Paul Sacaridiz is the Executive Director of Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine.
From 2007-2015 he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has extensive experience higher education, administration and leadership in not-for-profit arts organizations. Sacaridiz has been named a fellow with the National Council of Arts Administrators and has most recently served on the board of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
As a sculptor he is interested in the collision of abstraction, urban planning and utopian systems; and the seemingly impossible task of understanding something in its entirety. Over the past number of years he has produced multiple large-scale projects, designed for specific institutions such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft among others. He has been the recipient of numerous artist residencies including the Ragdale Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and the Arts/Industry Program at Kohler Company.