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Alexander Thierry
Alexander Thierry

Visual & Performing ArtsAssociate Professor of Art and Art EducationFine Arts Building803.536.8834

Alexander Thierry

As a professor in the Visual Arts Program, Alexander Thierry focuses on 3D studies and related technology with an emphasis on ceramic art within the B.A. in studio art ceramics and sculpture concentration.  He also advises and am the art education specialist, training and supervising art education candidates for the B.S. in art education.

In addition to his work as a professor, he serves as the president of Faculty Senate.


He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and has been at SC State University since 2017.  Before working at SC State, he was an instructor of record at the University of Kansas and a pottery and design teacher at Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, Washington.

His artwork has been shown all over the U.S. and internationally.  He has participated in residencies, and fellowships, and has given lectures at craft schools, universities, and conferences.


  • B.A. in Art - Painting, Truman State University
  • B.F.A. in Fine Art - Ceramics, Truman State University
  • M.A.E. in Art Education, Truman State University
  • M.F.A. in Studio - Ceramics, University of Kansas


  • Functional and sculptural ceramics Various firing techniques
  • 3D technologies
  • ARTS 116 Fundamentals of Design II - 3D, ARTS 218 Ceramics I, ARTS 318 Ceramics II, ARTS 328 Ceramics III, ARTH 315 Art Exhibition Techniques, ART 250 Art Appreciation, ARED 350 Art Education Seminar, ED 425 Application and Assessment of Specialized Methods, ED 430 Clinical Experience.

Hobbies & Interests

He enjoys traveling, playing disc golf, golf, and cooking.