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LEHMAN, DICK
LEHMAN, DICK
INDIANA
To choose pottery is to make so many other choices as well: to choose learning more than understanding; to choose marveling more than knowing; to choose community more than individuality; and to choose to become a receiver more than a maker.

No matter what this process creates... whatever results it offers -- whether capricious or consistent, cantankerous or considerate, contrary of controlled... whatever it offers, the work is always, always transformed. And so, when I employ it, am I.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS
2010
Collected Meanings: Japanese Pottery and Travel Stories; curated exhibit from Dick's personal collection of Japanese pottery and published writings; Hershberger Gallery, Goshen College campus, Goshen, IN
Consequential Tea: 5-person exhibition of contemporary tea ware; Causey Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Layers and Legacies - Japanese Influences in Contemporary American Ceramics; International invitational; Honeychurch Antiques (Gallery), Seattle, WA
2003
International Teabowl Exhibition, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
21st Century Ceramics, Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Bill Hunt, Guest Curator, Columbus, OH
2001
"American Shino", National Juried Invitational, (Curator and Jury: Les Richter, and Babcock Galleries), Babcock Galleries, New York, NY (the show also travels to the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA)
1999
"Different Strokes", International Juried Woodfire Exhibition, (Jurors: Janet Mansfield, Torbjorn Kvasbo, Jun Kaneko), Studiolo Gallery, Iowa City, IA
Two exhibitions with Mr Karl Beamer in Tamba, and in Shigaraki, Japan, curated by Mr. Shiho Kanzaki
1998
"Teabowl: Imperfect Harmony", National Juried Exhibition, Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, Lafayette, IN (International traveling show with these additional venues: Nora Eccles Narrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah; Tomo Gakusyu Bunka Center Gallery, Ota City, Japan; Japan House, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL)

PUBLICATIONS & TEACHING
1985-present
50+ articles published in 9 international periodicals; photos and citations in 20 published books; presenter at more than 50 teaching workshops

COLLECTIONS
Everson Museum Collection
American Museum of Ceramic Art
Arizona State University Permanent Collection -- ASU Ceramics Research Center
Dick’s work is included in 35 collections in Japan.
Dick’s work was presented to the president and religious and cultural leaders of Iran, and to cultural and religious
leaders in both Iraq and Iran as part of Peace Delegations’ gifts.