T. Robert Pacini

After a successful career in the NYC corporate world, T. Pacini came to realize she was climbing the wrong ladder. Stepping away from this chaotic world, T. began an extensive focus in ceramics, studying at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Arrowmont School of Craft, IWCAT, Tokoname, Japan, Alfred University and Fu Ping China.

A talent for the technology of clay, T. spent a decade as a Ceramic Tech for Axner in Florida and later, Laguna Clay Company in Los Angeles.  After years of assisting others with their endeavors in clay, she has taken her accumulated knowledge and headed to her own studio.

Geology and the Asian aesthetic is woven through her work: simple in form and color, monumental and rough-edged recalling the natural world. Working masterfully, respect for the process is ever present, T. produces works that manage to exude both subtlety and strength.

T. Robert Pacini

Upland, CA & Christmas, FL



2003                BA Liberal Studies/ Ceramics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

2002                Summer Session/ Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

2000                International Workshop Ceramics At Tokoname (IWCAT) Tokoname, Japan

1985                AA Early Childhood Art Education, Anderson University, Anderson, IN



2015                 Gallery Directors Choice Award, Ink & Clay 41, Cal Pol Tech, Pomona, CA

2015                  First Place Award, ACS Presidents Show, Beatrice Wood Art Center, Ojai, CA

2013                Summer Residency, Mission Clay Products, Corona, CA

1997,99,01      Sorensen Scholarship, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

1999                Scholarship, Arrowmont School of Craft, Gatlinburg, TN

1999                Honorable Mention, BFA Student Art Exhibition, UCF, Orlando, FL


Exhibitions/ Show

2016                    Summer Daze, Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2016                     TAG, (Three Person Show), Square i Gallery, Claremont, CA

2016                     13th Annual Padua Hills Art Fiesta, Invited Artist, Claremont Museum, CA

2016                     11 by 11, Square i Gallery, Claremont, CA

2016                    Sculpture in the Garden, Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

2015                    Ceramic Mind Field, Armory, West Palm Beach, FL

2015                    Ink and Clay 41, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Tech, Pomona, CA

2015                   ACS Presidents Show, Beatrice Wood Art Center, Ojai, CA

2015                The Nature of Sculpture, LA County Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

2015                30th Annual Made in California, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA

2015                ped.a.gog.ic Clay II, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Costa Mesa, CA

2015                After Hours, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2014                Best Kept Secret, AMOCA, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA

2014                Looking at Fire, Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA

2014                Looking at Fire II, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA

2014                American Ceramic Society Featured Artist, Ayres Hall, LA Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

2014                Solo Exhibition, Cages, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA

2014                All You Can Eat, Garner House Gallery, Heritage Memorial Park, Claremont, CA

2013                All You Can Eat, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA

2011                Covert Potters Playing with Fire, Burbank Art Center Gallery, Burbank, CA

2011                Soldner Society, NCECA, Heights Waterfront Gallery, Tampa, FL

2010                   Open ART 2010, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

2010                Mud Flap Girls, Casselberry City Art House, Casselberry, FL

2010                Muddy’s Wood Fire Classic, The Meyers Galley, Santa Ana, CA

2009                Sanctified by Fire, NCECA, Trinity Cathedral Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

2009                Muddy’s 1st Wood Fire Classic, The Meyers Gallery, Santa Ana, CA

2008                Adore, Coma Gallery, Orlando, FL

2008                Domo Arigato: Thank You, Ohr O’Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS

2008                Japanese Threads, NCECA, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburg, PA

2008                Petal Pushers, Korikorian Gallery, Worcester Center for Craft, Worcester, MA

2007                2 Person Show, And Another Thing, Fish House Galley, Stuart, FL

2007                Featured Artist, Wood Fired Ceramics, David Conrad Gallery, woodfiredceramics.com

2007                C3 Collage, Constructions & Collaborations, Coma Gallery, Orlando, FL

2007                Wood, Metal and Earth, Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL

2007                Cup and Saucer, Where I Fell in Love Gallery, Warwickshire, England

2007                Visual Fringe, Shakespeare Theater, Orlando, FL

2006                1 Person Show, When East Met West, Ninth Street Gallery, Titusville, FL

2004                East Meets West, Martello Museum, Key West, FL

2004                            Going Wild, Fish House Art Center, Pt Salerno, FL

2002                Dead Cats, International 7 Person Show, Koiegama Gallery, Tokoname, Japan

2001                Quill and Kiln, Ohr O’Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS

2000                International Ceramics Festival Show, IWCAT, City Center, Tokoname, Japan

1999                1 Person Student Show, Color & Sulfates, UCF Art Dept. Orlando, FL

1999                Southern Ceramics, Gulf Coast Art Center, Clearwater, FL



Scripps College Collection, Claremont, CA

Tokoname Cultural Gardens, Tokoname, Japan

International Workshop Ceramics At Tokoname Collection, Tokoname, Japan

Honors College, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Forest Merrill, Berkley, CA

John William, Teton Village, WY

Gary and Barbara Sorensen, Aspen, CO & Winter Park, FL

Dr. Francis Martin, Orlando FL

Sandra Davis, Albuquerque, NM

Prof. Hadi Abbas, Orlando, FL

Markell Brooks, Aspen, CO

Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne Light, Merritt Island, FL

David and Carol Ann Klimak, Pasadena, CA

Richard and Carol Selfridge, Alberta, Canada

Kirk and Dana Delman, Claremont, CA


Print/ Media

2007                Arts Connection, PBS, WMFE, Orlando, FL

2007                Orlando Women’s Newspaper, Mud Flap Girls, Orlando, FL

2007                Orlando Weekly, Don’t Miss Coma, Orlando, FL

2006                Pegasus Magazine, UCF Program Enriches Local Art Ed. UCF, FL

2005                Central Florida Future, Sculpting Support, Orlando, FL

2004                Cypress Dome, Artwork Featured, UCF English Dept. UCF, FL

1999                Ceramics Technical, the Firing of Autash, Vol 8, Sydney Australia


Teaching Experience

2010-2016       Claremont Unified School District, Adult Ed. Ceramics, Claremont, CA

