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James Kasper, Artist and President

  • Education
  • Master’s Degree 1988 (Physics) The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Bachelor’s Degree 1983 (Physics) Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Honors
  • Sigma Xi, 1991, The University of Iowa
    Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 1989, The University of Iowa
    Phi Beta Kappa, 1983, Coe College
    Phi Kappa Phi, 1983, Coe College

  • Publications
  • Co-author of several articles about alkali-borate glasses and high temperature superconductors.
    Complete references available on request.

  • Teaching
  • Ceramics Instructor at Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
    Spring semester, 2000

  • General
  • Lives with his wife, Lucy Hansen, and Great Dane, Kate.
    Established Prairie Dog Pottery Inc. in 1993.
    Engaged in the establishment of 20 acres of native prairie grasses and about four acres of trees.

International Shows

L’exposition des 19 artistes invités, October 9 – November 23, 2010, à l’occasion des  La Borne, l’amour du feu: 11ème recontre internationales, Centre  céramique contemporaine, La Borne, France. Group invitational show featuring work from both the artists’ home kilns and work fired in the Talbot kiln in La Borne, France.

La Borne s’enflamme: 10ème recontre internationale de céramique 2007, Centre de Création Céramique de La Borne, La Borne, France. About 50 international participants were invited to take part in a mass community firing of woodfired kilns in La Borne in July 2007. Works of both the La Borne Ceramists and the invitees were exhibited. A catalog of the same name was published  by the Centre de Création Céramique de La Borne.

Mashiko International Ceramic Festival Show, May 15 – June 30, 2006, Hamada House, Mashiko, Japan. Group invitational show featuring work from both artist’s home kilns and work made in Mashiko from Mashiko clay and fired in the Hamada kiln by: (USA) Davie Reneau, Gary Hootman, James Kasper, Jane Herold; (Australia) Robert Barron, Sandy Lockwood, Yuri Wiedenhofer; (South Korea) OH Hyang Jong, JEON Moon Hwan, JEON Sungcheol, NAMU Taeyoon, LEE Cheon Soo; (France) Nicolas Rousseau; (Great Britain) Nic Collins; (Germany) Georg Hach, Markus Rusch; (Japan) OHTSUKA Kiyoaki, NARUI Tsuneo, YOSHIKAWA Mizuki, ENOKIDA Katsuhiko, MATSUZAKI Ken.

Gallery 6 International Invitational Group Show, June 3 – 30, 2006, Gallery 6, Mashiko, Japan. Group invitational show featuring work made in Mashiko from Mashiko clay and fired in the Hamada kiln by: (USA) Davie Reneau, Gary Hootman, James Kasper, Jane Herold; (Australia) Robert Barron, Sandy Lockwood, Yuri Wiedenhofer; (South Korea) OH Hyang Jong, JEON Moon Hwan, JEON Sungcheol, NAMU Taeyoon, LEE Cheon Soo; (France) Nicolas Rousseau; (Great Britain) Nic Collins; (Germany) Georg Hach, Markus Rusch; (Japan) OHTSUKA Kiyoaki, NARUI Tsuneo, YOSHIKAWA Mizuki, ENOKIDA Katsuhiko, MATSUZAKI Ken.

The Naked Truth: 2004 International Invitational Woodfire Ceramics Exhibition, September 15-October 8, 2004, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Group Invitational Show, August 17-28, 2002

KOIE Ryoji, BABA Yuchiko, IJUIN Mariko, LEE Kang Hyo, JEON Moon Hwan, ASADA Emiko, YOKOO Satoshi, Gary Hootman, James Kasper, OH Hyang Jong, SONG Il Kuen, MYUNG Jae Hyun, LEE Saly, YOO Myung Chun, Tho Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

The 1996 International Orton Cone Box Show, April 2-April 28, 1996

Plus traveling exhibition (Two works in show)
Holt-Russel Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin, KS
Jurors: Karen Karnes, Brad Schweiger, Judith S. Schwartz
Awards: Baker Purchase Award
See Ceramics Monthly March 1997 pages 49-54 for an article about the show with a photograph of one of the two works accepted.

The 1994 International Orton Cone Box Show, April 5-April 24, 1994

Plus traveling exhibition (Two works in show)
Holt-Russel Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin, KS
Jurors: William Hunt, Yoshiro Ikeda, Dr. Margaret Xie
Awards: Orton Purchase Award and Baker Purchase Award
See Ceramics Monthly January 1995 pages 25-30 for an article about the show with a photograph of one of the two pieces accepted.

National Shows

The University of Iowa Alumni Exhibition, September 1999-April 2000, Levitt Center for University Advancement, Iowa City, IA

Feats of Clay VII, May 25-June 18, 1994, Sponsored by Lincoln Arts at Gladding, McBean & Co., Lincoln, CA
Juror: Don Reitz
Awards: Second Place and a Purchase Award