Joel Bennett has been a ceramic artist for
over 45 years, was an adjunct professor of
art at Santa Rosa Junior College for 34 years
and has been active in the community as an artist-in-residence, art educator, and workshop instructor.
His interest in traveling started at an early age, and over the past 25 years he’s been involved with ceramic
and sculpture projects in Hungary, France,
Vietnam, El Salvador, Argentina, and Cuba. He
has participated in six International “Encuentros”
in Cuba, and has written articles about ceramics
on the Island that have appeared in Ceramics
Monthly, and the Studio Potter Magazine. He
has also hosted residencies of Cuban,
Colombian, Hungarian, and Vietnamese Artists
here in California that have included exhibitions
An award-winning ceramist, Bennettʼs work
has been exhibited internationally and represented by galleries throughout California, the Southwest and Midwest.