Frank Boyden


One of Oregon’s best-known artists, Frank Boyden turns the magic and meaning he sees within nature into his artwork. Where the Salmon River empties into the Pacific Ocean under Cascade Head, Frank gleans inspiration for his printmaking and ceramic work. His art celebrates this rich landscape and reflects upon the ways nature can illuminate the human condition. He and his wife Jane founded Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 1970 and the Margery Davis Boyden writing residency program in 1991. Boyden’s artistic practices reflect his lifelong interests in the environment and the biological sciences. He received degrees from Colorado College and Yale University. Boyden’s work resides in over 100 major museum and university collections including the Portland Art Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art in Los Angeles, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia.



-Yale University, School of Art: Major in Painting; M.F.A. and B.F.A., 1968.

-Colorado College: Major in Art; B.A., 1965.



1971-2011 -Self-employed artist, working in ceramics, prints, and sculpture.

1991-2011 -Conceived and organized Margery Davis Boyden Writer’s Residency Program.

1970-2011 -Conceived, organized and built the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Salmon River estuary, Otis, Oregon.



-The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

-The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

-Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

-American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

-The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

-Stanford University Rare Books Library, Palo Alto, California

-Smith College Rare Books Library, Northampton, Massachusetts

-Reed College Rare Books Collection, Portland, Oregon

-Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

-City of Bend, Oregon

-Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

-University of Michigan Rare Books Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan

-Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room, Connecticut College Library

-TriMet, Portland, Oregon

-Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.

-Stedelijke Musea, Museum of Fine Arts, Oostende, Belgium

-Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway

-Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

-New York Public Library

-Alfred University Ceramic Collection, Alfred, New York

-J.Paul Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

-Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

-Yale University Medical School Library, New Haven, Connecticut

-Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon

-Knight Library, University of Oregon

-Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon

-Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester New York

-New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

-Ariana Museum, Geneva, Switzerland

-Arizona State University Museum of Art, Ceramics Research Center

-Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

-Racine Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, Wisconsin

-Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

-Museum of Decorative Arts, Riga, Latvia

-Gordon Gilkey Print Collection, Portland Art Museum, Oregon (Complete archive of Frank Boyden prints)

-Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University Print Collection, Connecticut

-Bank of America

-Taideteollisuusmuseo (National Museum of Applied Art), Helsinki, Finland

-Arabia, Helsinki, Finland

-Albuquerque Museum of Art

-University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa

-Victoria Art Gallery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

-Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Logan, Utah

-Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff

-Jordan Schnitzer Print Collection, Portland, Oregon

-Woodward Canyon Winery, Lowden, Washington

-Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

-Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

-Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

-Museo de Arte Costarricense, San Jose, Costa Rica

-Tongass Historical Museum, Ketchikan, Alaska

-Harlow Collection, Bemidji University Museum, Minnesota

-Jack Lenor Larsen

-Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-Oregon Coast Aquarium, commission, Newport, Oregon

-Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

-Delta Airlines

-John Gray

-State of Oregon Capitol Building

-State of Washington Art in Public Places

-Hult Center for the Arts, Eugene, Oregon

-City of Eugene, Oregon

-Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington

-Key Bank Headquarters, Albany, New York

-University of North Carolina

-Newport, Oregon Public Library

-Portland General Electric

-Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon

-U.S. National Bank, Portland, Oregon

-Kaiser Foundation, Portland, Oregon

-Lincoln City, Oregon, commission

-Lake Oswego, Oregon, Public Library

-City of Newport, Oregon, commission

-Chubb International Headquarters, New Jersey

-Yamaha Corporations, Japan

-Evergreen College, Olympia, Washington

-Linfield College, McMinnville, Oregon

-Millersville University Art Museum, Millerville, Pennsylvania

-Topeka Public Library, Topeka Kansas

-Oregon Historical Society

-Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon

-State of Oregon Public Service Building, Salem, Oregon

-Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon

-University of Oregon, School of Allied Arts and Architecture

-Grimmerhus, Fyn, Denmark

-Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon



2009 -Received the Janet Mansfield Fellowship award

-Received the Ray Trayle Print Prize

2008 -Commission for sculptures in five stations on the WES line, TriMet, Portland, Oregon.

