Robert Devers

Associate Professor, Coordinator of Ceramics and Study Away
Degree programs: 
Associate Fine Arts
BFA Fine Art

Personal Information

Robert Devers is an artist with a multi-faceted practice that includes ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography. Ceramics remains his essential focus and provides the lens through which the other mediums are engaged and ultimately brought back into play in ceramic practice. He is the owner and founder of Blue Fire Studio in Mt. Rainier, Md., where he holds exhibitions and workshops, as well as serving as his primary studio.

Robert Devers received his MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in ceramics at both institutions. He is currently Associate Professor teaching in Fine Arts and Ceramics. He is also Coordinator of Study Away Programs and Ceramics. In addition, since 2009 he has been the Director of the Pittman Study Away program, based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Since 2004 he has served as the Visual Arts Coordinator and co-founder of the Visual Arts Program of the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival, based in Maiori, Italy, where he also leads a ceramics workshop in maiolica glaze painting.

Mr. Devers exhibits his work and teaches workshops internationally. Recent exhibitions include venues such as Grattacielo Pirelli, Milan Italy, VisArts At Rockville, Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC, and Fabrica La Aurora in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Works in public collections include: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, American University Art Gallery; Katzen Art Center, Museo Artistico Industrial Manuel Cargaliero, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, Museo Manuel Cargaliero, Castelo Branco, Portugal, International Monetary Fund, and the Washington Brain and Spine Institute.

Exhibitions: 

Prof. Devers’ recent exhibitions include venues such as Grattacielo Pirelli, Milan Italy, VisArts at Rockville, Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C., and Fabrica La Aurora in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work is in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, American University’s Katzen Art Center, Museo Artistico Industrial Manuel Cargaliero, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, and the Museo Manuel Cargaliero, Castelo Branco, Portugal.

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Devers is the owner and founder of Blue Fire Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD, where he holds regular exhibitions and workshops.
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Prof. Devers is an artist who works with ceramics, sculpture, painting, and photography. Ceramics remain his essential focus and provide the lens through which the other mediums are engaged. In 2004, he co-founded the Visual Arts Program of the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, based in Maiori, Italy, where he serves as the visual arts coordinator and also leads a ceramics workshop in maiolica glaze painting. In addition to teaching ceramics and Fine Art studios at the Corcoran, Prof. Devers is coordinator of Study Away Programs and director of the Pittman Study Away Program, based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.