John Baker

Professor Emeritus
Professor of Art, Ceramics


  • M.F.A., University of Delaware, 1991
  • B.A., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 1974

Teaching Experience

  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Professor, 1974-2015
  • University of Delaware, Instructor, 1988-1991

University Honors

  • Faculty Merit Award. 2007.
  • The President's Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the University. 2008.
  • West Chester University Civility Award. 2008-2009.

Selected International, National, and Regional Exhibitions

  • On and Off the Wall-Three Dimensional. Hess Gallery Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA. 2009.
  • Visual Contact Points /Cultural Exchange. Guizhou University, Guiyang, China. 2008.
  • PASSHE Permanent Art Collection Exhibition/ Curator. Dixon Center, Harrisburg, PA. 2005.
  • Mish/Mash, National Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, NCECA Conference. Chesapeake Arts Center, Maryland. 2005.
  • Faculty Exchange Exhibition. West Chester University, Department of Art + Design/ curator/exhibitor. Capital Normal University Beijing, China. 2005.
  • 105th Midwest Invitational Exhibition. The Birger Sandzen Memorial Museum, Lindsborg, KS. 2003.
  • Five County Arts Grant for Public Spaces, Avon Grove School District. New London, PA. 2002.
  • Rendezvous 99, National Invitational of Contemporary Ceramics. The Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearny, NB. 1999.
  • From Foundation to Orientation, National Traveling Exhibition. A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, IL. 1998.
  • Pulp Formation, The Atrium. Moore College of Art + Design, Philadelphia, PA. 1997.
  • The President's Choices. The Gallery at Dixon University Center, Harrisburg, PA. 1995.
  • Focus on the Art of Our Time: Highlights of Contemporary Art from the Museum's Collection. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE. 1995.
  • Diversity in Paper. University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 1994.
  • Impression Through Plaster. University of the Arts: National Council on the Education of the Ceramic Arts, Philadelphia, PA. 1992.
  • The Fifth Annual Monarch Tile National Ceramic Exhibition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX. 1990.
  • National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts: Juried Members Exhibition. Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH, National Traveling Exhibition. 1990-2001.
  • Clay in the East, East Coast Ceramic Invitational. Penn State University, University Park, PA. 1989.
  • 5th Biennial National Paper/Clay Exhibition. Memphis State University, Memphis, TN. 1985.
  • Currents '84 Eighth National Exhibition, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. 1984.

Board of Directors

  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. 1997-2000.
  • Chester County Art Association. 1998-2001.
  • The Art Trust / Meridian Bank. 2008-2010.
  • Permanent Collections
  • Zenith Cooperation. Wilmington, DE.
  • Pioneer Valley Medical Center. Long Meadow, MA.
  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE.
  • West Chester University, West Chester, PA.
  • Immaculata College, Malvern, PA.
  • American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T), Bala Cynwyd, PA.
  • Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc., New York, NY.
  • Sumitomo Electric U.S.A., Inc., East Freemont, CA.
  • University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
  • Corning Community College, Corning, NY.
  • MBNA, Wilmington, DE.
  • Capital Normal University, Beijing, China.
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