Dubhe Carreno
Instructor, Ceramics
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Dubhe Carreño’s expertise include teaching functional and sculptural ceramics for 20 years, curating at Dubhe Carreño Gallery for 10 years (2002-2012) and running her own ceramics studio, This Quiet Dust Ceramics, as a designer and maker of ceramic functional objects.
Courses Taught
Studio experiences : Ceramics
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Ceramics IV
Research Interests
Dubhe Carreño’s ceramic work is designed and handcrafted to offer perfectly simple forms inspired by a minimalist aesthetic and the colors and textures found in nature. Forms are intentionally irregular highlighting the presence of the artist’s hand, which honors the clay’s voice as an active participant and collaborator in the process of creating each individual form. Dubhe’s work aims to celebrate the simplicity and beauty of everyday rituals by enhancing the experience of holding a warm cup of tea or serving sliced peaches in a porcelain bowl.

Master of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Selected Publications

Daily Herald, Northbrook ceramic artist's work officially One of a Kind Article by Dave Oberherman. Nov. 2021

Ceramics Monthly, January 2020 issue: Chicago City Guide Article by Dubhe Carreño. P. 20-25 January 2020

Pottery Making Illustrated. Nov/Dec 2019 Issue: “The Perfect Bruch” by Dubhe Carreño. P.44-46 December 2019

Chicago Magazine, March 2019 issue: The Chicago Ceramicist Making Dance-Influenced Dishware. Dubhe Carreño celebrates the beauty in asymmetry. March 2019

Pottery Making Illustrated, A Bowl of Soup, article by Dubhe Carreño, Spring 2018

Midwest Living Magazine, Pottery Pieces We Love,  Article by Angela Ufheil April 2018

Selected Exhibitions

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC

AMERICAN CRAFT EXPOSTION, Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL

ONE OF A KIND, Chicago, IL

NY NOW,  New York, NY

Studio 6F, Sedimentary, Chicago, IL

Kevin Reilly Collection, Dubhe Carreño Ceramics, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Commission for plates for 432 Park Avenue Restaurant NYC (Chef Shawn Hergatt)

Commission for plates for Dovetail Restaurant, NYC (Chef John Fraser)

Room FA 114F
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus