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Thomas W. Lollar

Professional Background

Educational Background

M.F.A., B.F.A., Western Michigan University.

Scholarly Interests

I am interested in maps and spend time in Rome every year researching ancient maps. I create clay interpretations.


Selected Publications

Previous Positions

American Academy in Rome: Visiting Artist 2004, 2005

Salzburg Seminar:   Fellow  1995

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts: Director / Curator of Visual Arts 1988-2010

National Ceramic Museum, Seoul, ROK: Guest speaker "American Ceramics" 2001



The New York Sun 2004,2006

Clay Times 2003

New York Times 1997




American Craft Museum

Cooper Hewitt Museum

Hudson River Museum

Hyatt Corporation

Smithsonian Museum of Design

Tiffany & Co.

Warner Brothers

biographical information

Thomas Lollar has been a professional ceramic artist for twenty years. His works are in the Permanent Collections of the Cooper Hewitt Museum/Smithsonian Institution, American Craft Museum and numerous public and private collections. Thomas is the Director of the Lincoln Center Art Program and is a panelist for the New York City Percent for Art Program. Thomas received his MA Degree in Ceramics from Western Michigan University.

custom course list

Into to Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Independent Study

useful web sites

active professional organizations

American Academy in Rome

A&HA 4092: Introduction to Ceramics

Enrollment limited. For beginners only. Introduction to the basic techniques of hand building, the potters wheel, and slab construction with emphasis on personal expression. Surface decoration and three-dimensional design. Stoneware and earthenware clay bodies and firing procedures will be addressed. Special fee: $100. Noncredit fee: $660 plus special fee.

A&HA 5092: Advanced Ceramics

Further studies of ceramics with an emphasis on individual projects on an advanced level. Educational aspects and personal expression in the medium along with marketing opportunities for the professional craftsperson will be discussed. Special fee: $100. Noncredit fee: $660 plus special fee.

A&HA 6906: Studio Work in Art and Education: Ceramics

Permission of instructor required. Enrollment limited. For advanced independent study emphasizing exploring personal expression in the medium. Noncredit for majors only. Special fee: $100.

Thomas W. Lollar appeared in the following articles:

Mural Unveiled in Whittier Hall (3/30/2004)