Tony Wise

Tony Wise Pottery Collection

Tony Wise – Ceramic Art

Tony Wise – Artist Biography

Tony Wise started working in clay when he was a student in Lubbock, TX. After a few years in clay there he moved to Snyder, TX where he worked under Dave Funk at Western Texas College.
This was one of the best decisions he could have made. Having a love of crafting with his hands at the time he started, it wasn’t long before the tactile fulfilment of clay and his instructors sincere passion for ceramic work led him to where he is now; making pots. After graduating with an associates of art from WTC, Tony transferred and was accepted into the arts program at Utah State University. At USU Wise broadened his ceramic horizons from bake ware and slip-casting to kiln and oven building. There was also an opportunity to spend time in China and work with ceramic artists in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capitol of the world. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Ceramics and has been traveling the last few years producing utilitarian wares. He has recently been doing residencies and making pots in Colorado and Australia.

But really, Tony likes the simple things. Good art, good beer, good food and great people. The rest falls into place from there.


  • 2011 BFA in Ceramics – Utah State University, Logan UT
  • 2010 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen China International Student Exchange
  • 2008 AA – Western Texas College, Snyder TX
  • 2005 Diploma – Lubbock High School, Lubbock TX


  • 2013 Fremantle Bazaar – Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle WA
  • 2012 Toys in Babeland – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO – Solo Exhibition
  • Made For Eachother – Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester NH
  • CMC Faculty Show – Colorado Mountain College, Aspen CO
  • Valley Visual – Carbondale Center for the Arts and Humanities, Carbondale CO
  • 2011 Holiday Invitational – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
  • 19th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National – Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, Lancaster PA
  • Atmospheric 2011 – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
  • 14th Annual CCC Cup Auction – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
  • Senior BFA Exhibition – Studio 102, USU, Logan UT – Group Show
  • Cafecito – Cafe’ Hey, Tampa, FL
  • Please Touch the Art – 7th Annual Warehouse Show, Twain Tippetts Gallery, Logan UT
  • 2010 Shared Journeys – Jingdezhen, China – Group Show
  • Generations – Gallery 421, Michigan City IN – Invitational
  • 13th Annual CCC Cup Auction – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
  • NCECA Regional Juried Student Exhibition – Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe AZ – Group Exhibition
  • Utah State Undergraduate Show – Twain Tippetts Gallery, USU, Logan UT – Group Exhibition
  • 2008 Walking on Eggshells – WTC, Snyder TX – Group Show
  • 2007 Coffee Talk and Stew – Aroma’s Therapy, Lubbock TX – Solo Exhibition

Workshops and Lectures Given

  • 2013 WorkShop Colorado Mountain College, Rifle CO
  • 2011 Artist Lecture – Mesa State College, Grand Junction CO
  • 2010 Workshop and Lecture – Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studio, Lubbock TX
  • 2008 Workshop Class – Western Texas College, Snyder TX
  • 2007 Workshop Class – Western Texas College, Snyder TX

Teaching and Related Experience

  • 2013- Lecturer – Central Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia
  • 2013 Food Designer and Stylist – Mangia! Cookbook
  • 2013- Tutor – City of Nedlands Tresillian Centre, Nedlands, Australia
  • 2013- Resident Artist/Tutor – The Clay House, North Fremantle, Australia
  • 2012-13 Producer/Chef/Owner – Culinary Clay
  • 2011-12 Resident Artist/Instructor – Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale CO
  • 2011-12 Lab Technician – Colorado Mountain College, Aspen CO
  • 2011-13 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Honorarium
  • 2010 Travel – Ceramics in China
  • 2008-13 Personal Research – Ceramic and brick oven building
  • 2008-11 Member – USU Ceramics Guild, Logan UT
  • 2007 Lab Assistant – WTC, Snyder TX

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2010 WVU China Scholarship – WVU
  • 2010 Eccles Scholarship – USU
  • 2009 Nora Eccles Harrison Scholarship – USU
  • 2008 Phi Theta Kappa – WTC
  • 2005-06 Art Department Scholarship – WTC

Representation and Publication

  • Mangia! Cookbook
  • Carbondale Clay Center Sales Gallery
  • WVU-JCI Int’l Ceramic Studio Robert P. Anderson Gallery