2006 -Drinking fountain, OHSU, Portland, Oregon.

2005 -Stafford Stones, sculpture to commemorate poet William Stafford, Lake Oswego Oregon.

-Commission for two water feature sculptures, OHSU, Portland, Oregon.

2004 -Commission for new Washington State Police Forensics Crime Lab bldg., Cheney. Sculpture.

-Kincade Curlicue Corridor Stones, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

2003 -Prints selected for Oregon Governor’s Arts Awards.

2002 -Commission for city of Bend, Oregon. Kinetic sculpture.

2001 -Patron print for Gilkey Center, Portland Art Museum.

2000 -Commission for TriMet, Portland Oregon. 3 wind pieces to announce start of light rail to Airport.

1998 -Commission for Washington Park Zoo, Portland, Oregon.

1997 -Commission for Justice Center Complex Sculpture Park, Hillsboro, Oregon.

1996 -Commission for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital entry and lobby, Portland, Oregon.

-Commission for South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington.

1995 -Received Oregon Governor’s Art Award

-Commissioned by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus, Three bronze sculptures for courtyard of new science building.

-Commissioned by Oregon State Board of Education to design and build exterior of kiln and foundry facility at Western Oregon State College.

1992 -Bronze and stone sculpture and design of garden for Oregon State Hospital Forensic Center.

-Bronze Sculpture for Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon.

-Bronze Sculpture for Vietnam Memorial Park, Newport, Oregon.

1991 -Oregon Arts Commission grant for travel to Russia.

-Edition of Prints for Oregon State Department of Corrections (Oregon 1% for Art).

1985 -Work selected for State of Oregon Governor’s Arts Awards poster.

1984 -Art Advocates, Portland, OR, to construct an Anagama kiln designed by Katsuyuki Sakazume.

1983 -Commissioned by the State of Oregon to make 1983 Governor’s Arts Awards.

1981 -National Endowment Crafts Fellowship

-Corten steel piece for park at mouth of Siletz River, Lincoln City, Oregon.

1980 -Steel and clay wall reliefs commissioned by the HultPerforming Arts Center, Eugene, Oregon.

1977 -Individual Artist Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission forceramic study in Peru and Ecuador.



2011 -Frank Boyden & Brad Rude, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

-Northwest Atmospheric Ceramics, Jundt Art Museum, Spokane, Washington

2010 -Clay Throwdown, Bellevue Art Museum Biennial, Bellevue, Washington

-Across Cultures, 50 pieces from the Macy Collection, Northern Arizona University Museum of Art, Flagstaff, Arizona

-Sure Things: Made in Clay, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri

-11th Annual Clay Invitational, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

-Northwest Wood Fire Show, Pots Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2009 -The Academy is full of Crafts, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon

2008 -On the River Through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman; American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California.

-Painting with Fire, Lake Oswego, Oregon.

-Celebrating Prints, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

2007 -Conversations Across Time: Rembrandt, Ensor, Boyden, C.G. Boerner Gallery, New York.

-Woodfire, Chemeketa Community, College, Salem, Oregon.

-Foundry Gallery, Walla Walla Foundry, Walla Walla, Washington.

-Porcelain Exhibition, University of Wisconsin. Whitewater, Wisconsin.

2006 -Laura Russo Gallery, Portland. Ceramics by Frank Boyden, Jun Kaneko, Geoffrey Pagen & Don Reitz. -Frank Boyden and Jean Vollum, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon.

-20 years of Tozan Kilns, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

-Historic Ceramics, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon.

-Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, Maryland.

-Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. “The Empathies” prints.

-Retrospective print exhibition, Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

2005 -Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Drawings.

-Particles & Passion: The Art of Clay, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland.

