Ceramics Faculty

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Ceramics Faculty

  • Chad Curtis working in studio
    Associate Professor/ Chair, Crafts Department

    Chad D. Curtis

  • John Williams
    Studio Technician / Adjunct Faculty

    John Williams

    • Website:www.williams-studio.com
    • Contact: johnwilliamsstudio@gmail.com
    • John Williams received his MFA in Ceramics from Bowling Green State University in 2001. Williams serves as the studio technician and adjunct faculty at Tyler. His current area of research includes digital fabrication applications to the ceramic medium. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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  • Jessica Brandl Headshot
    Resident Artist/ Adjunct Faculty

    Jessica Brandl

  • Dennis Ritter Headshot
    Resident Artist/ Adjunct Faculty

    Dennis Ritter

    • Website:www.dennisritterclay.com
    • Contact: dennis.ritterclay@gmail.com
    • Dennis Ritter is a sculptor working primarily in the ceramic medium. Dennis received his MFA from the NYSCC at Alfred University in 2015. Prior to attending graduate school he worked as a teaching artist for The Claymobile Outreach Program and was the Studio and Facilities Manager for The Clay Studio In Philadelphia. He received his BFA in Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art in 2012, where he received the Rudy Staffal Award for Excellence in Ceramics.

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  • Instructor Jill Allen
    Adjunct Faculty

    Jill Allen

    • Website:http://jillallen.net/home.html
    • Contact: jallen@temple.edu
    • Jill Allen is a studio artist working and teaching in Philadelphia, PA. 

      Her sculptural pieces reference her interests in the mysteries of “other worlds,” such as micro-worlds, galaxies, and the world of science fiction. Allen has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, and holds a BFA from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, and an MFA from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Allen’s work has been featured in the Ceramic Glaze Handbook by Mark Burleson, Handbuilt Tableware by Kathy Triplett, and Handbuilding by Shay Amber.


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  • Rebecca Chappell
    Adjunct Faculty

    Rebecca Chappell

    • Website:www.rebeccachappell.com
    • Contact: rchappell09@gmail.com
    • Rebecca Chappell received her M.F.A. from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her B.F.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Chappell has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the US. She currently teaches at the Maryland Institute of Art as well as Tyler School of Art. Rebecca lives and maintains a studio in North Philadelphia PA. 

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  • Ryan Greenheck Headshot
    Adjunct Faculty

    Ryan J. Greenheck

    • Website:http://www.ryanjgreenheck.com/
    • Contact: ryanjgreenheck@yahoo.com
    • Ryan J. Greenheck received his Master of Fine Arts degree from SUNY College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2004.  He also received, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2002.  He has participated in numerous national juried exhibitions and invitational shows since 2000.  His work is represented in many galleries throughout the country.  Ryan currently is a practicing studio potter and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.


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    Adjunct Faculty

    Theo Uliano

    • Website:www.theouliano.com
    • Contact: tug33355@temple.edu
    • Theo Uliano holds a BFA from Kutztown University and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. He presents and exhibits nationally on his ceramic work and was named as an “Emerging Artist” in 2015 by Ceramics Monthly magazine. Theo is an adjunct professor, a stone mason, and maintains the facilities for an NPR affiliate radio station, He has recently returned from a 3 month residency in the South of France. He lives in suburban Philadelphia with his wife and cats.

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  • Assistant Professor

    Roberto Lugo

    • Contact: roberto.lugo@temple.edu
    • Roberto Lugo is a American potter, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator. Lugo's work draws together hip-hop, history and politics into formal ceramics and 2D works.

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