Artist: Chase Gamblin
Chase Gamblin, INDIANA
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My vessels are composed with proportion and heavy slip application in
mind. The slip gives a sense of subtle movement and whimsy to the work,
softening the hard edges. While working I am constantly considering form,
volume, contour, texture, and space. I intend the viewer to see each piece as a
personified individual. My most recent iteration of work focuses on light and form.
Utilizing a minimal color pallet of whites or blacks with pops of color from the slip
application. I highlight focal points using gold to frame areas importance. Light
plays a significant role on the surface of my vessels; it provides a contrast
between the glazed, lustered, and matte areas.
The act of making motivates my studio practice. It pushes me to evolve
and develop my forms, which in turn, results in personal growth. At a young age,
I learned to value working and creating with my hands. Whether it is playing
music, wrenching in the garage, or building in the studio, I find nourishment. As I
work on a new piece, I ask myself “Why?” Because I have yet to culminate this
inquiry, I continue to make and find myself in a seemingly never-ending cycle of
making and questioning.
Chase Gamblin grew up in Metropolis Il. Received his BFA at Tennessee Tech
University and his MFA from Texas Tech University. Since then he has
completed residencies in China, North Dakota, Indiana, North Carolina,
Massachusetts, Tennessee and shown his work nationally and internationally.
Gamblin has taught at Texas Tech University, University of North Dakota,
Cumberland University, and the Bloomington Clay Studio. Since 2015 he has
been a faculty member as the Academic Specialist and Ceramic
2007-2010 Master of Fine Arts (Ceramics) Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX
2003-2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Ceramics) Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, a satellite campus of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, TN.
2020 Academic Specialist- MFA/BFA seminar, leading critiques,
reading and discussions Indiana university Bloomington
2018-2019 Academic Specialist- Indiana University, Kiln Building (we cover
all aspects of designing and building a gas fired kiln through a
lecture series as well as building 2 test gas kilns.)
Academic Specialist- Indiana University, Graduate seminar
Academic Specialist- Indiana University, Intermediate/Advanced
Ceramics. S360,S460,S560 including graduates.
2017-2018 Academic Specialist- Indiana University. Intermediate/ Advanced
Handbuilding graduate seminar. Bloomington, IN
Academic Specialist- Introduction to ceramics Bloomington, IN.
Academic Specialist- Graduate Seminar, Private and public
Critiques. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN.
2016-2017 Academic Specialist- Indiana University Introduction to ceramics,
2015-2016 Academic Specialist- Indiana University Kiln
Building/Atmospheric firing, Bloomington, IN- Lectures on building
gas fired kilns, built 30cu ft salt sprung arch salt kiln during class,
fired train wood-kiln and soda kiln. Students built mini-gama for
2014-2015 Instructor- Bloomington Clay Studio, Bloomington, IN-
Class: Introduction to wheel throwing- Basic techniques to
throwing on the wheel: centering, pulling walls, pulling and
attaching handles, making galleries for jars, pulling spouts.
Class: Pouring and Containment vessels (intermediate throwing):
basic techniques for making teapots, pitchers, and ewers.
2013 Instructor- Bloomington Clay Studio, Bloomington, IN-
Class: Introduction to wheel throwing
2013 Adjunct Professor- Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN-
Course: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Course: Intermediate Wheel Throwing
Course: Graduate Ceramics
Course: Design II: 3D Design
Course: Future Directions in the Arts (Graduate Lecture) a
Conversation of the current climate on the brick and mortar gallery
vs online gallery, where art is going at the moment, how art is
being sold during currently.
