Tim Wallace – bio
Tim grew up in Mid Coast Maine and attended the University of Southern Maine where he received his BFA in studio arts with a minor in art education. Originally a painting major, Tim switched to ceramics once he realized the beauty and versatility that clay provided him as a maker. Tim later worked for a production potter for several years before deciding to further his education and attend graduate school. Tim attended The George Washington University where he received his MFA in ceramics. Tim was awarded a teaching assistantship and later went on to teach for several years at GW. Simultaneously Tim also taught at several campuses of the Northern Virginia Community College system. During this time he also taught at the Corcoran College of Art and Design for eight years. Tim works in all aspects of clay and ceramics, but is drawn to the potter’s wheel primarily. It is the inner energy of a vessel and clays ability to expand into voluptuous forms that attracts him to wheel throwing. His current work involves throwing numerous forms and joining them together off of the wheel to create sculpture that bespeaks animal and figurative forms.