John Joseph Dietsch

 

 


10114 South Bow Road, Maple City, MI 49664       (614) 749-9608                        jdietschlgo@yahoo.com

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Methodist Theological School, Delaware Ohio                                                                1998-2004

            Master of Arts in Special Ministries

 

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio                                                                      1993-1998

            Bachelor of Fine Art

            Major:  Clay, Ceramics

            Minor: Sculpture

 

Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio                                             1992-1993

            Major:  Fine Arts

            Clay, Ceramics

 

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania                                                          1975-1977

            Major: Commercial Art Studies

 

Columbus East High School, Columbus, Indiana                                                              1971-1974

            General Studies

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Hanford Street, German Village, Columbus, Ohio                                                           2004-present

Established working clay studio in historic 1830's brick carriage house

 

Hanford Street, German Village, Columbus, Ohio                                                           2006-present

Founded Dirtsongs, an itinerant art ministry tour

 

Gates, Fourth United Methodist Church                                                                     2006-present

United Methodist Deacon candidate

 

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio                                                                                    1999-present

            Kenyon Craft Center, Resident Clay Artist

 

Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

            The Kenyon Review

            Workshop Facilitator, Young Writers Program                                                     2006-present

 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tiffin, Ohio                                                             2002-2003

            Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts

 

Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio                                                                                         2003

            Staff Chaplain

 

CIVA (Christian’s in the Visual Arts), Wenham, Massachusetts                                               2002

            Selected as one of two in national search for position of Executive Director

Glenwood United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio                                                    2001-2002

            Associate Pastor/Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts

 

Lakeside Association, Rhein Center for the Living Arts, Lakeside, Ohio                 Summer 2000

            Artist in Residence, Clay Studio

 

Epworth United Methodist Church, Gambier, Ohio                                                         1999-2000

            Associate Pastor/Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts

 

Hopewell United Methodist Church, Gambier, Ohio                                                       1999-2000

            Associate Pastor/Director of Contemporary Worship and Arts

 

Greater Columbus Arts Council                                                                                      1999-2000

            Resident Artist, Americorp Program

            titled “Children of the Future”

 

Medina United Methodist Church, Medina, Ohio                                                           1997-1998

Resident Clay Artist

Set up “insperience” clay studio for community members

            Implemented Contemporary Music and Arts Program

            Worship Leader


            Vision Committee Member

            Henderson Settlement Mission Trip

            New Windsor Mission Trip

 

Executive Producer for 1st Annual Blues Festival

American Cancer Society, Medina, Ohio                                                                                      1995

 

J.D. Sullivan II, and Dan Moore III, Cleveland, Ohio                                                     1993-1998

Refinished two privately owned, wooden 41' Kettenburg sister-ship sailboats; and one 51' Nautor Swan sailboat preparing for her voyage to Cuba, including all woodwork and interior cabin woodwork detailing.  All work accomplished while completing school studies at Cleveland Institute of Art.

 

Myers School of Art, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio                                                  1993

Technical Assistant for ceramics department; fired kilns and ordered materials.

 

Blue Sky Ceramics, Akron, Ohio                                                                                               1993

            Technical Assistant/Clay Artist

 

Hale Farm and Village, Bath, Ohio                                                                                            1993

            Demonstrated the craft of handmade pottery in village pottery.

 

Elaine Lamb Pottery Studios, Medina, Ohio                                                                    1990-1992

            Apprentice Potter

 

National Nursery Products, Medina, Ohio                                                                       1981-1990

Outside sales representative for nursery-stock growers

            Personal sales over $1 million in 1983; 1984; 1986-1989

 

 


CIVIC COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

 

Certified Candidate for Licensed and Ordained Ministry

The United Methodist Church

East Ohio Conference

 

Kenyon Craft Center - Kenyon College

 

Campus Board of Ministry - Kenyon College

 

Greater Columbus Arts Council, Member/Artist, Columbus, Ohio

 

Southside Settlement House, Artist in Residence, Columbus, Ohio

 

Liturgical Art Guild, Gallery Volunteer, Columbus, Ohio

 

Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Member

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS

 

