Visit an Artist - Brad Schwieger


Friday, October 30, 2020, 4:00pm to 5:00pm



Brad Schwieger

We're off to Ohio to visit the studio of master potter and sculptor Brad Schwieger. During this one-hour studio visit, Brad will discuss his artistic journey and the parallels he finds 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 synthesize these interests and 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

About the Visit an Artist Series: Join us for a virtual field trip to an artist's studio! We will visit contemporary ceramic artists for a guided tour of their space, a demo of their process if time allows, and discussion about their work and how it has progressed throughout their career. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Each visit will be recorded and available to all registered students for 30 days after the event! The purpose of the class recording is to assist the registered student to catch up on information if they have to miss the event as well as to review later. The recordings do not exclude the images or voices of our students thus, there would be serious privacy issues to share or sell downloads of those recordings. The intention is that the recording is a tool to use to experience this event and not to be shared.

Event: Friday, October 30th, 2020 4pm - 5pm (EST) via Zoom

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Cost: Free for Harvard Undergraduates. $25.00 for Harvard Graduate Students, Harvard Staff and Adult Community.

Note: All classes will meet online using free, accessible applications. Once you have registered for a course, you will receive an email with details on how to access your class via Zoom. In order to participate in these courses, you will need to have access to a computer (or tablet or smartphone) with a camera, and an internet connection. You will need to download Zoom before the first class. New to using Zoom? Here are the specific system requirements needed to run Zoom. Questions? Feel free to email Kathy King, Director at

Artist Biography:

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, 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 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.

Brad Schwieger