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Eric Strader
518 South Seventh Street
Goshen, Indiana 46526
(574) 534-0275

Shows and Exhibitions


Tenth Anniversary Show, Art Matters, Goshen, IN


Invitational Woodfire Show, Potworks Gallery, Hamilton, Michigan


2007 "From the Earth", invitational dinnerware exhibition- one potter from each state with a Land Grand Univeristy (all 50 states),University of Kentucky Museum of Art, College of Fine Arts, Lexington, KY,


2006 "Recent Work by Dick Lehman, with ceramics by the following artists:  Mark Goertzen, Peter Olsen, Todd Pletcher, Eric Strader, Jeff Unzicker, and Tom Unzicker", Invitational,University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN

"Clayfest 2006" ,Juried Exhibition,University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.


"Coming Home: A Journey in Clay", Invitional - Stancills Clay Mine, Perryville, MD

"Cup in the Hand", Invitational - ARC Gallery Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Three Rivers Invitational -Weatherhead Gallery, University of St. Francis School of Creative Arts, Ft. Wayne, IN

"The Vessel -What does it hold", Invitional - Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, MI


"The Six-Inch Show: A National Ceramic Exhibition of Clay Work", Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

Who's Coming to Dinner? - Invitational dinnerware show, Eric Strader, Curator, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, 4120 South Clinton St., Ft. Wayne, Indiana

"Generations in Clay: The Kellogg Legacy Continues", Works of Stanley Kellogg and Eric Strader, Little Traverse History Museum, Petoskey, Michigan


Clayfest 2003, Regional Juried, Christel DeHaan Fine Art Center, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Dessert Works '03, Juried Invitational, John Guenther, Curator, Ronald L. Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albanym Indiana

"Indiana Potters" Wassenberg Art Center, 643 S. Washington St. Van Wert, Ohio

Invitational, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Curator Mary Urbas

"Little Masterpieces" Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan, Michigan


Goshen Clay Artists' Guild Woodfire Invitational, Washington Street Gallery,
Goshen, Indiana

Three person woodfire exhibition, Charlie Cummings Clay Gallery,
Ft. Wayne, Indiana

"Functional Ceramics 2002" Juried Invitational, Wayne Center For The Arts,
Wooster, Ohio

Goshen Clay Artists' Guild Member Show, Indiana University,
South Bend, Indiana

Cup: The Intimate Object, Juried, International, Dick Lehman-Juror,
Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Ft. Wayne, Indiana


Summer Exhibition, Tibits Opera House, Coldwater, Michigan

"Cabaret Xcen*trick", Invitational, Warner Gallery,
South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana


Elkhart Juried Regional, Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, Indiana

"Up in Flames" Juried woodfire show, Green Tara Gallery, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


"Clayfest XI", Juried, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana

Invitational Woodfire Show, Sauder Village, Archibold, Ohio

"Chado: the Japanese Way of Tea", Invitational, Jordan River Arts Center,
East Jordan, Michigan

"Feed the Body, Feed the Soul", Juried Invitational,
Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio


Two person show, Plainwell Arts Council, Aries Cafe, Plainwell, Michigan

Elkhart Juried Regional, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana


"Clayfest X", Juried, Heron Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

"Functional Ceramics 1997", Juried Invitational, Wayne Center for the Arts,
Wooster, Ohio


"Three Rivers Regional", Juried, St. Francis College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

"Container/Containment", Juried, Second Place, Anderson Fine Arts Center, Anderson, Indiana


Elkhart Juried Regional, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana



Education and Professional Experience


Bachelor of Arts, Clarinet Persormance,
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Kalamazoo Institute of Art, Ceramics Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan

1994 - 1995

Apprenticeship, Dick Lehman, Goshen, Indiana

1996 - 1998

Employee, Dick Lehman Pottery, Goshen, Indiana

1997 - Present

Started Eric Strader Pottery




Eric's work was included in the article: "The Function Of Vision...The Vision Of Function", Ceramics Monthly, December 1997, Volume 45 #10, article begins on page 43.

“Footsteps to Follow: Eric Strader's Branch on the Pottery Family Tree”,
Ceramics Monthly, March 2006, p. 66-69.


Professional Organizations

The Goshen Clay Artists' Guild: Goshen, Indiana - www.goshenclayart.com/

Michigan Guild of Artists and Artisans - www.michiganguild.org

West Michigan Potter's Guild - www.westmichiganpottersguild.com


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