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John Shea


Lecturer in Art

John Shea primarily works with clay, exploring the nature of objects and the ways in which we interact and perceive them.

He received his bachelor’s of fine arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his master’s from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He previously taught at both institutions. At Hamilton he teaches beginning ceramics and sculpture.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Sculpture

Select Exhibitions

  • 2019, Articulating Craft, Arts Center Gallery, Arts Center, Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.
  • 2018, A Material Thing, Firehouse Gallery, Flower City Art Center, Rochester, N.Y. 
  • 2018, Visions in Clay, LH Horton Jr Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, Calif.
  • 2018, Southern Miss Ceramics National, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, M.S.
  • 2018, The Clay Studio National, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa. 
  • 2018, Objective, Art Lofts Gallery, Madison, Wis. 
  • 2017, 10 Years in the Making, Portland, Ore. 
  • 2017, Talente 2017, Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich, Munich, Del.  
  • 2017, Object Logic, Gallery 7, Madison, Wis.

Appointed to the Faculty: 2019

Educational Background

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

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