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Dale Huffman MFA

    Chair, Art Department and Professor of Art, Art

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.578.6033
Email: dhuffman@carlow.edu
Webpage: http://dalehuffman.net

  1. Biography
  2. Curiculum Vitae
  3. Publications
After earning his BS in Physics (1972) from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1976), Dale Huffman spent nearly two decades as a full-time studio artist. Dale has an active exhibition schedule, exhibiting largely Nationally and Internationally. Dale has conducted workshops in Denmark, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. His work and writings about ceramics have been included in books and leading periodicals from England, Germany, Ireland, Australia and the United States. Dale has designed and built numerous kilns, including the wood kiln that he established in 1998 near Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Dale is currently a Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Carlow University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.  
Education:

   School of the Art Institute of Chicago - M.F.A. Studio Arts    1976
   Carnegie-Mellon University - B.S. Physics    1972


Teaching:  

   Carlow University    1996 - present
   Washington & Jefferson College    1986, 1989, 1993 - 1996
   Community College of Allegheny County    1984 – 1996
   The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School    1983 – 2001


Collections: 

   American Museum of Ceramic Art   
   Bermuda National Gallery
   Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania            
   Standard ceramic Supply Company   
   Deloitte Haskins + Sells                             
   The Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
   The Harry Shaw Collection 
   Johnson and Higgens                                  
   Orton Ceramics Foundation
   Peat Marwick
   Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei County, Taiwan
   University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business 

Invitationals:

   Guest  Lecture: Ceramics and Culture, The Frick, Pittsburgh, PA    2013
   Workshop: Gas Kiln building, Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmingdale, PA    2012
   Designer: gas-fired kiln at Touchstone Center for Craft, Farmingdale, PA    2012
   Workshop: Woodfired Landscapes, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden    2012
   Workshop: Meken Ceramic Center, Smedjebacken, Sweden    2012
   Keynote Address: Art and Thought Conference, Carlow University, Pittsburth, PA    2012
   Workshop: Cone 2012 Texas Wood Fire Gathering, Texas Tech    2012
   Juror: Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Pittsburgh Region    2010
   Panel Discussion: Scanceram Conference 2010, Hhørring, Denmark    2010
   Workshop/Lecture: Baltic Woodfired 2010, Bornholm, Denmark    2010
   Workshop: Soda Kiln Building, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA    2010
   Designer: soda-fired kiln at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA    2010
   Workshop/Lecture: Penland School for Crafts, Penland, NC    2009
   Workshop: Gallery Azul, Léon, Spain    2008
   Lecture: Japan America Society of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh    2008
   Workshop/lecture: Missouri State University    2008
   Workshop:  Woodkiln Building, Laurelville, Mount Pleasant, PA    2008
   Designer: wood-fired kiln in Laurelville, PA for The Union Project    2008
   Workshop/lecture: Børglum Kloster Ceramics, Børglum, DK    2007
   Residency: Nordic Woodfire Marathon, Hirtshals, Denmark    2007
   Workshop/lecture: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA    2006
   Residency: International Ceramics Research Center, Guldergaard, Denmark    2006
   Workshop: Gas fired Kiln-building The Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA    2005
   Designer: gas-fired kiln for The Union Project, Pittsburgh, PA    2005
   Workshop/lecture: WAD Clay Institute, Pittsburgh, PA    2005
   Residency: International Woodfire Workshop, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    2004
   Presenter: International Woodfire Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa    2004
   Cultural Exchange: Pittsburgh, PA to Omiya, Saitama, Japan    2000
   Workshop/lecture: Indiana University of Pennsylvania    1998
   Residency: International Workshop for Ceramics At Tokoname, Aichi, Japan    1996

Awards:

