• "Target with Four Face Cups" (for J.J.)

    poplar, graphite, porcelain, earthenware
    24" x 26" 5.5"  |  2007

  • "Untitled" (Head cup for P.G.)

    poplar, acrylic, glazed earthenware
    8" x 11" x 5.5"  |  2010

  • "Paint Cans" (cups for W.T.)

    poplar, acrylic, glazed earthenware
    10" x 13" x 5.5"  |  2012

  • "Savarin" (cup)

    poplar, acrylic, glazed earthenware
    16" x 12" x 5.5"  |  2012

  • "Paint Can Cups II"

    poplar, acrylic, glazed earthenware
    16" x 12" x 5.5"  |  2013

  • "Starry Nights"

    acrylic on paint chip
    4" x 5"  |  2012

  • "Candy Apples"

    acrylic on paint chip
    4" x 5"  |  2013

  • "Orange Poppies II"

    acrylic on paint chip
    4" x 5"  |  2015

  • "Red Gumballs II"

    acrylic on paint chip
    4" x 5"  |  2016


Knoxville, TN | Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media

Todd studied at Luther College and Eastern Michigan University. His work has been shown throughout the United States, including: solo shows at The Clay Studio, in Philadelphia and Pewabic Pottery in Detroit; and traveling exhibitions originating from the San Diego Museum of Art and Baltimore Clayworks. Todd has been the recipient of several grants including the Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship for travel in Japan, a Lincoln Center Education grant for Teaching Artist Training, and two National Endowment for the Arts awards for study at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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A res cogitans, is Latin for “a thinking thing,” and is very much what I find art to be. As an art teacher, my workday reality involves sharing the images and ideas of other highly regarded artists with my students. In the studio myself, it seems only natural that this daily digestif would inform my own art practice. Indeed, the thoughts of other artists and critics are reflected in my thinking, and they give visual form to my work; some celebratory, some critical. In the end, I want my work to honestly and cogently represent me, however flawed; I want my art to be a “thinking thing.”

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