-Porcelain in the Anagama, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.

-Natural Elements, Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, Oregon

-“White” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

-Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

-Day of the Dead, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

-War Drawings, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, Oregon

-Japan-USA, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004 -Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington. Prints.

-Soul of a Bowl, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon.

-Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Prints and Ceramics.

-Sculpture from the Walla Walla Foundry, The Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington.

-Beppu Gallery, Pacific City, Oregon. Prints.

-Prints from Ray Trayle Presses, Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

-The Enchantment of the Artist’s Book, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR.

2003 -21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio.

-Equivalents, Coos Museum of Art, Coos Bay, Oregon.

-Galerie Besson, London, England. Group exhibition. Ceramics.

2002 -Bendel with Friends, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri.

-Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Prints.

-Vessel Invitational 2002, Danielson Art Gallery, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY. -Armory National Ceramics Invitational, West Palm Beach, Florida

2001 -Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Prints and ceramics.

-Vermont Clay Studio, Waterbury, Vermont. Ceramics.

-Santa Fe Clay Studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ceramics.

2000 -Bird Spirits, collaborative book with William Bolcom, composer, & Ian Boyden, Crab Quill Press.

-Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Prints.

-Clay Today, Borby Castle Gallery, Skaelskor, Denmark.

-Clay Today, Grimmerhus Museum, Middlefart, Denmark.

-Northwest Printmakers, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

1999 -Millennium Exhibition, Gallerie Besson, London, England.

-University of Iowa International Woodfired Ceramics.

1998 -Global Ceramics, Babel, Amsterdam/Landsmeer, The Netherlands.

-Drawing on Clay, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland.

-Sculpture in the Northwest: Selections from the Walla Walla Foundry, Maryhill Museum, WA. -Woodfired Invitational: Ten American Potters, curated by Dan Anderson, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois.

1997 -A Carousel at Birth, book of poetry & prints with Ian Boyden, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, OR.

-Wood-Fired Ceramics at Hard Work University, College of the Ozarks, Missouri.

-Cast Contemporary Sculpture. Walla Walla Foundry at Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

-International Print Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.

-Prints Past and Present, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

1996 Exhibition of Triumph Bronzes and prints, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

-25 years of clay, a retrospective, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, Oregon.

-Magic Mud, Northwest Invitational. Three museums in Idaho, Montana.

-Clay-Wood-Fire-Salt National Invitational, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, Kentucky.

1995 -Contemporary Totems, Bush Barn, Salem, Oregon

-Teapots and Plates, Mount Hood Community College, Oregon.

-Clay Today, Grimmerhus Museum, Fyn, Denmark.

1994 -The Contemporary Tea Bowl, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California.

-Discerning Passion, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

1993 -Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-Mendelson Gallery, Washington Depot, Connecticut

-Cire Perdue: Cast Bronze Invitational, ChemeketaCommunity College, Salem, Oregon

-Frank Boyden, Torbjorn Kvasbo, and Poul Jensen, Gallerie Norbey, Copenhagen, Denmark

-Year of the Crafts, Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, Oregon

-Woodfired Ceramics Invitational, Hand and the Spirit Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

-Reflective Environments, Bush Barn, Salem, Oregon

1992 -American Crafts: The Nation’s Collection, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

-Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City

-Clay Today, Posio, Finland

-Prints commissioned by the Oregon Arts Commission, Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, OR.

