Masters of Fine Art, Ceramics, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, 1989

Honors: Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 4.0 GPA.


Masters of Art, Sculpture, West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas, 1983


Bachelors of Fine Art, 3-Dimensional Art and Design, Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma, 1979


Additional Education

Ceramics, Drawing, & Sculpture, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, 1980

Ceramics and Glass, Sir John Cass Polytechnic, London, England, fall, 1984


College Teaching


Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio, 2000-2019, Professor of Art, Ceramics/Sculpture/Art Theory/Humanities-early retirement

Tenure and Promotion: May, 2006

Responsibilities: Department Chair from 2007 to 2017

As Chair: Maintain budget for department, serve on council of chairs, supervise 1 full time faculty member and 4 adjunct, carry out all duties as chair.

Professor for Ceramics and Sculpture courses including freshman level to senior seminar.


Strong teaching focus on foundation level courses. Deeply involved with Arts and Humanities 150, an introduction to the arts and humanities of western civilization.

Maintain ceramic and sculpture studio.

Maintain all studio equipment including outdoor kiln, building of Raku kiln, electric kiln repairs, pugmill repair, organized sculpture lab and repair of all power equipment including table saw, band saw, as well as welding area.

Serve on assigned committees-Special Events-Chair of committee: 2002-2007/Ad Hoc- Arts and Humanities Festival committee-symbols of excellence.


Garden City Community College, Garden City, Kansas. 1990-2000.

Full time instructor, outreach instructor


Instructor for Ceramics, Sculpture, Design, Art Appreciation, & Photography.

Instructor for Interactive Television Art Appreciation Course.

Hired to build three dimensional art programs. Studio now includes 2 electric kilns,

1 eighteen cu. ft. updraft, 1 raku-handbuilt, & 1 thirty-six cu. ft. updraft gas-handbuilt.

Member of Instruction Committee.

Member of College Self-Assessment Committee.

Member of College Discipline Review Committee.



Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.


Instructor in Ceramics Department-Graduate & Undergraduate Levels, 1989-1990.

Supervise Graduate Technical Ceramic Student Workers in the Ceramics Department.

Supervise visiting artists program in Ceramics Department.


Adjunct Instructor in Design Department-Teach 2 sections of three-dimensional design, 1988-1989-spring.

Maintain equipment in Sculpture Department. *Edinboro University of Pennsylvania does not use teaching assistants.


Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1984-spring.

Responsibilities: Adjunct Instructor in Printmaking Department.


LaRoche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1984-spring.

Responsibilities: Adjunct Instructor in Design Department.


The American College, London, England, 1983-1984.

Responsibilities: Instructor for Design, Art Appreciation, & Drawing.


West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas, 1981-1983.

Graduate Teaching Assistant-Design & Ceramics Department.


Mullsjo Folkhogskola, Mullsjo, Sweden, 1979-Spring.

Responsibilities: Adjunct Instructor for Ceramics Department.



Related Employment

Graduate Assistant, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989. Responsibilities: Maintain ceramics facility, & assistant to Registrar.


Liturgical Artist, The Rohn Studios, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1984-1986.

Responsibilities: Faceted Glass Window design, fabrication, & installation. Ceramic relief panel construction & installation.

Mural Painting and job site foreman.



Muskingum University Academic Accomplishments


  1. Complete development of the capstone course criteria for art majors. This document began development in 2007 and has concluded in 2012-13 with the groups, HLC, OBR and NCATE accepting the work as not needing further review for a ten year period. Continued data is being kept on each major/minor.

  2. Submitted completed art capstone assessment reports to NCATE and higher Learning Commission Review.

  3. Submitted 3 year report on assessment of program.

  4. Completed LAE Ceramics Assessment.

  5. Completed LAE Sculpture Assessment.

  6. Completed annual program reports from 2007-2012.

  7. Revamped Art History Courses to a junior level.

  8. Secured PHd faculty to teach Art History courses as chair.

  9. Developed Art History Topics Course, approved by curriculum committee.

  10. Budget remained in black from 2007-2012.

  11. Added new Electric kiln to Neptune Center.

  12.  Member of FAC for previous three years as of 2012.

  13. Previous committee-special events.

  14. Chair of Art Department since 2007. Attended all fall conference meetings, all chair meetings, and division meetings.

  15. Sponsored visiting artist Ron Koehler lecture and discussion of his professional work. Kappa Pi National Honorary President.