                        Methodist Theological School in Ohio                                2002

                        Garfield Memorial Scholarship

 

                        Methodist Theological School in Ohio                                2001

                        Garfield Memorial Scholarship

 

                        Methodist Theological School in Ohio                                2000

 

                        Methodist Theological School in Ohio                                1998

 

                        Honorary Department Scholarship                                      1997

                        Cleveland Institute of Art

 

                        Annette Watson Scholarship                                                1996

                        Cleveland Institute of Art

 

                        Honors Scholarship                                                               1992

                        University of Akron

 

 


REFERENCES

 

 

Cristine C. Rom

Library Director

Gund Library

Cleveland Institute of Art

11141 East Boulevard

Cleveland, Ohio  44106

216-421-7440

crom@gate.cia.edu

 

Cheryl Steele

Associate Dean of Students

Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio  43022-9623

740-427-5140

steele@kenyon.edu

 

Judith Craig

Bishop in Residence

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

3699 Orchard Way

Powell, Ohio 43065

740-362-3387

jcraig@mtso.edu

 

Norman E. Dewire

President

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

228 Glen Village Court

Powell, Ohio 43065

740-362-3122

pres@mtso.edu

 

Jeff Jaynes

Interim Academic Dean

Associate Professor

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

2212 Bruce Road, #103

Delaware, Ohio 43015

740-362-3125

jjaynes@mtso.edu

 

Michael LaChat

Professor of Christian Ethics

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

5850 Houseman Road

Ostrander, Ohio 43061

740-362-3448

mlachat@mtso.edu

Diane Lobody

Professor of Church History

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

1363B East Towne Lane

Delaware, Ohio 43015

740-362-3444

dlobody@mtso.edu

 

Joon-Sik Park

Professor of World Evangelism

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

298 Park Road

Westerville, Ohio 43081

740-362-3367

jpark@mtso.edu

 

Frederick (Fred) Tiffany

Professor of Hebrew Bible

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

8393 Bridletree Way

Columbus, Ohio 43235

740-362-3363

ftiffany@mtso.edu

 

Robin Knowles Wallace

Assistant Professor in the Taylor Endowed Chair of Worship and Music

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

2170 Willowick Square

Columbus, Ohio 43229

740-362-3431

rwallace@mtso.edu

 

Christine DePaul

Executive Director - Mary Scheler Myers School of Art

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

 

Dr. Robert Holland

Honors Program Director

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

 

Dr. Harry Murutes

Honors Preceptor - College of Fine and Applied Arts

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

 

Donna Webb

Associate Professor - Ceramics

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

William C. Brouillard

Associate Professor - Ceramics

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

(216) 421-7403

 

Judith Salamon

Associate Professor - Ceramics

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

(216) 421-7403

 

Carl Floyd

Professor - Sculpture

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, Ohio

(216) 421-7403

 


COMMISSIONS

 

 

The House of Barbara                                                                                                               2009

Murfield Village

Labor “series”

Mixed Media

 

Danner’s Dream                                                                                                                        2009

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

Alison’s Big Escaped Future                                                                                                    2009

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

Rochelle’s Plantation                                                                                                                2009

Powell, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

Pat Linder and the Links                                                                                                          2009

Linder Residence

Mixed Media

 

Theodore’s Farmstead Dream                                                                                                   2009

Pickerington, Ohio

Mixed Media, stone, treebark

 

Barbie Doll Gardens                                                                                                                 2009

Upper Arlington, Ohio

The Hoyt Residence

 

Jonathon Jumps From the Plane                                                                                             2009

The Baily Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, fieldstone

 

Nature’s Door                                                                                                                            2009

German Village

Mixed Media, garden fixtures, stone

 

Riverside Dreams                                                                                                                       2009

The Colcoubine Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, stone

 

Mansion’s Deconstructed                                                                                                          2008

The Brosse Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, stone, burlap

 

Mogavero Jam Gardens                                                                                                             2008

The Mogavero Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, stone, treebark

 

Under the Magndia                                                                                                                    2008

The Lynch Residence

Mixed Media, stone

Boom Boom and the Big Rock                                                                                                  2008

