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Dennis Ott

Over the last 25 years since retiring from the corporate world Dennis Ott has grown from being a ceramics student at the Sedona Arts Center, to a beginning wheel instructor, to heading up the Art’s Center’s Ceramics Department for the past 16 years. Along the way he organized workshops in Italy, taught clay on the Navajo Reservation, built a kiln in Nicaragua, restarted the Loving Bowls project in Sedona and interacted with many clay artists organizing presentations and exhibitions.

Dennis received the Sedona Mayor’s Arts Award for art instruction in 2017. In 2018 Dennis was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award for an individual arts instructor.