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Sean O'Connell, 2011–2012 Matsutani Fellow, 2012–2013 Windgate Fellow
resident 2011–2013

Sean O’Connell is a functional potter and was a 2012–2013 Windgate Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation. In 2011, Sean received the Matsutani Fellowship.

Sean earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2001 and his MFA from the School for American Crafts/ Rochester Institute of Technology in 2009. Until recently, he and his spouse lived in Rochester, NY where he held several teaching positions at local colleges and art centers. He has exhibited nationally and in 2009 received the  "Salad Day’s Artist-in-Residence" at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME.

"I make functional pottery based on the idea that beauty and purpose should be a part of everyday use.  It is my pleasure to make these objects and my desire to see them in the hands and on the tables of people, who like me, have a passion for that which is tended and thoughtful."

To see more work of Sean's visit his website at

Sean O"Connell teapot
Teapot , 2012
porcelain, 9" x 6.5" x 8"

Sean O'Connell cups
Cups, 2012
porcelain, 4" x 4" x 3.75" each

Sean O'Connell plates
Plates, 2012
porcelain, 8" x 8" x 1"

Sean O'Connell cups
Cups, 2012
porcelain, 4" x 4" x 3.5" each