Ted VogelPortland, OR


Ted Vogel is Associate Professor of Art and Program Head in Ceramics at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon where he has taught since 1994. He received his MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a BFA in Ceramics from the University of South Dakota.

In addition to his teaching at Lewis & Clark College, Ted has taught workshops nationally, including Penland School for Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Center for the Arts, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, the Mendocino Art Center and has served as a visiting artist at numerous colleges, universities and art centers. Ted was the recipient of a residency and served as the assistant director at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana. Other residencies include the Watershed Ceramic Center in Maine and in 2006, was a resident artist at the Zentrum fur Keramics in Berlin and a visiting artist at the College of Art & Design in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to coming to the Archie Bray Foundation, Ted served as Gallery Director and Ceramics Program Coordinator at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Colorado.

In 1996, he was invited to participate in a yearlong glass residency at the internationally recognized Bullseye Glass in Portland, Oregon. Following that tenure Ted has often incorporated glass, clay, cast iron and digital imagery into his art-making vocabulary. His work is exhibited widely and is held in numerous public and private collections and is published in numerous books and ceramics publications. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts for several years and was the on-site co-coordinator of the 2006 NCECA Conference in Portland, Oregon. This international conference hosted over 4900 educators, scholars and artists in attendance.

Ted Vogel is a co-founder of accessCeramics.org a growing collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. Arts educators, students, artists, scholars, curators and the general public use this on-line project worldwide. Currently this site has grown to over 400 national and international artists and hosts a growing 6000 images.

accessCeramics.org is organized by the Watzek Library and the Art Department of Lewis & Clark College. The website has received a “NITLE Instructional Innovation Fund Grant” in 2008, and most currently is the recipient of an “National Endowment for the Art 2009 Grant Award: Access to Artistic Excellence”