John Neely is an accomplished ceramicist and has presented his work in over 100 domestic group exhibitions as well as solo and international exhibitions which include the Yixing County Museum in Yixing China; International Teapot Invitational Exhibition at the Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum in Taiwan; CLAYFEAST Masters Exhibition in Gulgong, Australia and Beuna Gallery in Risor, Norway. His work has also been exhibited in the Ariana Gallery in Royal Oak, MI; Gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Ashville, NC; University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City, IA and the Ceramics Monthly International Competition in Columbus, OH. His work has appeared in such publications as Ceramics Technical, Ceramics Monthly, NCECA Journal, Purple Sands Magazine, Studio Potter and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Neely has lectured and conducted in workshops at the International Woodfire Conference in Flagstaff, AZ; Functional Ceramics Workshop in Wooster, OH; Utilitarian Clay Conference in Arrowmont, TN; Mendocino Arts Center in Mendocino, CA, and the Experimental Porcelain Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Neely currently works as Professor of Art in Ceramics at Utah State University in Logan, UT.
Post Graduate Research Fellowship, Kyoto City College of Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan, 1982-84
M.F.A., Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1982
Rockefeller Brothers Fund One Year Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan, 1976
Japan Foundation One Year Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan, 1975
B.F.A., Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1975
University of Colorado Kyoto Seminar in Art and Religion, 1973-74