Jim Romberg is a Professor Emeritus from Southern Oregon University where he headed the Ceramics Department for nineteen years. He is currently living in Sedona, Arizona where he maintains his studio and is program director for the Eagleheart Center for Art and Inquiry. Jim has a BA in Ancient and Medieval History from Pomona College, graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary (New York City) and the Sorbonne (Paris). A studio assistant at Pottery Northwest (Seattle) for two years Jim returned to the Claremont Graduate University to work with Paul Soldner and receive his MFA in Ceramics in 1972 . One year teaching assignments at Texas Tech University and the Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado led to his taking over the ceramics program at the Sun Valley Center for Arts and Humanities (Sun Valley, Idaho) which he developed into an internationally recognized ceramics program and was artist in residence there for twelve years before joining the faculty at Southern Oregon University.
Jim has done workshops in France at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Aix-en-Provence, the Ceramics Workshop in Avignon, in Switzerland at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Vevey and throughout the United Sates. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics. He continues to do workshops around the country dealing with Raku ceramics, Developing new forms and expression and the place of criticism for the creator.
Jim has had exhibitions of his work and given workshops throughout the United States, France and Switzerland. Also concerned with criticism in contemporary ceramics, Jim has had articles published in Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter.
A member of the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and project, Jim currently resides in Port Townsend, where he is assisting PTSA is developing all aspects of ceramics.