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Clayton Keyes

Clayton Keyes - Ceramics department head

Clayton's work tells stories that are human, relatable, and strive to leave some mark on the viewer through communicating an emotional narrative. 

His work stems from a life growing up gay and the experiences that struggle presented him.

Clayton earned his MFA from the University of Tulsa in 2011. He shows nationally and has received Best of Show awards at The Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Exhibition at the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and in un-Wedged at Pottery Northwest in Seattle. He exhibited in the NCECA 2012 Invitational Exhibition, Push Play. Clayton teaches workshops at colleges, universities, ceramic centers and conferences nationally. 

His work has been published or reviewd by Ceramics: Art and Perception Magazine, The Seattle Times, Ceramics Monthly Magazine, Lark Books 500 FIgures: Volume 2, Ceramic Sculpture Making Faces, and numerous online forums.