David Eichelberger


Visual Arts


M.F.A., University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 2010
B.F.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000

At Marlboro Since


Headshot of David Eichelberger

“My role in the liberal arts setting has grown to embrace the potential for hands-on endeavors to act as a vehicle for problem-solving skill development in students, even beyond the studio setting,” says David Eichelberger. David comes to Marlboro from Ferrum College, and he also has teaching experience from Appalachian State University, the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and the most established craft schools in the nation. His experience in the field includes technical aspects of ceramics from glaze formulation to kiln building, from wheel throwing to hand building. David avoids labels and bridges definitions by acting as both “potter” and “sculptor.” He makes one-of-a-kind pieces in his own studio, exhibits nationally, and co-owns a wholesale porcelain tableware business. His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly, American Craft, and Clay: A Studio Handbook, among other publications.

Scholarly Activities

Instructor, Penland School of Craft: Coiling With Clarity.  July 2019.

Visiting Artist, Louisiana State University. Jan. 2017.

Associate Demonstrating Artist, National Conference for Educators in the Ceramics Arts, Kansas City, KS. 2015.

Resident Artist, Penland School of Craft.  May. 2011 to Aug. 2014.

Recent Exhibitions


– Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC.

– New Faculty Show, Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT.


– Platters, Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA.

– La Mesa, NCECA (by Santa Fe Clay Co.), Portland, OR.

– 16 Hands Studio Tour, Floyd, VA.


– David Eichelberger, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, NC.

– La Mesa, NCECA (by Santa Fe Clay Co.), Kansas City, KS.

– 16 Hands, Covington Center Art Museum, Radford University, Radford, VA.

– UNL Alumni Show, Eisentragger-Howard Gallery, Lincoln, NE.

– Crafted, (by Signature Shop), Atlanta, GA.

– Pots On Wheels (NCECA Conference), Kansas City, KS.

– 16 Hands Studio Tour, Floyd, VA.

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