Author Profile
Ted Adler

Ted Adler is an artist and potter, primarily working with woodfired ceramics. He has exhibited work in more than 125 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, including a solo exhibition at Greenwich House Pottery’s Jane Hartsook Gallery in New York City. An Associate Professor of Art and Area Head of Ceramics Media at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, Adler received his BA from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, in 1993 and his MFA from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in 2002. He also studied with renowned artist Toshiko Takaezu, with whom he apprenticed for more than a year in her Quakertown, New Jersey, studio. He recently completed an artist-in-residence at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a 2019 recipient of a McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists. Adler has lectured and demonstrated at numerous ceramic centers and universities across the nation, including the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center, Arrowmont School of Crafts, and the Anderson Ranch Art Center.


A timely reminder for those working in traditional craft disciplines that handwork can be deeply resonant beyond the categories used to define the works it produces.