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 George Woideck in the Studio

For thirty years George Woideck has been developing a career as a prominent ceramic artist Trained as a painter with time off to tour and record as a rock musician, Mr. Woideck began working full time in clay in 1975. He initially established a line of functional stoneware pottery. More recently, Mr. Woideck has turned to creating individually-decorated works in porcelain. Many of these new pieces are meant for wall display and include Japanese-shaped porcelain kites and fans decorated with colorfully airbrushed abstract and figurative designs. He has also become well known for creating major ceramic tile murals and mosaics installed in dozens schools and business locations including Newton D. Baker Elementary School of the Arts in Cleveland, the Inland Paper and Packaging Headquarters in Streetsboro Ohio and the new Performing Arts Center at Westlake High School in Westlake Ohio. Recently he completed a ceramic tile kitchen for a summer home in Maine and has begun work on a fireplace and chimney tile installation for a home in one of the Chicago suburbs. You can see these works at artisanarchitecturalceramics.com.
When not working in his studio, George Woideck gives ceramic workshops on new techniques to school instructors for the Teacher Resource Center of the Cleveland Museum of Art. He completes artist-in-residences in Northeast Ohio for Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio and regularly curates and juries exhibitions. George Woideck has been a member of the advisory committee of the Arts Management Program of the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University and received an award in recognition of his work in art education by the Ohio Art Education Association. George is a Kennedy Center Fellow in the Initiative to Develop Effective Workshops for Teachers and has offered professional development workshops to teachers throughout Ohio. In 2008 he was the keynote speaker at a national architectural ceramics conference sponsored by the Potters Council of the American Ceramics Society. George's blog for education professional can be found at Tile, Mosaic + Clay in Schools.

Exhibited in museums and galleries in New York, Chautauqua, Chicago and Cleveland.

George Woideck Receiveing Award

George Woideck receiving the Young Audiences National Artist of the Year Award at the organization's national convention in Kansas City. On the left is John Creamer, National President. On the right is Marsha Dobrzinski, Executive Director of Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio 

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