State of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

The Turning Sod                                                                                                                       2008

The Hill Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, topsoil, stone, bark

 

Urban Earth (revisited)                                                                                                             2008

The Hurtt Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, fence, Found Object

 

Beyond the Backdoor                                                                                                                2008

The Morris Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, flagstone

 

In Leonardo’s Parking Lot                                                                                                       2008

Carribou Coffee, DaVinci Café

Mixed Media, Found Objects

 

Ravine Stories                                                                                                                            2008

The Morris Residence

Mixed Media, flagstone, treebark

 

Todd’s Big Dream                                                                                                                      2008

The Todd Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, Found Object, house

 

Bench of Redemption                                                                                                                2008

Columbus, Ohio

Auditory Sculpture

Guitar as Found Object

 

“Scott and Hillary”                                                                                                                   2008

Upper Arlington

Mixed Media

 

Expresso Yourself Music Café                                                                                                  2008

Powell, Ohio

Auditory Sculpture

Guitar as Found Object

 

Dolphin Lounge                                                                                                                        2008

Gahanna, Ohio

Auditory Sculpture

Lounge as Found Object

 

Gallery 47                                                                                                                                   2008

Columbus, Ohio

Staging for Dirtsongs

 

The Lady with no teeth in the house next door series                                                             2007

The Trimmer Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Found Object, the lady with no teeth

 

Backerei Conversations                                                                                                             2007

German Village, Ohio

Found Object, bakery spoken word

flour, wheat, sugar, brick

 

Southside Shrines                                                                                                                      2007

The Phillips Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, stone, steel, plastic, wood

 

Created Sub-cultures                                                                                                                 2007

Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio

Spoken Word

 

Temenos, “sanctuary”                                                                                                      2006-2007

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Found Object, ravine

 

The Shrewsbury Zembla Show                                                                                                 2006

The Danner Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Mixed Media, burlap, rope, straw

 

Zembladogs                                                                                                                                2006

The Morris Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Mixed Media, burlap, rope, straw

 

“Landings”                                                                                                                                2006

The Froelhe Residence, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Mixed Media, woodstock limestone

 

In Leonardo’s Parking Lot                                                                                                       2006

Carribou Coffee/DaVinci Café, Upper Arlington

Mixed Media/Found Objects, burlap, rope, straw

 

The Dirtsong Series, German Village, Columbus, Ohio                                            2006-In Progress

Found Objects, stoneware

 

Book No. 1                                                                                                                        In Progress

“Beatus vir qui non abiit”, German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Vessels 1-42

 

Book No. 2                                                                                                                        In Progress

“Quemadmodum”, German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Vessels 43-72

 

Book No. 3                                                                                                                        In Progress

“Quam bonus Israel”!, German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Vessels 73-89

 

Book No. 4                                                                                                                        In Progress

“Domine, refvuqium”, German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Vessels 90-106

 

Book No. 5                                                                                                                        In Progress

“Confitemini Domino”, German Village, Columbus, Ohio

Vessels 107-150

The Caspar Wistar Project                                                                                                        2005

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, Wisteria

steel plastic

 

The Xanthium Wagon                                                                                                               2005

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Found Object, Cockleburrs

steel, plastic

 

TS 190 Collection I                                                                                                                   2005

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, granite, limestone

 

The Body Politic, “Polis”                                                                                                         2006

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, granite, limestone

 

A Place On Earth                                                                                                                      2004

The Richeson Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, swingset

 

Behind The Fence                                                                                                                     2004

The Richeson Residence, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, fence

 

Loxonema Pexatum Series                                                                                                        2004

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, gastropod

 

Orphanbridge                                                                                                                             2004

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Limestone

 

Nodding Ladies                                                                                                                          2005

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Mixed Media, clay, orchid

 

The Devonian Bastard                                                                                                              2005

The Crane Residence, Dublin, Ohio

Found Object, cephalopods

 

 


EXHIBITIONS AND INSTALLATIONS

 

 

Rhinelander Series                                                                                                                    2003

Over-the-Rhine

Cincinnati, Ohio

Photo Documentary, Poem

 

Sound Paintings, “the sonic landscape”                                                                                  2003

