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Abbreviated Resume

Dick Lehman
56832 Via Mirafore Elkhart, IN 46516

Recent Exhibitions

2012   WOOD-FIRED LANDSCAPES; International Invitational; curated by Eva Zethraeus and Zach Tate; Rohsska
2012   POTS WITH A PURPOSE -- OUTSTANDING ARTISTRY, FUNCTIONAL FORM; National Invitational; Ohio Craft Museum; Columbus, OH
2012   SHUKI - CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC SAKE VESSELS FROM JAPAN AND AMERICA, curated by Lucien Koonce; Vessels Gallery; Boston, MA
2012   100 WOOD-FIRED CUPS, curated by Peter Olsen and Chuck Hindes; Pots Gallery; Seattle, WA in association with NCECA 2012
2011   CHAWAN EXHIBITION; curated by Steven Branfman; Gorse Mill Studios Gallery, Needham, MA
2011   CUP: The Intimate Object VII; Charlie Cummings online gallery
2011   SMOOTH AND SMOKEY; low-fire approaches;Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
2011   WOOD-FIRED CERAMICS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH; national invitational; Notre Dame University Isis Gallery, Notre Dame, IN
2010   VINCENNES UNIVERSITY CERAMICS INVITATIONAL; Vincennes, IN
2010   COLLECTED MEANINGS: Japanese Pottery and Travel Stories; curated exhibit from Dick's personal collection of Japanese pottery and published writings; Hershberger Gallery, Goshen College campus, Goshen, IN
2010  

CLAY 20; NATIONAL INVITATIONAL: 25 ceramics artists contributing to FSU clay education; Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

2010   FOR THE FIRE; national invitational wood-fire exhibition; ArtSpace Gallery, Lima, OH
2010   CONSEQUENTIAL TEA; 5-person exhibition of contemporary tea ware; Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
2010   ANNUAL GUINOMI EXHIBITION; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2010   1895 YEARS OF POTTERY; 60-person exhibition to coincide with the 2010 NCECA Conference; Philadelphia, PA
2010   ART.OL.O.GY: The Intersection of Art & Nature; traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and the ACRES Land Trust; 5 Indiana exhibition locations.
2009   FINDING MY WAY -- learning from the pots; solo show; Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2009   ART FOR THE NEW CENTURY; Art Museum -- Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
2009   IMPRINTS: A Survey of Ceramics Faculty and Guest Artists at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
2008   EAST MEETS WEST; international invitational exhibition of Chinese and American ceramic artists; West VirginiaUniversity; Morgantown, West Virginia (Keynote Closing Lecture)
2008   YUNOMIS 2008;a national invitational exhibition; AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
2008   Infusion 10x10, a national initational/juried teapaot exhibition curated/juried by Fong Choo; Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2008   Goshen College at NCECA, an exhibit of Goshen Collee Alumni curated by Justin Rothshank; in conjunction with 2008 NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA
2008   Painting with Fire: Wood Fired Ceramics, international invitational; 45th Annual Lake Oswego Gestival of the Arts; Lake Oswego, OR

2007

 

Clay – Wood – Fire – An International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Wood-fired Clay;  Chemeketa Community College,  Salem, OR

2007

 

Bourbon Bottles in the Bluegrass;  Louisville Clay (NCECA exhibition), Louisville, KY

2006

 

Detail As Metaphor:  Microcosm and Meaning;  Hartzler Gallery, EMU campus, Harrisonburg, VA

2006

 

Layers and Legacies–  Japanese Influences in Contemporary American Ceramics; International invitational; Honeychurch  Antiques (Gallery),  Seattle, WA

2006

 

Form and Function – A Ceramics Invitational; Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

2006

 

Tea Time – The Art of the Teapot; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

2006

 

International Wood-Fired Cup Exhibition; NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ

2006

 

Yunomi Invitational; National invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2006

 

Dick Lehman and Apprentices; St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN

2005

 

The Simple Cup; National invitational, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005

 

The Soul of the Bowl; Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX

2005

 

The Visceral Vessel: Contemporary Ceramics; National invitational, Russel Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus; Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonion, TX

2005

 

Coming Home:  A Journey in Clay; National invitational;  works made from clay mined in the Stancill’s Clay Mine – exhibited in the mine setting; Perryville, MD

2005

 

When Form Meets Function; National invitational; Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

2005

 

