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:

2019: “Off Center: 3rd Annual Int. Ceramic Arts Competition.” Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

2019: “Clay Matters: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition” Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA.

2019: Solo exhibition (awarded) The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.

2019: Inurn We Trust.” Installation, 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH.

2018: “Form Awakening II” The American Buddhist Study Center, Manhattan, NY. Solo exhibition.

2018: “2018 International Juried Exhibition.” The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.

2018: “Art of New York.” (Honorable Mention) Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY. International Juried Exhibition.

2018: “Craft Forms 2018.” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA: International Juried Exhibition. (Honorable Mention.)

2018: "Shapes of Influence." Springfield Art Assoc., Springfield, IL. National juried             bienale/exhibition.

2018: "Clayhouse Brooklyn: Works by Clayhouse Brooklyn Potters." Brooklyn, NY. Group Exhibition. 

2018: "Fun House 2018: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre." Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY:                                           National juried exhibition. 

2018: "Remote Vessels." 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. 




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