Cathryn Wallace Thomas Ceramics

Tulsa, OK   74120


2012 Tulsa World, February 19:  Driven, The Artist, Mike Simons

Cathryn Wallace Thomas




MFA, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK   2012

MM, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK   2001

BME, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN   1976


Other Universities Attended


Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, OK   2004 - 2008

University of North Texas, Denton, TX   summer 1977

Oklahoma City University   1971 – 1974

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK   summers 1972 – 1975


Current Employment


Tulsa Public Schools, Tulsa, OK,  Art and Music Teacher, grades PreK through 5

Private Instructor of Piano

Piano Accompanist for children's choirs at All Soul's Unitarian Universalist Church


Previous Employment


2014-2015 Keystone School, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, Teacher of Art and Music, grades PreK through 8.

2012 - 2014 The University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Adjunct Instructor of Art: ceramics, drawing, 2D and 3D Design

2009-2012 The University of Tulsa, Graduate Assistant 

Assisted in teaching ceramics studio classes, in charge of scheduling and firing kilns and mixing glazes, managed inventory of materials, managed work study students. 

Curatorial Assistant in Alexandre Hogue Gallery:  assisted in curating and installing monthly exhibitions, wall preparation and shipping, organization of gallery workshop.

2011-2012 Waterworks Art Studio, Ceramics Instructor

Instructor of ceramics, wheel-throwing classes

2010, 2011, 2013 Gilcrease Museum, Instructor, summer art camps

1998-2009 Tulsa Community College, Adjunct Instructor

Instructor of music theory, class piano, private flute lessons

1980-2013 Music Teacher, Tulsa OK: Private instructor of flute and piano in home studio, ages 5-adult; Undercroft Montessori School: Instructor of choral/general music ages 2-12; Oral Roberts University: Instructor of Flute; School of St. Mary: Instructor of choral/general music

1980-2014 Musician:  Flutist in Tulsa Orchestras: TSO, Signature Symphony, LOOK Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet Orchestra; Performer in public recital venues:  Brown Bag It,Tuesdays at Trinity, Music Sandwiched In, Free- lance musician in Tulsa and surrounding areas. 




Quartz Mountain Arts Institute, OK

2017 Michelle Martin: Monoprints

2016  Jo Fitsell:  Nature, Wax, Fiber and the Stitched Line

2014 Marwin Begaye: Woodcut Printmaking


Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

2013 Brenda Mallory: Rhythms, Rifts and Repeats

2012 Lorna Meaden: Throwing, Altering and Surface Design             

2011 Arthur Gonzales: The Figure and Personal Symbols  

2010 Debra Fritts: Sculpting the Figure  

2008 Eva Kwong:  Handbuilding and Surface Design  


The University of Tulsa

2011 Cary Esser: Tile Making

2010 Rebecca Hutchinson:  Installation Arts   

2009 Tom Coleman: Wheel Throwing  

2008 Beth Cavener Stichter: Ceramic Sculpture


Solo Exhibitions


2017 Artist of the Month, 108 Contemporary Gallery Shop

2012 Dennis R. Neil Center for Equality Gallery

2012 Tulsa Community College Gallery

2012 Solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, The University of Tulsa


Invitational and Juried Group Exhibitions


2018 "Trees" group exhibition, Performing Arts Center Gallery, Tulsa, OK

2017 OAEA Members Exhibition, Tulsa, OK 

2016 Champagne and Chocolate, invitational, curated by Steve Ligett, Living Arts, Tulsa

2016 OAEA Members Exhibition, Tulsa, OK

2016 TU Core Connections, curated by Whitney Forsyth, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK

2015 108 Contemporary Members Exhibition, juried, Tulsa, OK

2015  ArtNow, Invitational, curated by Julia Kirk and Steven Boyd, Oklahoma City, OK

2014  MoreColor, juried, Dennis Neil Equality Center, Tulsa, OK

2014 Scotchie Crown Classic, juried, Columbia, NC

2013 Visionmakers, Craft Alliance of Oklahoma, juried, Tulsa, OK

2013 Tulsa Artists Coalition Annual Exhibition, juried, Tulsa, OK

2013 24 Works on Paper, Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition, Traveling Art Exhibition,juried

2013 Fiber Artists of Oklahoma Annual Exhibition, juried, Tulsa, OK

2013 University of Tulsa Alumni Exhibition, Zarrow Art Center, Tulsa, OK

2013 University of Tulsa Faculty Exhibition, Zarrow Art Center, Tulsa, OK  

2012 The Four Elements, 4 person exhibition,Living Arts, Tulsa, OK, Invitational

2012 Stylus, The University of Tulsa, juried

2010-2012  MoreColor, Equality Center, Tulsa, OK, Invitational

2011  Oh, Tulsa! Living Arts of Tulsa, Invitational

2010-2014  Champagne and Chocolate, Living Arts of Tulsa, Invitational

2010 Off the Wall, The Gallery on Sixth, Tulsa, Invitational

2010 Unity and Diversity, All Soul’s Unitarian Church, Tulsa

2010-2012  Annual Gussman Juried Student Exhibition, The University of Tulsa


 Awards and Grants


2013 Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition Educational Grant

2013  Fiber Artists of Oklahoma: Outstanding Paper Award 

2012 Manhart Award for Outstanding Ceramics, University of Tulsa

2012 Annual Gussman Juried Student Exhibition: 1st and 3rd Place Graduate Awards

2012 Stylus Best of Show, Best in Ceramics

2011 Jeri Jones Advanced Study Award

2008, 2010- 13 Full tuition scholarships to Anderson Ranch Arts Center



New Mexico Public Art: Commission for the Blind, Albuquerque, NM


Articles and Publications


2012 Tulsa World, February 19:  Driven, The Artist, Mike Simons

2012 Art Focus, Volume 27, Number 3, Weathering Life: Cathryn Thomas’s MFA Thesis Exhibition, Janice McCormick. Image from show chosen for cover of issue

2010, 2012 Stylus 


Gallery Representation


108 Contemporary Gallery Shop, Tulsa, OK

Hardesty Art Center Gallery Shop, Tulsa, OK




2010 The Figure in Clay Symposium, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2009, 2011, 2013, 2016 NCECA National Conference, Phoenix, AZ; Tampa, FL, Houston, TX, Kansas City, MO


Professional Organizations


Oklahoma Visual Artist's Coalition

Tulsa Artist's Coalition

Fiber Artists of Oklahoma

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts 

Living Arts of Tulsa

Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa 

Music Teachers District, State and National Associations