Summer & Fall 2021

Presented at The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2021 Summer Season


Over the last 30 years, Robert Silverman has become one of the foremost contemporary artists and designers working in ceramics.

Originally trained in Japan with the Master Potter Samejima Saturo, Silverman continued his undergraduate studies at the Kansas City Art Institute and received his Master of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1983. Since then, he has taught and directed several university programs including the #5 ranked graduate program at Louisiana State University.

Silverman balances material, process, and idea in a strong, unified whole. In his materials, he brings together pieces with international origins: large-format tiles that originate in China and glazes from England and the Netherlands. Silverman’s technically demanding process combines complex glazing and multi-firing methods that unite the materials in a way that supports and conveys his underlying concepts.

He has exhibited internationally and his work is included in the collections of the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, the Museum of Art and Design, NY, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC . He is represented by Bentley Gallery, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ, Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO and Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO.