Judd Schiffman

Judd Schiffman, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History

Assistant Professor, Ceramics, Art and Art History Department
MFA, University of Colorado–Boulder

What are your thoughts on teaching?
The studio is where I feel most at home, and I thrive when engaging in dialogue with students and colleagues while we are all making art. I love having honest conversations with students about how to define their artistic identity, how to make sense of the art world, and how to maintain a studio practice. I challenge students by inviting them to make things out of clay they did not think possible–both physically and conceptually.

Tell us about your field of expertise.
Using clay as a drawing material, my ceramic wall sculptures are a psychedelic concoction of lived and imagined experiences that ponder the power of personal rites of passage.

What hobbies/interests do you enjoy outside of academia?
Bicycling, hiking, swimming, and hanging out with my family