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Born, 1951, Indianapolis, Indiana, U. S. A.

Studied Ceramics at Rochester Institute of Technology, B.F.A., 1973

Moved to England in 1973 and set up studio. Studios in Japan since 2001

Member of the Craftsmen Potters Association (CPA), 1975, Council Member1985 – 1991

British Crafts Council Slide Index since1975

Member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland, 1990.


Guest artist at Jikken kobo, Inax , Tokoname, Japan 2002

British Crafts in Japan 2002 sponsored by Crafts Council of G.B. 2002

Seto Ceramic and Glass Center, Seto City, Japan 2001

Japan Foundation Fellowship, (six months), Japan 1998-9

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural park (guest artist), Shigaraki, Japan 1999

Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (guest artist), Shigaraki, Japan 1997

Arts/Industry Program (three months ), Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin,U.S.A., 1996

Porcelain Bowl Symposium, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét,

Hungary, 1995

Inax Design Prize, Tokoname, Japan 1993

International Ceramic Studio (ICS), Kecskemét, Hungary 1984 and 1987

British Council Grants for travel,shipping & lectures:’98 Finland,’96 &’98

Japan,’92 Turkey,’91 Italy,1990 India


Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Buckinghamshire Country Museum,Aylesbury,England

Bankfield Museum,Halifax, England

Shipley Art Gallery, England

The Ulster Museum, Belfast, N. Ireland

Stuttgart Museum, Germany

Hamburg State Museum, Germany

Darmstadt State Museum, Germany

International Ceramic Studio Museum, Kecskemét, Hungary

Museum of Contemporary Ceramics,Shigaraki,Japan

INAX Corporation, Tokoname, Japan

Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Kyushu, Japan

Seto City Cultural Center, Seto City, Aichi, Japan

Tokoname City Museum, Tokoname, Aichi, Japan

Mino Comtemporary Ceramic Museum, Gifu, Japan

Pennsylvania State Art Museum, U.S.A.

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, U.S.A.

Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, U.S.A.

Indianapolis Museum of Art, U.S.A.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

West Texas University Art Museum, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.

Orton Cone Company, Ohio, U.S.A.

Evansville Museum, Indiana, U.S.A.

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A



8th Mino Ceramic Competition, Silver Prize, “Feibleman Designs”-Gareth

Harris/Dorothy Feibleman, Mino Tajimi, Japan 2008

Ichinokura Sakazuki Museum, solo exhibition 2003 and 2007

YUFUKU solo exhibition 2006

7th Mino Ceramic Competition,Judges Prize, Mino, Tajimi, Japan 2005

Izushi Ceramic Competition, Prize,Izushi 2003

First Taiwan Ceramic Competition, Bronze Prize Taipei 2004

Mashiko Ceramic Competition, Mashiko 2004

Chozasho Ceramic Competition, Tokoname, Japan 2005,2004

6th Mino Ceramic Competition, Gold Prize, Mino, Tajimi, Japan, 2002

Mashiko Ceramic Competition, Judges award, Mashiko, Japan, 2002

A Century of Design, Part IV:1975-2001, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC,NY, USA ,2001-2002

Celebrating Contemporary Crafts 2001, Providence Art Club, Provicence, R.I. USA 2001

IAC Exhibition, Korea, 2001

International Exhibition Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 2001

International Exhibition National Museum of Art, Beijing, China 2001

SOFA, (Mobilia Gallery), New York City, N.Y. 2001

Three Coloured Clay Artists, Artists in Residence, Seto 2000-1, Japan 2001

Artists in Residence, Exhibition of Ceramics and Glass, Seto 2000-1, Japan 2001

3rd Izushi Porcelain Triennale Competition, Izushi, Japan 2000, Second Prize

3rd Mashiko International Ceramics Contest, Mashiko Japan, 2000

International Academy of Ceramics, Keramion Museum, Frechen, Germany 2000

Cross Currents (between the U.S.,England and Japan) Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, Ca. USA, 2000

Solo Exhibition, Green Gallery, Tokyo, Japan 1999

Works from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Ceramics,

Shigaraki, Japan 1999

5th International Ceramics Exhibition, Mino Japan, 1998, Silver Award & 3 Honourable Mentions

2nd Mashiko International Ceramics Contest, Mashiko, Japan 1998, Judges Commendation Award

Triennale de la Porcelaine, Nyon Castle, Prangins, Switzerland 1998

Ceramics “98 Exhibition, Fiskars, Finland 1998 (British Council travel grant)

Yixing International Ceramic Art Conference Exhibition, Yixing, China 1998

Interentional Academy of Ceramics at Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery,

Waterloo, Canada 1998

Dorothy Feibleman’s work made in Japan, at Indianapolis Museum of Art, U.S.A.,1997

Exhibition of Works Born at the the Park,Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shigaraki, Japan ,1997-1998

Group Exhibition Kunsthuis Ingrith Desmet, Belgium 1996

IAC’96 Japan, Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan 1996

Anniversary Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Surrey, England 1996 Bank Gallery, Surrey, England 1996

International Ceramics Studio,Museum-Founding Exh., Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary 1995-6

“The Dish”, DeFORMA Ceramics Group, Tölgyfa Gallery, Budapest, Hungary 1995-6

Porcelain, Candover Gallery, Alresford, England 1995

Group Exhibition, Inax, Tokyo, Japan 1995

Group Exhibition Galerie L, Hamburg,Germany 1995

European Ceramics, Maggie Barnes, Yorkshire, England 1995

Porcelain, Wolf Böwig, Hanover, Germany 1995

Group Exhibition, (jewellery exhibited) New Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey,

England 1994

Craft Potters’ Association Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert

Museum,London 1994

Inax Design Prize Exhibition in Tokoname and Tokyo 1993

Exhibition at the Indianapolis Art League, Indianapolis, U.S.A., 1993

Graham Modern, Gallery Artists Exhibition, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1992

Galerie Hinteregger, British Exhibition,St. Pölten, Austria, 1992

British Touring Exhibition of India organised by the British Council, 1991-92

14 British Ceramists, Galleria Il Giardino Dell’Arte, Bologna, Italy,

sponsors: British Council & Craft Council 1991

Solo Exhibition in conjunction with the opening of the new wing of the

Indianapolis Art Museum, U.S.A.,1990

Ceramic Jewellery Exhibition at the Museum for German Porcelain Industry, 1990

Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Charlotte Hennig, Darmstadt, 1990

Prix de la Villa de Carouse, Contours International de Ceramique Decorée, Le Bijou Ceramique, Geneve & Zurich 1989-1990

British Ceramics Today, in conjunction with publication of A Dictionary of British Studio Potters by Pat Carter, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, England 1990

Show Case Exhibition, Craftsmen Potters Shop, June 1990

Ton in Ton, Darmstadt Museum of Art, Germany 1988

Porcelain Exhibition at Rosenthal, organised by David Queensberry, Selb, Germany 1988

Aspects of Ceramics of Europe, Stuttgart Museum of Art, 1987

Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, California, 1987

Galerie for English Ceramics, Sandhausen, Germany 1987

Jewellery Designers – Indianapolis Museum of Art, U.S.A., March 1986

British Ceramics, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Travelling

Exhibition 1985-86

International Ceramic Studio, at Galerie de 1’Hôtel de Villa, Paris, 1986

Applied Arts Museum, Hamburg, (sent by Crafts Council U.K.) 1986

Graham Gallery, New York,1986

International Ceramics Festival, Mino, Japan 1986

Teapot Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 1984

British Ceramics, Graham Gallery, New York City, 1984

Artist Potters Now, Travelling Exhibition, Sotheby’s – Oxford Museum 1984-85

Ceramics from England, State Museum, Worms, Germany, October-November 1984

Dorothy Feibleman, solo, Oxford Gallery, Oxford, England, September 1984

International Ceramic Studio Travelling Exhibition, Kecskemét, Hungary, Vienna, Austria 1984

Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A., May-June 1983

Studio Ceramics Today – at Victoria and Albert Museum, November 1983

Studio Ceramics, Craft Potters Shop, in conjunction with publication of

Peter Lane’s book,1983

Studio Porcelain, Craftsmen Potters Shop, June 1983

Feibleman, Henderson, Tchlenko, Charlotte Hennig Galerie, Darmstadt,


Dan Haag – (British Craftsmen Potters Association) Holland 1982

Westminster Gallery (British Craft Collection) Boston, U.S.A. 1982

British Art and Music Festival, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1982

Katharine House Gallery – Marlborough, Wiltshire, England 1982

Hand and the Spirit Gallery – ‘Group Porcelains’ Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. 1982

68th Indiana Artists Show, Indianapolis Museum of Art. U.S.A. 1981, Award Exhibition of Recent Marquetry Ware, solo exhibit, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1981

Porcelain Bowls and Boxes, Prescote Gallery, Banbury, England 1981

Hand and the Spirit Gallery – ‘Porcelain Focus’ solo exhibit, Phoenix,

Arizona 1981

Rufford Craft Centre – ‘The New Ceramics’ – Nottinghamshire, England 1981

Recent Work – An Exhibition of 4 Ceramists, Craftsmen Potters Shop, London, 1981

Exhibition From the Craft Potters’ Association at the Galerie Munsterberg Basel, Switzerland 1981

Bohun Gallery/British Crafts Center, ‘Agateware London 1981

Studio Ceramics Christopher Wood Gallery, London, 1980

Exhibition and Auction of Contemporary Crafts, Sotheby’s, England 1980

“Agateware” Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, England, 1980

‘Miniatures’, the Elements, Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A. 1980

The Elements Gallery, New York, “Collector’s Clay’, U.S.A. 1980

‘Studio Porcelain’ – Craft Potters Shop, with publication of Peter Lane’s

book, London 1980

Prescote Gallery at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland 1980

Bowls Exhibition, Craftsmen Potters’ Shop, London 1980

Blue,Green,Yellow at the British Craft Center,London, 1979

“Star Quality”, British Craft Center, London,1979′

Small Paintings, Small Pots’ – Bohun Gallery, Henley on Thames, England 1979

Solo Exhibition, Innate Harmony Gallery, London,1979

Galerie Elizabeth Pfister, Hamburg, Germany, 1979

Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany, 1979

Indiana Ceramic Exhibition, DePauw University, Indiana, U.S.A.,1979

Indiana Central University Ceramic Invitational, U.S.A.,1978

Indiana State Museum Invitational,5th Annual, U.S.A.,1978

Group Exhibition, Atmosphere Gallery from London in Zurich, Switzerland, 1977

Feibleman,Burnett,Barry at Charlotte Hennig Galerie,Darmstadt,Germany,1977

Noggins and Ewers, British Crafts Center, London ,1977

Neville Museum, “Clay and Fibre”, Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.,1977

Mid-State Crafts Exhibition, Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.,1977, Purchase Award Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition, Indiana, U.S.A.,1977,

Award Henry Rothchild’s Collection Exhibition, England ,1976

Atmosphere Gallery, Porcelain Exhibition, London ,1976

Eight State Annual, Crafts Exhibition, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.,1976

Marietta College Crafts National, Ohio, U.S.A.,1976

25th Anniversary Invitational, School for American Craftsmen,Rochester, New York, U.S.A., 1976

Bicentennial Crafts Invitational, Indiana University Art Museum, U.S.A.,1976

Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition, Indiana, U.S.A.,1976, Award