1991 -Laura Russo Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-American Woodfire, University of Iowa Museum of Art

-Woodfire, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, Arizona

-Moira James Gallery, Green Valley, Nevada

-Het Koetshuis, Roden, Holland

-Frank Boyden and Poul Jensen, Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustriumseum, Trondheim, Norway

1990 -Contributing Artist, Oregon Historical Society

-Findings: A Recognition of Ceramic Excellence, BostonSociety of Arts and Crafts

-Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach, Oregon

-Kunsthallen Brants Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark

-Anagama,Kunst und Keramiek, Deventer, The Netherlands

-Traver Gallery,Seattle, Washington

-Raku: Transforming the tradition, Traveling exhibition, 990-1992

1989 -Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

-Maveety Gallery, monoprints, Portland, Oregon

-Dawson Gallery, Rochester, New York

-Ashen Beauty: Woodfired Ceramics of Ten Americans,Traveling exhibition, 1989-91

1988 -Lawrence Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-Recent Acquisitions, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

-McQuarry Gallery, Sydney, Australia

-Contemporary Cups, Toured 11 museums in Oregon, Alaska, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada

-Northwest Clay 1988, Littman Gallery, Portland and Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

1987 -Porcelain, Northern Arizona University Art Museum

-Northwest Ceramics Today, currated by John Takahara, Boise State University. Traveled to 7 Northwest museums.

-Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Massachusetts

-Tongass Historical Museum, Ketchikan, Alaska

-Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

-Gummeson Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

-Oregon Health Science Center, Portland, Oregon

-Martha Schneider Gallery, Highland Park, Illinois

-Grove Gallery, University of California, San Diego

-Dawson Gallery, Rochester, New York (also 1985, 1986)

-1986 Wood-Fired Ceramics, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley,California

-Foster White Gallery, Seattle, Washington

-Potters and Painters, Contemporary Crafts, Portland, OR

-Clay as Art, Arabia Porcelain Factory, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm, Sweden; Oslo, Norway; 1986-87

-Burren Impact, Dublin, Ireland

-Lawrence Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-Teabowls by Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman, ContemporaryCrafts, Portland, Oregon

1985 -Lithographs and Drypoints, Craftsmen’s Conference,Ballyvaughan, Ireland

-Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, California

-Salishan Lodge Gallery, Gleneden Beach, Oregon(also 1980-1984)

-Functional Ceramics 1985, College of Wooster Invitational,Wooster, Ohio

-Clay 2 Sides, American-Canadian Exhibition sponsored byOntario Arts Council, Toronto

1984 -Elements Gallery, New York, New York

-Governor’s Office, Capitol Building, Salem, Oregon

-Ceramic Retrospective, Contemporary CraftsGallery, Portland, Oregon

-American Craft Traditions, San Francisco InternationalAirport

-Studio Potter, Middlebury, Vermont

-Stone Press Gallery, Seattle, Washington

-Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1983 -Frank Boyden, Jenny Lind, and Alan Walters, Lawrence Gallery at Salishan, Oregon

-Clay and Fiber, Taos, New Mexico

-Potters’ Choice, Hockaday Center, Kalispel, Montana

-39th Scripps Invitational, Claremont, California

-Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

-The Pacific Northwest Today, Brentwood Gallery, St. Louis

-Architectural Ceramics, Elements Gallery, New York

1982 -Animal Kingdom, Marcia Rodell Gallery, Los Angeles

-Frank Boyden and Jenny Lind, Mariposa Gallery, Albuquerque,New Mexico

-The Art of Clay, Craftsmans Gallery, Scarsdale, New York

-Paul Soldner and Frank Boyden, Pottery Northwest, Seattle

-Elements Gallery, New York

-New Directions in Clay and Fiber Invitational, Greenville,North Carolina, purchase award

-Frank Boyden and Kurt Weizer, Northwest Crafts Center,Seattle

1981 -National Crafts ‘81, Greenville, North Carolina

-Animal Images, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute,Washington, D.C.

-Oriental Influences in American Crafts, Craftsmans Gallery,Scarsdale, New York

-Cetacean Spirit Pieces, Contemporary Crafts Gallery,Portland, Oregon

-Making It In Clay, invitation, American Hand, Washington, D.C.

1980 -Selected Oregon Craftsmen, Renwick Gallery, SmithsonianInstitute, Washington, D.C.

