Seth Rainville

<Winter 2015>

Seth Rainville, Teapot, 2014

Seth Rainville is a professional potter living and working in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He has taught ceramics at multiple venues including the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, South County Art Association, the Mesa Arts Center and the Phoenix Center for the Arts.  He has also conducted over 30 workshops across the country including recent workshops at Harvard Ceramics and at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Seth’s work can be found in galleries and in museums such as the DeYoung Museum and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts in California. Seth’s teaching style requires students to enjoy the process while learning the fundamentals of clay. 


Wood-fired tea bowls, 2014

I was honored and pleased to accept the Winter Residency at Arch Ceramics. With the National Ceramics Conference (NCECA) coming in March as well as exhibitions and workshops throughout the year, I found a tremendous need to find a studio where I could create and interact with others while having access to resources and professional support. I plan to create a multitude of forms including pieces inspired by the collection at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. There, I will be one of the featured artists in a unique exhibition aptly titled “Of Earth, Sea, and Fire” that opens in March and will run through the summer. Arch Ceramics is the perfect setting for me to create this body of work while bringing attention to the Rhode Island Art Community.
— Seth
Plate, 2014

Plate, 2014