Orton Cone Company Box Competition,Purdue University,U.S.A. 1975,

Purchase Award Mid-State Crafts Exhibition, Evansville, Indiana, U.S.A.,1975

Objects and Crafts Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Museum,Indiana, U.S.A.,1975

Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition, Indiana, U.S.A.,1975, Award – for

geometeric coloured nerikomi

Miniature Works, Crafts and Sculpture Exhibition, West Texas


Best of Show Award and Purchase Award

Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition,Indiana, U.S.A.,1974, Award

BeauxArts Designer Craftsmen Exhibition,Columbus,Ohio,U.S.A.1974

Objects and Crafts Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Museum,Indiana, U.S.A.,1973

Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition,Indiana, U.S.A.,1973, Award

Rochester Fingerlakes Show, Rochester, New York,U.S.A.,1972

Works on Paper, Indianapolis Art Museum, Indiana, U.S.A., 1972

Iowa Student Clay Today, Iowa, U.S.A.,1972

Indiana State Fair Crafts Exhibition, Indiana, U.S.A.,1972, Award

Corning Craft Exhibition, Corning, New York,U.S.A.1972, Award

Beaux Arts Designer Craftsmen Exhibition,Columbus, Ohio,U.S.A.,1972, Award

New Paltz Ceramic Invitational, New Paltz, New York, U.S.A.,1972 Award

Objects and Crafts Exhibition, Indianapolis Art Museum,Indiana, U.S.A.,Award, 1971

PUBLICATIONS – not totally updated 1997 to 2003


Inlay Ceramic in Shanghai Musuem and related questions by Zhongmou Li, Shanghai, China 2000

TSUKURU TOJIRO No.23, Nerikomi of Dorothy Feibleman, Tokyo, 2003

ART AND DESIGN Dorothy Feibleman`s Ceramic Works ,by Zheng Ning number 5, 2004 Beijing, China

CERAMIC ART,The little Universe with Admirable and Colourful Power by Shao,Ting-ju winter number 46, 2004 Taiwan

THE CERAMIC SURFACE, Mathias Ostermann, 2002, A&C Black.

CERAMICS ART & PERCEPTION, 2001, number 46, cover photo and article

COLOUR IN CLAY, Waller, Crowood Pub. 1998


IAC JAPAN 1996, Book of the exhibition in Saga Japan ,Pub. IAC Saga Executive Committee

ARTISTS NEWSLETTER, January 1995, Article about IAC, photo inside and colour cover photo

CONTEMPORARY PORCELAIN, Peter Lane, Pub. A&C Black, 1995

THE STUDIO POTTER, Volume 23, Number 1, Dec. 1994


BRITISH STUDIO POTTERY – THE V&A COLLECTION, Watson, Pub. Phaidon/Christies 1990

CERAMIC FORM, Peter Lane, Pub. Collins


HAND BUILT CERAMICS, Waller, Pub. Batsford 1990


CERAMICS SOURCE BOOK, Errol Manners, Quarto to be pub. 1990.

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF POTTERY TECHNIQUES, Peter Constantino, Pub. Quarto 1990

POTTERS, COOPER/LEWENSTEIN, Pub. Craftsmen Potters Association

Many Christies, Sotheby’s and Bonham’s Catalogues


CERAMIC REVIEW, October 1986


THE FIELD, July 1985

STUDIO CERAMICS, April 13, 1984, Sale-Sotheby’s, catalogue

ARTIST POTTERS NOW, Sotheby’s & Oxford County Museum Catalogue, 1984-85

CERAMIC SPECTRUM by Robin Hopper, Pub. Watson-Guptill – 1983

STUDIO CERAMICS by Peter Lane, Pub. Collins 1983

THE POTTER’S MANUAL by Kenneth Clark, Pub. Quarto – 1983

CONTEMPORARY CERAMICS – catalogue for Christie’s sale, December 7, 1983

STUDIO CERAMICS TODAY by Craftsmen Potters Association at Victoria & Albert Museum, 1983

