Mike Fowle is a contemporary clay and metal sculptor. He is an artist for the South Carolina Arts Commission and maintains a working studio where he creates art for public and private collections. He began studying art with ceramics instructor Yosuke Haruta, with an emphasis in traditional wheel thrown pottery and glaze calculation in 1979.

Mike traveled to Tokyo, Japan in 2005 for an International Artist-in-Residence at the American School. In Japan he visited and studied the people and cultures of urban and rural Japan while living in a traditional Japanese home. His studies included excursions to the Historic Pottery village of Mashiko, Japan where he researched traditional Japanese Potteries.

In 2008 he was commissioned to create a permanent Wall Installation Sculpture commemorating the Environmental Discovery Center at the Lynches River County Park in South Carolina.

His sculpture New Blue Shirt was selected to be part of the Palmetto Hands traveling exhibition from 2008 - 2009. This exhibit was sponsored by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department. While on tour New Blue Shirt was chosen to be further exhibited at the South Carolina State Museum.

In 2013 he and Patz Fowle designed and created an innovative, on-campus (Open Art Studio) accessible to all high school students attending the SC Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.

He co-taught Kinetic Sculpture Design at the Savannah College of Art & Design Educator Forum Summer Program, in Savannah, Georgia in 2017 and 2018.

Mike continued his Art Studies in Portland, Oregon at PNCA, Pacific Northwest College of Art Art Educator Summer in the Studios in 2018. The focus of his studies included Welding, Body Casting, Life Drawing, Analog Digital Illustration, Printmaking and Digital Photography.

In the Summer of 2019 he studied abroad in Lacoste, France at the Savannah College of Art and Design campus there.

Mike continued sharing his knowledge and talent with the students at the South Carolina Governor's of Science and Mathematics in 2014. His commitment to empowering students to find their unique voice through artistic expression continues and has broadened to include students in North Carolina.



Memberships and Associations:

National Sculpture Society: Associate Member

National Art Education Association

Savannah College of Art and Design Educator Forum Co-Art Instructor

South Carolina Art Education Association

South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics

South Carolina Arts Commission: Approved Teaching Artist/Artist in Residence

Columbia Museum of Art: Member Columbia South Carolina

Florence Regional Arts Alliance

Florence County Museum