Brief Resumé

MA in Studio and Environmental Art: New York University/International Center of Photography. 1995.

BFA with Honors in Photography: The University of the Arts. 1992. 


Recent Exhibitions:

2018: "Samadhi." Floating Mountain Cafe and Gallery, Manhattan, NY: Functional ceramics/utsuwa. Solo exhibition. 

2018: "Me, Myself, and I." Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY: National juried exhibition. 

2018: "By Hand." Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA: National juried exhibition. 

2017: "Form Awakening." The American Buddhist Study Center, Manhattan, NY: Wood-fired utsuwa. Solo exhibition. 

2017: "Fugitive Vessels." Jefferson Market Library, Manhattan, NY: Canopic urns and votives. Solo Exhibition. 

2017: "Far and Wide: 9th Annual Woodstock Regional." Woodstock Artists Association/Museum. Regional juried exhibit. 

2014: "Grand Salon Peoples Choice Show." Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Ceramic vessels. Group exhibition. 



Auguste Elder graduated from The University of the Arts, and New York University, and has studied pottery independently in Philadelphia, Paris, and New York City. He has been a visiting artist at Salem Art Works (SAW) since 2015, where he focuses primarily on wood-firing vessels and urns inspired by Japanese and Etruscan wares. His pottery is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library and The American Buddhist Study Center, and has also appeared in Ceramics Monthly. Solo exhibitions include The American Buddhist Study Center, The Jefferson Market Library, and Floating Mountain Gallery. Elder teaches art to high school students full time at The Calhoun School in Manhattan, NY, and part-time at Clayhouse Brooklyn. You can view his ongoing portfolio at