BFA 1976, Oxford Campus
Studio Art (Ceramics and Drawing) and
Art and Architecture History
Hidden in the Most Unlikely Place, 2020
Terracotta, porcelain, poplar, cedar, bamboo, rice paper,
and cotton cord
20 x 14 x 3 inches
After receiving a BFA from Miami University, Thomas Maltbie earned his MA and MFA degrees at Bowling Green. He has worked in a studio in Southeastern Indiana for 40 years, developing art in both clay and kiln-formed glass. Maltbie’s artworks are included in many corporate collections and in the American Museum of Ceramic Art. Now a retired educator, he taught in higher education, and for 32 years shared a studio with a few thousand kids at South Ripley Elementary School in Versailles, Indiana.
I make stuff. I use mostly earth-sourced, traditional craft media … to make stuff. My imagery alludes to the processes that humans have been using forever, portraying our history, surroundings, our home. If you find a particular sunset moving, or you find the amazing craft of a bird’s nest moving … be moved. Likewise, if you see something in my work that moves you, I am grateful.