Project Description

Chris Gustin

Chris is a studio artist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1975, and his MFA from Alfred University in 1977. Chris lives and works in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Gustin established his first clay studio in 1977 in Guilford, Connecticut. Chris began his teaching career at the Parson’s School of Design in New York, where he was an instructor in the Crafts Department from 1978 to 1980. He taught at the Program in Artisanry at Boston University from 1980 to 1985, the Swain School of Design from 1985-1988, and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth from 1988 through 1999, when he retired from teaching.
In 1982, Chris moved his studio from Connecticut to South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. In 1986, Chris co-founded the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, an artist residency program offering summer and winter residencies to artists from around the world. He has served on both the Trustee and Advisory Boards, with two tenures as President. He is currently Vice President. Watershed celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012.

Chris’ work is published extensively, and is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation in Icheon, Korea, the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, the Syracuse Art Museum, the Shigaraki Cultural Park in Japan, the Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taipei, the Mint Museum of Craft and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

With over forty solo exhibitions, he has exhibited, lectured and taught workshops in the United States, Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowships, and three Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships, the most recent in 2009. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, 1952

EDUCATION
1977 MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
1975 BFA Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MS
1971 University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA

SELECTED HONORS
2013 Member, International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland
2009 Artists Fellowship, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA
2005 Artists Fellowship, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA
2005 The Gell Merit Award, NCECA National Exhibition, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2000 Commission Award, Cups of Merit, National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts
1999 Artists Fellowship, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston, MA
1998 Honorable Mention, Twelfth Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition 1998,
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
1996 Artists Award, Society of Arts and Crafts Artists Award Competition, Society of Arts
and Crafts, Boston, MA
1996 Third Place, Eleventh Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition 1996,
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
1988 Purchase Award, The SIUE Clay National, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
1987 Crafts Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program, The Artists Foundation
1987 Purchase Award, 27th Ceramic National Exhibition: American Ceramics Now, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1986 Visual Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
1980 Visual Artists Fellowship, Connecticut Commission on the Arts
1978 Visual Artists Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 Christ Gustin: Masterworks in Clay, The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
2014 Breath, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2014 Chris Gustin, Talking Thru the Vessel, The Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
2013 Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay, Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
2013 Chris Gustin, Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta, FL
2012 Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2010 Circling Into Now; University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Dartmouth, MA
2009 Recent Works; Sherrie Gallerie; Columbus, OH
2009 Recent Works; Donaldson Gallery; Porters School, Farmington, CT
2008 Recent Works; Reckson Metro Center; White Plains, NY
2008 New Works; Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art; Kansas City, MO
2008 Philadelphia International Airport, US Air Pavillion
2007 Embodiment; NCECA 2007; Louisville, KY
2007 Laramie County Community College; Cheyenne, WY
2006 Embodiment; Sherrie Gallerie; Columbus, OH
