In addition to his frequent service as an exhibition juror and art grant panelist, the artist has shown his work in local, regional, and national competitions, and he has also enjoyed several solo exhibitions. He says, “My inclination toward sculpture and painting find form in clay and glaze. The possibility to use these forms to serve food and drink is a bonus. For me, pottery is the making of containers for ideas! Enjoy.”
Butch Holden holds a BA in art from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis, and an MFA in ceramics from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a professor in the Visual Art Department at Bemidji State University, in Bemidji, MN, where he has been on staff since 1983.