Course: Enhancing Art Understanding- Basic art history
2012 Adjunct Professor- Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN-
Course: Introduction to Wheel Throwing
Course: Enhancing Art Understanding
Course: Introduction to Ceramics
Course: Design I: 2D Design
Course: Design II: 3D Design
Course: Introduction to Ceramics Course: Special Studies in Ceramics
2011 Adjunct Lecturer- Cumberland University in Lebanon, TN-
Course: Design I: 2D Design Adjunct Lecturer- Cumberland
University in Lebanon, TN- Course: Enhancing Art Understanding
Adjunct Lecturer- University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND
2 Courses of Introduction to Ceramics (151-250)
2010 Instructor of Record- Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, -
Course: Design II: 3D Design
Graduate Teaching Assistant- Texas Tech University in
Lubbock, TX- Course: Design II: 3D Design
2009 Instructor of Record - Texas Tech University in Lubbock -
Course: Introduction to Hand Building Instructor of
Record- Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX - Course:
Introduction to Wheel Throwing
2008 Instructor of Record- Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX -
Course: Design II: 3D Design Graduate Teaching Assistant-
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX – Course: Design II: 3D
2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant- Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX – Course: Design II: 3D Design
Graduate Teaching Assistant-Texas Tech University in Lubbock,
TX: Course: Introduction to Hand Building
2018 Sicut Enim Vas- Earlham College, Richmond IN
2017 Touching Apathy- Columbus Museum of Art+Design. Columbus, IN
2016 Soft Rhythms- Mount Mercy University- Janalyn Hanson White Gallery. Cedar Rapids, IA
2014 Personas- The Appalachian Center for Craft. Smithville TN
2012 Redundancy- Sanbao International Ceramic Art Museum. Sanbao, China
2011 Ups and Downs- University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
2010 Finis- Rendr Art Gallery in Lubbock, TX
2009 China Dining: West Meets the East- Sanbao International Ceramic Art Institute, Sanbao, China
2007 Connections- North Windows Gallery, Appalachian Center for Craft. Smithville, TN
2020 Lip Service: Saratoga Clay Arts Center. Schuylerville, NY.
Ware/Wear: Cup, Earring & Pendant Exhibition- Pocosin Arts
School of Fine Craft. Columbia NC
Last Call V- Companion Gallery, Humbolt, TN
2019 Luscious Lusters- Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (best in show)
Cup Show 2019- Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
2018 Southern Miss Ceramic National- Biennial, The University of
Southern Mississippi- Hattiesburg, MS
2016 Southern Miss Ceramic National- The University of Southern Mississippi- Hattiesburg, MS. Biennial
2015 Teapot Show- Three Wheel Studio- Providence, RI.
In the Kitchen- a national juried show- Whitaker Gallery. Hood
College- Fredrick, MD.
2012 NOT-A-POT-young ceramicists exhibition at Art Object Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The 53rd Midwestern Exhibition -Rourke Gallery & Museum.
Return to Clanmacnoise- Rourke Art Gallery & Museum.
2011 22nd Annual Teapot Show “On the Road Again”- Chiaroscuro.
The Hearts Show 2011: “Lets Eat Cake”- Rourke Gallery.
The 52nd Midwestern Exhibition “What Would Dante Do”-
Rourke Gallery. Moorhead, MN.
2008 Future Now- Midstates Art Major’s Invitational, Frist Art Center for Visual Arts. Nashville, TN.
2007 NCECA Student Show-Louisville, KY.
Strictly Functional Pottery National-Wayne Art Center, Wayne,
Southern Market- Lancaster, PA.
2006 Blue Grass Clay National- Yieser Art Center, Paducah, KY, Juried by John Utgardd .
Appalachian Center for Craft Student Show- Smithville, TN.
39th Midstates Craft Exhibition-Evansville, IN.
2005 Appalachian Center for Craft Student Exhibition- Smithville,
TN.2004 Tennessee Best of Craft Biennial-Tennessee State Museum. Nashville, TN.
Grainger County Tomato Festival- (best in show award) Grainger County, TN.
2003 Mitchell Museum of Art Student Exhibition Best in Show. Mt. Vernon, IL.
Student Exhibition, Third Place. Ullin, IL.
2020 The Cup/ Invitational Exhibition- Goggleworks Center for the Arts. Reading, PA.
ArtLink Cup Show Invitational – Artlink Contemporary Gallery,
Fort Wayne, IN
Clay Legacies: three generations of artists working in clay-
Hand Art Center. Stetson University, Deland Florida.