2006 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005 Works/Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2003 John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
2000 Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art; Boston, MA
1999 Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
1999 John Elder Gallery, New York, NY
1999 Paul Melon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT
1996 Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art. Boston, MA
1995 Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
1992 Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1991 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Garth Clark Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1989 Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1988 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
1988 Pro Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
1987 Objects Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Pro Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
1985 Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1985 DBR Gallery, Cleveland, OH
1984 Ree Schonlau Gallery, Omaha, NE
1983 Objects Gallery, Chicago, IL
1982 Hadler/Rodrigues Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT
1981 Greenwich House Gallery, New York, NY
1979 Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Altered Earth: Cynthia Bringle and Chris Gustin, Lone Star College, Houston, TX
2013 International Ceramics Arts Festival Exhibition, Verkehr Museum, Shimizu, Japan
2012 John Buck, Doug Casebeer and Chris Gustin, Harvey/Meadows Gallery; Aspen, CO
2012 American Apprentice; Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
2012 Founders; George Mason Gallery, Nobleboro, ME
2012 The Art of Seduction, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD
2011 Conversations in Clay — West Meets East: A Collector’s Perspective,
Joan B. Mirviss Gallery; New York, NY
2011 Rob Forbes Selects, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Fired Up, Morean Arts Center at The Train Station, St. Petersburg, FL
2011 The Elusive Teabowl, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2011 Islamic Influence, St. Petersburg College, Clearwater, FL
2011 Meredith and Meg Go 3D, Gallery Naga, Boston, MA
2010 3+3, A Clay Survey, Space 301, Mobile, AL
2010 (Re) Form, H & R Block Art Space, Kansas City, MO
2010 Honoring Chris Gustin, Naviio Artisans Collective, New Bedford, MA
2010 The Watershed Connection, The Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2010 The Gallery Perspective, Armstrong’s Gallery, Pomona, CA
2009 Simply Formal, Museum of Anthropology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2008 Into the Woods: A Fiery Tale, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA
2008 Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2008 Shino: Snow and Fire, the Maison de la Céramique Contemporaine, Giroussens, France
2008 Clay/Mates, James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
2008 SOFA New York, Lacoste Gallery, New York, NY
2008 SOFA Chicago, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2007 Fire to Ash, Invitational Wood Fire Exhibition, The Fuller Museum of Craft, Brockton, MA
2007 Skin of Asia; Invitational Exhibition, The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea
2007 Legacy and Innovation in Contemporary Clay, The Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
2007 Contemporary Ceramics: A Dairy Barn Invitational, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
2006 Two Media / Two Expressions, The Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2006 The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
2006 Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2006 Watershed 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2006 The Elegant Table, Peters Valley Art Center, Layton, NJ
2005 Diverse Domain: Contemporary North American Ceramic Art: Taipei County
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2005 Contemporary Functional Ceramics, Fort Wayne Art Museum, Ft. Wayne, IN
2005 Chris Gustin and Friends, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
2005 Gustin, Johnston & Lawton, LaCoste Gallery, Concord, MA
2005 NCECA Clay National, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
2005 The Program in Artisanry, Annapolis Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2005 Rhythm and Breath, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
2005 Porcelain in the Anagama, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2005 Terra Sutra II, Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2005 Endless Variations: Shino Review ’05, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2005 Particles and Passion, The Art of Clay, Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
