Brad Schwieger

Artist Statement:

I find an interesting parallel between architecture and pottery. Like architecture, pottery deals with elements of form and structure, interior/exterior, utility or containment, surface detail and adornment. I have attempted to produce work that shares the minimal and complex, the miniature and monumental, the formal elements of design, the implied and the possibility of actual function.


Brad Schwieger has been teaching at Ohio University since 1990 and is presently a Professor of Art. Prior to that he was an Associate Professor at Vincennes University in Indiana (1985-1990). Brad received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Utah State University in 1983 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1981. Brad has shown his work in
multiple exhibitions throughout the U.S.A. as well as international exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, England, Germany, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Romania and Spain. Brad has been a resident artist at the University of Art and Design, Halle, Germany, 2014, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana, 2021, 2018, 2013, 2009. International Ceramics
Symposium, Bechyne, Czech Republic, 2006. Seto Ceramic and Glass Center, Seto, Japan, 2005 and 2001. Watershed Center for Ceramics in New Castle, Maine, 2003 and 1997. Gallery Estudi, Poble Espanyol, Barcelona, Spain, 2002. The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana, 1998, 2012. Kunstlerhaus 188, Halle, Germany, 1999. Burg Giebichenstein, School for Art and Design, Halle, Germany, 2014, 1996. Jiesia International Porcelain Symposium, Kaunus, Lithuania, 1994. Romhild International Ceramics Symposium, Romhild, Germany, 1993. His gallery affiliations include: Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, Missouri,
Signature Shop and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana, Washington Street Gallery, Lewisburg, West Virginia. Brad has presented workshops and lectures at more than 100 Universities, Colleges and Art Centers including the Penland School for Arts and Crafts, NC, Arrowmont School for Crafts, TN, Anderson Ranch Art Center, CO, Peters Valley Art Center, NJ, Santa Fe Clay, NM and the Appalachian School for Crafts, TN. His work is included in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, Clay Times, Ceramics Art
and Perception as well as several textbooks.