New + Next: Faculty Show - Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN
2019 New + Next: Faculty Show- Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN
FreshasFruitGallery- Denland, Florida. Garage gallery.
A celebration of Craft- Vol State Community College, Gallatin, TN.
Vessels for Drinking- Biennial, University of North Dakota, Grand
Vessels for Drinking- Minneapolis, MN, NCECA Urban Forage
Winery and Cider House .
You’ve Been Served- Minneapolis, MN, Urban Forage Winery
and Cider House NCECA
2018 IU Faculty and MFA- Standard Ceramics. NCECA, Pittsburg PA
GrowlerFest- Brewhouse Association. NCECA, Pittsburg PA
Faculty Exhibition- Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University,
2017 Investigations in Materiality- 849 Gallery. Kentucky College of Art and Design, Louisville KY
Dreamscapes: a light and dark interpretation- Fuller Projects.
Friends of the Foundry- Foundry Art Centre. St. Charles, MO.
2016 Ceramics Faculty Exhibit -Then and Now- Indiana University,
Grunwald Gallery. Bloomington, IN
Studio Art and AMID Faculty Exhibition- Grunwald Gallery,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2014 artKamp: Indigo Mass- Independent Art Projects, North Adams, MA
2013 Centering the Circle- Craig Rhodes and Chase Gamblin, Ruth
Baggett Gallery, Paducah, KY
2013 Not Everything is Bigger in Texas- NCECA, Houston, TX
Texas Tech Alumni, NCECA, Houston Community College
Southeast, Houston, TX
2012 Referential: 1225-Miles Apart- Hydel Fine Arts Center, Lebanon, TN
Not Everything is Bigger in Texas- NCECA, Seattle, WA
2011 UND Faculty Exhibition- University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
2010 Not Everything is Bigger in Texas- NCECA, Philadelphia,
PAEmergence- San Angelo University. San Angelo, NM
2009 Contemporary Dialogue in Visual Art- Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
MFA and Faculty Exhibition- Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech
University, Lubbock, TXArts on the Square- WaterSpace North. Slaton, TX
2008 Not Everything is Bigger in Texas- NCECA. Pittsburg, PA
Shino Fest- V Square Gallery, Slaton, TX
Texas Tech Student Exhibition- WaterSpace North. Slaton, TX
Arts on the Square- WaterSpace North. Slaton, TX
2007 MFA and Faculty Exhibition- Landmark Arts Gallery,
Lubbock, TX Texas Tech Student Exhibition-V
Square Gallery, Slaton, TX BFA Student exhibition, North
Windows Gallery, Appalachian Center For Craft, Smithville,
RESIDENCIES + EMPLOYMENT
2020 Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft – Residency Coordinator for juried group residency
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft- 10 day group residency,
Columbia NC (March)
2019 Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft- 10 day group residency, Columbia NC (June)
2015-Present Academic Specialist/Ceramic Studio Coordinator- Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN – Teach ceramics courses, build and
repair kilns, general maintenance of 2 ceramic studio facilities,
demos for classes, ordering of all supplies.
2015 Short-term Residency- Ferrin Contemporary- Cummington, MA-
Collaboration with Roberto Lugo
2015 Ceramic Surface Forum: Short-term Residency- Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts- Gatlinburg, TN
2014 “artKamp” short term Residency- The Ferrin Contemporary, Cummington MA – Collaboration
2014 Residency Coordinator- Bloomington Clay Studio, Bloomington, IN
2014 Artist-in-Residence- Bloomington Clay Studio, Bloomington, IN
2013-2014 Part-time Studio Technician- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2012 Residency- Sanbao International Ceramics Art Institute in Sanbao, China
2011-2013 Adjunct Faculty- Cumberland University in Lebanon TN2011-
2010 Adjunct Faculty/Artist in residence- University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND
2010 Residency- Sanbao International Ceramics Art Institute in Sanbao, China
2008-10 Graduate Ceramic Studio Technician - Texas Tech University,Lubbock, TX
Residency- sculpture and jewelry residency/work study- San
Martino, Vicchio, Italy
Graduate Ceramic Studio Technician- Texas Tech University,
2004-06 Ceramic Studio Technician (student employee)- Tennessee
Tech/Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN
2019 SOAAD Travel Grant- $1200 towards NCECA conference and 2 exhibitions while there
Best in Show award for Luscious Lusters Exhibition at Clay Arts
Vegas. Las Vagas NV.
