University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia – Lamar Dodd School of Art. M.F.A. Ceramics – Magna cum Laude 2002

Alfred University, Alfred, New York – New York State College of Ceramics. B.F.A. Ceramics and Painting – Magna cum Laude 1995


Professor of Art: 2013-Present  University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Georgia.

  • Designed newly approved courses ART 4730 Advanced Wheel-Throwing, ART 4740 Advanced Hand Building, ART 4720 Ceramic Systems, and ART 4710 Ceramic Materials
  • Developed and taught UNG’s first Hybrid Art Appreciation courses
  • In conjunction with English Professor, designed learning community combining Multicultural Literature and Art Appreciation
  • Participate in student Portfolio Reviews and Senior Proposals
  • Participate in senior exhibition defenses
  • Teach students how to create objects with various art processes, how to use equipment safely, and how to present their work publicly
  • Teach students critical analysis skills and how to prepare for the workforce
  • Manage all aspects of ceramic studio operations including maintenance, supplies, kiln firings (gas & electric), glaze mixing, and safety concerns
  • Jury artwork of students who submit for departmental scholarships
  • Courses taught:
    • ART 2700:       Ceramics I
    • ART 3700:       Ceramics II
    • ART 4700:       Ceramics III
    • ART 4740:       Advanced Hand Building
    • ART 4730:       Advanced Wheel Throwing
    • ART 4720:       Ceramic Systems and Surface
    • ART 4910:       Senior Capstone Exhibition
    • ART 1100:       Art Appreciation (Online-Hybrid)
    • ARST 2500:     Hand Building
    • ARST 2510:     Wheel Throwing
    • ARST 2300:     Painting I
    • ARST 1030:     Three-Dimensional Design
    • ARST 2902:     Special Topics in Art
    • ARSX 1100:     Art Appreciation
    • HNRS 1100:     Honors Introduction


Studio Manager2003-2004Good Dirt Ceramics Center, Athens, Georgia.

  • Responsible for overseeing all technical aspects of the studio including kiln firing, glaze mixing, and supply inventory
  • Trained and supervised studio volunteers 

Summer Assistant: 2002-2003.Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine 

  • Assisted in the general operations of the summer workshops
  • Responsibilities included leading guest orientations, supervising work study students, addressing any and all workshop needs, and installing artist exhibitions

Ceramics and Sculpture Program Coordinator: 1995-1999Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Managed ceramics studio that served over 150 students per term
  • Created ceramics and sculpture courses and course descriptions in conjunction with instructors and the Education Director
  • Hired and trained instructors and volunteers
  • Addressed the needs of all students
  • Established efficient facility operations and safety procedures
  • Managed studio finances, firings, glaze mixing, supply ordering, and equipment maintenance and repair


Featherbone Communiversity’s Masters in Teaching: Life Changers at Work Award – 2018. Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia

Teaching Excellence Award (Tenure-track) – 2017. University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Georgia

Presidential Academic Innovation Awardee – Honors Study Away on Daufuskie Island – Written by Dr. Tanya Bennett, team-taught by Tanya Bennett and Jennifer Graff – 2017. University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Georgia

Presidential Academic Innovation Awardee for research proposal titled, The Power of Critique – 2014. University of North Georgia, Gainesville, Georgia


Ceramics Technical – Volume 20 Issue 1, May-October 2014.

  • Original manuscript titled, The Sum of All Parts– 2014
  • Manuscript published in the international periodical. The work profiles the life and ceramic art of Kate Tremel.

Electric Firing – Creative Techniques, Ceramic Arts Handbook Series. 

  • The book includes the original manuscript titled, Kelly King- Surface and Form published in 2008 by the America Ceramics Society, edited by Anderson Turner

Ceramics Monthly, March Issue – Volume 56, No.3

  • Original manuscript and feature article titled, Nestle, Nuzzle, Run for Cover: Kelly King’s Untamable Subconscious – 2008
  • Manuscript published in the international periodical. The work profiles the life and ceramic art of Kelly King. An image from the article was featured on the cover of the magazine.


Institute of Higher Education, Athens, Georgia

  • Governor’s Teaching Fellowship – 2013-2014 Faculty Fellow
  • Governor’s Teaching Fellowship-Reunion Conference – 2015
  • Governor’s Teaching Fellowship Reunion – 2018

Center for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Gainesville, Georgia

  • Designing and Coordinating Study Away -2018

SECAC Conference, Columbus, Ohio

  • Southeastern College Art Conference – 2017
  • Presented paper titled Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Efforts with Experiential Learning – Panel titled Connecting Disconnect: Cultivating Interconnectivity through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, Georgia

  • Pottery Demonstration – 2017

Reynold’s Mansion, Sapelo Island, Georgia

  • State of the Arts Conference – 2017

Center for Teaching Learning and Leadership, UNG, Gainesville, Georgia

  • Presenter: SOIRE – (Faculty Research Symposium) The Power of Critique – 2016

Multiple Venues, Kansas City, Missouri

  • NCECA Conference (National Conference for the Education of the Ceramic Arts – 2016

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

  • LEAP States Georgia Conference – 2016


The Emerging National 2020 – Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon Georgia.

Perspectives: Georgia Potters and Collectors – Members Gallery – 2018. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, Georgia. Solo Exhibition.

Let’s Go Postal – Exhibition – 2018. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, Georgia.

Pop-Up Show – Faculty Exhibition – 2018. University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia

Clay Review 3 – Ceramics Invitational – 2017. Abernathy Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty Biennial Exhibition – 2017. Roy C. Moore Gallery, Gainesville, Georgia

Transfers Exhibition – 2017. Oconee Art Gallery, Watkinsville, Georgia

Coalition of the Willing – UNG multi-campus faculty show – 2017. Myers Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, Georgia

delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining – Third Biennial Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics – 2016. Art Students League of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Southern Highlands Craft Guild Exhibition: UNG Faculty and Students – 2016. Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina

Clay in Georgia: Ceramic Educators in the Red Clay State – 2015. Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia

UNG DoVA Faculty Exhibition – 2015. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, Georgia

Spotlight on Art – 2015. Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

Hand Made Invitational – 2015. Swan Coach House, Atlanta, Georgia

Group Show titled, Plates – 2014. MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, Georgia

ArtDoors Festival group show – 2012-2014 The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, Georgia

Perspectives: Georgia Potters and Collectors – 2004-2010, 2012-Present. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, Georgia

Fired Works – 2013-2017 Macon Arts Alliance, Macon, Georgia

Peach Belt Conference Student and Faculty Art Exhibition – 2013-2014. Columbus State University Gallery, Columbus, Georgia

Yunomi Invitational – 2013. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa

They Used to Work Here – 2013. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

Group Show titled, Layered – 2013. MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, Georgia

UNG Faculty Biennial Exhibition – 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017. Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Gainesville, Georgia

Mugs for Jugs: 2011-2014. MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, Decatur, Georgia

Georgia Potter’s First Annual Exhibition and Sale – 2012. MOCA Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

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