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Jocelyn Howard

Biography to Display: 


2007BFA Three-Dimensional Studio Art, School of Fine Art, Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina

2010-2011Post-Baccalaureate Student, School of Art & Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2014MFA Ceramics, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania


2014–2016Artist in Residence, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana


2009-2010Gallery Assistant, Gallery & Visitor Center, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

2016—Adjunct Faculty, Northwest College, Powell, Wyoming


Jocelyn Y. Howard is known for figurative stoneware sculpture fired in an electric kiln. Howard's hand-built forms are modeled featuring fragmented body parts and surrogate parts including those of dolls and puppets. In the leather-hard stage, Howard layers colored slip (liquid clay), stains in various combinations and bisque fires. Glazes are applied in strategic areas and work is glaze-fired. Once out of the kiln, a layer of cold wax is applied to matte areas for protection.

Howard's subject matter includes sexuality, gender identity, and shame.


Bibliography to Display: 

Howard, Jocelyn Y. “Inquisitive Forms: The Figurative Ceramics of Thaddeus Erdahl.” Shop Talk 6 (2013).

 _______________. “Jocelyn Howard's Puppet Inspired Figures,” Juxtapoz Magazine (November 11, 2015).

_______________. “Making Bad Work.” Studio Potter Magazine 42, no.1 (2014).

Smith, Nan. 500 Figures in Clay Volume 2. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2014.




Typical Marks
Standing Leg Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Red Lodge Clay Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 27, 2023.