Lecturer, Arts and Ideas in the Humanities, Visual Arts
Raymond (Ray) Wetzel has a broad experience as an artist, designer and teacher. He has worked as a set designer for dance companies and artists, an exhibition designer for museums and corporate collections, a cabinet and furniture maker, in addition to running his own exhibition and decorative design business.
He has taught at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., The Lloyd hall Scholars Program, the Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor, and has worked with students from the Ann Arbor Public Schools as an artist in schools.
He currently maintains a practice as an artist, cabinet /furniture maker and educator. He is currently on the staff at the College for Creative Studies in the craft department where he has been an integral member since 1996.
Currently, along with his work at CCS, he is an art advisor at Wonderfool Productions. He is a former Board Member for Wonderfool Productions and emeritus member of the Jury Advisory Committee for the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in the Ann Arbor Community Mr. Wetzel has acted as an awards juror for numerous art organizations. Outside of the studio, he likes dogs, reading, and soccer a lot.