William DePauw Senior Professor of Practice Newcomb Art Department Tulane University

William DePauw

Senior Professor of Practice, Ceramics
112 Woldenberg Art Center


M.F.A., Tulane University, Ceramics


Originally from Detroit Michigan,William DePauw received his BFA from Northern Michigan University in 1996 with a concentration in painting. He received his MFA from Tulane University in 2004. He has held the position of Professor of Practice and Ceramics Lab Tech in the Newcomb Art Department since 2006. His creative practice explores complex and often contradictory image/object and form/reference relationships. His work has been included in exhibitions at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University in Alfred, New York, The New Bedford Art Museum in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta. He is a founding member of Staple Goods co-op gallery in New Orleans.

"Confab" Installation View, 2018, William Depauw

"Frame with Image", 2020, William Depauw

DePauw, Transaction

Tip of the Tongue, 2016, William Depauw

"Did" Line Study, 2019, William Depauw

"Did Insidious", mixed media construction, 2014, William Depauw

"Did" Line Study 2, 2019, William Depauw

Glazed Porcelain with luster, 2010, William Depauw

William Depauw


  • ARST 1130: Foundations in Art, Ceramics
  • ARST 2130: Intermediate Ceramics, Wheel Throwing
  • ARTS 2140: Intermediate Ceramics, Mold-Making
  • ARST 2150: Intermediate Ceramics, Contemporary Sculpture
  • ARST 3130: Advanced Fabrication and Materials in Ceramics
  • ARST 3140: Advanced Ceramics, Wheel Throwing
  • ARST 4920: Independent Study in Ceramics
  • ARST 4990: Honors Thesis
  • ARST 5010: Major Project, Ceramics
  • ARST 6020: Special Advanced, Ceramics
  • ARST 7010, 7020, 7030, 7040: Grad Art Studio
  • ARST 7800: MFA Seminar