-20 in Clay, Gumps, San Francisco

-Northwest Crafts Center, Seattle (also 1978)

-White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon (also 1978, 1979)

1979 -Fountain Gallery, Portland, Oregon

-Portland Crafts Exhibition, Sapporo,Japan

-Ceramics Circa 1980, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland

-Birds in Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington

-Oregon Crafts 1979, Bush Barn, Salem, Oregon

-Functional Forms of Clay: Four Decades in the Northwest,

-Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

1978 -19 American Craftsmen, Osaka, Japan

-Four Elements Gallery, San Francisco

-Handmade Wood Stoves, Hoffman Gallery, Portland

-Oregon Crafts 1978, award for excellence in ceramics

1977 -Northwest Crafts 1977, Henry Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle

-Mountain High, Mount Hood timberline exhibit

-Oregon Artists (also 1972, 1970, 1966, 1963, 1960)

1976 -Hoffman Gallery, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts,Portland, Oregon

1968 -Paintings by Frank Boyden, Portland Art Museum, Oregon



-All handmade books in collaboration with Ian Boyden at Crab Quill Press.

-The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky. Ed. of 5. 22 original etchings and 2 drawings by Frank Boyden. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla WA, 2004.

-Field of Aki. Edition of 6. 14 original prints by Frank Boyden based on poem written in 693 AD by Hitomaro and translated by Ed Morris. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla, WA, 2004.

-Evidence of Night. Edition of 15. 11 original prints by Frank Boyden and 14 poems by Jennifer Boyden. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla, WA, 2003.

-Parts and Pieces. 8 original prints by Frank Boyden and 8 eight original prints by Rick Bartow. Each book also contains 16 pages of original drawings by the artists. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla, WA, 2002.

-20 Views of Cascade Head. Edition of 10. 5 original prints by Frank Boyden, 5 original prints by Charles Chu, 5 poems by Jennifer Oakes, and 5 poems by Ian Boyden. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla, WA 2001.

-Bird Spirits. Edition of 20. Nine original prints by Frank Boyden and nine scores by William Bolcom. Crab Quill Press, Walla Walla,WA, 2000.

-A Carousel at Birth. Edition of 20. Twelve original prints by Frank Boyden and poetry by Ian Boyden, Salient Seedling Press, Portland, Oregon, 1997.



2009 -Workshop and lecture, San Jose State College, San Jose, California

2008 -Workshop at American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

2006 -NCECA National Conference, Portland, Oregon. Demonstration and lecture.

-Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Washington. 84 minute film available.

2003 -Frank Boyden, Tom Coleman, and Janet Mansfield. Finch Pottery, North Carolina.

-Artist in Residence, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

2002 -The Magnificent 5. Seabeck, Washington.

2001 -Ceramic and Glass School, Bornholm, Denmark.

2000 -Open Fire, five week symposium, International Ceramics Center,Skaelskor, Denmark.

1998 -Workshop, City of Walnut Creek, California.

1997 -Artist in Residence, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo.

-Arizona Clay, Workshop and jury exhibition. Phoenix, Arizona.

1996 -Clay Az Art, Flagstaff, Arizona.

-Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Printmaking.

-A Collaborative Printmaking and Book Arts Workshop, Whitman

College, Walla Walla, Washington.

1994 -Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

1992 -Interactions in Ceramics, Helsinki, Finland.

-Workshop, Posio, Finland.

-Lecture, Krasnoyarsk, Russia (Siberia).

-Workshop, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.

1991 -Ceramic Symposium, Riga, Latvia.

-Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Portland, Oregon, workshop.

-Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, workshop.

1990 -Clay Today, Tommerup 1990, International symposium for Ceramic Art and Industry, Odense, Denmark, month-long symposium of 10 American and 10 Scandinavian artists. Organized American participation.

-Residency at Hollufgard Sculpture Center, Odense, Denmark.Invited to cast bronze.

-University of Alaska, Fairbanks, workshop and juror forInterior Alaska exhibition.

-Kansas Artist-Craftsman Association.

