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Robert Wood

Robert Wood

(b. 1960)

Robert Wood works with clay, ceramics, glass, and other media and has been featured nationally in more than 90 exhibitions. Noting the differences between two of his frequently employed forms, he writes:

"Glass provides depth, transparency and translucency, reflective and refractive qualities, and how light reveals that which is internal. In contrast, clay represents opaqueness, solidity, and mass; it captures and responds to how it was formed and manipulated, recording its history." [1]

Wood received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Indiana State University and his Bachelor of Arts from University of Dallas. He is a professor in the Design Department and the chair of the Ceramics Program at Buffalo State College. 

He has been an advisor to and partner with the Burchfield Penney since the inception of the museum's Craft Art in Western New York (later Art in Craft Media) biennial. He has served as a juror for more than a dozen other national exhibitions as well.


For more information on his work, visit

[1] Robert L. Wood, "Artist's Statement" on his website, [Accessed 11/19/2013]