Contemporary Functional Ceramics; National invitational; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2005

 

Five Potters – Ten Pieces Each; National invitational, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

2005

 

Artitrary, Capricious and Not at All Predictable; one-person exhibition; Taylor University, Upland, IN

2005 

 

Endless Variations:  Shino Review 2005;  National invitational; Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD (NCECA)

2004

 

30 X 5, National Invitational; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2004

 

"Offering Vessels" a three-person show; Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

2004

 

"The Six Inch Show" A National Ceramics Exhibition of Clay; Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University South East, New Albany, IN

2004

 

"A Contemporary Teabowl Exhibition" 100 Contemporary Teabowls; Potters House and Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2004

 

Indiana Artist-Craftsmen, University of Indianapolis

2003

 

Internatial Tea Bowl Exhibition, NAU Art Museum. Flagstaff, AZ

2003

 

"21st Centure Ceramics", Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, International Invitational,  Bill Hunt, Guest Curator, Columbus, OH

2003

 

"Woodfired Works from the Notre Dame Anagama", national invitational exhibition, Curated by Prof. Bill Kremer, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

2003

 

"Little Masterpieces", 6" X 8" X 6", Jordan RiverArts Council, Curated by Jane Diller, East Jordan, MI

2003

 

"Cup:  The Intimate Object II", international juried exhibition (Julia Galloway, Juror;  Dick invited to participate as past juror),  Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN

2003

 

"Ceramic Legacy Exhibition", Hershberger Gallery,Goshen College, featuring the work of retired professor, Marvin Bartel and 20 of his students.

2003

 

"Contemporary Ceramic Invitational", Bradley University, Peoria, IL

2003

 

"Glass, Clay, Wood, Metals and Fiber:  The Art of Contemporary Crafts", national invitational, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

2003

 

"25 Potters x 5 Pots", national invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA

2003

 

"Just Bowls" - a View of Various Ceramic Vessels by Contemporary Ceramic Artists, Artworks Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2003

 

"All Natural-Ash Glazed" - Japanese Evening Celebration, invitational,  solo exhibition, Hubbard Gallery, sponsored by The Friends Of The Library, Frankfort Public Library, Frankfort, IN

2002

 

"Flame Paths", international invitational, (Senior Tutor, David Scott, curator), Loughborough University of Art and Design, Loughborough, England; keynote lecture and workshop

2002

 

Craft Biennial Exhibition, juried regional, (Graeme Reid, juror), South Bend, IN, purhase award winner

2002

 

Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national, (Juror, Jack Troy), Lancaster, PA

2002

 

"Treading Upon the Edge", one-person solo show at Charlie Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2002

 

"Teapots", a national invitational, (Curator, Peter Olsen), Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA

2002

 

Indiana Wood-Fired Regional, regional invitational, (Curator, Eric Strader), Washington Street Gallery, Goshen, IN

2002

 

"Dessertworks", national invitational, (Curator, John Guenther), Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

2001

 

"Twenty-two Ways of Clay: A National Ceramics Invitational", (Curated by Gary Hatcher), The Meadows Gallery, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

2001

 

"Regional Ceramics Exhibit", (Curator, Abe Cohn), Peninsula Art School's Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI

2001

 

"Masters In Clay", National Invitational, (Curator: Jane Diller), Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan, (workshop and keynote lecture at gallery opening)

2000

 

"American Shino", National Juried Invitational, (Curator and Jury: Les Richter, and Babcock Galleries), Babcock Galleries, New York, NY (the show also travels)

2000

 

"14 American Potters Exhibition", National Invitational, (Curator, Gregory Miller), Moegi Gallery, Mashiko, JAPAN

2000

 

"Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt", National Invitational, (Curator, Gwen Heffner), Gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Ashville, NC, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

2000

 

"Kiss of Fire: A Celebration", National Invitational Woodfire exhibition, (Curator Stephen Mickey), Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

1999

 

"Serving Soup: The Soup Tureen 2000", A Midwest Invitational, (Curated by Professor John Guenther) Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

1999

 

"Lightning Strikes", solo show of 65 works from 14-day woodfiring, Andrews University Gallery, Berrien Springs, MI

1999

 

"National Woodfire", Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa

1999

 

"Different Strokes", International Juried Woodfire Exhibition, (Jurors: Janet Mansfield, Torbjorn Kvasbo, Jun Kaneko), Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, IA

1999

 

