Louis H. Katz
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Art Department
Corpus Christi, Texas 78412
(361) 825-5987, 992-4176 Louis.Katz@mail.tamucc.edu    http://www2.tamucc.edu/~lkatz/
EDUCATION  
1986 M.F.A., Montana State University
1981 B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute
1975 University of Michigan School of Art
1974 University of Michigan School of Engineering
1998 Train the Trainer, National Coalition Building Institute's prejudice reduction model, training to become a diversity workshop leader
1995 Rubber Mold Making Seminar, J. Reynolds Company Houston Texas
1996 Anagama, Noborigama Kiln Firing Workshop Flagstaff, Arizona
2002 Eduprise WebCT Training
EMPLOYMENT  
2000-present Associate Professor
1994-2000 Assistant Professor, Ceramics Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
1992-1994 Assistant Manager, Product Development Archie Bray Foundation Clay Business, Helena, Montana
1992 Instructor, Ceramics, Helena Art Center, Helena, Montana, Beginning Ceramics
1991-1992 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia Writing Intensive Art Appreciation
1990-1991 Visiting Artist, Assistant Professor, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tennessee, Advanced and Graduate Ceramics and Sculpture, beginning, drawing, Graduate Seminar
1990 winter Guest Artist, Arizona State University,
1988-1989 Fulbright Scholar, "The Folk Pottery of Thailand," funded by the Southeast Asian Regional Research Program
1988 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Art Education, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1988 winter Visiting Assistant Professor of Ceramics, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, all levels of Ceramics
1986-1988 Resident Artist, Community Class Instructor, Clay Business Assistant Manager, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
1985 July-August Visiting Artist, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, August Manhattan, New York
1984-1986 Competitive Teaching Assistantship, Montana State University Introduction to Art for non-majors
1981-1982 Operation of personal ceramics studio, Shannock, Rhode Island
1973-1981 Ceramics Lab Coordinator, Staff Member,Counselor, Fresh Air Society, Ortinville, Michigan, summer-camp ceramics
1975-1976 Ceramics Lab Assistant, University of Michigan, Arbor, Michigan
SELECT EXHIBITIONS
2002 Spring Five Octaves a performance as part of the TRAX Exhibition, Union Station, Kansas City
2001 summer 2001: Clay Odyssey, Demonstrator, "A Visit by the Pipe Organ Repairman" Archie Bray Foundation
2001 spring Performance, "A Visit by the Pipe Organ Repairman" , Texas A&M University-CC
2001 Archie Bray Foundation Demonstrating Artists Exhibition
2000 South Texas Institute of the Arts, Juried Art Exhibit
1999 Terra Incognita, Wilhelmi-Holland Gallery, Corpus Christi, Texas
1999 Lighten Up, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
1999 Landing of Aliens TAMU-CC Campus, collaboration with Don Luna, Flicka Rahn, and Keith Rowley
1998 Form Function and the Boogie-Woogie Blues Third Floor Gallery, University of Texas of Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas
1998 Director, and Producer,Mercator Projections, a monologue by Mamet, Performed by Camera Obscura Projection for the Texas Association of Educators of Art (TAEA) annual conference
1998 Invitation Exhibit in Conjunction with the TAEA conference, Peoples Art Space, Nueces County, Texas
1998 Deep in the Clay of Texas Invitational, Tyler Museum of Art Tyler Texas
1998 Engagement Performance for Jason Hagensick, Collaborative effort with Don Luna for Sam Logsdon's Music Appreciation Class
1998 Within the Borders, Curated Exhibition Meadows Gallery, University of Texas Tyler,
1997 Alice, Multimedia Performance Collaboration with Don Luna and Keith Rowley performed at Baley's Casino, Las Vegas, for the National Council on Education For the Ceramic Arts Conference
1997 Grit, Solo Exhibition, Simon Michael Art Gallery, Bee County College, Beeville, Texas
1997 Fire and Fiber, group show , Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas
1996 Cup and Goblet, group exhibition, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland Oregon
1996 Alternative Barbie Exhibit, Peoples Art Space, Corpus Christi, Texas
1996 Southwest Texas Junior College Library, group show, Uvalde, Texas
1995 Jim Edwards, Louis Katz, Barbara Riley, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M Corpus Christi
1994 Wihelmi Holland Gallery Winter Exhibition, Corpus Christi Texas
1994 Performance of The Rhythm of Plastic Skin, Producer/ Director, Wilson Studio Theatre, Corpus Christi TX
