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About the Artist

Meghan Chalmers-McDonald has been working in clay for 17 years and as an illustrator for 19. She recieved her MFA from Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft in the joint Applied Craft and Design program.

Her work is defined by an exploration of communication and craft. Through her join persutes of ceramic and drawing she investigates line, intense questions, quandaries and those brilliant little moments that make her laugh. Her practice is inspired by the craft of ceramics and uses qualities that she learned through many years of studio practice: repetition, iteration, and a sense of craftsmanship.


Soft Clay, Bright Colors, Hard Words; Untitled, November 30, 2012

Clackamas Review, April 30th, 2012

A Short History


B.A., Art, with emphasis on Drawing and Ceramics, Houghton College, Houghton, New York, 2003. Cum Laude.

MFA Applied Craft and Design, Oregon College of Arts and Craft/ Pacific Northwest College of the Arts, Portland, OR 2014


MFA AC+D First Year Show, Bison Building, Portland, OR 2013

Museum Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR 2012-2013

OPA Ceramics Showcase, Portland, OR 2012

Re:Vision Gallery, Man Made Oceans, Portland, OR 2012

Down Town Artistry Pop-up Gallery, Portland, OR 2011

OPA Ceramics Showcase, Portland, 2011

Radius Studio Christmas Display, Portland, OR 2010

Museum of Contemporary Craft Community Show, Portland, OR 2010

Beet Gallery Christmas Show, Portland, OR 2009

First Fridays, Portland, OR 2009

Radius Community Studios Display, Portland, OR 2009

Paradise City, North Hampton, MA 2008

Clay and Fiber, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2008

North American Ceramics Cup Show, Studio Angelico, Adrian, MI 2008

10th Annual Fidelity Investments All Media Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence 2008

South County Art Association Christmas Sale, North Kingston, RI 2007

Pawtucket Open Studios Christmas Sale, Pawtucket, RI 2007

South County Arts Association Members Invitational, North Kingston, RI 2007

Providence Open Market, Providence, RI, 2007

Save Ocean, One Way Gallery, Narragansett, RI 2007

Journeys in Clay, Greene County Council on the Arts, Inc, Greene County, NY 2007

All Media Open Juried I, South County Arts Association, North Kingston, RI 2007

Earthworks: 34th Open Clay Annual, South County Arts Association, North Kingston, RI 2007

SCAA All Media Open Juried, South County Arts Association, North Kingston, RI, 2006

8th Annual Fidelity Investments Ceramics and Jewelry Exhibition, Providence Art Club, Providence 2006

WestsideARTS, Providence, 2004

Senior Show 2003, Houghton, 2003

Juried Student Show, Houghton, 2003

Juried Student Show, Houghton, 2002