George WoideckVisual Arts, Ceramic Tile & Glass Tile Mosaics
George Woideck trained as a painter and took time off to tour and record as a rock musician before launching a career as a ceramic artist, learning from national master ceramic artists. Since then he has been an artist-in-residence in schools throughout Ohio and Michigan.
George has been named a National Young Audiences Artist of the Year and his work as a teaching artist has been recognized by the Ohio Art Education Association. He participates in long term residencies for the TeachArtsOhio program of the Ohio Arts Council and is a roster artist for the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning.
Each summer George teaches a course in ceramic tile and mosaic at Chautauqua. His studio work has been seen in galleries and museums in Chicago, Cleveland and New York and his public art installations can be viewed in businesses, libraries, performing arts centers and hospitals in Ohio and elsewhere. George also creates mosaic and tile installations for homes.
He has been the keynote speaker at a national conference on architectural ceramics and has served on the boards of several arts organizations. He publishes a blog for educators at Tile, Mosaic+Clay. Visit his website at Tile and Clay Art and view his studio work and public art installations at Artisan Architectural Ceramics.
Grade Levels/Age Groups
- Grades 1-3
- Grades 4-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
- Young Adult
Facilities and Resources Required
- Electrical Outlets
- LCD Projector
Westlake Porter Public Library Tile Entrance Way (detail). Image courtesy of the teaching artist.