Oscar Bucher Resume 

Artist-Craftsman, Studio Potter 1960 to present 

Teaching Experience:

Professor of Art, Santa Barbara City College, CA
Head of Ceramic department 1975 - 1997
Glassblowing S.B. City College 1975 – 1980
Adult Education S.B. Ceramics and Glassblowing 1964 – 1974
Artist in residence & teacher, Craft Center, Santa Barbara 1962-1963

Work included in Publications:


Art Today, by Ray Faulkner
Contemporary Ceramic Techniques, by Dr. John Conrad
Ceramic by Slab, by J&A Priolo
Coil Techniques,  by J&A Priolo
California Design 1971, 1968, 1965 books Pasadena Art Museum


The Studio Potter, Spring 1975
Los Angeles Times, Home Magazine,1969, 1967, 1961
Sourcebookfor Interior Design, April 1971
Ceramic Monthly, October 1972
Craft Horizon, April 1968

Selected Exhibitions and Awards:

SCRIPPS NATIONAL INVITATIONAL Exhibition, Scripps College,                                                                         curator Paul Soldner, Claremont, CA. 1962                                                                           

“Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art” Cedars-Sinai Fellowship Council, Los Angeles, CA. 1963

Pasadena Art Museum, “CALIFORNIA DESIGN IX”, Pasadena, CA. 1965

“CRAFTSMEN U.S.A. 1966” at Lytton Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art,                                          

“CALIFORNIA ARTIST-CRAFTSMEN" invitational Exhibition by CA State Commission of Art,                               two year travel exhibit in California. 1966

First Prize Ceramics,  Ventura County Forum of the Arts, Ventura, CA. 1966

Pasadena Art Museum, “CALIFORNIA DESIGN X”, Pasadena, CA. 1968

Merit Award for pottery, Annual Festival of Art, Art Club of Oxnard, CA. 1968

CONCORSO INTERNATIONALE della CERAMICA d'ARTE,  FAENZA.                                                                 International Ceramic Exhibition, invitational, Faenza, Italy. 1970

“CALIFORNIA DESIGN XI”, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA. 1971

California State Fair, Ceramic Exhibition,  Sacramento, CA. 1972

Galeria del Sol,  Exhibition “Oscar Bucher Porcelains”  Santa Barbara, CA. 1972

Award for Ceramics, Moorpark College Art Gallery “Festival of the Arts”,  Moorpark, CA. 1973

Museum of Art Santa Barbara. Purchase Award, “AMERICAN GLASS”,  Santa Barbara, CA. 1974

Santa Barbara City College. Annual Faculty Exhibitions, Atkinson Art Gallery, S.B. CA. 1976 - 1997

Atkinson Art Gallery, “Small Images” juried art exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA. 1979,  1980,  1981

“FLETCHER BROWNBUILT POTTERY AWARD"  Purchase Award.                                                                        Auckland, New Zealand. 1983

“Delicate Balance”, 2-man exhibition, O. Bucher Ceramics and Ken Nack Painting,                                 Stratford Gallery, Del Mar, CA. 1983

“AMERICAN CERAMIC NATIONAL Exhibition”  Purchase Award,  Downey Museum of Art,                      Downey, CA. 1983

S.B. City College, Sabbatical One-person Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. 1983

FLETCHER BROWNBUILT POTTERY AWARD. Group exhibition,                                                         Auckland, New Zealand. 1984

Santa Barbara Arts Council, invitational 4-person exhibition. Santa Barbara, CA. 1984

Juror for “Clayworks Invitational” eight ceramic artists, Eaton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. 1984

Fortner Gallery. “Santa Barbara Clay”  invitational,  Santa Barbara, CA. 1987

“WEST COAST ARTISTS:  Works in Clay”  invitational exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery,                                     St. Lois, MO. 1988

Arpel Gallery, Three person exhibition “Ceramics & Painting”  Santa Barbara, CA. 1988

Juror for “Ceramic-Division 11” California State Fair. 1989

NCECA Group Exhibition, Baker University Gallery,  Baldwin, KS. 1989

“U.S. ARTISTS” 25th Annual Art Exhibit, Crafts Alliance Gallery,                                                                             St. Lois, MO. 1989

NCECA Exhibition, Central Park Gallery, invitational,  Lawrence, KS. 1989

Arpel Gallery, Oscar Bucher Porcelain & Robert Frame Painting,                                                                 Two-Person exhibition,  Santa Barbara, CA. 1990

Sabbatical Solo Exhibition, S.B. City College, Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. 1991

Arpel Gallery, Oscar Bucher & Priscilla Bender-Shore,                                                                                  Two-person exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA.1991

Elisabeth Fortner Gallery, “Vessels”, invitational, Santa Barbara, CA. 1992

Annual Faculty Exhibition, SBCC, Santa Barbara, CA 1994

CAL POLY State University, “Along the Way” Art Exhibition, invitational,                                                          San Luis Obispo, CA. 1995

Santa Monica College, Invitational Art Exhibition, Santa Monica,  CA. 1996

Curated “Forms in Clay”, 10 ceramic artists, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. 1997

The Arts Fund, “Gift of ART” Group Exhibition, Santa Barbara, 1999

Contemporary Arts Forum, Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA.2000

“Small Images” juried Art Exhibition, Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA. 2000

Museum of Natural History, “Art Walk 2000” Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA. 2000,  2001, 2002

Contemporary Arts Forum, Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA.2001

Contemporary Arts Forum, Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA.2002

Tierra Solida Gallery, Solo Exhibition “Equanimity”, Santa Barbara, CA.2003

Tierra Solida Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA. 2003

“AMERICAN MASTERS IN CLAY” Invitational, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA. 2004

Atkinson Art Gallery “Small Images”. Juried Art Exhibition, Santa Barbara. CA. 2004

Santa Barbara Arts, group exhibit, Santa Barbara, CA. 2005

The Arts Fund “Give the Gift of Art”, Santa Barbara, CA.2006

Gallery Paseo Nuevo, Group Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA. 2007

“Vessels: Function and Whimsy in Clay”, The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara, CA. 2008

Solo Exhibition, Santa Barbara Arts Gallery, S.Barbara, CA. 2009

“Expressions in Clay” Featured Artist, December, Gallery Los Olivos, CA. 2010

2012 BONHAMS, “20th Century Decorative Arts”, Los Angeles, CA   New York. NY, London, UK

2009 -2015 Ongoing, Gallery Los Olivos, CA.

2015 Santa Barbara Arts Fund "HOW I SEE IT" A tactile exhibition.