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Artist: Dick Lehman

Dick Lehman
Dick Lehman, INDIANA
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WOOD-FIRED LANDSCAPES; International Invitational; curated by Eva Zethraeus and Zach Tate; Rohsska
POTS WITH A PURPOSE -- OUTSTANDING ARTISTRY, FUNCTIONAL FORM; National Invitational; Ohio Craft Museum; Columbus, OH
2012 SHUKI - CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC SAKE VESSELS FROM JAPAN AND AMERICA, curated by Lucien Koonce; Vessels Gallery; Boston, MA
100 WOOD-FIRED CUPS, curated by Peter Olsen and Chuck Hindes; Pots Gallery; Seattle, WA in association with NCECA 2012

CHAWAN EXHIBITION; curated by Steven Branfman; Gorse Mill Studios Gallery, Needham, MA
CUP: The Intimate Object VII; Charlie Cummings online gallery
SMOOTH AND SMOKEY; low-fire approaches;Vessels Gallery, Boston, MA
WOOD-FIRED CERAMICS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH; national invitational; Notre Dame University Isis Gallery, Notre Dame, IN

COLLECTED MEANINGS: Japanese Pottery and Travel Stories; curated exhibit from Dick's personal collection of Japanese pottery and published writings; Hershberger Gallery, Goshen College campus, Goshen, IN
CLAY 20; NATIONAL INVITATIONAL: 25 ceramics artists contributing to FSU clay education; Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
FOR THE FIRE; national invitational wood-fire exhibition; ArtSpace Gallery, Lima, OH
CONSEQUENTIAL TEA; 5-person exhibition of contemporary tea ware; Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
2010 ANNUAL YUNOMI EXHIBITION; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
1895 YEARS OF POTTERY; 60-person exhibition to coincide with the NCECA Conference; Philadelphia, PA
ART.OL.O.GY: The Intersection of Art & Nature; traveling exhibition sponsored by the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art and the ACRES Land Trust; 5 Indiana exhibition locations.

FINDING MY WAY -- learning from the pots; solo show; Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
ART FOR THE NEW CENTURY; Art Museum -- Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
IMPRINTS: A Survey of Ceramics Faculty and Guest Artists at Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ

EAST MEETS WEST; international invitational exhibition of Chinese and American ceramic artists; West Virginia University; Morgantown, West Virginia (Keynote Closing Lecture)
YUNOMIS 2008;a national invitational exhibition; AKAR, Iowa City, Iowa
Infusion 10x10, a national invitational/juried teapot exhibition curated/juried by Fong Choo; Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Goshen College at NCECA, an exhibit of Goshen College Alumni curated by Justin Rothshank; in conjunction with 2008 NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA
Painting with Fire: Wood Fired Ceramics, international invitational; 45th Annual Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts; Lake Oswego, OR

Clay – Wood – Fire – An International Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Wood-fired Clay; Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR
Bourbon Bottles in the Bluegrass; Louisville Clay (NCECA exhibition), Louisville, KY

Detail As Metaphor: Microcosm and Meaning; Hartzler Gallery, EMU campus, Harrisonburg, VA
Layers and Legacies– Japanese Influences in Contemporary American Ceramics; International invitational; Honeychurch Antiques (Gallery), Seattle, WA
Form and Function – A Ceramics Invitational; Reynolds Gallery, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
Tea Time – The Art of the Teapot; Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI
International Wood-Fired Cup Exhibition; NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
Yunomi Invitational; National invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Dick Lehman and Apprentices; St. Francis University, Fort Wayne, IN

The Simple Cup; National invitational, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Soul of the Bowl; Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts, Houston, TX
The Visceral Vessel: Contemporary Ceramics; National invitational, Russel Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus; Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX
Coming Home: A Journey in Clay; National invitational; works made from clay mined in the Stancill’s Clay Mine – exhibited in the mine setting; Perryville, MD
When Form Meets Function; National invitational; Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Contemporary Functional Ceramics; National invitational; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Five Potters – Ten Pieces Each; National invitational, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Artitrary, Capricious and Not at All Predictable; one-person exhibition; Taylor University, Upland, IN
Endless Variations: Shino Review 2005; National invitational; Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD (NCECA)

