James Bowling

Jim Bowling



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Jim Bowling is a Professor in Art at Otterbein University’s Department of Art and Art History teaching in the areas of ceramics and sculpture. As a contemporary artist working in clay, he is rooted in the material and craftsmanship of ceramics but focuses on conceptual approaches to explore the connection between surface and form in figure-based narrative works. His work has shown locally, regionally and nationally; he is currently represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus. Jim is an artist-in-residence at C.R.E.T.A. in Rome, Italy in Spring 2019. He also co-teaches a Spain Travel Course.


  • MFA in ceramics, Kent State University
  • BS, The Ohio State University

Affiliations & Awards

  • National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts.
  • Jim serves as a trustee for the Ohio Designer Craftsman/Ohio Craft Museum.