Kenneth Dierck (1927 – 2012) was a printmaker and ceramicist who was known for his contemporary approach to tile design and ceramics. Incorporating his aesthetic judgement and personal feeling into his work, Dierck made classic, simple colored, and decorated works ranging from pots and bowls to tiles with whimsical imagery.
Born in Tacoma, WA, Dierck attended the University of Washington where he received both his B.A. and M.F.A. Dierck furthered his ceramic studies at the California College of Arts, CA, where he worked under Hal Riegger and Edith Heath. After completing his studies, Dierck taught ceramics at Merritt College and the Berkeley Adult School while continuing to create his own work in his El Cerrito, CA studio.
Dierck’s work can be found in the collections of the Oakland Museum of California, the Everson Museum of Art, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and more.