LA REVUE DE LA CERAMIQUE ET DU VERRE, Magazine No. 13,1983 & No.101,1998

CRAFTS, British Craft Council magazine No. 84 – October 1983

PORCELAINS, by Jan Axel and Karen McCready, Pub. Watson-Guptill, 1981

STUDIO PORCELAIN by Peter Lane, Pub. – Pitman House, 1980

Sotheby’s Catalogue for the Auction of Contemporary Crafts, Cover photo, December 1980

STUDIO CERAMICS, Christopher Wood Gallery, December 1980 catalogue

MAKERS, directory of British Craftsmen on Craft Council – Index

POTTERS, directory of members of the Craftsmen Potters Association



CERAMIC REVIEW – entries from 1975-2000 , Feature/cover photo March-April 1981

CRAFT HORIZON – 1971, 1976


I have worked with coloured clay (mainly porcelains) since 1969. I started working with coloured porcelain because I was inspired by ancient miniature glass mosaics and millefiori glass beads and first made ceramic and silver jewellery and then vessels. The working methods I imagined, by looking at the glass and figuring out how I could arrive at similar structures in porcelain. In 1969 in the West, there were no books readily available to consult for glass cane construction nor was coloured clay encouraged or taught as a method for clay use as it is in Japan. As I developed as a potter, my working methods were refined and my tools changed. Through the years, these keep changing along with the clays, firing methods, and other elements. I am constantly making tests and find understanding my craft and materials exciting and necessary to allow myself mental freedom, similar to improvisation in music and dance. I feel that without good craft skillsand material understanding, you can not be free to create what you want to make.

.I laminate either different colours of porcelain or different porcelain

bodies together. Every change in colour, texture, or translucency is

structural. The forms are also dependent on the movement of the above elements in the construction, drying and especially, the firing, where the movement can be dramatic. All these elements and their relation to the atmosphere in the kiln and the temperature, can be altered for very different images, using the same materials.

My coloured work is usually now made from coloured parian (soft paste

porcelain) which is a plastic body I developed and it has been sold to the public (in seven colours) in Europe by Potterycrafts Ltd. since 1984. My parian body was bought by a national living treasure in Japan who worked in the neriage technique.

The white/white pieces are made by laminating different white clays. The white work, (since 1995), is composed of up to five structurally very similar clays. The whitest high fire porcelain acts as a structure for the more translucent bodies to almost melt within, resulting in textured

structural elements with variations in translucency. The textured pieces are fired in oxidation.

One of the things I am experimenting with at the moment, (but have done on a smaller scale since 1981) is putting chemicals in the laminated clays which make them expand in the kiln. I make moulds which guide the objects as they grow in the kiln’s heat. These are quite large and I have needed to be on residencies so as to have help and large enough kilns.

A few years ago, I developed a new very translucent very white porcelain that is very strong, has a good surface (like babies’ skin) and takes colours very clearly. It also can fire in one hour, in a tunnel kiln. It is good for industrial use as well as hand building. I also devised a new

zogan process for industry. Also, while experimenting with ideas that could be used in architecture, I made a series of (by default) the largest, thinnest, translucent, nerikomi porcelain pieces to date.

I am writing a book about coloured clay particularly in contemporary

Japanese ceramics and it’s influences from and to the West. It has an

historical section and a technical section. Ceramic historians and chemists are helping to me compile it .

If you need the information, I have lectured at Kyoto Geidai, Tokyo Geidai, Tohuku University of Art and Design, Togei no Mori, Shigaraki 1997, Shigaraki Ceramics Research Institute 1998,Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Japan,Tsinghua University, Peking, China, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, Jingdezhen Art University, China, College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Korea, University of Hawaii,USA, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada, U. of Art, Budapest, Hungary, Etc. and have given demonstrations at Tokyo Geidai, and Shinseki kogei ka, Seto as well as lectures and demos at various British and foreign universities in other countries including some of the above.