Tea Cup, 2022, 8.5" X 6"x 2". (wall cup, hangs on one nail)
A Connecticut native, Sally Brogden has lived and worked in TN for twenty years. She is a Professor of Art at the University of Tennessee and she holds undergraduate degrees in Art History and Studio Arts from the University of Michigan and an MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad. She was one of fifty artists selected for the exhibition "Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium", curated for the world ceramics conference in Yeoju, Korea and she was most recently an Invited Speaker at the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, Icheon, S. Korea. Sally has been the recipient of numerous grants and has been an artist-in-residence at the Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China; Ceramic Center Berlin and the Archie Bray Foundation, where she served on the Board of Directors. Her work has been included in books and catalogs including: 500 Ceramic Sculptures, by Glenn Brown; Ceramics: A Potter's Handbook, by Glenn C Nelson & Richard Burkett; The Craft and Art of Clay, by Susan Peterson; A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence, by Peter Held; Taking Measure: American Ceramic Art at the New Millennium; Electric Kiln Ceramics, by Richard Zakin; and Dry Glazes, by Jeremy Jernegan .
Recent exhibitions include: University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX ; Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO; National Museum of Slovenia - Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA ; Jian Guo Ceramic Culture Creative Park and the Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum, Jingdezhen, China; Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT; Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; The Nevica Project, thenevicaproject.com; Westmont Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Beijing International Art Expo, Beijing, China; Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM; Vertigo Gallery, Denver, CO; Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR; San Angelo Museum, San Angelo, TX; Oregon College of Arts And Crafts, Portland, OR; South Bend Art Museum, South Bend, IN; Maryland Arts Council, Baltimore, MD; Phillips Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA; Northern Clay Center, St. Paul, MN; Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI; Ichon World Ceramic Center, Kyonggii Province, Korea and the Jian Guo Ceramic Culture Creative Park, Jingdezhen, China. She has lectured widely at institutions such as Vanderbilt University, University of Colorado, University of Denver, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Brigham Young University, University of South Carolina, University of Illinois, Clemson University, Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame. She is a Professor in the School of Art at the University of Tennessee. She lives and works in Knoxville, TN.
Sally Brogden’s artistic process focuses on hand built ceramic forms using a variety of clay and firing temperatures. Clay and firing temperatures vary according to the needs of the work and some works are achieved though multiple firings at different temperatures.