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Nathan Prouty

Biography to Display: 


2006BFA Ceramics & Printmaking, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

2014MFA Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio


2007Artist in Residence, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2007-2011Artist in Residence, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

2009Artist in Residence, Fireworks Studios, Cardiff, Wales

2013Artist in Residence, C.R.E.T.A. Rome, Rome, Italy

2013Visiting Artist - Kecskemét International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary

2016Resident Artist, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio


2003-2011Assistant, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, Massachusetts

2009-2011Ceramics Technician, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, Pennsylvania

2009-2011Instructor, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2014—Co-founder and Artist Director, Bandipur Studios and Ruston, Louisiana, Toledo, Ohio

2015-2016Visiting Artist, Adjunct Instructor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2016—Assistant Professor, Ceramics & Sculpture, Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, Oregon


Nathan Prouty is known for abstract ceramic sculpture. Works are most often hand built using earthenware clay.

His sculptures often use the juxtaposition between a rectilinear and a curvilinear form as a focal point. Humor is central to Prouty's subject matter. Ceramic components are often combined with mixed media objects, especially resin and foam. Prouty's surfaces employ both low fire glaze and post firing cold work techniques where appropriate; typically appearing in bright colors in the finished state.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York


Bibliography to Display: 

Kopp, Linda. The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2012.

___________. “Nathan Prouty: Hot Spots and Rocks.” Ceramics: Art & Perception 95 (March 2014).

Peterson, Susan, and Jan Peterson. The Craft and Art of Clay: A Complete Potter's Handbook. London, UK: Laurence King Publishing Ltd., 2000.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J.E. 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2012.



The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Materials: Mixed Media
Method: Hand-Built, Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified April 10, 2023.