School of Art, Craft & Design

Art Foundations Faculty

Ward Doubet, Professor

Phone: 931-372-3762 | Email: mailto:wdoubet@tntech.edu | Office: 366 Bryan Fine Arts 


Ward Doubet has been professionally focused on craftsmanship in the visual arts for over thirty-five years.  After completing undergraduate majors in art and philosophy, he operated Wataga Stoneware, producing and marketing high-fired functional pottery.  He earned the MFA in ceramics at the University of Oregon, and studied art history, art theory, and taught the history of art and ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Doubet taught ceramics, design and art history at North Dakota State University, where he was coordinator for art and served as interim chairperson for the Department of Music and Art. He came to Tennessee Tech as the director of the Appalachian Center for Craft and later was the first professor of art for foundations on main campus. As chairperson of the Department of Art, he was instrumental in developing Tennessee Tech’s School of Art, Craft & Design. Doubet is currently teaching foundations courses full-time and serves as the foundations coordinator.

Professor Doubet has exhibited ceramic sculpture both nationally and internationally, and he has published numerous articles in American Craft, American Ceramics, the New Art Examiner, and other art journals.  He has lectured in China, Canada and across the U.S. and served as a juror on grants-making panels for the Pew Charitable Trust, five state arts councils, and numerous regional organizations.  He has juried exhibitions for the Artisans Center of Virginia, the Nashville Metro Arts Gallery, and the Chicago Center for Ceramic Art among others, and has served on many juries for national and regional craft fairs.