“Where do you put a form?  It will move all around, bellow out and shrink, and sometimes, ends up where it was in the first place.  But at the end, it feels different, and it had to make the voyage.  I am a moralist and cannot accept what has not been paid for, or a form that has not been lived through.  Frustration is one of the great things in art; Satisfaction is nothing.”  

Vince Palacios has been working in the field of ceramic art since 1988. Palacios received his Masters of Ceramic Art from Alfred University and his BFA in ceramics at California State University at Long Beach. He now serves as Professor of the Ceramics Department at El Camino College in Torrance California. He's made his way to El Camino College in 2011 after teaching for six years at Western Illinois University and ten years before at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown his work nationally and internationally and is included in a number of important private collections as well as prominent museum collections. Palacios continues to exhibit his work and has developed a unique approach to the use of raw glass and ceramic materials as a means of crafting intricate narratives addressing geological process, pyroclastic interaction, and heat/chemical reactions.