2004 Creations in Clay: Contemporary New England Ceramics, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
2004 The Art of the Collector, The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
2004 Tile: Matter and Motif, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
2004 Forms, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
2004 The Fifth Armory National Ceramics Invitational, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2004 The Ranch is at UM, University of Miami, Miami, FL
2004 Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2004 Teapots: Object to Subject, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
2003 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
2003 Ceramic Faculty Selects: Clay from the Permanent Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum; Tempe, AZ
2003 Boston University’s Program in Artisanry 1975-1985, The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
2003 Crafts Transformed – The Program in Artisanry, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
2003 Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Clay Works: American Ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art, UBS PaineWebber, New York, NY
2003 National Ceramics Invitational 2003, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
2003 Summer Workshops Artists’ Preview Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2002 International Teapot Exhibition, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
2002 Yankee Clay, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT
2002 The Floor Show, Loft 122, Kansas City, MO
2002 Postmodern Ceramics, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2002 American Shino; The Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
2002 Clay Body Rhetoric: Ceramic Figures of Speech, Beech Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS
2002 4×10: Ceramic Sculpture, The Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2001 The Yixing Effect, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
2001 American Shino, Babcock Galleries, New York, NY
2001 Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
2001 Color/Fire: Defining Moments of Contemporary Ceramics,1950-2000,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2000 Selections from the Allan Chasonoff Ceramic Collection, Mint Museum of
Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC
2000 American Ceramics, The Shanghai Arts Fair, Shanghai, PR China
2000 2000 International Ceramic Art Exhibition, Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum, Shiwan, PR China
2000 The National Ceramics Invitational, The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2000 Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC
2000 Our Cups Runneth Over, Society for Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
2000 Haystack Faculty Exhibition, Blue Herron Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
1999 Erotica in Ceramic Art, Ferrin Gallery, SOFA, New York, Ferrin Gallery, Northhampton, MA
1999 The Great Balancing Act, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1998 RE: Form, The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
1997 Contemporary American Ceramics, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
1997 IMMS -Atlantic Fusion; Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, England
1996 International Multimedia Symposium Exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal, Madrid, Spain
1996 Eighth Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
1996 A Madcap Teapot Party at the Renwick, Renwick Gallery of the National
Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
1996 Sculptural Ceramics in New England Today, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA
1995 Keepers of the Flame, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
1993 From Our Vault to the Studio: New Work by Crafts Artists in the Wustum Collection, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin
1992 The Eccentric Teapot, The Shigaraki Ceramic Culture Park, Shigaraki, Japan, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan, Seibu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan
1992 The Tea Party, American Crafts Museum, New York, New York
1991 Artists Visions, The Decordiva Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1991 Figurative Clay: A National Juried Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
1990 American Ceramics, Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan
1990 Contemporary Crafts: Ten Years of Collecting, Rhode Island School of
Design Art Museum, Providence, Rhode Island
