ward of excellence - Juror's choice, Landis Woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA

2000   A ward of excellence - Juror's choice, Landis Woods Art Show, Neffsville, PA


Permanent Works/ Collections


2013Reamstown Elementary School, 10’x3’ interior wall mosaic, Reamstown, PA

2012Transitional Living Center, 8’x2’x2’ column mosaic, Lancaster, PA

2011    Water Street Rescue Mission, Lancaster, PA

Camp Hill high School, Camp Hill, PA

2010    New Cumberland Middle School, New Cumberland, PA

           Ephrata High School, Ephrata, PA

     Janus School, Mount Joy, PA

2008    Penn Manor High School, Millersville, PA      

2007    Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA

2006    Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

          Martic Elementary School, Marticville, PA

2005    Landisville Primary Center, Gemeinschaft/Community, Landisville, PA

2001      Smithsonian Natural History Museum, Team project at Millersville University, Bronze Triceratops skull, Washington D.C.,

                             


Articles and Reviews


2013“Potter Fills His Bowls With Opportunity”, Jane Holahan, Sunday New, Lancaster, PA, April 21

“Students and Artists Interact”, Alice Hummer, Lancaster New Era, Lancaster, PA

2011 “Final Exhibit at MU’s Ganser Gallery is no walk in the woods”, Sunday News, Lancaster, PA, June 19

2010  "Jewels of the Garden", Cover Article, Lancaster Magazine, Pages 56-66, Melissa Kashner, May

2009     "A Rich Abundance of Artistic Expression", Lancaster City Living, Faith Kelleher Gaddie, Lancaster, PA Spring/Summer 2009

2008     "Bowl’-ing for Dollars”, Intelligencer Journal, Tom Knapp, Lancaster, PA, November, 08

             “Redware and Porcelain”, Arts and Antiques, Roberta Strickler, Lancaster, PA, Sept. 08

        "Souper Art", Lancaster New Era, Joseph Maldonado, Lancaster, PA, September 4

        "Obelisks Highlight Penn Manor Students' Design Skills", Lancaster New Era, Roxanne Todd, Lancaster, PA, June

        "Get Bowled Over at the Strictly Functional Pottery National", Lancaster New Era, Jane Holahan, Lancaster, PA,

 "Teens Get Their Hands Dirty", Lancaster New Era, Cathy Molitoris, Lancaster, PA, March 27

2007     “Art Inspires Alumni Connection”, Review-Millersville University Magazine, Fall 07

             "The Art of Tea”, The Patriot-News Sunday, Mary O. Bradley, September, 16, 2007

        “Creative Connections, Open Art Award Show has Much to Say”, Lancaster New Era, Jane Holahan, May 31, 2007

         “Kevin Lehman, Artist-in-Residence Visits Martic Elementary”, The Foundation Focus, Cover article, Spring 2007

         “Campus Art”, The Etownian, Laura E. Marks, Page 10, February 1, 2007

        “Day by Day”, The Lancaster New Era, January 28, 2007

     “Inside PA - Hess Gallery”, Art Matters, Ellen Slupe, Page 18, February 2007

            “A Passion for Art”, Front cover image, Review- Millersville University Magazine, Patricia Coulson, Winter 06/07  

2006     “Martic Elementary Students Creating Clay Mural for School”, Lancaster New Era, Roxanne Todd, November 22

         “Woodsy Art Show Will Offer Variety of Quality Creations”, Manheim Township Merchandiser, Rick Hiduk, 9/06

           “Four Corners Festival Celebrates Different Cultures and the Arts”, Millersville Advertiser, Ethan Riley, June 14

2005  “Architectural Tiles Add Interest to Décor”, Home, Rochelle Shenk, May 6

            “Landisville Students Create Mosaic”, Lancaster New Era, Rochelle Shenk, March 9

           “Cast Your Lot”, Central Penn Business Journal, Dennis Reardon, February 25

            “Pottery Classes Take Shape”, Sunday News, Kathy Scott, February 13

     “Wheelwork”, Pocono Record, Helen Yanulus, February 11

2004   “La Crème de la Crafts”, Sunday News, Laura Knowles, November 21

       “CV Students Get Fired Up”, Intelligencer Journal, Madelyn Pennino, February 28

Kevin Lehman's Pottery

560 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603      Phone: 717-509-7547     Fax: 717-509-3609

Personal Goals

To get better every day in some way

Have a positive effect on the world

Truth is my agenda, reality is my paradigm and facilitating the Transition is my goal