2018 SOAAD travel grant- $1500 towards delivering and setting up exhibition at NCECA Pittsburg
2018 Research Equipment Fund OVPR grant- $30,000 towards
research equipment. This money was put towards a new Geil gas
kiln for a new Ceramics facility at Indiana University which I am
involved in the design.
2007-10 Graduate Assistantship Scholarship- School of Art, Texas Tech University in Lubbock TX
2006 Bacchanal Scholarship- Tennessee Tech/Appalachian
Center for Craft in Cookeville/Smithville, TN
2004 Tran Financial Freshman Scholarship- Tennessee
Tech/Appalachian Center for Craft in Cookeville/Smithville, TN
2003 Mitchell Museum Scholarship- Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL
City of Metropolis Scholarship- Metropolis, IL
DEMONSTRATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
2019 Visiting Artist- Hood College, Fredrick Maryland. (studio demonstrations)
2018 Gallery talk- Earlham College, Richmond, IN
2017 Visiting Artist- Mchenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL
Demonstrations of stacked and slipped vessels and Artist lecture
2016 Visiting Artist- Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA-
demonstration of Stacked and slipped Vessels and artist lecture
2016 Visiting Artist- Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN-
Demonstration of Stacked and slipped vessels and artist presentation
2016 Visiting Artist- DePauw University, Green Castle, IN- Stacked and slipped vessels and lecture
2015 Demonstration- Basic throwing demonstrations for intro classes
at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. As well as Raku firing
Visiting Artist- University of North Dakota, ND- fast-fire,
reconstruction, faux wood kiln building
Visiting Artist- Queens College, Queens, NY- Stacked and slipped vessels demonstration, artist lecture
2014 Visiting Artist Presentation- The Ferrin Contemporary,
Cummington, MA. “ArtKamp” collaboration.
Visiting Artist- Ohio University in Athens, OH- Stacked and slipped vessels demonstration, artist lecture
2013 Visiting Artist- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Stacked and slipped vessels demonstration, artist lecture
Visiting Artist- Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN. Stacked and slipped vessels demonstration, artist lecture
2012 Referential:1225 Miles Apart Gallery Talk- Hydel Fine Arts Center, Lebanon, TN.
Stacked Vessels Workshop-The Clay Lady’s Studio-Artist Co-
Operative and Galleries, Nashville TN.
2012-2011 Throwing Demonstrations- Made by DeMay Studio during Off the Beaten Path Art Trail, Smithville TN
2012-2011 Throwing Demonstrations-during the Annual Holiday Festival at
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
2011 Throwing Demonstrations- Community Center, Mountain, ND
Hand Building Demonstrations- Alerus Center, Grand Forks ND
2010 NCECA MFA Presentation- Conference Center, Philadelphia, PA
2009 MFA Thesis Lecture “Reflections”-Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
NCECA MFA Student Presentation- Conference Center, Phoenix, AZ
2008 NCECA MFA Student Presentation- Conference Center,
2006 Wheel Throwing Demonstrations- Massac County High School,
Metropolis, ILWheel Throwing Demonstrations, Appalachian
Center for Craft during the Annual Spring Celebration, Smithville, TN
2005 Wheel Throwing Demonstrations- Knoxville, TN
Wheel Throwing Demonstrations- Appalachian Center for Craft
during the Annual Spring Celebration, Smithville, TN
2004 Wheel Throwing Demonstrations- Appalachian Center for
Craft during the Annual Spring Celebration, Smithville, TN
RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2019 Kiln Building- I built 2, 14cu ft gas kilns for the University of
North Dakota. Workshop style with students.
