Randy Bill



I work with chance. The objects I find, the marks I make, and the happy accidents that occur in process are a direct result of chance encounters. My first love is the creative process, a journey of the mind, a process I have grown to trust. My filter consists of a strong preference for the graphic mark and elegant form with a strong orientation toward organizing and editing.  My explorations have taken me into sculptural constructions I call Stack, SpinOffs, and most recently Call and Response.

I go back and forth between sculpture and the making of pots. This counterpoint of opposites has the effect of cleansing the creative palate and allowing for new influences and inspirations to bubble up.






BFA Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


Selected Exhibitions

2014 Call and Response, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, (Solo)

2011 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2010 Randy Bill, Reba Peck, Sharon Shapiro, Piedmont Virginia Community College,
Charlottesville, VA (forthcoming)

2004 Amazing Clay Too, Staunton Augusta Arts Center, VA (curator: Michael Hough)

2001 Sticks and Stones, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA (solo)

1995 Deck of Cards, Gallery Neo, Charlottesville, VA (curator: Josef Beery)

1989 Fiber Arts in the 90’s, Sawtooth Center for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1987 Regional Juried Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1984 Fine Line, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Fiber and Ceramics, Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, VA

A Banner Year, International Competition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

1983 Washington Craft Show, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC



2009 First Place, Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference (sculpture)

1989 Second National Fiber Arts Competition, Creative Arts Guild and BASF

1985 Artist in Residence, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA


Selected Collections


The University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

VMDO Architects, Charlottesville, VA

St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Charlottesville, VA


Jim Barret, Charlottesville, VA

Karen Boyd, Charlottesville, VA

Jeff Dreyfus and Robert Headrick, Charlottesville, VA

Martha Haertig, Charlottesville, VA

Gabe Silverman, Charlottesville, VA

Alison and Jeff Smith, Charlottesville, VA



1989 Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center, University of Virginia Health Systems. Charlottesville, VA (interior banners)

1988 Kegler’s, Charlottesville, VA (Architect/Developer: The Wrenson Corporation, interior mixed media constructions)

1988 Grafton School, Berryville, VA (Architect: VMDO, interior banners)

1987 The Pavilion at the Old Post Office, Washington, DC (exterior banners)

Downtown Roanoke, Inc., Roanoke, VA (exterior holiday flags)

Charlottesville Light Opera Company, Charlottesville, VA (stage design, Yeoman of the Guard, Gilbert and Sullivan)

1986 Regency Square, Richmond, VA (interior banners)

1986 Fashion Square, Charlottesville, VA (interior banners)

1984 The Thomas Jefferson Court, Washington, DC (Developer: Trammel Crow Company;

Architect: SOM; Landscape Architect: Urban and Graham, exterior banners)



1986 Progressive Architecture, February 1986 (Two Churches)

Architectural Record, January 1986 (Jefferson Court)

Main Street News, May 1986, National Trust for Historic Preservation (image)

1985 Smithsonian Magazine, May 1985, Washington Craft Show (advertisement image)



2011 Piedmont Council for the Arts

2009 The Clay Connection, Alexandria, VA

2003-04 Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA (board member)

1983-1990 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA (juried renting member)

1983 McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA (juried associate member)



2011- Owner of City Clay, a studio school in Charlottesville, Virginia