Lea Danielle Cook




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Bachelor of Fine Arts: Cum Laude, Sculpture                                                                                                                 2013
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts – Syracuse, New York


Study Abroad: Art History, Sculpture, Fibers and Metalsmithing                                                                             2011
Syracuse University Florence – Florence, Italy





Supermud Pottery 2014 Holiday Show & Sale                                                                             December 2014

Supermud Pottery, New York, New York


Supermud Pottery 2013 Holiday Show & Sale                                                                             December 2013

Supermud Pottery, New York, New York


Mix Media Exhibition                                                                                                                   July - October 2013

The Adrian Helen Art Salon, New York, New York


Solo Exhibition: “Dormant Memories”: Claymation                                                                             May 2013

601 Tully Gallery, Syracuse, New York


Designed /Produced Ceramic Appetizer Platters (Hassun)                                                     December 2012

Kyoko's Restaurant (traditional Japanese) in Fayetteville, New York


"The Trade Show": A traveling/bartering/art marketplace, 4 locations, 3 dates.              Nov - Dec 2012

MLAB (Mobile Literacy Arts Bus), Syracuse, New York


Studio Arts Show: Sculpture, Fibers, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Drawing, Painting                      Dec 2011

Donatello 21 Gallery (SUF), Florence, Italy


"In The Making": Sculpture Art Show                                                                                                        May 2011

Spark Contemporary Art Gallery, Syracuse, New York

2010 - present

2010 - present

Work Experience


Artist in Residence/Senior Counselor                                                                               July 2015 - August 2015

Camp Fort Greene - New York, New York

In charge of facilitating art projects as well as watching after campers and helping to facilitate other camp activites.


Ceramic/Sculpture Instructor                                                                                                             October 2014 - Current
Stilclay @ 601
– New York, New York
Teaching adults in creating clay & ceramic sculptures and functional pottery. Teaching basic and intermediate techniques and encouraged creative exploration in their artwork development.


Studio Monitor                                                                                                                                         October 2014 - Current
Chambers Pottery
– New York, New York
Monitoring open studio hours as well as management of the studio during and after the studio hours.


Head instructor and Co Pottery Instructor                                                                                     October 2013 - Current
Supermud Pottery
– New York, New York
Assisted in teaching 4-11 years old children in creating clay & ceramic sculptures and functional pottery. Taught basic techniques and encouraged creativity in their artwork development.


Restaurant Hostess                                                                                                                                      July 2013 - July 2015

Hi-Life Bar and Grill – New York, New York
Greet guests, monitor dining room space and seat guests in appropriate sections to allow efficient waiter service and quality hospitality.

Cultural Exchange 

Italy, Syracuse University Florence                                                                                                                     2011

Study Abroad. Also visited: Greece, Turkey, The Netherlands, Spain and Czech Republic


Ecuador, Environmental Politics                                                                                                                          2009

Community service, Research, The Beacon School


Fiji, People to People Sports Ambassador Program                                                                                        2007

Cultural exchange and community service


New Zealand, People to People Sports Ambassador Program                                                                    2007

Swimming, soccer, netball, rugby, cultural exchange, and community building


Australia, People to People Sports Ambassador Program                                                                                           2007

Swimming, boating, soccer, netball, rugby and cultural exchange


Craft Skills:

Wheel Throwing, Clay hand building, Drawing, Painting, jewelry & Metalsmithing, Weaving and Sculpting: clay, plaster, plastic, wood and marble. Mold making: plastic, silicone and ceramic.


Computer Skills:

Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, iMovie, iStopMotion and 3D Animation, illustrator, Adobe Photoshop CS4, InDesign, Digital and Video Camera.       

Honors & Awards


2013: Senior Thesis, Clay animation Solo Exhibition, Syracuse, NY.
2011: Sculpture Award, Donatello 21 Gallery (SUF), Florence, Italy.
2011: Albert Murray Scholarship Award, New York, NY.
2010: Congressional Black Caucus Spouses Visual Arts Award Scholarship recipient, Washington, D.C. 2009: Museum of Modern Art, Student Exhibition, New York, NY.

2009: The Scholastic Art & Writing Award, Gold Key Recipient for Art Portfolio for Excellence in Visual Arts, Student Exhibition, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY.