Zach Tate is an artist who utilizes clay as his primary medium of expression. Zach is originally from West Plains, Missouri but now resides in Goshen, Indiana. He received his B.F.A. from Missouri State University, his M.F.A. from Texas Tech University, and now adjunct teaches at Indiana University in South Bend.
His utilization in ceramic material is not grounded in function or sculpture, but in a synthesis of both. He finds as much importance in a well-crafted cup as he does in a piece of sculpture that is meant to dictate a story to the audience. For him, each serves a very specific purpose in our material world, which is why he has gravitated to this material.
Tate has shown his work regionally, nationally, and internationally in over 35 exhibitions since 2008. He has been a resident artist in several countries, been an organizer for international symposiums on wood-firing, and has authored over a dozen articles about his work and experiences as an artist.