Professor Tina Gebhart fuses physical use and intricate thinking in her commitment to the ceramic object. Her porcelain artwork focuses on clean lines, variations on visual units, and interrupting repetition. In addition to directly functional artwork, Tina combines pots into conceptual functional ensembles. She references lobed garden fruits, architecture, Sung and Koryo Dynasty pots, robust American diner-wares, and the Terracotta Army.
Her artwork is featured in international and national exhibitions, included in permanent collections of the American Museum of Ceramic Art and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramics, as well as notable private collections including the Irving Blum Collection and the Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel.
She was twice a finalist for the Zanesville Prize, “the largest best of show prize for ceramics in the Western Hemisphere” and was featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly. Her numerous awards and honors include the SFPN Pfannebecker Award and multiple Maryland State Individual Artist Grants.
Professor Gebhart’s Phi Beta Kappa membership is evident in her research breadth - ceramic glaze chemistry and ceramics inspirational writing, ancient ceramic archeology research collaboration, and functional design solutions for objects and processes.
Alongside teaching ceramics and drawing, Professor Gebhart combines research and teaching, involving students in her glaze chemistry work, Empty Bowls service learning, reinvention of studio tools, and writing projects. She encourages double majoring: Studio Art & Everything, combining Art in compelling and highly marketable ways. She advises the Art House, Art Alliance, and the Ceramics Club (and the Empty Bowls Project).
Tina Michelle Gebhart
Assistant Professor, Art and Art History
Phone: (717) 337 - 6128
Box: Campus Box 2452
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400
MFA Alfred University (NY State College of Ceramics), 2001
BA (BFA), Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Functional Ceramics, Conceptual Objects, Glaze Chemistry