-San Francisco Potters Association.

-Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

-Seward Park Art Center, Seattle, Washington.

1989 -Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill.

-Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta.

-Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut.

1988 -Darwin Museum of Art, Darwin, Australia. Lecture.

-McGregor Summer School, Darling Downs Institute of Technology, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Workshop and Lectures.

-Queensland Potters Association, Brisbane, Australia. Workshop and Lecture.

-Potters Society of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia. Workshop and Lectures.

-Victoria Ceramic Group, Chisholm Institute of Tech., Melbourne, Austrlia. Workshop & Lectures.

-South Australia Potters Association, Adelaide, Australia.Workshop and Lecture.

-Danske Kunsthandvaerkerel Landssammenslutning, Danish Arts and Crafts Association, Copenhagen, Denmark. Workshop and Lectures.

-5th National Ceramic Conference, Sydney, Australia, Survey of woodfiring in the U.S. Lectures.

-International Academy of Ceramics, Sydney, Australia,

-Lecture on Mimbres ceramics.

1987 -Ohio State University, Columbus. Lectures.

-University of California at San Diego.

-University of Alaska, Anchorage.

-Boston Society of Arts and Crafts.

-Tongass Historical Museum, Ketchikan, Alaska.

-Clay AZ Art, University of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, Arizona. Fired NAU Tozan Anagama.

-Radcliff College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1986 -Alfred University, New York. Lectures.

-Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine.

-Clay as Art conference, Arabia, Helsinki, Finland.

-San Francisco Potters, San Francisco, California.

1985 -Ballyvaughan, Ireland. Craftsmen and their Environments, Two-week conference. Head of ceramics section.

-Artist-in Residence, National College of Art and Design, Oslo,Norway.

-Craft Potters Society of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. Workshop.

-Portland Art Museum, Lecture on Color in Ceramics.

1984 -Harwick College, Oneonta, New York.

-Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

-NCECA Presentation: Terra Sigillata Applications and Firing Techniques.

-Frank Boyden, Jenny Lind, and Alan Walters, University ofNew Mexico, Albuquerque.

1983 -Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, Maine.

-Pearson College, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

-Sitka Center, Otis, Oregon.

1982 -Paul Soldner and Frank Boyden, Pottery Northwest, Seattle.

-University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

1981 -Tuscarora Pottery School, Tuscarora, Nevada.

-Nassau Community College, Long Island, New York.

-Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, Oregon.

1980 -University of Washington, Seattle.

-University of Oregon, Eugene.

1968-1971 -Art Faculty, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,New Mexico. Taught painting and contemporary art history.


-”Vladimir Tsivin”, Ceramic Art and Perception. 2003.

-“Razor Wire Rim”, Studio Potter, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1997

-“The Skin of the Pot”, Studio Potter, Vol. 24, No. 1, 1995.

-”Frank Boyden Comments”, a commentary on contemporary Russian ceramists, Studio Potter, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1988.

-”American Woodfire”, Pottery in Australia, Vol. 27, No. 4, 1988.

-”Mirror Makers”, Studio Potter, Dec., 1987. Guest editor.

-”Common Ground”, Studio Potter, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1985. Guest editor.

-”Incisive Clay: A ceramics Monthly Portfolio”, edited by Kathy Galantine, Ceramics Monthly, Nov. 1985.

-”Building the East Creek Anagama”, Studio Potter, Summer, 1985.

-”In Search of the Wild Heron”, Studio Potter, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1983.

-”Water-cooled Flue and Heat Storage Systems”, Studio Potter, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1979-80.

-”An Air-cooled Flue Heat Exchanger”, Ceramics Monthly, 1980.


-The Interactivators, Sculpture for TriMet WES Commuter Rail by Mary Priester; 48 page book published by TriMet, Portland, Oregon 2009

-On the River through the Valley of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman by Daniel Lamberton. 141 page book published by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2008.