Riverside Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, piano

 

Inner Gestures                                                                                                                           2003

Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, found object, piano

 

The Colors of Presence                                                                                                              2003

Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Spoken Word

 

Memories of the Future                                                                                                             2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

Defying Description                                                                                                                  2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

“Hilltop”                                                                                                                                    2002

Glenwood United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio

Photo Documentary

 

Hypostatic Union Series                                                                                                            2002

Gault Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

Quiet Conversations “words collide”                                                                                       2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Spoken Word

 

Language that Outgrew the Page                                                                                             2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Spoken Word

 

Capturing the Fugitive Moment                                                                                               2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media/Spoken Word

 

Essential Water                                                                                                                          2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Media Collage/Spoken Word

 

Bound Structure Series                                                                                                             2002

Kenyon Craft Center, Gambier, Ohio

Raku/Salt

Abiding in Astonishment                                                                                                          2002

The Glenwood Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media

 

“Opera Ad Extra”                                                                                                                      2002

The Columbus South Ekklesia, Columbus, Ohio

Mixed Media, found objects

 

Come Home for Supper - appropriated image                                                           work in progress

site specific installation

Central Ohio Transit Authority, Columbus, Ohio

 

Come Home for Supper - appropriated image                                                           work in progress

site specific installation

RTA, Cleveland, Ohio

 

“Parables”                                                                                                                                  2000

Severence Hall, Cleveland, Ohio

site specific installation

 

The Song of 5th Avenue - Invisible Fecundity                                                                              1999

New Life United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio

Photo Documentary

 

Children of the Future Exhibition                                                                                           1999

Columbus Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio

 

“Turning Points”                                                                                                                      1998

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, Ohio

A ten-act play on the ten most important events in Christianity

 

“Vessels of Treasure”                                                                                                                1998

Cleveland Institute of Art

Epworth-Euclid United Methodist Church

site-specific installation

BFA exhibition

Stoneware/found objects

 

Heirphony of Being                                                                                                                   1998

Medina United Methodist Church

The music of the present moment

Mixed Media, found objects

 

Ohio Potter                                                                                                                                1998

Massillon Art Museum

Young Artist Program

 

Ohio Potter                                                                                                                                1009

Massillon Washington High School

Young Artist Program

 

“The Performance of Design”                                                                                                  1997

Arhaus

The Flats, Cleveland, Ohio

Performance/Spoken Word

Urban Earth                                                                                                                               1996

The Flower Gallery, Medina, Ohio                                                                                                1995

Open Studio                                                                                                                                 1994

 

Urban Earth Series II                                                                                                                1996

Reinberger Galleries

Cleveland Institute of Art

Student Summer Show

Stoneware

 

Hosta Funkia Series                                                                                                                  1995

Emily Davis Gallery

Mary Schelar Myers School of Art

Student Show

Stoneware

 

Urban Earth Series I                                                                                                                 1995

Among Friends Gallery

Bath, Ohio

Terra Cotta

 

“The Burning of the Bricks”                                                                                                    1995

Hale Farm and Village, Bath, Ohio

Wood Kiln, demo/series


LECTURES

 

 

“Inner Gestures”                                                                                                                       2003

Gault Hall

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

An exegetical work on Matisse and the “Jazz” series works on paper

 

The Language of Vision                                                                                                            2002

John and Mary Alford Centrum

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

An exegetical work on Jackson Pollock given for graduating liturgical art majors

 

Stimmung!

Blevins Gallery, Tiffin, Ohio                                                                                                           2003

The Conceptual Reality of the Wordless Word

 

A Craft of Structure                                                                                                                   2003

Gault Hall

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

 

The Discontinuous Text of Appropriated Image                                                                     2003

Gault Hall

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio

 

 

 


WORSHIP/OUTREACH EXPERIENCE

 

 

Medina United Methodist Church, Medina, Ohio                                                               1997-98

            Concert of Prayer

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio                                                                               1997

            Concert of Prayer

 

Church of the Brethren, Medina, Ohio                                                                                       1998

            Outreach Service of Worship

 

Defiance United Methodist Church, Defiance, Ohio                                                                 1998

