Ted Adler is associate professor of ceramics media at Wichita State. Prior to moving to Wichita, he served as an instructor and ceramics studio coordinator for Northern Arizona University’s School of Art in Flagstaff, Ariz. He received his BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore., in 1993 and his MFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in 2002.
“Clay is interesting to me as both a material and a metaphor. When making, I look to engage a sense of “made-ness” through the plasticity of the material and the sensuous, fluid volumes of the vessel. It is my hope that a viewer can appreciate the beauty of imperfection and see how these vessels are much like ourselves: full of complexity and surprises that, over time, reveal a depth and strength of character.” – Ted Adler