Robert Hasselle

Robert Hasselle is a sculptor and potter who has worked in the art field for over forty years.  He has an MFA in Sculpture from Tulane University and a BA in Philosophy and Art from Rhodes College.   In the 1960s, Robert was on the faculty at Ohio State University where he ran the bronze foundry.  In the 1970s, he was head of the sculpture department at the Cincinnati Art Academy where he started the ceramics program.  In the 1980s, he studied architecture at the University of Cincinnati and worked in several architecture firms.

Robert Hasselle has had several articles published in Ceramics Monthly, both on his work and the work of other potters.   He has owned and operated two retail galleries in Cincinnati, Ohio, Clifton Earthworks and Hasselle Pottery, where he maintained a studio and pottery school.  In 2001, Robert Hasselle moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and currently operates a pottery school and studio in York, South Carolina.

Throughout his career, Robert Hasselle has had numerous awards. The most noteworthy are the museum purchase awards.  His work has been included in the permanent collections of several museums including: the Huntington Museum in West Virginia, the Mobile Museum of Art, the
Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, the Tulane University Collection, the Ohio State University Collection, and the Cincinnati Art Museum.

He is regularly asked to share his expertise. He has been an Artist in Residence at Fairmont State University in West Virginia, taught on faculty at Winthrop University in South Carolina, and has conducted numerous workshops on pottery and sculpture in university and community settings.

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