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William Hunt, Bill Hunt

Biography to Display: 


BA College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

1970 MFA Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio



1977 Artist in Residence, Alberta International Ceramics Symposium, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada



1972-75 Assistant Editor, Ceramics Monthly magazine

1975-81 Managing Editor, Ceramics Monthly magazine

1982-94 Editor, Ceramics Monthly magazine, Columbus, Ohio.

1998 Guest Editor, The Studio Potter magazine.

2012-    Full-time Studio Artist, Delaware, Ohio; and Professor Emeritus, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

2017-    Editor Emeritus, Ceramics Monthly magazine, Westerville, Ohio



Bill Hunt is known for blue-and-white functional, high fired bone china[1] and porcelain. Decorative techniques included brush work, stencils and on stoneware, carving and salt glazes. Hunt’s focus as a studio artist is on functional ware; he worked with stoneware and salt-fired early in his career, and became interested in bone china in 1982. 

Hunt is best known as the editor of Ceramics Monthly.

Bill Hunt’s honors include: Lifetime memberships to the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Geneva, Switzerland and the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA).

In 2012 Bill Hunt was elected  as a Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts and Graduate Studies at Columbus College of Art & Design (Ohio, USA), where he taught studio ceramics, glaze/clay chemistry and ceramic art history.




[1]Bone china fires to a lower temperature than porcelain, is made with 30-45% refined animal bone ash  added to the other components of the clay body.


Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Amaury Saint-Gillis Contemporary Fine Art, Kamuela, Hawaii

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Archie Bray Foundation, Helen, Montana

Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio

Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, Florida

Haan Mansion Museum, St. Lafayette, Indiana

Musée National de Céramique-Sèvres, Sèvres, Fance

Ross Art Museum, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio

Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga, Japan

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

College of Wooster Art Museum, The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio




Bibliography to Display: 

“Bill Hunt.” Hunt Studios: Bill and Liz Hunt, personal website, accessed Aug. 10, 2021.

“Bill Hunt.” Resume, accessed Aug. 10, 2021. Resume-v49.pdf.

Hunt, Bill. “Bone China.” Studio Potter, Vol. 26, Issue 2, June 1998, pg. 33-35. 




Center for CraftCenter For Craft



AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art


Typical Marks



Date: 1984
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.206, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.206, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 25, 2022.