Brooks Oliver is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Ceramics at the University of North Texas and a studio artist based out of Denton, TX. He recently completed a long-term residency at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana. He received his MFA from The Pennsylvania State University, his BFA at Southern Methodist University, and completed his post baccalaureate studies at Syracuse University. He has taught in Jindezhen, China and regularly teaches workshops in and out of university settings. In 2017, he was named an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Educations in the Ceramic Arts.
The ambition of his work is to reimagine and reinterpret the familiar functional vessel and to blur the boundaries between craft, design, industry, and technology by marrying the production techniques of CAD software and rapid prototyping technologies with the creation techniques of the hand.