            Outreach Service of Worship

 

The Oaks, United Methodist Retirement Community, Medina, Ohio                                     1998

            Concert of Prayer

 

The American Cancer Society, Medina, Ohio                                                                           1998

            Founder of “Blues Sunday”

            Fundraiser for American Cancer Society

10 bands with outreach the focus

 

The Cornerstone Chapel, Medina, Ohio                                                                               1997-98

            Foursquare Gospel Church

            Worship Team member

            Sunday services of worship

 

“Taking the City”, Medina, Ohio                                                                                          1997-98

            Community Outreach with The Cornerstone Chapel

 

Mr. And Mrs. Phil Methany, Medina, Ohio                                                                              1998

            House church service of worship

 

Mr. And Mrs. Robert Grover, Medina, Ohio                                                                            1998

            House church service of worship

 

Round Records, Medina, Ohio                                                                                              1996-98

            Sidewalk Outreach

 

Soft Rock Café, Medina, Ohio                                                                                              1997-98

            Sidewalk Prayers and Outreach

 

The Dock Flats, Cleveland, Ohio                                                                                                1998

            Sidewalk Prayers and Outreach

 

Waite Funeral Homes, Medina, Ohio                                                                                         1997

            Service of Mourning

 

Waite Funeral Homes, Medina, Ohio                                                                                         1998

            Service of Mourning

 

 


The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, Ohio

            Founding member: Methesco String Orchestra                                                         1999-2004

 

            Praise Band member                                                                                               1999-2004

 

            The Alford Centrum                                                                                                2001-2002

            Christmas Eve Services

 

            Dunn Dining Hall                                                                                                               2002

            Alumni dinners

            Concert of Prayer

 

            Gault Hall, Burgett Chapel

            United Methodist History fellowship of Praise                                                                    2002

 

            Gault Hall, Burgett Chapel

            United Methodist Polity Fellowship of Praise with Bishop Ough                                         2002

 

            Gault Hall, Burgett Chapel

            School of Evangelism with Dr. Joon-Sik Park

            Closing Worship                                                                                                               2002

 

            The Alford Centrum

            School of Evangelism with Dr. Joon-Sik Park

            Opening Worship                                                                                                             2003

 

Hopewell United Methodist Church, Gambier, Ohio                                                       1999-2000

            Associate Pastor, Contemporary Music Director

 

Epworth United Methodist Church, Gambier, Ohio                                                         1999-2000

            Associate Pastor, Contemporary Music Director

 

Mr. And Mrs. Mark Ramser, Gambier, Ohio                                                                           2000

            House Church Service of Praise and Thanksgiving

 

Mr. And Mrs. Randy Tharp, Gambier, Ohio                                                                             2000

            House Church Service of Praise and Thanksgiving

 

Mt. Vernon District Charge Conference with Rev. Valerie Stultz, Mt. Vernon, Ohio            2000

 

Rhein Center for the Living Arts, Lakeside, Ohio                                                                     2000

            Service of Outreach

 

Lakeside, Ohio Campgrounds, Lakeside, Ohio                                                                         2000

            Service of Praise and Thanksgiving

 

Glenwood United Methodist Church, Columbus, Ohio                                                              2002

            Contemporary Trial Worship Services

 

Jeromesville United Methodist Church, Jeromesville, Ohio                                                      2002

            United Methodist Youth Conference

 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tiffin, Ohio                                                                      2003

            Contemporary Trial Worship Services

 

 


Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio                                                                                                 2003

            Student Outreach Praise Concert

 

Christian Brothers Bakery, Columbus, Ohio                                                                             2003

            Sidewalk Prayer and Outreach

 

John Knight Center, Akron, Ohio                                                                                              2002

            Youth Jam 2002 with C.J. Jenkins and Rev. Chip Freed

 

Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio                                                                                         2003

            Services of Worship

 

Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio                                                                                         2003

            Services of Healing

 

The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, Delaware, Ohio

 

            Fortitude Invitational Art Exhibition                                                                                   2004

            Service of Praise

 

            The spiritual discipline of the sound painting                                                              2002-2004

            Noisician works on wire and wood