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Assistant Professor of Ceramics


Zach Tate received his B.F.A. in ceramics from Missouri State University and his M.F.A. from Texas Tech University in 2013. His work has been exhibited internationally, nationally, and regionally since 2007. Along with exhibiting his research, Zach is an author of several ceramic publications. His writings cover experiences he has had organizing ceramics symposiums, traveling experiences, and exhibition reviews. 

Before coming to Arkansas State University, Zach had been a Research Associate for the University of Notre Dame, Visiting Professor of Sculpture for Indiana University-South Bend, and the Head of Ceramics for Northwestern Michigan College. From 2018-2021 Zach served as a Director at Large for NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts). 

"I am deeply drawn to ceramics’ unparalleled history as a material that is at once art and artifact. The idea of function, which is generally associated with craft materials such as ceramics, is a compelling idea. The power of the utilitarian object tied with the potential for surface ornamentation, form alteration, and multiple firings allows for objects manifested in clay to carry numerous uses and connotations: contain, preserve, offer, commemorate, and adorn. Ceramics’ flesh-like qualities before it is fired and its inherent fragility post-firing serve as another avenue of intrigue. "

Zach Tate

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3050


Building: Windgate Center 3D
Room: 121A