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artist , educator , writer

Carol Thompson Owen, American artist, educator, writer. Certified community college instructor, California. Member American Ceramic Society (design division, Design chapter monetary award 1999), California Scholarship Federation, Friends of Huntington Library, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Redlands Art Association, Sigma Tau Delta.


Owen, Carol Thompson was born on May 10, 1944 in Pasadena, California, United States. Daughter of Sumner Comer and Cordelia (Whittemore) Thompson.


Student, Pasadena City College, 1963. Bachelor with distinction, University Redlands, 1966. Master of Arts, California State University, Los Angeles, 1967.

Master of Fine Arts, Claremont Graduate School, 1969.


Head resident, Pitzer College, Claremont, California, 1967-1970;instructor art, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, 1968-1996;professor art, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, since 1996;professor art, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, 1996-1997;professor emeritus, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, 1997;director college art gallery, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, 1972-1973.


  • Certified community college instructor, California.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Group shows include Covina Public Library., 1971, University Redlands, 1964, 65, 66, 70, 78, 88, 92, American Ceramic Society, 1969, 97, 99, 2000, Mount San Antonio College, 1991, The Aesthetic Process, 1993, Separate Realities, 1995, Sequence 1, 2001, San Bernardino County Museum, 1996, 97, 98, 99, Tampa Florida Black, White & Gray, Artists Unlimited, 1998, Current Clay VII, La Jolla, California, 1998, Westmoreland Art National, 1998, 99, Riverside Art Museum, 1998, Fine Art Institute Juried Show, San Bernardino, 1998, 99, 2000, Parham Gallery, Los Angeles, 1998, 99, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California, 1998, Los Angeles County Fair, Pomona, California, 1998, Monrovia, Arts Festival, 1998, Art for Heavens Sake Festival, 1998, 99, Riverside Art Museum, 1998, 99, 2000, Birger Sandzen Meml. Gallery McPherson, Kansas, 1998, 2000, Earthen Art Works Gallery, Los Angeles, 1999, State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 1999, 2001, Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1999, City, of Brea Gallery, 1999, 2000, All Media Exhibit, Chico, California 1999, Period Gallery, Omaha, 1999, 2000, 01, 02, Mixed Media, Period Gallery, 2002, Franklin Square Gallery, Southpoet, North Carolina, 1999, 2000, Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, 1999, San Angelo (Texas) Museum Fine Arts, 2000, Southern California Juried Art Exhibition, San Bernardino, California, 2000, Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2000, Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, 2000, Artists Unlimited, Incorporated, Tampa, Florida, 2000, Urban Institute Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2000, Tri-Lakes Center for Arts, Palmer Lake, Colorado, 2000, Santa Cruz Art League, California, 2000, Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands California 2000, Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, 2000, United States of America Craft, 1999, New Caanan, Consultant, 1999, Keith Gallery, Dexter, Michigan, 1999, Claremont Forum Gallery, 1999, Parham Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 1999 (Grand prize 1999), City of Brea Galleries, California, 2000, 01, Chiarosouro Galleries, Chicago, 2000, TLD Design Center and Gallery, Westmont, III., 2000, 2001, North Tahoe Art Center, California, 2000, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, 2000, Peck Gallery, Providence, 2000, Alder Gallery, Oregon, 2001, Rocky Mount Arts Center, North Carolina, 2001, Esmay Fine Art Gallery, Rochester New York, 2001, Hillcrest Festival, 2001, Dysfunctional, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado, 2001, National Juried Exhibition, Gallery 214, Montclair, New Jersey, 2002, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California, 2001, Gallery Mia Tyson, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2002, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, California, 2002 (Honorable mention), Period Gallery, "Abstraction", Omaha, 2002, Rocky Mount Art Centers, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 2003, Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2003, 05, Period Gallery, Omaha, 2003, Feats of Clay XVI Lincoln (California) Arts, 2003, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California, 2003, "Containment", SKH, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 2003, Multi-Media Mini Show, San Bernardino County Museum, 2004, Fine Arts Academy, 2004, City of Brea Gallery, 2004, Ink adn Clay 31 Exhbhs.

      , Kellogg University Art Gallery, Claif. State Poly University, Pomona, 2005, XIEM Gallery, Pasadena, 2005, American Museum Ceramic Art, Pomona, California, 2007, numerous others. One woman show United Methodist Church, Redlands, 2006.

      Ceramic mural commissioned University Redlands, 1991. Represented in permanent collections Redlands Art Assn Gallery, Redlands. Artwork in (book) Collectible Teapots, 2000.

      Group International Exhibition Internationale Wertbewerb Salzbrand Keramic, 2002, der Handwerks Kammer Koblenz, Galerie Handwerk, Germany, 2002.


Member American Ceramic Society (design division), California Scholarship Federation, College Art Association American, California Teachers Association, Friends of Huntington Library, Los Angeles County Museum Art, Redlands Art Association, Heard Museum Association, RiversideArt Museum, Fine Arts Institute, Sigma Tau Delta.


Married James Eugene Owen, July 19, 1975. Children: Kevin Christopher, Christine Celese.

Sumner Comer Thompson

Cordelia (Whittemore) Thompson

James Eugene Owen

Kevin Christopher Owen

Christine Celese Owen