Dirk Staschke

Metals Instructor

Dirk Staschke is an artist living in Portland Oregon. He received his BFA from the University of Montevallo and his MFA from Alfred University. He has maintained an ongoing studio practice and extensive exhibition record for the last twenty-six years. During this time he has taught at many notable universities, including Emily Carr University, Alfred University and New York University. His work has been shown internationally and resides in the permanent collections of several museums including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington (DC), Portland Art Museum (OR), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), the American Museum of Ceramic Art (CA), and the Icheon Museum, World Ceramic Center, Gwango-dong, South Korea.  He has received various artist’s grants including grants from The Virginia Groot Foundation and the Canada Council on the Arts. His current body of work explores the space in between sculpture and painting that neither medium can occupy alone.