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Max Lehman was born in Fort Knox Kentucky and grew up in Phoenix Arizona. Max has lived in New Mexico for 26 years and currently lives in the village of Nambé, just north of Santa Fe. Max attended college at Arizona State University in the 1980s, majoring in Digital Media Arts while also studying Pre-Columbian Art History. Max’s knowledge of ceramics came by practical experience. He apprenticed at the F&R Pottery Studio in Cave Creek Arizona while attending ASU. Later he went on to work for the Red Horse Clay Company in Mesa Arizona, managing the production studio and designing images for their line of southwestern interior accessories. Max ‘s teaching experience includes the Summer Ceramic Workshop at Otterbein University in Westerville Ohio classes at Santa Fe Community College, and Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico.

Max’s work is included in notable collections including, Diane and Sandy Besser, Midge and Jerry Golner, David and Sara Lieberman and the Arizona State University Museum Ceramics Research Center.

Selected exhibitions:
• The Narrative Figure, Santa fe Clay, Santa Fe NM
• Mélange à Clay curated by Joe Bova Andrews Gallery at William and Mary University, Williamsburg VA January
• ¡Orale! The Kings and Queens of Cool Harwood Museum, Taos NM September
• 50 From 6 Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University, Cedar City UT
• Figure It Museum of Craft, Columbus OH
• Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics in conjunction with the 45th General Assembly of the International Academy of Ceramics. Hosted by Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design’s Visual Arts Gallery August
• The Illusculptors Group Show of Illustrated Ceramic Sculpture presented by Ferrin Gallery Sofa Chicago IL, November
• TEAPOTS: Interpretations Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield MA July
• The Trouble With Boys and Girls Four Person Show Hosted by NCECA Curated by Jason Huff,Mesa Arts Center, Mesa AZ
Selected professional engagements
• Yuma Art Symposium, Yuma AZ
• Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, Columbus OH
• Curator, Masquerade, National Mask Invitational, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos NM
• Master of Ceremonies, FUZE.SW Food+Folklore Festival, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe NM


Click here to download detailed directions to Max Lehman Studio

Take 503 east toward Nambe

The Sacred heart Church is 2 miles from 285, County Road 119 is exactly 2.5 miles from 285. Look for the big Traffic Sign that says slow down.

Turn right on CR119 go appx 75 feet and immediatley turn right onto Arroyo Nambe.

If you pass the mailboxes you have gone too far.

The house is the fourth driveway on right. The first house you can actually see from the road.

Enter 19-A Arroyo Nambe into your google maps and directions to the studio will come right up!