"Functional Fire -- wood-fired cup show", National Juried Exhibition, (Jurors: Michael Smith, Simon Levin), Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA

1999

 

"Studio Days '99 -- Habit to Ritual: Pots for Living", National Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Josh DeWeese), Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA

1999

 

"Clay Cup VII", National Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Sandy Simon), University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

1999

 

"Pacific Tides: The Influence of the Pacific Rim on Contemporary American Ceramics", (Curator: Caroline Henderson), Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, Lancaster, PA

1999

 

Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, International Juried Competition, (Juror: Takeshi Yasuda) Victoria, Australia

1999

 

Two shows with Mr Karl Beamer in Tamba, and in Shigaraki, Japan

1999

 

"Lighten Up", National Invitational (curators: Betty Talbott, Phyllis Blair Clark), The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH

1999

 

"Dinnerworks 1999", National Invitational (curator, John Guenther), Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

1999

 

"Recent Work" one person exhibition at Marilott Gallery, Huntington College, Huntington, IN

1998

 

"Teabowl: Imperfect Harmony", National Juried Exhibition, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN (International traveling show with these additional venues: Nora Eccles Narrison Museum of Art, Utah STate University, Logan, Utah; Tomo Gakusyu Bunka Center Gallery, Ota City, Japan; Japan House, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL)

1998

 

Sixth Annual Strictly Functional National Exhibit (juror, Cynthia Bringle), Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, PA

1998

 

"Ceramics USA 1998" National Juried Exhibition (juror, David Shaner),University of North Texas, Denton, TX

1998

 

"Collaborative Accomodations" solo exhibition, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX

1997

 

"Clayfest 10" Regional Juried Show, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN

1997

 

"Shades of Shino", National Invitational (curator, Malcolm Davis), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

1997

 

"19th Annual Vahki Exhibition", National Juried Exhibition, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1997

 

"First Annual Invitational of Current Ceramics", National Invitational (curator, Steven Hansen), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

1997

 

"Wall to Wall Ceramics", National Invitational: Krannert Gallery, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

1996

 

"Feats Of Clay", National Juried Exhibition (juried by Ruth Rippon), Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA

1996

 

Crafts National 30, National Juried Exhibition (juried by Michael W. Monroe), Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA

1996

 

1996 Internatioanl Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS

1996

 

Plates and Platters, National Invitational Exhibition, (curated by John R. Guenther), Ronald L Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast.

1996

 

Eleventh Annual San Angelo National Ceramics Competition (juror Michael W. Monroe), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX

1996

 

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, International Juried Exhibition (John Chalke, juror) Auckland, New Zealand

1996

 

Fourth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National (curator, Phyllis Blair Clark), Market House Craft Center, Ephrata,PA

1996

 

"Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt", National Invitational (Gwen Heffner, curator), Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY

1996

 

3rd Oregon Clay Invitational, International Invitational (Nils Lou, curator), Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR

1996

 

55th Annual "Open" Art Exhibition, "New Ideas Using Traditional Mediums", Juried National, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City , Utah

1996

 

Plates and Platters, sponsored by the Studio potters Network in conjunction with the 30th NCECA conference in Rochester, NY

1995

 

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, International Juried Exhibition (Takeshi Yasuda, England, Juror), AUCKLAND, New Zealand

1995

 

Tenth Annual San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, Juried National, San Angelo, TX

1995

 

Virtual Ceramics Exhibition, International Juried Show (juried by Janet Mansfield and Bill Hunt): INTERNET

1995

 

The Ceremony of Tea, National Invitational (Ginny Marsh, juror), Images Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY

1995

 

Studio Days '95 , National Invitational (Jack Troy, juror), Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA

1995

 

One-person show, Goshen College, Goshen, IN

1995

 

Magnetic North -- The Magnetic Attraction, NCECA 1995

1995

 

Southwest Michigan College Biennial Ceramics National Invitational, Dowagiac, MI

1995

 

"17th Annual Vahki Exhibition", Juried National, Mesa, AZ

1994

 

Ubiquitous Bowl II, Juried National all-media show, Burlington, VT

1994

 

Inspiratiosn from the Garden, Juried National, Berea, KY

1994

 

Clay National, Juried National, Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University

1993

 

7th Annual Great Lakes Natioanl Competition, Chicago, IL

1993

 

2 x 2 x 2, Juried National, Rockford, IL

1993

 

Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

1993

 

Functional Ceramics 1993, Juried National Invitational (Phyllis Blair Clark, juror), Wooster, OH

1993

 

New Traditions in Function, National Invitational, (Gerry Williams, curator), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

1993

 

NCECA 1993 Internatioanl Invitational Traveling Ashtray Exhibition

1992

 

The Clay Cup IV, Juried National, traveling show, Carbondale, IL

1992

 

Crafts National, Juried National, Penn State University

1991

 

Works in Clay VII, Juried National, Wichita Falls, TX

1991

 

Wood Spirits, Juried National wood-fired exhibit, Mesa AZ

1990

 

The Hallowed Vessel, National Invitational, Lill Street, Chicago, IL

1989

 

The Evocative Place Setting, National Dinnerware Competition (Juror, Bill Hunt), Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL


Publications, 1985 - present

50 articles published in the following publications:

  • Ceramics Monthly (including cover stories in the April, 1996, summer 1997, November 2000, and March 2005 issues)
  • Pottery Making Illustrated
  • Ceramic Review
  • Pottery in Australia
  • Studio Potter
  • Studio Potter Newsletter
  • Revista Internacional Ceramica
  • Ceramics: Art and Perception
  • Ceramics:  Technical
  • Festival Quarterly
  • Kairos
  • Honoho Geijutsu

Citations, photos and mentions in the following periodicals:

  • Ceramics: Art and Perception
  • American Craft Magazine
  • Studio Potter Magazine
  • Ceramic Art Monthly

Citations, photos and mentions in the following texts:

  • Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain by Jack Troy.
  • Electric Kiln Ceramics by Richard Zakin.
  • Raku: A Practical Approach by Steve Branfman.
  • Wheel Thrown Ceramics by Don Davis.
  • The Ceramic Design Book: A gallery of contemporary work by Lark Books, with in introduction by Val Cushing.
  • The Potter's Professional Handbook by Steve Branfman.
  • The Best of Pottery 2 by Rockport Books, with selections by Angela Fina and Christopher Gustin, with an introduction by Chris Staley .
  • Functional Pottery, second edition, by Robin Hopper
  • Making Marks, by Robin Hopper, Krause Books, photo inclusion.
  • Studio Practices, Techniques and Tips: A Ceramics Monthly Handbook: A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly, Edited by Anderson Turner.
  • 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Essay: " More Tangible Than Technique, More Timeless Than Age"
  • Woodfire Works from the Notre Dame Anagama: Catalog Essay: "Speaking The Language Of The Soul"
  • Ash Glazes, second edition, by Phil Rogers.
  • Ceramics and Print, second edition, by Paul Scott, A&C Black (UK), University of Pennsylvania Press (USA), and Haupt Verlag (German translation, Switzerland).
  • American Shino - The Glase of a Thousand Faces, by Lester Richter and Babcock Galleries.
  • The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Kevin Hulch.
  • Wood Firing: Journeys and Techniques, A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly with a Forward by Dick Lehman.
  • Creative Ideas for Clay Artists, A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Edited by Anderson Turner.
  • Clay and Glaze for the Potter, Daniel Rhodes' 3rd Edition, Revised and Edited by Robin Hopper.

Professional Experience

Visiting Artist:

at Juniata College, 1994

Visiting:

15 potters working primarily in the wood-fire tradition during a one-month trip in Japan, 1993

President:

of Potters Guild of Indiana, 1990-1992

Visiting Artist /
Adjunct Professor:

at Arizona State University, 1988

Workshops:

1998 to present: offered 35+ workshops for colleges, universities, and professional ceramics organizations

International Exhibitions

2-person exhibitions in the ancient clay cities of Shigaraki and Tamba, Japan, at the invitation of Mr. Shiho Kanzaki, 1999


Collections

 
  • Everson Museum Collection
  • Arizona State University Permanent Collection
  • Ceramics Monthly Magazine Permanent Collection
  • Northern Arizona University Permanent Collection
  • University of Northern Iowa Permanent Collection
  • Bermuda National Gallery
  • Dick’s work is included in 35 collections in Japan.
  • Dick’s work is in use in thousands of homes around the world.
  • Dick’s work was presented to the president and religious and cultural leaders of Iran, and to cultural and religious leaders in Iraq as part of Peace Delegations’ gifts.

American Museum Of Ceramic Art

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