about the project

accessCeramics is an online collection of images of contemporary ceramics by recognized artists. Designed for use by artists, arts educators, scholars and the general public, it fills a void in contemporary ceramics digital image collections on the web. Currently, accessCeramics is not receiving new submissions. If this changes, submissions will be juried by a curatorial board, which consists of Thomas Orr (Ash Street Project and, previously, Oregon College of Art and Craft), Richard Burkett (San Diego State University), and Julia Galloway (University of Montana, Missoula). A team at Lewis & Clark College's Aubrey R. Watzek Library serve as Project Managers and Ex-Officio Members to the Board; this team consists of Mark Dahl, Director of Watzek Library, Jeremy McWilliams, Digital Services Coordinator, and Erica Jensen, Arts & Visual Resources Librarian.

The project was founded in 2008 by Margo Ballantyne, then Visual Resources Curator, and the late Ted Vogel, Associate Professor of Art and program head of ceramics, who passed away in July 2019, shortly after retiring. It received a received a NITLE Instructional Innovative Fund Grant in its first year, and in 2009 received an NEA Access to Artistic Excellence Grant.

Please send inquiries to accessceramics@gmail.com.