1989 Ceramica No ARCO, Museo do Azuleju, Lisbon, Portugal
1988 East-West Contemporary Ceramics Exhibition, Art Center of the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea (in conjunction with the 1988 Summer Olympics)
1988 The SIUE Ceramic National, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 1987 27th Ceramic National Exhibition: American Ceramics Now, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1987 Contemporary Ceramics from the Smits Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
1986 Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical; American Crafts Museum, New York, NY
1986 American Potters Today, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
1977 Young Americans: Clay/Glass, American Craft Museum, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
American Craft Museum; Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical; Weidenfeld & Nicolson Press;1986
Arts Center of the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation; East – West Contemporary Ceramics
Exhibition; Seoul Olympic Arts Festival Press, Seoul, Korea; (Exhibition catalog) 1988
Brown, Glen R.; Ceramics Art and Perception; “Chris Gustin-Inverting Perception”; Issue 44,2001
Clark, Garth; American Ceramics, 1876 to the Present; New York: Abbeville Press; 1988
Clark, Garth; The Book of Cups; New York: Abbeville Press; 1990 Clark, Garth and Watson, Oliver; American Potters Today; Victoria and Albert Museum; 1986
Del Vecchio, Mark; Postmodern Ceramics; Thames and Husdon, London; 2002
Doran, Pat; “Ceramicist Chris Gustin”; Art New England; April/May issue; 1994
Dormer, Peter; The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions; Thames and Hudson; New York, NY;
1987 Everson Museum of Art; American Ceramics Now; Salina Press; Syracuse, New York; 1987
Ferrin, Leslie; Teapots Transformed; Guild Publishing, Madison, Wisconsin; 2000
Fuller Craft Museum; Chris Gustin: Masterworks in Clay; (Retrospective Catalogue); Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA 2012
Gustin, Christopher; “The Embodiment of Form”; Studio Potter Magazine; Volume 32, No. 1; Winter/Spring 2009
Gustin, Christopher and Fina, Angela (Curators); The Best of Pottery 2; Rockport Publishers; Rockport, MA; 1998
Hopper, Robin; The Ceramic Spectrum; Krause Publications, Iola, WI; 2001
Hopper, Robin; Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface; Krause Publications; 2004
Incheon World Ceramic Center; Ceramic, Skin of Asia; The 4th World Ceramic Biennale; Incheon, Korea; 2007
Lynn, Martha Drexler; Clay Today; Contemporary Ceramists and Their Work; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Chronicle Books, San Francisco; 1990
Laurie, Jo; Color/Fire: Defining Moments of Contemporary Ceramics, 1950-2000; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Los Angeles, CA; 2000
Mathieu, Paul; Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics; Rutgers University Press; Piscataway, NY; 2003
Mint Museum of Craft and Design; Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Nelson, Glenn, and Burkett, Richard; Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook; Harcourt College Publishers; 2002
Perry, Dr. Barbara; American Ceramics: The Collection of Everson Museum of Art; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Rizzoli, New York; 1989
Peterson, Susan; Contemporary Ceramics; Watson-Guptill; 2000
Peterson, Susan; The Craft and Art of Clay; Prentice Hall Publisher, New Jersey; 1991
Peterson, Susan; The Craft and Art of Clay, 3rd Edition; Prentice Hall Publisher, New Jersey; 2000
Peterson, Susan; The Craft and Art of Clay, 4th Edition; Prentice Hall Publisher, New Jersey; 2003
Rhodes, Daniel and Hopper, Robin; Clay and Glazes for the Potter; Third Edition; Kraus Publications; 2000
Rice, L. Robin; American Ceramics Magazine; Exhibition Review; Volume 12, No. 2; 1996
Rockport Publishers; The Best of Pottery; Rockport, Massachusetts; 1996
Ruescher, Scott; Anagama Firings at Chris Gustin’s; Ceramic Monthly Magazine; October 2003
Sager, Susan; Selling your Crafts; Allworth Press; New York, NY; 1998
Sweet, Marvin; The Yixing Effect; Foreign Language Press, Beijing, China; 2006
Tarkasis, Kostas; Clay In Art: International Yearbook; 2007/2008 Edition; Clayart International,
Athens, Greece
The 92nd Street Y; Process and Promise; Retha Oliver, editor; New York, NY; 2006
Triplett, Kathy; 500 Teapots; Lark Books; Sterling Press, NY; 2002
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Circling Into Now; Exhibition Catalogue; 2010
Zakin, Richard; Ceramics – Mastering the Craft; Krause Publishing; 2001
Zhou, Guangzhen; American Ceramic Arts Today; People’s Fine Arts Publishing House; Beijing, China; 1998