-Coexistence with Fire: Wood-fired Ceramics by Frank Boyden, 1985-2007, a 245 page book published by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2008.

-“Oregon Postscript 2007” by Terry Davies, Ceramics Art & Perception, issue 68, 2007.

-Conversations across Time: Rembrandt, Ensor, Boyden. 120 page catalogue published by C.G. Boerner Gallery, NY, in conjunction with exhibition, 2007.

-Frank Boyden|The Empathies, with companion prose by David James Duncan and Kim Stafford, 80-page book published by Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, 2006.

-Frank Boyden Prints and Books, by Prudence F. Roberts and Ian H. Boyden, 152-page book published by Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, in conjunction with retrospective print exhibition, 2006.

-“Boyden’s Evolution” by Ron Cowan, Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon. Review of print retrospective at Hallie Ford Museum.

-“Northwest Artist of the Old School” by Bob Keefer, Eugene Register Guard, Review of print retrospective at Hallie Ford Museum.

-“Opening Earth’s Heavy Door” by Elizabeth Cook Romers. Pasa Tiempo magazine, The New Mexican, October 28, 2005.

-“Poet’s words finally written in Stone”, Oregonian, Sept. 1, 2005.

-The Irreverences, Provocations & Connivances of Uncle Skulky. 64 page catalogue. Portland Art Museum, 2004.

-Cover photo, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 55, 2004.

-Soul of a Bowl. 80 page catalogue. Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland, Oregon 2003.

-”Passion and Knowledge through Clay” by Polly Beach. Clay Times, Vol. 9, #4, 2003. Cover photo.

-Craft in the Raw, Frank Boyden’s Ceramic Art by Randy Gragg, Ceramic Art and Perception, Issue 26, 1996. Cover Photo.

-Impressed and Incised Ceramics by Coll Minogue, AC Black, London, 1996

-“The Kiln and Foundry Facility at Western Oregon State College” by James Harris, Ceramics Technical, #2, 1996.

-American Craft, June-July 1996.

-“Craft in the raw” by Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, F1, Feb. 25, 1996.

-”Frank Boyden Workshop” by Elizabeth Luckhurst-Lute, Ceramics Monthly, Jan. 1995.

-Wood-Fired Stoneware and Porcelain by Jack Troy, Chilton Books, Radnor, PA, 1994.

-”Frank Boyden and Mike Riley, Garden Environment”, American Craft, Feb/March 1993.

-”New Public Art Environment Installed at Eola Hall” by Carol Baumann, OAC News, Winter 1992.

-”Wood Spirits at Galleria Mesa” by Jeff Reich, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 6, 1991.

-Encyclopedia of Pottery Techniques by Peter Cosentino. Running Press, Philadelphia, 1990.

-”Frank Boyden Workshop”, by Sandra Johnstone, Ceramics Monthly, Feb. 1991.

-”Ashen Beauty”, Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 1, Sydney, Australia.

-”Manedlangt Symposium om Lerets Muligheder” by Teresa Nielsen, Dansk Kunst Handwaerk, 3/90.

-The Art of Seeing, second edition, by Mary Pat Fisher. Prentice-Hall, 1990.

-Ceramics: Mastering the Craft by Richard Zakin. Chelton.

-American Craft Council slide portfolio on animal imagery, 1990.

-”Earth, Water, Fire” by June Carroll Frostad, Oregon Coast Magazine, June/July 1989.

-”Sitka Center Nourishing Creativity” by Helen Bledsoe, Oregon Coast Magazine, June/July 1989.

-”Drawing on Totemic Powers” by Terry Davies, Craft Arts International, No. 14, 1988. Sydney, Australia.

-Ceramic Form by Peter Lane. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1988. pp. 8, 111, 147.

-”Terra Sigillata pa Fyn” by Lene Regius and Nina Hole, Dansk Kunst Handvaerk, 2/88. Copenhagen.

-”Frank Boyden Workshop” by Richard Uden, Victoria Ceramic Group Newsletter, Issue 193, 1988.

