Woodman studied at the prominent Alfred University, School for American Craftsman, Alfred, New York, 1948-1950. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Florence, Italy in 1966; the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1980 and 1986; Bellagio Study Center, Italy in 1995; and the Visionary Award of The American Craft Museum, New York City, New York. She taught at the University of Colorado from 1979-1998 and is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of Colorado. Woodman was a visiting artist at the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York and Scripps College, Claremont, California in 1977. She also was a pottery teacher and administrator for the City of Boulder Recreation Department from 1958 until 1974. Woodman?s numerous solo and group exhibitions have included the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri, the Max Protetch Gallery, New York, New York and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her work is in many collections worldwide including the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; the Carnegie-Mellon Institute, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; the Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England.-The piece was purchased directly from the artist.
Excerpt from an e-mail from Susan Kemenyffy, 6/18/2014: “…The piece that you are inquiring about was in a series of about six, one of which was shipped to Mino, Japan for an International Clay Competition, & won an honorable mention. Steven is the sculptor & I am responsible for all the drawing & glazing. The pieces arrived wet through the door between our studios, where I then – using a live model – drew on them with India Ink. Those lines were incised with a roulette. The piece was allowed to dry, was bisque fired, & returned to my studio to be glazed. You will note from the resume that the Raku is to be found in many public & private collections & has been in innumerable juried & invitational exhibitions. Though the Raku oeuvre was completed after 9/11, when I stepped down as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, we continue to work in other collaborative directions & in May of 2013 were awarded the Hillman prize at the 102nd Annual of The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh at the Carnegie Museum. Currently I am preparing for a May 2015 one-person print & drawing exhibition at George Conte in Ligonier, Pennsylvania…”