1993 The Whole Truth, Solo Exhibition, Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
1993 Montana Bray Clay, Myrna Loy Center, Helena, Montana
1993 2nd Annual Benefit Exhibit for the Archie Bray Foundation" in conjunction with National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference International Gallery, San Diego, California
1993 Mardi Gras Edible Art Exhibition, "The Plain of Jars" in cast chocolate Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1993 Montana State University Centennial Invitational Alumni Exhibition Haynes Fine Art Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
1993 Helena Art Club Exhibition, Myrna Loy Gallery, Helena, Montana
1992 Artist Generated Toys and Games, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1992 Lecturers Exhibition, 1992 Malispina College Seminar, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1992 "Grand Illuminations" Salem Art Association, A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem Oregon
1991 Faculty Exhibition, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia
1991 "The Whole Truth" invitational , Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis Tennessee
1991 "Six States of Clay", Kansas City Artists' Coalition Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1991 Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
1991 "Former Artists in Residence", Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1990 Performance of "Kiln for Itawamba", Itawamba Community College, Fulton Mississippi
1990 "Memphis State University Sculpture", Itawamba Community College, Fulton, Mississipp
1990 "Exhibition of Fulbright Excellence", American Association, Bangkok, Thailand
1989 "Archie Bray Foundation Residents", exhibition in conjunction with the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference, Central Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
1988 "Archie Bray International", Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1988 "Residents of the Archie Bray Foundation", Gallery, Missoula, Montana
1987 "Invitational Teapot Show", Sales Area, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
1987 "Gail Busch, Helen Farron, Louis Katz", Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
1987 "Residents of the Archie Bray Foundation", Paxon Gallery, Missoula, Montana
1986-87 DeWeese Gallery, Bozeman, Montana
1985 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, California
1985 "Lenexa National 3-D Art Show", Legler Museum, Lenexa, Kansas
1985 "Fifth Biennial Paper and Clay National", Gallery, Memphis Tennessee
1985 "National Small Image and Object", 100% Realart Gallery, Spokane, Washington
1984 "Sweet Pea Exhibition", Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana
1982 "Chicago and Vicinity Clay III", Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1981 "NCECA Student Invitational Exhibition", Wichita, Kansas
1977 Artforms Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
LECTURES, WORKSHOPS,
2001 Short Lecture on Site Specific and Performance Art, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena Montana
2001 Large Scale Coil Throwing, Vanderbuilt High School, Vanderbuilt, TX
2001 Retrospective slide lecture,Victoria College, Victoria, TX
2001 Bulk Image Processing, Organizing and Handling, for TAMU-CC Art Faculty
2001 Participation in Raku workshop, demostration of simple forced air coal firing,Victoria College, Victoria, TX
2001 Publishing Databases on the Web, Center for Teaching Excellence, TAMU-CC
2000 Publishing Databases on the Web, Center for Teaching Excellence, TAMU-CC
2000 Bulk Image Processing workshop, Center for teaching Excellence, TAMU-CC
1999 Nottingham Center for the Arts, week long workshop on textured clay bodies and rudimentary kiln construction
1999 Getting it up on the Web. Center for Teaching Excellence, TAMU-CC
1998 Organizer OSO Bay BIENNIAL XI; The Elephant and the Bear, Texas A&M University, Corpus, Texas
1998 Curator, OSO Bay BIENNIAL XI Exhibition, Texas A&M University, Corpus, Texas
  Raku Workshop, Texas Art Education Association
  Slide Documentation of Small Scale Art, presented for the Society of Evolving Artists, TAMU-CC
  Slide Lecture on my work, Laredo Community College, Laredo, Texas
  Demonstration, Slide Presentation and Lecture, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
1994,'95,'97,'99 Being Jewish in America, Discussions with Race and Ethnic Relations Class, TAMUCC
1999 Nigunim, workshoplet for the TAMU-CC Music Department
1998 Why Dankwean? slide lecture for Korat Technological College, Thailand
