Janet  Neuwalder

Janet Neuwalder, MFA

Senior Adjunct Faculty

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Janet Neuwalder, a sculptor and installation artist specializing in clay and ceramic processes, has focused recently on large-scale sculptural wall installations. Works are assembled from hundreds of fragments floating off the wall's surface, creating a provocative and visually active topography. The assemblages express movement, playfulness and a sense of history and time.

 Neuwalder received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri and a Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Neuwalder has been exhibiting her work nationally since 1984.  She has taught at numerous universities and colleges throughout the United States. She currently teaches Ceramics at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.




BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI


Hand building and wheel throwing processes

Sculptural process-based methods of working with ceramic materials

Mixed media integration with ceramic materials

Installation and Collections



 LA Documents Video:  DIS CONNECTION


Exhibition Review

DIS CONNECTION Review: Betty Ann Brown

Blackboard Gallery

Studio Channel Islands Art Center

Camarillo, CA



Exhibition Essay

Thread/bare exhibition essay except, by Shana Nys Dambrot

Blackboard Gallery

Studio Channel Islands Art Center

Camarillo, CA



Artist Interview

Focus on the Masters, Ventura, CA


Grant Funding

Experiential Learning mini- grant

Garden to Table: Community, Poetry, and Pottery: Ceramics Banquet


Current Commissions

Ceramic Mural

City of Camarillo, Mission Oaks Blvd

Summer 2024 completion

Past Commissions

Community Memorial Hospital, In the Garden, Maternity Floor, Ventura, CA

Ventura County Medical Center, Tree of Life, Pediatric Oncology, Ventura, CA