Strategic Planning Committee- Inclusion and Diversity
Open Studios Committee- Planning and organizing of the open
studios tour for IU.
2018-2019 Design and Build kilns for new ceramics facility for Indiana
University Bloomington. Train kiln, Soda kiln, Salt Kiln, 2 test gas
2018-current Graduate Student 3 rd year MFA Committee – On 3 graduate
Building and Safety Coordinator for Arts Annex
Emergency Action Plan Committee for Arts Annex building
2017-2018 Shops Committee- a committee specifically for the running of the
wood and metal shops for Fine Arts. Indiana University
2017-2020 Building and Moving Planning Committee- working with
architects and engineers to design new ceramics, sculpture, metal
and wood shops for move. Indiana University
Capital Assets manager for Annex Buildings – Indiana
University, Bloomington. IN
2016-current Arts Annex building manager- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
2017 Notre Dame Wood-fire Conference. Notre Dame University.
South Bend, IN. I was one of 20 people invited to participate in
this national wood fire conference
2017 Visiting Artist Presentation- Kentucky College of Art and Design, Artist lecture and student critiques.
2015 Gallery Talk- The Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN- Personas Solo Exhibition
2014 artKamp- “Worldwide Network of Ceramic”, a collaboration with 7
ceramic artists- All making utilitarian wares for a 40-piece
dinnerware set. At the end of the 2 weeks, we use all of the ware
in a performance-based dinner for the artists and guests.
2014 Camp Fernwood- Ceramics Instructor, taught basic hand building
and wheel throwing to 8-15 year olds. Poland, ME
2013 Juror- 3-D invitational. Macon Bank and Trust, Lafayette, TN
2012 Juror- Ceramic Student Show at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
2010 Studio Assistant- to Jamie Walker, Cameron Crawford and
Ovidio Giberga during 2010 Texas Tech Ceramic Symposium at
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2008 Studio Assistant- to Don Reitz, John Balistreri, Jake Allee,
Brenda Lichman during the 2008 Texas Tech Ceramic
Symposium at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2005 Studio Assistant- to David Hendley during summer workshop, at
Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville TN
2004 Studio Assistant- to Wesley Smith during Raku Workshop,
at Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN Assistant -to
Wesley Smith during Raku firing for filming of HGTV Show at Appalachian
Center for Craft, Smithville, TN
PROFESSIONAL + COLLEGIATE ORGANIZATIONS
2019-current Art Axis- international collection of ceramic artists.
2015-2017 SCCIU- Faculty Advisor for the Sports Car Club of Indiana
University, Bloomington, IN
2014-2016 Bloomington Clay Studio- Board Member, Bloomington, IN
2011-2013 EAO- Faculty Advisor for student organization - Entertainment
Arts Organization. Cumberland University, Lebanon TN 2010-
2011 Clay Club- Vice President/Treasurer, University of North
Dakota, Grand Forks, ND2009 Graduate Clay Club-Vice
President, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX2005-
Present National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Member
2004-2007 Visual Arts Society Member, Tennessee Tech/Appalachian
Center for Craft, Cookeville/Smithville, TN
2019 news.iu.edu IU Bloomington news article about the the kiln yard I built and Kiln class.
2019 Artaxis.org: international Ceramic social website
2017 Courier Journal: Ceramic Exhibit is More than Pretty Pottery
Handbuildersmonthly.com: Thick Slip Ceramic Surfaces by
CMADART.org: Touching Apathy
2014 carterpottery.blogspot.com/2014/11/ Redclay Rambler Podcast
2015 TTU Alumni: Catching up with Linda Tien and Chase Gamblin:
2013 WKMS.org: Centering the Circle, radio interview
2013 Lark Books: 500 Tea Pots II
2009 Metropolis Planet Newspaper- China Residency
2006 Tennessee Technological University: Featured for The Appalachian Center for Craft Website Metropolis Daily Planet: Ceramics
2005 Evansville Indiana Newspaper: 39Th Mid-states Craft Exhibition