  16. Advise kappa pi art honorary annual events.

  17. Supervise and coordinate annual art sale.

  18. Sponsored Bruce Woyt workshop in ceramic art.

  19. Sponsored Jamie Lester Sculpture workshop.

  20. Take students to Cleveland and Pittsburgh to Museums.

  21. Recruit students throughout the year by conducting interviews and reviews of student’s art portfolios.

  22. Developed the Art Department award given at scholarship day. 2013 was the first year for this award to an outstanding art student selected by art faculty for an excellent senior exhibition of art.

  23. Taught in-service day in ceramic art for members of the art faculty from Barnesville School District.

  24. Gave lecture on the building and firing of wood kiln to faculty.

  25. Received grant from University for development of molds. This information was used in the ceramics 321 course.

  26. Sabbatical creative art and technical issues report.


Recent Exhibitions


Ceramics Monthly May 2020, Exposure Section


Clay Times Publication, “Death as influence” 2005 Article of creative art work with photographs of recent clay art


Ceramics Monthly, Up front section-Images and article of figurative artwork.  October 1998


Distant Ceramics 2nd edition, International Ceramics Exhibition, October, 2020 Juror: Shoji Satake WVU


National Juried Exhibition-The Clay

Center of New Orleans July August 2020


Zanesville Prize for Ceramic Art 2018 Selected to demonstrate ceramic art techniques


Zanesville Museum of Art Juried Regional Exhibition

May 2019 and Zanesville Museum of Art Juried Regional Exhibition May 2018


Accepted entry for juried exhibition at The City of New Orleans Clay Center.  1001 S Broad St, New Orleans, La. May 2020


Juried into 74th all Ohi0 Exhibition. Exhibition on until Sept 7. 2019

Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville Ohio


Juried into the 73rd annual all Ohio Exhibition. Zanesville Museum of Art. My work entitled, “School of Fish” was one of 57 pieces accepted out of 350 entered. Exhibition runs until September 8, 2018.


Y Bridge Festival, Juried Acceptance, Summer, 2019, Zanesville, Ohio


2 day ceramic art workshop at Zanesville High School. Zanesville, Ohio 2019


Gave a 1 day ceramic art workshop at John Glenn High School, New Concord, Ohio. 2019


Raku workshop, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio, July 20, Exhibiting 50 works of clay art. The day long event required that I build a Raku kiln on site, make and bring glazes, make and bring ceramic pottery, instruct the public on all techniques including post firing reduction. Also offered this service at the museum.


Group Exhibition, Invitational Exhibition of contemporary art at Johnson Humrick House, Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio      


HxWxD Sculpture exhibition, Juried exhibition, Kettering Art Center, Kettering, Ohio


 HxWxD Sculpture Exhibition, Juried, Kettering Ohio Awarded Best of show.


Solo Exhibition of Ceramic Art, Zanesville Art Museum, Zanesville, Ohio


Sabbatical Leave-Fall 2009

                                    Built re-cycled electric kiln into wood burner kiln





NCECA-National council for the education of ceramic art-conference-Sculpture in porcelain accepted into exhibit at the Alcoa Center, Downtown Pittsburgh.


Solo Exhibition, Rio Grande University, Rio Grande, OH


Solo Show,  Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA, October


Ken McCollum and former ceramic students, Travis and Trent Berning,  Invitational Exhibition, Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio, July 2007


NCECA Conference: Management of A/V Presentations for Conference-Louisville, Ky., March 13-18, 2007



Juried 2nd Biennial Ceramics competition, Juried, St. Paul, MN


Tenure and promotion awarded-Muskingum University


Agent Representation:, Cindy Miller


The Ohio Show, Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio. Juried Exhibition:

 David Black, Juror’s Award, “One is the Number.” May


Convergence 2006, College of Wooster, Ebert Museum of Art, Wooster, Ohio

Dana Self: Juror


NCECA Solo Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, March @ the Dorothy Steel Gallery


Solo Show, Ohio University: Zanesville


Past, Present and Perfect Exhibition, Johnson Humrick House Museum, Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio


ZAAP Group Exhibition, the Armory Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio January-February


Zanesville Community Day Auction, Zanesville, Ohio, February


 Southeastern Ohio Art Guild membership group show,

Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Bruce Gallery,

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Alumni Group show of Ceramic Artists Invitational, 2004-2005


US Bank, Group Exhibition, Cambridge, Ohio, October, 2004


Tuscarawas Center for the Arts, New Philadelphia, Ohio, May-July


@Blazing Ahead,@ Art and Fine Craft from Appalachia Ohio, Juried Exhibition, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum

Roscoe Village, Coshocton, Ohio April 24-August 1, 2004

First Place Award-Sculpture


Eighth Annual Art Auction Invitational, Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center, Cambridge, Ohio, February 28, 2004


Faculty Exhibition, New Work, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio


Conducted Glass Slumping workshop at Muskingum College

for Art Guild of Southeast Ohio


Chair, Special Events Committee, Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio

Produced: 02-07

The Cherryholmes Family Bluegrass Concert, 2006

Ken Waldman, Alaksan Fiddle Poet, 2006

Claudia Stevens, Performance Artist, 2005

Lee Rexrode, Ceramic Artist, 2005

Ken Rinaldo, Robotic Art, 2005

Robert Palmer, Pianist, 2005

Tres Vidas with Georgina Corbo from tv’s “Law and Order” 2005

Ron McFarland and Geogia Tiffany: Poets-University of Idaho, 2004

Kevin Mahogany Quartet, 2004

The Cleveland Opera, 2004

The Cleveland Duo and James Umble, 2004

Kerry Leung, Chinese Instrument Maker, 2004

The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, January 18, 2005

Ensemble Chaconne, 2003



National NCECA Conference,  Lead A/V tech, Indianapolis, In., March 17-20, 2004

Kappa Pi Art Fraternity Advisor, Founding Advisor at Muskingum Univ.


Art Club Advisor-Tour of Cincinnati, Ohio and Pittsburgh, PA. Art Museums and Galleries.

Organized Zanesville Pottery Festival held at The Zanesville Pottery, July

Reorganized and added physical space to the ceramic and sculpture studios with new gallery storage for student and peer use, Johnson Hall, Muskingum College


Juried ZAAP Membership Exhibition, Zanesville Art Museum,                      Zanesville, Ohio

ArtWalk Invitational exhibition, Coschoston, Ohio

Demonstrated Ceramic techniques and showed personal pottery forms and ceramic sculpture  at the Zanesville Pottery Lovers Festival. July 10-20, Norwich, Ohio

Gallery Representation: Zanesville Pottery, Norwich, Ohio

Organized Glass Slumping Workshop, Kevin Lyles, Professor of Art, Rio Grande University, held at Muskingum College

Established charter membership for the Zeta Alpha Iota chapter of the National Art Honorary, Kappi Pi, Muskingum College

Responsible for organization of the 1st Student Art Sale .   

            Built outdoor gas kiln with students.                                              

Juror of Festival of Learning- Local High School Art Students

NCECA Conference, San Diego, California. Staff member and lead A/V coordinator for four day ceramic art education conference.

Art at the Landing, Exhibition of Fine and Applied Art,                                             Zanesville, Ohio

Thornville Country Craft Fair, Thornville, Ohio

Old Hilliard Art Fair, Presenter, Hilliard, Ohio

One Man Show, Slippery Rock State University, Slippery Rock, Penna.

Guest Artist Exhibition of Sculpture, Worthington Gallery, High Street,                  Columbus, Ohio

Craft Festival Presenter, Johnstown, Ohio

Juried Exhibition, Ohio State Fair, Ceramics-3 pieces of ThrownPottery accepted

Demonstrating and Presenting at Pottery Lovers Festival,                                  Roseville, Ohio

NCECA Conference, A/V Staff member for conference, Kansas                                  City, Mo.

            Juried Exhibition, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton,                              Ohio

Juried Exhibition, Clintonville Arts Festival, Columbus, Ohio.


            NCECA Conference, Denver, CO. March-Audio/Visual Filming-Staff Member

Hosted The October Clay Festival October 16-20. Five day festival on the education of the ceramic arts for professional and amateur artists and educators at Muskingum College.

Co-Hosted Zanesville Art Center National Juried Exhibition with Phil LaDouceur.

Accepted tenure-track faculty position at Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio.


Mercer Gallery Faculty Exhibition-Garden City Comm. College,                                 Garden City, KS

            KACA Juried Invitational, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

One Man Show-Naturally Yours Gallery, Lipscomb, Texas

Colby Community College, Individual Exhibition, February.

Baker 2nd National Exhibition, Liberal, KS, 3rd place award, Juror-Marcia Manhart, Director-Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Sponsor for Elaine Henry Workshop of Emporia State Univ. at Garden City Community College

*NCECA Conference-Columbus, Ohio-Audio/Visual Filming                              Volunteer. Aid to Louis Katz and Minerva Navarette.


