Dennis Smith Bio
Dennis Smith has been Chairman of the Ceramic Department at the Southwest School of Art since 1976 and has taught as an adjunct faculty at Trinity University, San Antonio Art Institute and San Antonio College. He received his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO and his M.F.A. from the University of Montana, Missoula, MT. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, An Opportunity for Growth: Dennis Smith and the Southwest School of Art & Craft (1998 May Issue); and Ceramics: Art & Perception, Against Dichotomy: Dennis Smiths Conversations in Clay (2005 Issue #59) and Texas Clay (1994 Issue #17). As well, Smith has written articles for both Ceramics Monthly, Working for Others or for Yourself: Its a Choice (2006 March Issue, Pgs. 35 39); Bertie Smith: An Affair of the Heart (2000 June August Issue) and Clay Times, Totem Poles: A Learning Tool for Collaborative Projects (1999 Sept. Issue). His work has been shown extensively throughout the United States in invitational and juried exhibitions. Most recent exhibitions include: the Eighteenth (Merit Award) & the Nineteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition; a one person exhibition, Dennis Smith: UD Regional Ceramics "2009 Best of Show"; 43rd (Best of Show Purchase Award) & 46th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX; Dennis Smith/Verne Funk, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX & Virginia Scotchie & Dennis Smith: Works in Clay, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX.