James Watkins

James C. Watkins, Horn Professor

Office: 806
Telephone: 806.834.7040
Office Hours: Pending
E-mail address:James.Watkins@ttu.edu


Smithsonian Institution

Memories and Dreams - Innovations with Clay

Professor James C. Watkins teaches all levels of Architectural Delineation. James received his M.F.A. from Indiana University and his B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute, with a concentration in drawing, ceramics and sculpture. His research interests are architectural ceramics and studio art. Mr. Watkins is a Horn Professor in the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The Horn Professorship is the highest honor that the university bestows on members of its faculty.

Professor Watkins is the recipient of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a 2005 Fulbright Scholar, teaching in Vietnam at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture. He is the co-author of two books, "Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques" published by Lark Books and "Architectural Delineation, Presentation Techniques and Projects" published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. His work is also the subject of a book entitled "A Meditation of Fire the Art of James C. Watkins" by Kippra D. Hopper published by Texas Tech University Press.

His work is shown internationally and is included in the first permanent White House Craft Collection and the permanent collection of the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan. In 1995 his work was shown in two museums of the Smithsonian Institution -- the Renwick Gallery of Contemporary Crafts (Uncommon Beauty In Common Objects), and the National Museum of American Art (The White House Craft Collection.) The White House Craft Collection toured major museums throughout the United States.