1998 Pronounciation of English Final Consonants, a lesson given at two elementary schools in Thailand. Ampoe Kirimat, Sukhothai, and Baan Non Muang , Dankwean
1998 Camera Obscuras and Pinhole Photography, an in-service workshop for Corpus Christi Independent School District art teachers
1998 Rockport Fulton High, Introspective slide lecture
1998 Photographing 3-D Artwork, Southwest Sculpture Society
1997 Thoughts on Thailand, Closed Circuit TV PResentation for Travis Elementary School Corpus Christi, Texas
1997 Lecture Thai Culture and Art, William Travis Elementary, CCISD
1997 Pinhole Photography, Lecture for photography students at Winn Seale Academy of Fine Arts
1997 Introspective Slide Lecture, Bee County College, Beeville, Texas
1996 Jim Berman's Core Seminar, Bonfire Workshop
1996 Southwestern University Art Department, Georgetown, Texas Lecture and Firing of "Glazed Cylindrical Scove"
1995 Lecture, Metamorphosis in Dankwean: of Faxes and Ceramics Council on Thai Studies Annual Meeting University of Wisconsin, Madison
1995 Lectures, San Diego State University Conceptual Veins, Changes in Dankwean Ceramics
1995 Workshop Organizer, Umdang at TAMUCC Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
1995 Curator, Oso Bay Biennial IX Exhibition Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
1995 Workshop Presenter, CCISD in-service training, The making and firing of bonfired wares in one day. Del Mar College
1995 The Crafts of Thailand, a slide presentation Corpus Christi Water Color Society
1995 The Crafts of Thailand, a slide presentation Corpus Christi Water Color Society
1995 Glaze Doctor, National Council on Education For the Ceramic Arts Conference, Minneapolis Minnesota
1994 Workshop Presenter, University of Montana Missoula, Montana
1994 Presenter for Thai Potters, 1994 Festival of American Folklife, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D
1993 Lecture: Rock, Scissors, Paper, Clay: Changes in Traditional Thai Crafts, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1992 "Louis Katz, A Function of Form", and "Traditional Thai Pottery" 1992 Malispina College Seminar, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
1991 Lecture: "Traditional Thai Pottery", National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA), Tempe Arizona
1991 "Changing Sexual Roles in Pottery Making Villages of Thailand", Extension Services, Thai- U.S. Exchange Program, University of Missouri, Columbia
1991 Translator, Commentator, Thai Folk Pottery Demonstrations, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Conference (NCECA), Tempe, Arizona
1991 "Traditional Pottery of Thailand", screening of rough cut video footage, American Woodfire 91 Conference, Iowa City, Iowa
1990 "The Folk Pottery of Thailand", Itawamba Community College, Fulton Mississippi
1989 Ten Lectures "The Folk Pottery of Thailand", Nagano Craftsmen Association, Nagano, Japan Montana State University, Kansas City Art Institute, Archie Bray Foundation, Bemis Project, Detroit Center for Creative Studies, Alfred University, C.W. Post College, and Philadelphia College of Art
1989 Guest Lecturer, Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Silicate Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
1985 "Louis Katz, Forms of Function" The New School, Manhattan, New York, in conjunction with the New York Experimental Glass Workshop
AWARDS, GRANTS, REVIEWS, PUBLICATIONS, BOARD POSITIONS, BOOK CREDITS
2001 Five Octaves, Video Documentary on fire breathing organ performance in Helena Montana by Ethan Notkin http://www.eozeo.com/videos/octaves.html
2001 Ceramics a Potter's Handbook, by Glenn Nelson and Richard Burkett, page 196 image of Cylindrical Scove
2001 A Ceramic Spectrum by Robin Hopper. image and credits
2001 A Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence, by Peter Held , page 177 image of Brickyard Kiln
2001 Mastering the Craft, by Richard Zakin, pages 133, 196, 197 images of "Kilns as Art" and pots
2001 Playing With Fire, Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspaper, April 26 2001, B-8 Center, article on A Visit by the Pipe Organ Repairman
2001 The Sound and the Fiery, Helena Independent Record newspaper, June 17, 2001, C-1 fullpage, article on A Visit by the Pipe Organ Repairman
2001 Three A&M Publications, The Island University Alumini Magazine Volume 6 Number 1 page 11, Great Balls of Fire, University Curents, Volume IV, Number 8 page 4, Louis Katz and his Fire-Breathing Organ, A&M System News, "Great Balls of Fire", June 2001, reprint from The Island University Alumni Magazine
2001-2002 June National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Technology Consultant and Webmaster
