Charlevoix, MI 49720
Toledo Museum of Art School, Toledo, OH (Glass Blowing: F.
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI (Pottery: M.
1948 & 1950
|| Toledo Museum of Art School, Toledo, OH
(Pottery: 1950 H. Littleton)
Academy of Art, Chicago, IL (Commercial and Fine Art)
and Feather Art School, Houston, TX (Commercial and Fine Art)
Museum of Art School, Toledo, OH (Children's Art Classes)
CONDUCTED AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS:
Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI, 2006 (Trash Can and Smoke Firing
Michigan Mud, Michigan Ceramic Art Association, Albion College, Albion, MI, 2005 (Trash Can and Smoke Firing Workshop)
Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI, 2005 (Trash Can and Smoke Firing Workshop)
Gray Studio, Fennville, MI, 1999 (Wheel and Hand Building
High School, Leland, MI, 1997 (Smoke firing w/terra
High School, Charlevoix, MI, 1997 (Smoke firing w/terra
C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 1984-91
(Beginning to Advanced Wheel Classes)
Folkhøjskole, Vrå, Denmark, Jan. through Mar. 1988-1990
Key Art Center, Bradenton, FL, 1990
Folkhøjskoles, Denmark, Jan. through Mar. 1987
League, West Palm Beach, FL
Boniface Art Center, Escanaba, MI
Peninsula Crafts Council, Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Community College, Royal Oak, MI, 1979
1993 to present
Full time professional potter, showing work at the Crooked Tree
Art Center, Petoskey, MI; Northern Michigan Artists Market,
Petoskey, MI, and Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, MI.
Teaching workshops occasionally. Published a video on Throwing
with Slabs and Coils as well as one teaching
Recruited by the Canton, MS Tourism and Development Bureau
Director to create a new Art and Craft School in the town square
in Canton, MS to offer weekly classes in various arts and
crafts. Assisted the Director as Program Director for the
Allison's Wells School of Arts & Crafts, Inc.
Program Director, Elderhostel Coordinator and Advisor to the
Director for the John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.
Traveled to Denmark for three winters as an exchange pottery
teacher in five folk schools.
Resident Potter, Advisor to the Director, Elderhostel
Coordinator, Resident Photographer, Studio Coordinator at the
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC.
Established studio and gallery with William Staffel near
Charlevoix, MI. Designed and produced functional pottery
as well as one-of-a-kind stoneware and porcelain including
sculpture, weaving and photography. Created an
apprenticeship program in my studio for aspiring potters.
Feature Article, Fine Arts Ceramics.
many awards, participated in numerous one-man and two-man shows
in Michigan and Ohio since 1952 to present, work was accepted in
area, regional and national museum competitions, including
several purchase awards.
annual eddi Awards were presented on Friday, September 19, 2003
at the Bay View Inn, Petoskey, MI. This event is always a
celebratory evening of the arts in northern Michigan. Each award
winner has dedicated himself or herself to improving the
cultural environment in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. The
Crooked Tree Arts Center established the annual eddi Awards in
2001 in recognition of eddi Offield’s personal and positive
impact on the quality of life afforded to the people of
Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. A panel of individuals from
Charlevoix and Emmet counties review the nominations to select
each year's winners.
Sponsored by Gaslight Gallery
to being an artist, Bonnie is also teacher to many wonderful
potters in Michigan, the US and around the world. She continues
to seek new challenges and set new goals for herself.
Artist Award is given to an artist who has consistently made an
impact using his or her artistic discipline for the benefit of
the citizens of Charlevoix and Emmet Counties
Staffel, 1939 graduate and a pioneer studio potter in Charlevoix
in 1965, was selected as one of four recipients of the inaugural
Maumee High School (Ohio) distinguished Alumnus Awards at a
dinner ceremony September 3, 2010 in the Performing Arts Center
of the school. The four were chosen from 15 individuals who were
nominated for the awards. She received this award for the
extensive work she has accomplished over the 60 year career
focused on her pottery, pioneered in promoting Charlevoix as a
cultural art area, encouraged artist friends to join her in
establishing their studios here, and served on the boards in the
early days of the Crooked Tree Art Council and Artists North
organizations. She was also on the jury for the early Charlevoix
Waterfront Art Fairs. Her work has received many awards, was
involved in many museum competitions as well as one- and two-man
shows in Michigan and Ohio galleries. She also was an exchange
teacher of pottery in Denmark for three winters in the late 80s.
A fund has been established by her
family and friends with the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to
give grants for aspiring artists and clay workshops.