bio


Andy Bissonnette is a Potter and teacher currently pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His background in graphic design is evident in his work which can be seen through his use of grids, pattern, hierarchy and repetition.
Andy first began making pots as a senior in high school and continued experimenting with clay while pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. He spent nearly a decade in the Advertising Industry as a Production Designer before deciding to pursue his passion for clay and applying to graduate school.

selected exhibitions


CLAYAKAR • Yunomi Invitational • 2021
Northern Clay Center • American Pottery Festival • 2020
CLAYAKAR • Yunomi Invitational • 2020
NCECA • Gallery Expo • 2020
CLAYAKAR • Americano Invitational • 2019
Northern Clay Center • Holiday Exhibition • 2019
Dakota Fine Art • Guest Artist • 2019
Northern Clay Center • American Pottery Festival • 2019
Northern Clay Center/MSP Airport • Duck, Duck, Grey Duck • 2019
NCECA • Gallery Expo • 2019
Plains Art Museum • A Place at the Table Invitational • 2019
Companion Gallery • Last Call III • 2018
Northern Clay Center • Holiday Exhibition • 2017
Ecce Art Gallery • Newvember Exhibition • 2016


awards & publications


Ceramics Monthly Andy Bissonnette: Seeking Order in Symmetry • Mar. 2021


Ceramics Monthly • 2020 Emerging Artist • May 2020


UNL Newsroom Three Husker ceramic artists selected... • May 2020


Oesterritter, Lindsay Mastering Kilns & Firing. Contributing Artist • Oct. 2019


Ceramics Monthly Readership-Wide Contest Grounded • Sept. 2019


Pottery Making Illustrated Incised and Inlaid Tumblers • Sept./Oct. 2018


Room & Board 2018 Catalog • 2018


teaching experience


University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Graduate Teaching Assistant • Interaction Design I • Fall 2020 – Present


University of Nebraska-Lincoln • Graduate Teaching Assistant • Graphic Design III • Fall 2020


Fired Up Studios • Beginning Ceramics • 2016 – 2020


gallery representation


Northern Clay Center • Minneapolis, MN • 2019 – Present