   Honorable Mention: Biennial Exhibition of Functional Ceramics, Guilford Art Center, CT  2007
   Cover article: New Ceramics (Neue Keramik) Magazine (Germany) (invited)    2006
   Juror: Juried Clay Annual – WAD Clay Institute – Pittsburgh, PA    2005
   Second Place: Gems From the Fire - Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, Iowa    2004 
   Juror's Award: 2004 International Cone Box Show        2004
   Judges’ Commendation Award: Mashiko International Ceramics Contest - Mashiko Japan    2002
   First Place: Double Vision (with Betsy Huffman) - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA    2002
   Curator: Out of the Fire  - Wood-fired Ceramics - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA    2001
   Service to the Arts Award: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA (With Betsy Huffman)    2001
   Purchase Award: Focus on Function - National Ceramics Biennial, Minneapolis, MN    2000
   Protective Coatings Award: Stuck-up - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA    1999
   Frank Ross Award Precious Objects - Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh, PA    1998


Juried Memberships:      

   The Craftsmen's Guild of Pittsburgh - Past president
   The Associated Artists of Pittsburgh                      
   The Society of Sculptors

Selected Exhibitions:

   3/13    Shino Extravaganza, Lone Star College Houston, TX 
   3/13    Tea Bowls: A Contemporary Approach, Gandee Gallery, Fabius, NY
 10/12    Woodfired Landscapes, Röhsska Museet, Gothenberg, Sweden
  7/122012 Teabowl National, Kansas City Clay Guild, Kansas City, MO
  4/12    Cone 2012 Texas Wood Fire Gathering, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX
  3/12    Table of Elements, The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
  3/12    Cone 2012 Texas Wood Fire Gathering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  3/12    100 Woodfired Cups, POTS Gallery, Seattle, Washington
  1/12    Friends and Fire-mates, Danmarks Keramikmuseum Grimmerhus, Middelfart, Denmark
10/11    Four Kilns, one-person exhibition, The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA
  3/11    Friends and Fire-mates, International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark
  2/11    Table of Elements The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
  9/10    Northern Denmark Collaborative Workshop Exhibition, Hjørring, Denmark
  9/10    Scanceram Exhibition, Hjørring, Denmark
  9/10    Baltic Woodfired 2010 Exhibition, Bornholms Keramikmuseum, Rønne, Denmark
  7/10    The 2010 International Cone Box Show
  6/10    100@100 – Associated Artists Invitational, 907 Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  4/10    Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  3/10    DeBernardi/Huffman The Carlow University Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  2/10    Big Fish Small Pot International Teapot Competition –Saddleback College –Mission Viejo, CA
  2/10    Shino Redux The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
  2/10    Table of Elements The Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, PA
  7/09    Carlow International Woodfire Symposium The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
  5/09    Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  4/09    Postcards From Denmark, The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA 
  4/09    Expressive & Aesthetics Ends, Weyrich Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
11/08    Winterfest 2008, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
10/08    Woodfired Ceramics, Laurelville, Mount Pleasant, PA
  8/08    Ceramics Invitational, Hart Moore Museum, Farmington, PA
  3/08    International Workshop Artists, Springfield Pottery Gallery, Springfield, MO
 
 
   Ceramics Art and Perception Issue 90, December 2012
   Ceramics Technical   Issue 34, October 2012
   500 Platters, Plates, and Chargers Lark Books, 2008
   Firing:Philosophies Within Contemporary Ceramic Practice Crowood Press, 2007
   New Ceramics (Neue Keramik) Magazine (Germany)  • Cover article •  Nov/Dec 2006 Issue 
   500 Pitchers   Lark Books, 2006
   The Log Book Magazine (Ireland)   Issue 22 - 2005
   Ceramics Technical Magazine (Australia)   Issue 20 - 2005
   500 Cups Lark Books, 2004
   500 Bowls Lark Books, 2002
   500 Teapots Lark Books, 2002
   Wood Firing - Journeys and Techniques American Ceramic Society, 2001
   Clay Times Magazine May/June, 2001
   Ceramics Monthly Magazine   February, 2001
   The Studio Potter Magazine  December 2000
   The Contemporary Potter Rockport Press, 2000
   Ceramics Monthly Magazine  January, 1999 
   The Best of Pottery 2   Rockport Press, 1998
   The Ceramic Design Book  Lark Books, 1998
   The Best of Pottery   Rockport Press, 1996