Turker Ozdogan

Turker Ozdogan
Professor of Ceramics
Room 308, Smith Hall

Professor Ozdogan received his initial ceramics training and Masters of Ceramics diploma at the Applied Fine Arts School, Istanbul, Turkey. He was awarded apprenticeships at Eczacibasi Ceramics Factory, Turkey and at Furst Adolf Werkstatte Fur Keramik, Buckeburg, Germany. He continued his formal studies in the United States at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, as a fellowship recipient, and at the George Washington University where he received his MFA degree. As a practicing professional artist, he has achieved national and international recognition through a variety of research grants and awards, juried shows and one-person exhibitions. These have had varied venues including, most notable, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Meridian House, the United Nations Plaza, Chroma Gallery Savannah Georgia, the Korean Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Turkevi Gallery. His ceramic art has been reviewed and featured on television and in newspapers and periodicals as well as reproduced in texts on ceramics. Professor Ozdogan's work has been widely collected and is contained in many public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the George Washington University Permanent Collection and Kale Ceramics Museum, Turkey. Professor Ozdogan's international activities include invitational exhibitions, symposia, and workshops in various countries such as Turkey, China, Korea and Greece.



MFA, The George Washington University