Kansas Artist & Craftsman Juried Exhibition, Kansas State                        University, Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, Kansas

carnegie Art Center, Two Man Exhibition, Dodge City, Kansas

Mercer Gallery, Two Man Exhibition, Garden City, Kansas

            Published Article-Ceramics Monthly, October, 1998, pages 16-18, A Reflections of Culture, Article and photographs of recent work.

            Recipient of Finnup Foundation Grant-$1,000.

Kansas Artist and Craftsmen Conference-Manhattan, Kansas



            Spirit of the Plains Exhibition, Denver, Colorado

Carnegie Art Museum Juried Exhibition, Dodge City, Kansas

PBS Auction on-air announcer-Smokey Hills Public TV

Mercer Gallery-3 Person Show, Garden City, KS

3-I Exhibition, Garden City, KS

            Guest Artist/Lecturer-USD#457 Art Teachers-Ceramic Technical Issues, Garden City, KS


Guest Artist/Lecturer-Cimarron High School Art Department,                     Cimarron, KS

Juror-High Plains League Art Competition, Syracuse, KS

Kansas Artist & Craftsmen Conference, Lindsborg, KS

sponsored Yashiro Ikeda Workshop of Kansas State Univ. @ Garden City Comm. College

NCECA Conference, Las Vegas, NV


Mercer Gallery-2 Person Exhibit, Garden City, KS

Carnegie Museum of Art Juried Exhibition, Dodge City, KS


Ceramic mural, Heritage Cattle Inc., Garden City, KS

Completed 36 *Completed 18 cu.ft. Raku outdoor kiln, Garden City, KS

Received $1,000 Mini Grant from Garden City Comm. College.

Artist/Lecturer at Johnson County High School, Johnson, KS

Travel-Art Students Tours of Amarillo, TX, Sante Fe, NM. Taos, NM, Wichita, KS-galleries, museums, and art installation sites.

Sponsored Rene Renick Ceramic Art Workshop-Garden City

Artist/Lecturer at Sewickley Art Center, Sewickley,PA.


Mercer Gallery-2 Person Exhibit, Garden City, KS

Carnegie Art Museum Juried Exhibition, Jurors Award, Dodge City                              

Represented by Kent Gallery, Sante Fe, NM

Grant Avenue Gallery, Group Show, Garden City, KS


Sponsored Charles Phillips Photography Workshop, Garden City                           Comm. College

Established Art Club for Garden City Comm. College Students

CAA Conference-San Antonio, TX


Artist/Lecturer-Touchstone Center for the Arts, Uniontown,                        Pennsylvania

Artist/Lecturer-Waynesburg College, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania

Artist/Lecturer-Westmoreland College, New Stanton, Pennsylvania

            Orton Cone Box National Ceramic Exhibition, McPherson, KS

Represented by Griffin Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

            High Plains Art Exhibition, Syracuse, KS

Sponsored Hunter Ingalls-Amarillo, TX, Art and Poetry Workshop-Garden City, KS


 Washington and Jefferson College Invitational Group Show,                    Washington, Pennsylvania

 2 Man Show-Butler County Comm. College, El Dorado, KS

 Phillips University Invitational Exhibition-Enid, Oklahoma

West Texas State University Invitational Exhibition-Canyon, TX

            tenure Received-Garden City Comm. College

 Member of Board of Directors-Southwest Kansas Arts Commission

sponsored Rick St. John Ceramic Workshop-Garden City  Comm. College

Juror-Photography 5 State Exhibition, Liberal, KS


Group Exhibition-Artist en Mass, Lawrence, Kansas

Mercer Gallery-2 Man Show, Garden City, Kansas

Carnegie Art Museum Juried Exhibition, Best of Show, Dodge City, Kansas

Lecturer-Kansas Assoc. of Comm. Colleges, Kansas City, Kansas

2 Man Show-Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas

Mercer Gallery, 2 Man Show, Garden City, Kansas

Three Rivers Juried Exhibition-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


National Council for the Education of Ceramic Art Juried Exhibition, Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

“Trudy’s Death” Sculpture Accepted by Paula Winokur

and Jack Troy

Three Rivers Juried Exhibition-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Erie Art Museum Juried Exhibition, Best of Show-Juror-Charles Miller-Art Forum

Artist/Lecturer-Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Subject of 7-minute film completed by PBS-Portraits

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Dream Boat

22” x 17” x 6”, 2015

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11 5/8” Square, cone 3, 2018



Ken McCollum Ceramic Art