Rosette Gault, Ph.D
Based in Seattle, Dr. Gault has been contributingto the field of artistic ceramics since 1970. As artist she explores the substance of paperclay as a tangible thoughtform in service to practical and expressive needs of mankind.
Her award winning ceramic sculpture and commission work has been exhibited widely since 1978, and is included in public and private collections in Canada, USA, Italy, Finland, UK, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, and beyond. Of more than 120 exhibitions some 40 have been paperclay.
Her books include Paperclay Art and Practice (2013), Paper Clay (in print since 1998) co-published by University of Pennsylvania Press (USA) and A&C Black (London UK) and Artisan Craft Books (Australia). Paper Clay for CeramicSculptors (in print since 1993) was the first book Think by Hand. She has contributed articles for Ceramics Monthly, Ceramic Review, Ceramic Art and Perception, Ceramic Technical and others. In 1990, she isolated the optimum ratio of (recycled) paper pulp to clay that would permit her to work wet on dry, patch dry cracks and extend the repertoire of methods never known possible to fire with traditional clay or man made fiber composite clays. Her work has served as a technical impetus behind much innovation and advance in international ceramic art and design.
As a visual artist and teacher, she was invited to present at more 77 workshops and master classes at top universities, symposia, and art schools worldwide.
She earned M.F.A. in ceramics from University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 1977-78 and Ph.D for Innovation from University of Sunderland Glass and Ceramic inUK 2014.
President of New Century Arts, Inc. for over 18 years. She has served as director coordinator of Seward Park Art Studio, interim director at Pottery Northwest, manager of Fireworks Gallery, and instructor at the University of Washington Experimental College Seattle, and full time faculty of Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon. She is currently affiliated with University of Sunderland National Center for Glass and Ceramics Research.
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