CJ Niehaus Vitae

Selected Shows


Think Outside The Jar: 100 Artists. 100 Years., AMACO Collection, NCECA 2019

Spinning Earth Pottery, NCECA 2019 Conference Gallery Expo

Ceramic Salon, Cerbera Gallery and The Nevica Project

Finding the Authentic Self, Curated Ceramics

CUPful: Celebrating the Daily Ritual, Cedar Creek Gallery


Gifts of the Craftsmen, Ohio Craft Museum

Made of Clay, Lakeland Community College

Steinfest VI, Claymakers Gallery

Intimate Object XIV, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Faculty, Faculty, Old Courthouse Art Center

Plates, Platters and Nothing Else Matters, Long Beach Island Foundation (LBIF)

Functional Canvas III, Charlie Cummings Gallery

18 Hands Gallery, NCECA 2018 Conference Gallery Expo

15th Annual Orton Cone Box Show, NCECA 2018

The Subversive Flower, NCECA 2018

Palliative Pour, NCECA 2018

CUPful 2018, Cedar Creek Gallery

2018 Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts


2017 Invitational Show of Pottery and Handmade Objects , Hambidge

Illinois Unearthed, Colorado Mesa University

Steinfest V, Claymakers Gallery

Intimate Object XIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery

200 Clay Cups, Edina Art Center

Project Fusion, Water Street Studios

National Teapot Show X, Cedar Creek Gallery

Functional Canvas II, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Featured Ceramic Artist, LillStreet Gallery

18 Hands Gallery, NCECA 2017 Conference Gallery Expo

ClayMirth "Just Clay’N Around", Kavanagh Gallery

MCC Faculty Show, McHenry County College

LEAP Award Winner 2017, Society for Contemporary Craft


2016 Fall Gallery Show, Hambidge Creative Residency Program

AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic, Mobilia Gallery

Redefining the Vessel, Mobilia Gallery

Cup: The Intimate Object XII, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Steinfest: Present Day Interpretations, Claymakers Gallery

CJ Niehaus, McHenry County College

CJ Niehaus - Reception with the artist, In Tandem Gallery

Goudie Gallery, Galesburg Civic Art Center

In Vivo Anima, Charlie Cummings Gallery

14th Annual Orton Cone Box Show, Hilliard Gallery

Last Call, Companion Gallery

Potters Council 2016 Juried Show, NCECA Conference Resource Hall

18 Hands Gallery, NCECA Conference Gallery Expo

9th Annual International Texas Teapot Tournament, CAMEO (Clay Art Museum) and 18 Hands Gallery


Animalia, McLean County Art Center

Clay Workers Guild of Illinois Members' Show, Old Courthouse Arts Center

Cup: The Intimate Object XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Allons-y, MG Nelson Family Gallery, Springfield Arts Association

Eat, Drink…, Northern Clay Center, Emily Galusha Gallery

18 Hands Gallery, NCECA Conference Gallery Expo

Potter’s Council Juried NCECA Show, NCECA Conference Resource Hall


14th Annual Clayworker’s Guild Show, Old Courthouse Arts Center

Fine Line Faculty Show, Kavanagh Gallery

Cup: The Intimate Object X, Charlie Cummings Gallery

Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Seiler Studio and Gallery

Spoon Me, Medalta

Shake It Baby!, Baltimore Clayworks

Shapes of Influence | Contemporary Ceramics, Springfield Art Association

Art and the Urban Garden, Lillstreet Gallery

ClayMirth "The Nature of Clay", Kavanagh Gallery

Nature. Nurture., Yeiser Art Center

National Ceramics Invitational 2014, Paducah School of Art & Design

International Cup 2014, Clay Studio of Missoula

7th International Texas Teapot Tournament, 18 Hands Gallery

On the Surface: Clay Decoration, Morean Art Center

Table of Contents: A Dinnerware Show, Clay Gallery


A Juried Show of Ornaments, The Clay Studio

Cup: The Intimate Object IX, Charlie Cummings Gallery

64 Arts 2013, Buchanan Center for the Arts

Paducah School of Art & Design Annual Faculty Show, Clemens Fine Art Center

Possession, Duluth Art Institute Morrison Gallery

10th Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Show, The Clay Studio

Re-Collections, University Museum

Mug Shots, LUX Center for the Arts

Houberbocken 24th Annual Teapot Show: On The Road Again

Kent State University 12th Annual Juried Cup Show

"Drink This", Workhouse Gallery


Art Over Easy 8, Surplus Gallery

"Perfect Plate", Lillstreet

C4 Exhibit, Surplus Gallery

Transformation, Surplus Gallery


Art Over Easy 7, Surplus Gallery

First Year Chopping Block, Surplus Gallery



CJ Niehaus Workshop, Rosewood Arts Center

The Drawn Surface: Underglaze Pencil and Washes on Clay with CJ Niehaus, Society for Contemporary Craft


CJ Niehaus Workshop, University of Toledo

Visiting Artist Workshop, Juniata College

Guest Artist Workshop, Clayworkers Guild



McHenry Community College


Elgin Community College


Elgin Community College


Fine Line Creative Arts Center


Paducah School of Art & Design


Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Springfield Arts Association


Southern Illinois University Carbondale


Fine Line Creative Arts Center


MFA, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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BA, Xavier University