Rebecca Boatman received her graduate degree in ceramics from Texas Woman's University in 1988 and is a retired art professor (2004-2014) from Collin College in Frisco, Texas. She began her career teaching art in public schools; both elementary and high school. From 1993 through 2004 she taught ceramics at North Lake College and owned The Art Annex in Coppell Texas where she taught classes for all ages, curated a gallery, and provided studios for artists in the surrounding communities.
Her work includes both sculptural and functional ceramics. Her studio is located in east Dallas and every October she participates in the White Rock Lake Artists’ Studio Tour, the oldest artist’s tour in the metroplex. Her sculptures are included in collections throughout the U.S. including Orton International Cone Box Collection, Johnson & Johnson, Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak, and Volunteer Hospitals of America. Her other interests include travel and gardening.
I have always been an artist. Art and teaching are my passions. I am lucky to understand this. My personal history up to my thirties was pretty stereotypical. I quit college to get married, followed my upwardly mobile husband all over the United States, and started a family. Then I found myself replaced by a trophy wife and on my own. I developed a strength that had been waiting to surface. I moved to a new state, returned to college and followed my own dreams. I graduated with honors and became an artist and art educator. I have a passion for art history and travel; I have learned to have faith in my abilities.
I find inspiration and motivation from collected objects, personal experiences, and art history. My forms are a compilation of African nkisi, ancient goddesses, and reliquaries that result in a response to an intuitive materialization and synthesis of personal circumstances. More recently I have been exploring childhood experiences and their effect on my personal philosophies. One work leads to the next observation and revelation. That is the joy of being an artist. Power, faith, and the search for truth are the cornerstones for my pieces.
Studio 135/Bldg. 13999