Dan Hammett - New Work

Join 18 Hands Gallery in welcoming renowned potter and ceramic educator, Dan Hammett in an Opening Reception Saturday, February 7th, 6-9PM.

Dan Hammett received his B.A. in Education from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, BFA degree from The University of Kansas and an MFA degree in Ceramic Art from The State University of New York College of Ceramics at Alfred 1974. He has taught at The University of Dallas in Irving, Texas since 1974 where he is currently a full Professor and Chairman of the Art Department. His teaching career has produced national and international artists and teachers and he has sponsored Fulbright scholars and field researchers.

He has conducted field studies to Museums in the United States of America, Italy, Greece, and Crete and The Peoples Republic of China. He has also received grants, awards and commissions that include The Texas Commission of the Arts, The National Endowment of the Arts and The Southland Corporation commission for "The Olympia Award". ("The Olympia Award" was a limited edition of a 523 B.C. Greek Replica Amphorae for the 1982 U.S.A. Olympic Gold Medalist.)
Today Dan maintains a private studio, "Handcrafted Ceramics," where he has produced architectural ceramic shell lighting, large-scale monolithic ceramic sculpture as well as functional ceramics since 1974. Workshops and exhibits have been conducted throughout the United States. His ceramic work has been included in exhibitions at The Farrell Collection Gallery, Washington, D.C., Collectable Crafts, Handwork Gallery, New York, New York, Ohio Ceramic and Sculpture Show, Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio, South Central Regional Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, New Art Forms Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois. My work is included in private, university and the corporate collections of Xerox Corporation, Texas. The Taylor-Widmer Winery, Bath-Hammondsport, New York. Jingdahzen Ceramic Institute, Jingdahzen, Peoples Republic of China, The Southland Corporation, Dallas, Texas. The National Cash Register Corporation, Dayton, Ohio.

Dan has also served The National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts Organization since 1976; In 2005-2009 as a member of the Executive Committee; 2005-2009 as the Secretary/Treasurer – N.C.E.C.A.; 2004-2009 as Consultant and project manager for “The Spirit of Ceramics” film series. In 2003 he received and implemented a Film Grant from NCECA; Between 1976 and 1999 he served in many other capacities, fulfilling a variety of organizing and supporting roles for the organization.

18 Hands Gallery
249 W 19th Street
Houston, TX 77008

18 Hands Gallery is Houston’s premier Ceramic Arts gallery located in the Historic Heights District in Houston, Texas, at 249B W. 19th Street.


Dan Hammett - Teapot

Dan Hammett - Tripodal Flaggon


Dan Hammett - vessel