Josh DeWeese’s work exudes ceramic wonder: artfully designed, painstakingly crafted, and ultimately given over to the whims of the kiln. He is drawn to the beauty and mystery of high temperature ceramics, to the elements of chance that occur in the firing, to the subtle qualities of raw clays and the vibrant depths of transparent glazes. His pottery summons us to touch, melding art and utility, asserting the gravitas of raw earth into our curated spaces.
DeWeese is currently a Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, where he and his wife Rosalie Wynkoop have a home and studio. He served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena for 17 years. He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.