JIM KOULDELKA
Oregon College of Art and Craft

Ceramics Department/Professor

 

MFA from Indiana University; BFA from Ohio University. JIM has taught at OCAC for the past twenty-five years and his residency history includes The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT; Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR; and OCAC Senior Resident. He has maintained an involvement throughout his career in both functional and sculptural work. Some of this sculptural work has investigated environmental concerns regarding water issues, fisheries, and land use. He often employes post-firing construction with other medias such as metal, glass, and wood. Recently, he created a body of work titled, "Man Cans and Boy Toys." These sculptural, yet functional, vessels merge his interested in industrial objects with playful inspirations from his sons' toys. Jim's work has been featured in a variety of publications and exhibited in numerous national and regional shows; receiving honors and awards, includingtwo solo shows at the Waterstone Gallery in Portland and the Mary Lou Zeek gallery in Salem, Oregon.
Contact: jkoudelka@ocac.edu