Montana-based ceramist David Regan (b. 1964) began working professionally in 1991 and has quickly become well recognized for his distinctive vessels. Regan’s porcelain animal forms, covered in intricate sgraffito drawings, invite close observation. Although they appear to be decorative and sculptural, many of them are actually entirely functional and this is part of their complexity. Addressing themes of human and animal consumption and the natural cycles of life and death through his illustrations, Regan links these ideas to the function of traditional serving containers like soup tureens and casseroles.
David Regan was an Archie Bray Foundation resident from 1986 - 1988 and a recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award in 2011. He has had past gallery representation by The Garth Clark Gallery , Barry Friedman Gallery and the Frank Lloyd Gallery. He work is included in major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, North Carolina and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California.
He received his MFA from Alfred University (NY) in 1990.