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS PRESENTED
Alabama Clay Conference; Mobile, AL
Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Snowmass, CO
Anderson Ranch Arts Center; Good Hope, Jamaica
Armory Art Center; West Palm Beach, FL
Arrowmont School of Crafts
Bennington College
Berkeley Potters Guild; Berkeley, CA
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Jerusalem, Israel
Boston University
Brookfield Crafts Center; Brookfield, CT
Bunnel Gallery; Homer/Halibut Cove, AK
Celedon Gallery; Watermill, NY
Centro de Art e Comunicaçao Visual (ARCO); Lisbon, Portugal
Chester Springs Studio Center for the Visual Arts; Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Clay Art Center; Portchester, New York
Cleveland Institute of Art
Cornell University
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Creative Arts Workshop; New Haven, Connecticut
Cub Creek Foundation; Appomattox, VA
Curaumilla Art Center; Curaumilla, Chile
Cutter Ceramics; Waltham, Massachusetts
Dallas Craft Guild; Dallas, Texas
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art; Sedalia, MO
Edinboro University; Pennsylvania
Fitchburg Art Museum; Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Georgia State University; Atlanta, Georgia
Greenwich House Pottery; New York, New York
Guilford Handcrafts Center; Guilford, Connecticut
Hawaii Craftsmen; Honolulu and Kauai, HI
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Maine
Horizons; Williamsburg, Massachusetts
International Ceramics Festival; Aberystwyth, Wales
International Ceramics Arts Festival; Sasama, Japan
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute; Jingdezhen, P.R. China
Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri
Lexington Crafts Guild; Lexington, Massachusetts
Lighthouse Art Center and Museum; Tequesta, FL
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild; Pittsburgh, PA
Michigan Potters Association; Detroit, Michigan
Murray State University; Murray, Kentucky
NCECA Conference; Ann Arbor, MI (1979)
NCECA Conference; Atlanta, GA (1983)
NCECA Conference; Kansas City, MI (1989)
NCECA Conference; Cinncinatti, OH (1990)
NCECA Conference; San Diego, CA (1993)
NCECA Conference: Baltimore, MD (2005)
NCECA Conference: Houston, TX (2013)
New Hampshire Art Institute: Manchester, NH
Northern Michigan University; Marquette, MI
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Parsons School of Design; Lake Placid, NY
Perkins Center for the Arts; Moorestown, NJ
Punahou School, Honolulu, HI
Peters Valley Arts Center; Layton, NJ
Renwick Gallery of the Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Pewabic Pottery; Detroit, Michigan
Philadelphia College of Art
Plymouth State College
Porters School; Farmington, CT
Radcliffe Pottery; Cambridge, MA
Raritan Valley Community College; Somerville, NJ
Reckson Metro Center; White Plains, NY
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
St. Petersburg Clay; St. Petersburg, FL
Santa Fe Clay; Santa Fe, New Mexico
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Boston, MA
Sheridan College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
South County Art Association; Kingston, RI
Southeastern Massachusetts University
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Spirit Square Center for the Arts; Charlotte, NC
Taipai American School; Taipai, Taiwan
Tel Hai College; Tel Hai, Israel
University of Indiana at Bloomington
University for the Arts; Philadelphia, PA
University of Miami; Miami, FL
Utah State University; Logan, UT
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts
Wesleyan Potters; Middletown, Connecticut
Wichita State University; Wichita, KS
Yingge Ceramics Museum; Taipei, Taiwan
92nd Street YM-YWHA; New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND BOARDS
International Academy of Ceramics; Member; Geneva, Switzerland (elected fall 2013)
Vice President, Board of Trustees; Watershed Center of the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle, ME (current)
President, Board of Trustees; Watershed Center of the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle, ME (2004-2007)
Vice President, Honorary Trustee; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle, ME (2000-4)
Advisory Board Member (1990-1996); Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle, ME
President, Board of Trustees (1987-1990); Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle Member; National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
Co-Founder; Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; Newcastle, ME (1986)
Advisory Committee; San Bao Institute of Ceramics; Jingdezhen, P.R. China (2000-2001)
Board of Trustees; Studio Potter Magazine; (1998-2003)
Board of Trustees; ArtWorks!; New Bedford, MA (2000-2003)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Current Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
1999-2000 Visiting Lecturer, Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
1988-1998 Associate Professor of Design, Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
1992 Centro de Art e Comunicaçao Visual, Visiting Lecturer, Lisbon, Portugal
1985-1988 Swain School of Design, Associate Professor of Design, New Bedford, MA
1980-1985 Boston University, Program in Artisanry, Assistant Professor, Boston, MA
1980 New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, New York (summer)
1978-1980 Parsons School of Design, Instructor, Crafts Department, New York, NY

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Archie Bray Foundation; Helena, MT
ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ
Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA
Ceramics Monthly Magazine
Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH
Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO
DePauw Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Art
Everson Museum of Art, NY
First Bank Systems, St. Paul, MN
Fuller Craft Musem, Brockton, MA
Georgia State University
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea
Johnson County Community College, KS
Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, MI
Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Mint Museum of Craft, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art and Design, NY
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, CA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museo do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal
Newark Museum of Art, NJ
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, UT
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rayovac Corporation, Madison, WI
Renwick Gallery of the Museum of American Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC
Rhode Island School of Design Art Museum
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum, P.R. China
Sonnenschein, Nat and Rosenthal, Kansas City, MO
The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
Victoria and Alber Museum, London, UK
Weber State College, Ogden Utah
Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

AMoCA: Chris Gustin – Masterworks in Clay
The American Museum of Ceramic Art proudly presents a retrospective of works by Massachusetts artist Chris Gustin. With a career spanning four decades, this exhibition analyzes the artist’s progression of form and ideas, and traces influences all the way back to his upbringing in a family of Los Angeles pottery makers. 

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