Walter Gropius Master Artist Series Presents Doug Casebeer
September 7 - November 10, 2019
Please join us on September 26, 2019, at 7 p.m. when Doug Casebeer discusses his work during the Walter Gropius Master Artist Presentation. Admission is free. The artist will present a three-day workshop at the Huntington Museum of Art titled “The Potter’s Voice: Utilitarian Vessels” from September 27-29, 2019. Call (304) 529-2701 for workshop fee information.
Born in rural Kansas, Doug Casebeer earned a BFA from Wichita State University and an MFA in ceramics from Alfred University. As a ceramic artist and educator, he teaches, lectures, builds kilns, and exhibits internationally, and is represented in prominent collections worldwide. For many years, he was Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics at the renowned ceramics hub, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Casebeer believes in the power of the art experience to bring grace and beauty into everyday lives. Within his role as United Nations Production Advisor and Ceramics Consultant, he has provided technical support for Nepali potters and advised art centers in Chile and Hawaii, among other initiatives around the world.
“My work looks at issues that honor the spirit of human existence. Within my artwork I search for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter, and nourishment. My work is influenced by rural archetypal forms of the western landscape and by many years of experiencing different global cultures. I look for beauty, balance and grace in my work. Through my artwork, I try to come to an understanding of myself and the world around me.”
Doug Casebeer, Teapot, 2018. Wood fired stoneware. Image courtesy of the artist.