2013                  Beginning & Intermediate Pottery Wheel, Ceramic Services, Ontario, CA

2009-2012       Private Students, Santa Monica & Tarzana, CA

2001-2008       Private Students, T. Robert Studio, Christmas, FL

2000-2007       Axner Pottery Supply Classes, Axner Pottery, Oviedo, FL


Lectures/ Workshops

2017                  The Arts of Japan, Guest Lecturer, Scripps College, Claremont CA

2016                  Clay as Artist Material, Guest Lecturer, Harvey Mudd, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2016                  Paper Clay, Guest Lecturer/ Artist, Cal-Poly, Advanced Ceramics, Pamona, CA

2016                  The Cinematics of Ceramics, Guest Lecturer, Petterson Museum of Intercultural Arts,

2016                  Science in Ceramics, Lecture, Scripps Summer Interns, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2015                  The Journey of the Tea Bowl & Raku Firing, Scripps Interns, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2015                Paper Clay, American Ceramic Society DC, Crescenta HS, La Crescenta, CA

2013                Science in Ceramics, Lecture, Hampton Room, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2012                A Day in Clay, Throwing Large, Ceramic Services, Ontario, CA

2011                A Day in Clay, Paper Clay, Ceramics Services, Ontario, FL

2010                Soldner Memorial Raku Workshop, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

2009                Paper Clay, Muddy’s Studio, Santa Ana, CA

2009                Master Class, Raku, CAEA, University of Southern CA, Los Angeles, CA

2009                T. Robert & John Toki, Paper Clay, Ceramic Services, Ontario, CA

2009                Paper Clay, American Ceramic Society DC, LA Valley College, Van Nuys, CA

2008                Beginning Throwing/ Bead Making, FAEA, Florida Mall, Orlando, FL

2006                  Potters for Peace Workshop, UCF, Orlando, FL

2002                Trinity Prep High School, Winter Park, FL

2002                Axner Pottery Supply, Summer Workshops Series, Oviedo, FL

2002                Polk County Art Teachers Association, Polk County, FL

2002                Orange County Art Teachers Association, Orange County, FL

2002                Volusia County Art League, Volusia County, FL

2002                Day with Professional Artist, Maxey Elementary, Winter Garden, FL

2001                Glass in Class, FAEA, Sheraton Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL

2001                Gianelli Family Workshop, Wheel Throwing, Lake Como, Orlando, FL

2001                Partners in Art for Visual Education, Washington Shores Elementary, Orlando, FL

2001                Debary Art League, Debary, FL

2001                Lake County Art Teachers Association, Lake County, FL

2001                Partners in Art for Visual Education, Orlando Homeless Coalition, Orlando, FL

2001                Axner Pottery Supply Summer Workshop Series, Oviedo, FL

2000                Business of Art, Lecture, Brevard Community College, Melborne, FL

2000                Art in Public Places, Lecture, University of Central Florida, Orland, FL

1999                Art in Public Places, Lecture, Central Florida Women’s Caucus for Art, Cocoa, FL

1999                Wicklow Middle School, Raku, Lake Mary, FL

1999                Partners for Visual Art Education, Schools without Art,

* Mark Street Senior Center, Orlando, FL

* Pineloch Elementary School, Orlando, FL

* East Orange Activity Center, Orlando, FL

* Red Bug Elementary School, Castlewood, FL


Related Experience

AMOCA, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Acquisitions Board Member, Pomona, CA

Installer, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Ceramics Tech. Joan and David Lincoln Ceramic Studio, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Asst. to Registrar, Ceramics Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

Ceramics Tech. Laguna Clay Company, City of Industry, CA

Ceramics Tech, Axner Pottery Supply, Oviedo, FL

Fred Olsen, Wood Fire Team Leader

Assistant, 1999-2008 Barbara Sorensen, Ceramic Sculpture, Winter Park, FL

Assistant, Prof. Hadi Abbas, Ceramics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Assistant, Paul Soldner, Workshop, Fish House Art Center, Stuart, FL

Assistant, Paul Soldner, Workshop, Crealde Art Center, Winter Park, FL

Juror, On the Edge, All Media Art show, Fish House Art Center, Stuart, FL

Participant, International Ceramic Symposium, Xian, China

Invited Guest, Opening, Museum of Contemporary Chinese Ceramics, Fu Ping, China

International Wood Fire Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Program Administrator, Art In State Buildings Program, UCF, Orlando, FL

Founding Board Member, Florida Association of Public Art Administrators FAPAA

Wood Fire Exchange, Suetso Wantanabe, Bizen Japan

Juror, Brevard Community College, Student Art Show, Melborne, FL

Clay Tester, and Clay Manager, Axner Pottery Supply, Oviedo, FL

President, Potters Guild, University of Central Florida, Orland, FL

President, Arts Alliance, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Coordinator, Peter Voulkos & Peter Callas Workshop, Show and Lecture, UCF, Orlando, FL

Juror, AGDA Annual Meeting and Art Show, Naples, FL

Asst. Curator, Florida State Scholarship Art Awards, UCF Gallery, Orlando, FL

Coordinator, Janet Mansfield Workshop, UCF, Orlando, FL


Gallery Representation:

Morris Graves Museum Gift Shop, Eureka, CA

Bunny Gunner Gallery, Claremont, CA

Square i Gallery, Claremont, CA