David & Patricia Dabbert

David & Patricia Dabbert As a collaborative team for 35 years, David & Patricia exhibited and sold their award winning original porcelain in over 400 art shows, exhibitions and galleries in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Using their high fire Porcelain clay, the work varies from large multi-tiled free form wall sculptures to wheel thrown vases, vessels and whimsical teapots. To bring a heightened visual radiance additional firing and layering of 23k golds, lusters and metallics are often used. Each piece is a hand made original.

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Wall Sculptures


Framed Sculptures


Red Poppy




Patricia Dabbert

Batchalor of Fine Art University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Masters in Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Studied Art University of Hawaii, Waikiki, HI
Studied Art Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Guest Lecturer, Purdue University, IN
Art Instructor/Department Head, Elston Senior High School, Michigan City, IN


Contemporary American Porcelain, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Westwood Clay National, Downey Museum of Art, City of Industry, CA
Artforms '90, Museum of Art, Layfayette, IN
Artists Create, Artists Collect 1995, Valparaiso University Museum of Art
National Cone Box Show, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Trends in Porcelain, ART Studio, Elk Grove Village, IL
Marietta National Exhibition, Marietta, OH
Pan-American Festival of Arts, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL
Clay Workers Guild Invitational Traveling Exhibition at:
   Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
   Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
   Blackburn College, Carbindale, IL
   ART Studio Gallery, Elk Grove Village, IL
Artwurks Gallery, One Man Show, South Bend, IN
Gilbert Art Gallery, One Man Show, Chesterton, IN
J.G.Blank Center for the Arts, One Man Show, Michigan City, IN

Juried Shows

Ann Arbor Summer Art Show, Ann Arbor, MI
Boca Raton Museum Art Show, Boca Raton, FL
Beaux Arts Festival of Art, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL
Plaza Fine Art Show, Kansas City, MO
Coconut Grove Art Show, Coconut Grove, FL
Boston Mills Art Show, Peninsula, OH
Naples National Art Show, Naples, FL
Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Kalamazoo Art Show, Kalamazoo, MI
Mainsail Arts Show, St. Petersburg, FL
Crosby Gardens Art Show, Toledo, OH
Gasparilla Art Show, Tampa, FL
Paint Creek Art Center Show, Rochester, MI
Village Art Show, Oak Park, IL
Greater Columbus Arts Show, Columbus, OH
Oakbrook Invitational Exhibit, Oakbrook, IL
57th Street Art Show, Chicago, IL


Inclusions in "500 Teapots, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design" 2002
Inclusions in "The Art of Handmade Tile" by Kristin Peck 2002
Inclusion in "The Craft and Art of Clay" by Susan Peterson
Cover and Feature Article "Sunshine Artist" magazine April '95
Guild 3 Source Book of American Craft Artists, New York, NY
Guild 4 Source Book of American Craft Artists, New York, NY
Studio Secrets Inc. Fine Arts Catalog, Lansing, MI
Guild Marketing Services, Plymouth, MI

Honors & Awards

37th Annual Coconut Grove Arts Show 2000, Collectors Award
Award of Excellence, Gilbert Gallery, Chesterton, IN
Award of Excellence, Kalamazoo Art Show, Kalamazoo, MI
Ceramic Award, Greater Columbus Arts Show, Columbus, OH
Ceramic Award, Crosby Gardens Art Show, Toledo, OH
Tarpon Springs Arts Show '98 Patron Award
Ceramic Award, Lafayette Art Center, Lafayette, IN
1st in Ceramics, Leeper Park Art Fair, South Bend, IN
1st in Ceramics, Village Art Show, Oak Park, IL
!st in Ceramics, Crete Art Fair, Crete, IL
2nd in Sculpture, Wicker Park Art Fair, Highland, IN
Ceramics Award, Summerfair, Cincinnati, OH
Award of Excellence, Lakefront Art Show, Michigan City, IN
1st Award, Art Show, Lake Wales, FL
Award of Excellence, Manalapan, FL
Who's Who In American Art, 2005-2007

Permanent Collections

2010 Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

Batelle Labs Inc. Columbus, OH
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
Bristle Meyers Inc., Warsaw, IN
Beachwood Orthopedics Inc., Cleveland, OH
Owens-Illinois Corp., Toledo, OH
Trans Continental Airlines, Ypsilanti, MI
Portor, Wright, Morris & Arthur, Huntington Center, Miami, FL
dh2w Inc. Architects/Engineers, Michigan, City, IN
State Savings Bank, Columbus, OH
First of America, Michigan City, IN
J.G. Blank Center for the Arts, permanent Collection, Michigan City, IN
Michigan City Paper Box Co., Michigan City, IN
Chamber of Commerce, Michigan City, IN