Meet Patrick Coughlin, Associate Professor of Ceramics
“In Patrick we are thrilled to have found the rare educator who is firmly grounded in contemporary design and production, the deep history of ceramics, and fine arts practice. Patrick will continue MECA&D’s strong legacy in craft, art and design. His experience in international and domestic residency programs brings breadth to his enthusiastic approach to teaching.” -- Ian Anderson, Vice President of Academic Affairs & Dean of the College
Patrick Coughlin is an interdisciplinary American artist. He has exhibited work in China, Italy, Japan, and throughout the United States. Patrick was, most recently, a professor at Saint Joseph's University and at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Prior to Philadelphia, Patrick lived and worked in Jingdezhen, the ceramic center of China. He was an assistant in the design studio, working with local artisans to create ceramic designs for a global market and managing the Education Center, facilitating international exchange and instruction.
Patrick has attended residencies in Japan, Italy, and across the United States. In addition, he has been a visiting lecturer at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea, and TAFA-Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in Tianjin, China. Patrick was a year-long resident artist for the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in NYC, a 2021 Fleisher Wind Challenge recipient, and awarded a Windgate Fellowship from The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.