Gayle Fichtinger

  • B.S., art, University of Wisconsin
  • M.F.A., ceramics, Arizona State University

"After 15 years as an active studio artist, teaching found me. I enjoy the challenge of teaching and sharing my professional experiences and commitment to studio art with students. I believe that beginning college students need structure and a knowledgeable and enthusiastic coach. Foundations courses are rigorous and provide a framework for active students to build on."

Gayle Fichtinger | Foundation studies professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Professional grant, Savannah College of Art and Design; Founders' Award, Creative Arts Center, Reading, Massachusetts; Purchase Award, two-year traveling exhibition, "Clay National," Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania; Juror's Award, "7th Annual Vahki Exhibition," Galleria Mesa, Arizona


National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts; College Art Association; Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)

Previous Positions

Full-time faculty, art/studio foundations coordinator, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire; sculpture commission, bronze, Fidelity Investments Corp., Boston, Massachusetts; instructor of art, DeCordova Museum School of Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Public Sculpture residency co-sponsored by DeCordova Museum and Reading, Massachusetts, public schools; artist residency, mural project, Sanborn School, Andover, Massachusetts

Publications and presentations

  • Marvin Sweet, "The Yixing Effect: Echoes of the Chinese Scholar," Foreign Languages Press Beijing, China, 2006
  • Marvin Sweet, "Gayle Fichtinger: Carving a Path," Ceramics: Art and Perception, March 2003, pp. 60-61, No. 51
  • "Upfront," Ceramics Monthly, February 2003, pp. 6, 18, Vol. 51, No. 2
  • Cate McQuaid, "Nervous Energy" The Boston Globe Aug. 30, 2002, pp. C13, C16
  • Christine Temin, "Perspectives" The Boston Globe, Aug. 14, 1996, p. C5