2001 Island Waves Interview
2001 The New World Chapter 7: Final Training, video short by Clay Kronke, former student. Credit.
1999-2001 ad hoc Director of Electronic Communication, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
2001 Revision of "English-Thai Potters' Dictionary and Quick Guide to Thai Potteries"
2000 Louis Katz, a chapter in Ways of Creation Richard Zakin pages 48-53
2000 Acknowledgement in Clay and Glazes for the Potter, Robin Hopper, page 19
1999 Grant writer for Fulbright Scholar is Residence Grant of Suwanee Natewong.
1999 Grant writer, Internal Grant for the purchase of Nikon Bulk Slide Scanner
1999 Slides of Slipcast Glass, were used as a significant portion of a lecture on Inovation in the Ceramic Arts for the American Ceramics Society by Oveido Giberga
1997-1999 Director At Large, elected by the General Membership of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts after a nomination from the floor
1997 "ALICE", paper for the Journal of the Nation Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, V18 Page 100.
1997 Image and quote appear in "clay/words: High Ground goes to the Bray" Published by: High Ground PO Box 8961, Moscow Idaho
1996 Ceramics Monthly Magazine, March page 43, "Louis Katz", article on work in the faculty exhibition of spring of 1995
1996 Caller Times Newspaper, "Teapottery", January 20, 1996
1996-1998 "Ask The Doctor", Technical column writer National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter
1995 Calcia oh Calcia, paper, National Council on Education For the Ceramic Arts Journal
1995-1998 Technical column Consultant/Writer, Questions Column, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1995 Art Journeys, Journey into Clay Art, Televised Interview, Museum of South Texas and KEDT
1995 Luminaria Magazine, Edwards, Katz, Riley, Volume 2, Issue 8
1994 Luminaria Magazine, Rhythm of Plastic Skin, Volume 2, Issue 6
1994 "The Rise and Fall of Cast Glaze", January, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1993 Grand Prize, Mardi Gras Edible Art Exhibition, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana
1993 Costume Award 3rd place, "Head of the Caterpillar", Helena Community School Halloween Dance, Helena, Montana
1992 Costume Award 3rd place, "Montana Exterminator",Rose's Cantina Halloween Dance, Helena, Montana
1992 "Traditional Thai Pottery", Video Documentary, Melted Man Productions
1992 Ceramics Monthly Magazine, December, video review ,"Thai Folk Pottery"
1992 Independent Record Newspaper, Helena Montana, December 18 review and picture of "Party Hats" from Artist Generated Toy Exhibit"
1991 "Thai Folk Pottery", September , Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1991 "English-Thai Potters' Dictionary and Quick Guide to Thai Potteries", Melted Man Productions
1991 "A Former Mortar Maker Comments" National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Journal, Volume 12, 1991
1991 Number Magazine, Memphis, Tennessee, Summer , review of "Whole Truth" exhibition
1991 Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia Missouri, September 26, picture of slipcast teapot
1990 Chieftain Newspaper, Itawamba Mississippi, October 22 review and picture of installation of "Kiln for Itawamba"
1989 Fulbright Research Grant, "The Folk Pottery of Thailand"
1989 Korat TV, Thailand, "Artist Juggles at Dankwean Folk Pottery Festival"
1987 "Firing Scientifically," October, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1987 Independent Record Newspaper, Helena Montana, August 5, "His Passion for Clay" feature article
1985 "Unloading," September, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
1984 Research in Creativity Grant, Montana State University
1984 Sweet Pea Exhibition 2nd Place, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana
1975 Michigan Daily Newspaper, Ann Arbor, April 2, picture of "Tooth-decay" Costume
1975 Good Morning Michigan Newspaper, Ann Arbor, April 2, picture of "Tooth-decay" Costume
CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE, JURORING
2001 Clay Odyssey, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2000 Co-Juror of the Ray High School Student Art Competition
1999 "Different Stokes", attendee, translator and assistant to Suwanee Natewong University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
1999 Juror of San Antonio Potter's Guild Annual Exhibition
1998 Juror and Presenter of 1998 Emerging Talent Presentations, National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference, Forth Worth, Texas
1997 Tradition in Transition, attendee, Symposium, Asheville, NC
1984-present National Council On Education For The . Ceramic Arts attendee or participant each year except 1989
1997 December Treasure Box Co-Juror, Art Center of Corpus Christi
1995 Juror, Tri-Group Exhibition, South Texas Art League Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery, Delmar College
1994 Juror, Dimension 1994, The Art Center of Corpus Christi, Texas
1991 American Woodfire 91 Conference, Iowa City, Iowa