Chris Archer is a New Hampshire artist and teacher who creates functional pottery, sculptural forms, arrangements, site-specific installations and events. Throughout this diverse range of delivery systems, Chris’ practice investigates the significance of material engagement as a means of critical thinking. His work often employs or references functional objects and architecture as a means to provoke creative tension between sensory and cerebral awareness. Chris work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, earning multiple awards, and is in the collection of the San Angelo Museum of Art in San Angelo, Texas. His work has been published in a series of Lark Books publications he has written for Studio Potter Magazine. Currently Chris is fulltime BFA Faculty at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH. In addition, he has taught in a myriad of venues including visiting artist residencies, workshop presentations throughout New England, and Guest Lecturer at University of New Hampshire. Chris remains an active member of various organizations including National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, National Potters Council, International Society for Ceramic Art Education and Exchange (for whom he offered a lecture and workshop at the last symposium in Tokyo), New Hampshire Potters Guild (of which he served multiple terms as Vice President), New Hampshire League of Craftsmen (of which he is a juried member). Chris earned his BFA from Alfred University in 1992 and his MFA from Maine College of Art in 2008.