University of Oklahoma Ceramics
Faculty and Students
Associate Professor of Ceramics
Stuart Asprey was born in England and raised in California. He enjoys cooking
on his Oklahoma Joe BBQ, watching OU football, hanging out with his family,
bug collecting at an amateur level, and making art. He is currently an Associate
Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Since joining
the faculty in 2012, he has been recognized with 19 grants and awards for his
teaching and creative activity.
Jamie Bates Slone
Assistant Professor of Ceramics
Jamie Bates Slone is a sculptor living and working in Norman, Oklahoma where she is Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Oklahoma. Jamie received her MFA from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Central Missouri. Her work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in relation to her personal history with physical and mental illness.
Artist in Residence Ceramics
Doug Casebeer joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma as Artist in Residence in Ceramics after 35 years as Artist Director of Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. He received his MFA from Alfred University and his BFA from Wichita State University. Doug has received a multitude of awards and honors for his creative work and service including
an Honorary Membership from the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts, the Outstanding Service Award from Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and the Walter Gropius Master Craftsman Award from the Huntington Museum of Art in Huntington, West Virginia. He has taught over 200 workshops nationally and internationally, from Chile, Nepal, Italy, Mexico, Jamaica, Taiwan, Brazil and across the states and has work included in exhibitions, permanent collections and commissions around the world.
Doug's work looks at issues that honor the spirit of human existence. Within his artwork, he searches for meaning in the relationships between the ideas of storage, shelter, and nourishment.
MFA Candidate 2024
David was born and raised in Batavia, IL a western suburb of Chicago. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where he received his B.A. in studio art and a concentration in Asian Studies. Upon graduating he was an artist intern for the summer and fall of 2019 at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Following his time at Anderson Ranch Arts Center he was a Fifth Year Emerging Artist at St. Olaf College. Currently, he is a Post-Baccalaureate Candidate at the University of Oklahoma. He is making functional ceramics while exploring place, ritual, and community in his work.
MFA Candidate 2025
Nerdy, queer, and a genuine Pacific Northwesterner, CJ mostly makes figurative sculpture, but they also love fitness, playing board games, and being outdoors. CJ discovered clay after obtaining a 3D Digital Graphics BFA at the Rochester Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Oklahoma. Their work can be found across the US and internationally.