30 X 5, National Invitational; Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Offering Vessels" a three-person show; Eric Dean Gallery, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN
"The Six Inch Show" A National Ceramics Exhibition of Clay; Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University South East, New Albany, IN
"A Contemporary Teabowl Exhibition" 100 Contemporary Teabowls; Potters House and Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana Artist-Craftsmen, University of Indianapolis

International Tea Bowl Exhibition, NAU Art Museum. Flagstaff, AZ
"21st Centure Ceramics", Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, International Invitational, Bill Hunt, Guest Curator, Columbus, OH
"Woodfired Works from the Notre Dame Anagama", national invitational exhibition, Curated by Prof. Bill Kremer, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN
"Little Masterpieces", 6" X 8" X 6", Jordan RiverArts Council, Curated by Jane Diller, East Jordan, MI
"Cup: The Intimate Object II", international juried exhibition (Julia Galloway, Juror; Dick invited to participate as past juror), Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
"Ceramic Legacy Exhibition", Hershberger Gallery,Goshen College, featuring the work of retired professor, Marvin Bartel and 20 of his students.
"Contemporary Ceramic Invitational", Bradley University, Peoria, IL
"Glass, Clay, Wood, Metals and Fiber: The Art of Contemporary Crafts", national invitational, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
"25 Potters x 5 Pots", national invitational, Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Just Bowls" - a View of Various Ceramic Vessels by Contemporary Ceramic Artists, Artworks Gallery, Bozeman, MT
"All Natural-Ash Glazed" - Japanese Evening Celebration, invitational, solo exhibition, Hubbard Gallery, sponsored by The Friends Of The Library, Frankfort Public Library, Frankfort, IN

"Flame Paths", international invitational, (Senior Tutor, David Scott, curator), Loughborough University of Art and Design, Loughborough, England; keynote lecture and workshop
Craft Biennial Exhibition, juried regional, (Graeme Reid, juror), South Bend, IN, purchase award winner
Strictly Functional Pottery National, juried national, (Juror, Jack Troy), Lancaster, PA
"Treading Upon the Edge", one-person solo show at Charlie Cummings Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
"Teapots", a national invitational, (Curator, Peter Olsen), Seward Park Art Studio, Seattle, WA
Indiana Wood-Fired Regional, regional invitational, (Curator, Eric Strader), Washington Street Gallery, Goshen, IN
"Dessertworks", national invitational, (Curator, John Guenther), Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

"Twenty-two Ways of Clay: A National Ceramics Invitational", (Curated by Gary Hatcher), The Meadows Gallery, The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX
"Regional Ceramics Exhibit", (Curator, Abe Cohn), Peninsula Art School's Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI

"Masters In Clay", National Invitational, (Curator: Jane Diller), Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan, (workshop and keynote lecture at gallery opening)
"American Shino", National Juried Invitational, (Curator and Jury: Les Richter, and Babcock Galleries), Babcock Galleries, New York, NY (the show also travels)
"14 American Potters Exhibition", National Invitational, (Curator, Gregory Miller), Moegi Gallery, Mashiko, JAPAN
"Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt", National Invitational, (Curator, Gwen Heffner), Gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Ashville, NC, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
"Kiss of Fire: A Celebration", National Invitational Woodfire exhibition, (Curator Stephen Mickey), Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

"Serving Soup: The Soup Tureen 2000", A Midwest Invitational, (Curated by Professor John Guenther) Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
"Lightning Strikes", solo show of 65 works from 14-day woodfiring, Andrews University Gallery, Berrien Springs, MI
"National Woodfire", Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa
"Different Strokes", International Juried Woodfire Exhibition, (Jurors: Janet Mansfield, Torbjorn Kvasbo, Jun Kaneko), Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Functional Fire -- wood-fired cup show", National Juried Exhibition, (Jurors: Michael Smith, Simon Levin), Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Studio Days '99 -- Habit to Ritual: Pots for Living", National Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Josh DeWeese), Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
"Clay Cup VII", National Juried Exhibition, (Juror: Sandy Simon), University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
"Pacific Tides: The Influence of the Pacific Rim on Contemporary American Ceramics", (Curator: Caroline Henderson), Lancaster Summer Arts Festival, Lancaster, PA
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award, International Juried Competition, (Juror: Takeshi Yasuda) Victoria, Australia
Two shows with Mr Karl Beamer in Tamba, and in Shigaraki, Japan
"Lighten Up", National Invitational (curators: Betty Talbott, Phyllis Blair Clark), The Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
"Dinnerworks 1999", National Invitational (curator, John Guenther), Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY
"Recent Work" one person exhibition at Marilott Gallery, Huntington College, Huntington, IN

"Teabowl: Imperfect Harmony", National Juried Exhibition, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN (International traveling show with these additional venues: Nora Eccles Narrison Museum of Art, Utah STate University, Logan, Utah; Tomo Gakusyu Bunka Center Gallery, Ota City, Japan; Japan House, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL)
Sixth Annual Strictly Functional National Exhibit (juror, Cynthia Bringle), Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, PA
"Ceramics USA 1998" National Juried Exhibition (juror, David Shaner),University of North Texas, Denton, TX
"Collaborative Accomodations" solo exhibition, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX

"Clayfest 10" Regional Juried Show, Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN
"Shades of Shino", National Invitational (curator, Malcolm Davis), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
"19th Annual Vahki Exhibition", National Juried Exhibition, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
"First Annual Invitational of Current Ceramics", National Invitational (curator, Steven Hansen), Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
"Wall to Wall Ceramics", National Invitational: Krannert Gallery, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

"Feats Of Clay", National Juried Exhibition (juried by Ruth Rippon), Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
Crafts National 30, National Juried Exhibition (juried by Michael W. Monroe), Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
1996 International Orton Cone Box Show, Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
Plates and Platters, National Invitational Exhibition, (curated by John R. Guenther), Ronald L Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast.
Eleventh Annual San Angelo National Ceramics Competition (juror Michael W. Monroe), San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, International Juried Exhibition (John Chalke, juror) Auckland, New Zealand
Fourth Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National (curator, Phyllis Blair Clark), Market House Craft Center, Ephrata,PA
"Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt", National Invitational (Gwen Heffner, curator), Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, KY
3rd Oregon Clay Invitational, International Invitational (Nils Lou, curator), Renshaw Gallery, Linfield College, McMinnville, OR
55th Annual "Open" Art Exhibition, "New Ideas Using Traditional Mediums", Juried National, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City , Utah
Plates and Platters, sponsored by the Studio potters Network in conjunction with the 30th NCECA conference in Rochester, NY

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, International Juried Exhibition (Takeshi Yasuda, England, Juror), AUCKLAND, New Zealand
Tenth Annual San Angelo National Ceramics Competition, Juried National, San Angelo, TX
Virtual Ceramics Exhibition, International Juried Show (juried by Janet Mansfield and Bill Hunt): INTERNET
The Ceremony of Tea, National Invitational (Ginny Marsh, juror), Images Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY
Studio Days '95 , National Invitational (Jack Troy, juror), Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA
One-person show, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
Magnetic North -- The Magnetic Attraction, NCECA 1995
Southwest Michigan College Biennial Ceramics National Invitational, Dowagiac, MI
"17th Annual Vahki Exhibition", Juried National, Mesa, AZ

Ubiquitous Bowl II, Juried National all-media show, Burlington, VT
Inspiration from the Garden, Juried National, Berea, KY
Clay National, Juried National, Zoller Gallery, Penn State, University

