Robert Rustermier



            My intent as an artist is simply to satisfy my curiosity about things that interest me in the world in visual terms --  some specific affinity between colors, shapes and planes, a certain effect of light on form, a sound, a phenomena, a concept or idea … and to then submit this fascination to a process of investigation and exploration intended to discover relationships that may have importance to me in context.  It is this simple, direct, intuitive approach to substance, and an open, broad approach to form, process, material and method, and moreover a dedication to a process of examination toward subsequent realizations and possible choices and potential meanings that I find most liberating, most satisfying, and most useful.



Born in 1957 in Lincoln Nebraska.  BA in  Fine Art from New College of the University of South Florida in Sarasota and an MFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI.  Academic involvement includes a Fulbright to the Czech Republic, lecturing widely on contemporary American ceramics abroad and contemporary Czech ceramics across the U.S. East Coast, and teaching appointments both full and part-time, serving as Adjunct Faculty in Visual Art at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI since 2000.