Alanna DeRocchi

Alanna DeRocchi portrait
Term Instructor of Art, Ceramics
Ceramics Technician
Fine Arts, 106
(907) 786-1246


  • M.F.A, Alfred School of Art and Design
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies, California State University
  • B.F.A., Western Illinois University


Alanna DeRocchi is originally from Petersburg, Illinois. She received a BFA from Western Illinois University in 2004, and an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2010. Since finishing her education, she has participated in several ceramic artist residency programs, including the Clay Arch Gimhae Museum Ceramic Arts Residency in Jilllye, South Korea, and the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. She was the recipient of a 2019 Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant that helped fund a two-person traveling exhibition in Alaska. Alanna is currently a Term Assistant Professor of Ceramics and Studio Technician at the University of Alaska, in Anchorage.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Wheel Throwing
  • Beginning Hand Building
  • Intermediate Hand Building
  • Advanced Hand Building

Professional & Department Service

  • Ceramics Technician



2018     Collection: Sex, Death, and Expectation, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, AK


2020     Alaska Biennial, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
             The Human Experience, Studio 223, Anchorage, Alaska
2019     In Stone,  Kenai Fine Art Center, Kenai, Alaska
             Art of Repetition, Gallery One Visual Arts Center, Ellensburg, Washington
             Aivig and Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska


  • Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana
  • Clay Arch Gimhae Museum, Gyeongsangnam-do, Jillye, South Korea 
Empty Vessel 06
Shedding velvet