George Morrison Art & Design

Biography

I established George Morrison Art & Design in 2009 after retirement from Morrison Kattman Menze, Inc., the architectural firm I founded in 1981.


In 1972 I received my degree in architecture from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. My experiences at the CAP included travel and study throughout the US and Europe. During college I developed my deep interest in sculpture, at that time primarily ceramic.

I am a Vietnam Era veteran, having been drafted shortly after graduation from college. I served in the US Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, Virginia (1972-74).

During high school and college I worked summers alternately at US Steel in Gary, Indiana as a laborer and as an apprentice bricklayer for my father who was a masonry contractor. Both of these experiences had a tremendous influence on my understanding of the characteristics of materials, manufacturing, fabrication and construction processes.

In addition to expanding successes in commissioned art and gallery art I have had opportunities to teach ceramics at the University of Saint Francis and the University of North Carolina. I have lectured and conducted numerous workshops as well as  attending workshops in the US and in Italy.