Frank Boyden

Frank Boyden (American, born 1942) works in ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and public art. He founded Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in 1970 and the Margery Davis Boyden writing residency program in 1991. He and his wife Jane live at the mouth of the Salmon River on the Oregon coast.

Trained as a painter, printmaker and art historian, Boyden received degrees from Colorado College and Yale University. He received grants to study Pre-Columbian as well as contemporary ceramics in the Peruvian jungles, along with a coveted National Endowment for the Arts grant and the Ray Trayle Print Prize. In 1984 he built the sixth anagama kiln in America and has spent the time since then perfecting the discipline of wood firing at high temperatures.

Boyden has conducted hundreds of workshops and lectures around the world. He has acted as advisor and guest editor for Ceramics Art and Perception and Studio Potter periodicals. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and NCECA.