Brooks Oliver is a ceramics instructor and Program Coordinator at the University of North Texas and a studio artist based out of Dallas, TX. He recently completed a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He received his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University, his BFA at Southern Methodist University, and completed his post baccalaureate studies at Syracuse University. He taught in Jindezhen, China in 2016 with West Virginia University and regularly teaches workshops in and out of university settings.
The ambition of my work is to reimagine and reinterpret the familiar functional vessel. By isolating, altering, and exploiting the necessary components of a vessel, I attempt to provide new visions of utilitarian ceramic wares.
My work inherently blurs the boundaries between craft, design, industry, and technology as I am inspired by the charged grey areas between these binaries. By marrying the production techniques of CAD software and rapid prototyping technologies with the creation techniques of the hand, a unique dialog can be formed between the digital and clay that ultimately influences both ways of making.
FIND MY WORK AT:
Archie Bray Foundation: http://archiebraygallery.org
Dallas Pottery Invitational: https://www.dallaspotteryinvitational.com
The Rosenfield Ceramics Collection: https://www.rosenfieldcollection.com/?s=Brooks+Oliver
Northern Clay Center: https://store.northernclaycenter.org/gallery-artists/
RO2 Art: http://www.ro2art.com