James C. Watkins, Horn Professor
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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.