7th Annual Great Lakes National Competition, Chicago, IL
2 x 2 x 2, Juried National, Rockford, IL
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA
Functional Ceramics 1993, Juried National Invitational (Phyllis Blair Clark, juror), Wooster, OH
New Traditions in Function, National Invitational, (Gerry Williams, curator), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
NCECA 1993 International Invitational Traveling Ashtray Exhibition

The Clay Cup IV, Juried National, traveling show, Carbondale, IL
Crafts National, Juried National, Penn State University

Works in Clay VII, Juried National, Wichita Falls, TX
Wood Spirits, Juried National wood-fired exhibit, Mesa AZ

The Hallowed Vessel, National Invitational, Lill Street, Chicago, IL

The Evocative Place Setting, National Dinnerware Competition (Juror, Bill Hunt), Martha Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL

Publications, 1985 - present
50 articles published in the following publications:
Ceramics Monthly (including cover stories in the April, 1996, summer 1997, November 2000, and March 2005 issues)
Pottery Making Illustrated
Ceramic Review
Pottery in Australia
Studio Potter
Studio Potter Newsletter
Revista Internacional Ceramica
Ceramics: Art and Perception
Ceramics: Technical
Festival Quarterly
Honoho Geijutsu
Citations, photos and mentions in the following periodicals:
Ceramics: Art and Perception
American Craft Magazine
Studio Potter Magazine
Ceramic Art Monthly
Citations, photos and mentions in the following texts:
Wood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain by Jack Troy.
Electric Kiln Ceramics by Richard Zakin.
Raku: A Practical Approach by Steve Branfman.
Wheel Thrown Ceramics by Don Davis.
The Ceramic Design Book: A gallery of contemporary work by Lark Books, with in introduction by Val Cushing.
The Potter's Professional Handbook by Steve Branfman.
The Best of Pottery 2 by Rockport Books, with selections by Angela Fina and Christopher Gustin, with an introduction by Chris Staley .
Functional Pottery, second edition, by Robin Hopper
Making Marks, by Robin Hopper, Krause Books, photo inclusion.
Studio Practices, Techniques and Tips: A Ceramics Monthly Handbook: A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly, Edited by Anderson Turner.
21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Essay: " More Tangible Than Technique, More Timeless Than Age"
Woodfire Works from the Notre Dame Anagama: Catalog Essay: "Speaking The Language Of The Soul"
Ash Glazes, second edition, by Phil Rogers.
Ceramics and Print, second edition, by Paul Scott, A&C Black (UK), University of Pennsylvania Press (USA), and Haupt Verlag (German translation, Switzerland).
American Shino - The Glase of a Thousand Faces, by Lester Richter and Babcock Galleries.
The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, Kevin Hulch.
Wood Firing: Journeys and Techniques, A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly with a Forward by Dick Lehman.
Creative Ideas for Clay Artists, A Collection of Articles from Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Edited by Anderson Turner.
Clay and Glaze for the Potter, Daniel Rhodes' 3rd Edition, Revised and Edited by Robin Hopper.

Professional Experience
Visiting Artist:

at Juniata College, 1994


15 potters working primarily in the wood-fire tradition during a one-month trip in Japan, 1993


of Potters Guild of Indiana, 1990-1992

Visiting Artist /
Adjunct Professor:

at Arizona State University, 1988


1998 to present: offered 35+ workshops for colleges, universities, and professional ceramics organizations

International Exhibitions

2-person exhibitions in the ancient clay cities of Shigaraki and Tamba, Japan, at the invitation of Mr. Shiho Kanzaki, 1999


Everson Museum Collection
Arizona State University Permanent Collection
Ceramics Monthly Magazine Permanent Collection
Northern Arizona University Permanent Collection
University of Northern Iowa Permanent Collection
Bermuda National Gallery
Dick’s work is included in 35 collections in Japan.
Dick’s work is in use in thousands of homes around the world.
Dick’s work was presented to the president and religious and cultural leaders of Iran, and to cultural and religious leaders in Iraq as part of Peace Delegations’ gifts.
American Museum Of Ceramic Art


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