George Whitten

Whitten Studios

art director

Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, Ohio

master of fine arts

Wichita State University

Bachelor of fine arts

Florida Atlantic University

George Whitten

Mansfield, OH

George has an extensive background as a professional artist and arts educator, with an MFA from Wichita State University, a BFA from Florida Atlantic University, Washington State University and Memphis Academy of Art. George has been a Visiting Artist at several universities and taught Studio Arts and Art History at Findlay University. He has served on the Ohio Designer Craftsmen Board of Directors and is the Director of the Boston Mills ArtFest. His pieces have been in exhibits all over the world and many are currently in fine art collections not only in the United States, but also in Italy, Israel, South Africa, Canada and Mexico.

Selected Exhibtion

American Museum of Ceramic Art

Institute for Contemporary Arts

Columbus Ohio

Ohio Designer Craftsman at Renwick Gallery

Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

Ceramics International

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Carsley Gallery Inc.

Montreal, Canada

Invitational Exhibition-Ran Gallery

Tel Aviv, Israel

Neville Nowell

San Francisco, CA

Canton Art Institute

Canton, OH

Charlemagne International

Minneapolis, MN

Opus II

New York, NY

Beverly Gordon Fine Arts Gallery

Dallas, TX

Mandel and Company

Los Angeles, CA

Woodbourne Gallery

Dayton, OH

Gallery 323

Madison, WI

ZYZYX Gallery

Washington, D.C.

Elements Gallery

Bellvue, WA

Luxe Gallery

Miami, FL

Fine ARt Collections

Canton Art Institute

Canton, OH

Ohio Arts Council Collection

Columbus OH

Monroe County Community College

Monroe, MI

Ashland University

Ashland, OH

Memphis Academy of Arts

Memphis, TN

Saks Fifth Avenue

Cincinnati, OH

Poly America Corporation

Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Hyatt Hotel

Manhattan, NY

Martin Design International

Livonia, MI

McDonald’s – H.D. Management Corporation

Vineland, NJ

The Berni Corporation

Greenwich, CT

Group 243 Incorporated

Ann Arbor, MI

American Ceramic Society Collection

Columbus, OH

Cleveland Industrial Drum Service Inc.

Akron, OH

School Board of Dallas

Dallas, TX

Sergio Valente-English Sportswear Ltd.

Philadelphia, PA

Northwestern Mutual Insurance

Milwaukee, WI

Kraft Inc.

Chicago, IL

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

Zanesville Art Center

Zanesville, OH

Publications & Films

Ceramics Monthly


Who’s Who in the South?, Florida Design Quarterly

Design South 1986

National Broadcasting Corporation, Miami Vice, TV Series 1985

New York, NY

Ceramic Art of the World 1973

Rothman Ltd., Canada

The Guild 1988, Kraus Sikes Inc.

New York, NY

American Craft Magazine

January 1979

American Craft Council

New York City, NY

Art in America, Guide to Galleries and Museum Artists, 1986-1989

New York, NY

American Craft, Guide to Craft Galleries, 1988-1989

New York, NY

Del’s Folk’s Raku Pottery, WKYC TV-3, 1982 & 2000

Cleveland, OH

Studio Potter, Daniel Clark Foundation, Vol. 10, No .2, 1982

United States of America

Zephyr Broken Arrow Press, 1971


American Craft Gallery, American Craft Council

January 1980

Mansfield News Journal, December 13, 1981

Sunday Magazine Cover Feature

Functional Ceramics, The College of Wooster Art Museum

1979, OH

Contemporary Ceramics Today, Springfield Museum

Springfield, MA, 1985

Ceramics in the U.S.A., Media Show, Australia, U.S.S.R.

New Zealand, 1985

Leon I Nigrosh, Claywork, Form and Idea in Ceramic Design,

Davis Publications

Worcester, MA, 1985

Leon I Nigrosh, Lowfire-Other Ways to Work in Clay, Davis Publications

Worcester MA, 1987