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About

Jim Bowling

Department of Art

Associate Professor

Education
The Ohio State University, BS, Animal Science
The Ohio State University, Post-baccalaureate, Ceramics
Kent State University, MFA in Ceramics

Research and Teaching Interests
Jim’s primary interest is in narrative approaches in sculptural ceramics, with a focus on the male form. 

Although hand-built ceramics is his primary focus, he also teaches wheel-thrown ceramics and glaze calculation.

Jim is an affiliated faculty member in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program, teaching a course on Art and Sex.

Professional Affiliations and Awards

  • Permanent collection of the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio
  • Serves as a board member for the Ohio Designer Craftsman
  • Member of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts
  • Member of the College Arts Association

Personal Bio
Jim Bowling is an associate professor in the Art Department and teaches in the areas of ceramics and sculpture; he is also a sculptor living and working in Columbus, Ohio. His creative interest is in narrative approaches to sculptural ceramics, with a focus on the male form.  Jim’s primary medium is clay, often incorporating found material into his work. He uses the human form as a means to address themes of sexuality, spirituality and personal identity.

Jim is a graduate of The Ohio State University and received his MFA in ceramics from Kent State University. His work has exhibited regionally and nationally in both group and solo exhibitions, and is in several private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Massillon Museum in Massillon, Ohio. He serves as a board member for the Ohio Designer Craftsman, and previously served as a board member for the Ohio Museums Association.

/ Contact

33 Collegeview, A124

JBowling@otterbein.edu

614.823.1268