Dale Neese graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1973 with a Bachelor Degree in Ceramics and Art. He has produced pottery regularly since 1980. Dale is the past President of The San Antonio Potters Guild and has served on the managing boards of several Art organizations.
Dale’s pottery has received numerous awards and honors. In April of 2008, Dale’s ceramic jar was selected for exhibition at The 17th San Angelo National Ceramic Competition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts in San Angelo Texas. His juried entry was purchased for the museum’s prestigious permanent ceramic collection.
In 2009, two of Dale’s ceramic jars were juried into the Dallas Regional Ceramic Competition and Exhibition by juror Dick Hay and received an award of merit for his ceramic skills.
In 2010, three of Dale’s carved stoneware jars were accepted for exhibition in “The Carved Vase Contest” sponsored by the Gallery at Clayscapes Pottery in Syracuse New York and the Syracuse Ceramics Guild. Jurors David MacDonald, Errol Willet, and Andy Schuster selected works to be exhibited at the Everson Museum in Syracuse in Celebration of the 100th anniversary of “The Scarab Vase” by Adelaide Alsop Robineau.
Dale’s devoted interest in the ceramic arts have taken him twice to the People’s Republic of China in 1996 and 2006 to attend international ceramic conferences and to work with ceramicists from all over the world.
Dale Neese is a full time potter with a studio in Helotes Texas northwest of San Antonio.
Look for me on the web at: www.daleneese.com