-”Anagama” by Antonio Vivus, Ceramica, No. 29, 1987.

“Woodfiring with Frank Boyden” by Terry Davies, Pottery in Australia, Fall, 1987.

-”ACCA Workshops” by Sandra Johnstone, “News and Retrospect”, Ceramics Monthly, September, 1987.

-”News and Retrospect: Oregon Anagama”, Ceramics Monthly, January 1987.

-Hands in Clay by Charlotte Speight, 1988.

-New Zealand Potter, Vol. 29, No. 1, 1987.

-”Der East Creek Anagama” by Gerhild Tschachler, Keramik Magazin, No. 1, 1987. Berlin, Germany.

-”Frank Boyden” by Gerhild Tschachler, Keramik Magazin, No. 3, 1986.

-Basic Ceramics by Ben Steinzor. Prentice-Hall, 1986.

-”Fires of the Anagama” by Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, 6/10/86.

“Frank Boyden” by Yvette O’Neill, Ceramica, Ano 6, No. 22, 1985. Madrid, Spain.

-”Mote Med Kerameker Frank Boyden” by Paul Jensen, Kunsthandverk, No. 17, 1985.

-”American Ceramics” by Janet Mansfield, Craft Arts, Jan.-March, 1985. Sydney, Australia.

-”Frank Boyden, Changes”, Print Collectors Newsletter, Vol. 23, No. 5, 1984. Dealing with a suite of 10 lithographs.

-”Frank Boyden, American Potter” by Janet Mansfield, Editor, Pottery in Australia, Vol, 23, No. 2.

-”American Craft” by Nancy Means Wright, Studio Potter, Aug./Sept., 1984.

-”East Meets West” by Jennifer Harris, Stepping Out, Spring, 1984. Regarding building of East Creek Anagama.

-The Ceramic Spectrum by Robin Hopper. Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA, 1984. Contributed section on terra sigillata and colored slips.

-”The Province of Frank Boyden” by Jane Van Cleve, American Craft, April/May, 1982.

-”Boyden and Soldner Build Heat Exchangers for Pottery NW” by Jean Griffith, Crafts Report, Nov., 1982.

-Architectural Crafts by Bridget McCarthy. Western States Arts, 1982.

-State of the Crafts. Petock and Associates, Springfield, Oregon.

-”Terra sigillata slabs”, Ceramics Monthly, Oct. 1981.

-A Potter’s Guide to Raw Glazing and Oil Firing by Dennis Parks. Scribners, New York, 1980.

-”Frank Boyden’s oxidized Corten steel and clay wall reliefs”, Ceramics Monthly, April, 1979.

-”Winter Light: Ceramic Lamps of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman”, Ceramics Monthly, April, 1979.

-Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest: A History by LaMar Harrington. Seattle, University of Washington Press, 1979.



-“Collaboration: The Ceramic Art of Tom Coleman and Frank Boyden”, a 60 minute Holden Brothers film on DVD. Produced by the American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2008.

National Council on Education for the Ceramics Arts presents Frank Boyden, Demonstrating Artist, DVD, 84 minutes, 2006.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Oregon Field Guide, February 2004.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Film for Oregon Governor’s Arts Award, 1995.

-Oregon Committee for the Humanities and Oregon State University, “100 Years of Willamette Clay, 1990”.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Front Street Weekly, Television interview with Frank Boyden, 1988.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Tapestry, “Sitka Center”. Interview with Frank Boyden, Spring 1983.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Tapestry, “Oregon Coast Artists and their Environments”, Spring 1983.

-Oregon Public Broadcasting, Tapestry, “Frank Boyden Living Pottery”, Spring 1983.

-”Art Focus: Frank Boyden, New Ceramic Work” by Julie Bernard, KBOO FM, 1988.


-International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland.

-National Conference for Education in the Ceramics Arts.

-Editorial Adviser, Ceramics Art & Perception.