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Quintin Owens

Spearfish, SD

Quintin Owens is a ceramic artist and an Assistant Professor and 3D Coordinator for Ceramics, Sculpture and 3D Foundations at Black Hills State University.


He received a Masters of Fine Arts from The Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Herron School of Art & Design.

Quintin has a special interest in exploring craft processes that span both analog and digital means of design and production.


“My means of making relies on the description of a metaphor as the use of a strange name to transfer meaning; enabling a world of abstraction, imagination and possibility. The strange names I use are the images of my life… rusty high plains dirt, the lush valleys of the Allegheny Mountains, the bed of my dying grandfather, tumbleweeds, cow manure, tortillas, my relationship with my father and the follies of a child. The resulting work become aesthetic predicaments that are gathered and bundled into placeholders to help me recall a moment that can never be had again.”

Owens's Work

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