'My work looks at issues that honor the spirit of human existence. Within my artwork I search for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter, and nourishment. My work is influenced by rural archetypal forms of the western landscape and by many years of experiencing different global cultures.
I look for beauty, balance and grace in my work. Through my artwork I try to come to an understanding of myself and the world around me.'
Doug Casebeer is the Associate Director and Artistic Director for Ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He is in his 32th year of running workshops and residencies at the Ranch. He received his MFA in ceramics from Alfred University and his BFA from Wichita State University. Doug teaches, lectures, builds kilns and exhibits his artwork worldwide. He has served as pottery consultant to the United Nations and the German government. Doug’s service to the field has involved outreach in rural Jamaican schools, technical support and assistance for Nepali potters, and advising art centers in Chile and Hawaii. His artwork is in collections around the world, including a permanent installation in 2007 at the Yingge Museum of Ceramics in Taiwan. In 2009 Doug was elected to the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva, Switzerland and was a featured artist at the Chinese Academy of Fine Art in Beijing. His artwork is regularly exhibited at the Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO.
Doug is currently building a studio at his home in Carbondale, Colorado, but for the past 32 years has made work out of his studio at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. The studio is located in an original log frame structure from the Snowmass Valley. The work made in this studio is designed to be fired in one of four wood kilns on the Ranch property.