School of Art, Craft & Design

Art Foundations Faculty

Ward Doubet, Professor

Phone: 931-372-3762 | Email: | 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 then taught ceramics, design and art history at North Dakota State University 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, was the first chairperson of the Department of Art and he was instrumental in developing Tennessee Tech’s School of Art, Craft & Design. Doubet is currently teaching full-time and serves as the foundations coordinator. He professes that skill-based, hands-on creative problem solving provides an unsurpassed education for a career in art, craft or design.

Career highlights

  • National and international record of exhibitions, publications and lectures
  • Founding Director of the School of Art, Craft & Design at TTU
  • Professor of Art at Tennessee Tech
  • Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MFA – ceramics, University of Oregon