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P. O. Box 898 ~ 31815
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MFA- Florida State University
: Intermedia, Teaching/technical assistantship,
BFA- Valdosta State University
: art/ceramics; Cum Laude, 1982-1984
AA- South Georgia College
: Theater Arts Major; music, art minor; Regents
scholarship, honor graduate, Fine Arts award-1980 &1981; 1979-1981, 1982
Columbus State University:
MAE program; 2004-2006
University of Georgia
: art/ceramics; 1981
Sugar Creek Pottery/ Hawks Pottery
: Douglas GA, pottery apprenticeship;
Georgia Governor's Honors Program
: art major, Macon GA; summer 1977
Carteret Communities College: (projected to teach) Art History, Art
Appreciation, Painting
instructor, Morehead City NC, Winter 2012
Coastal Carolina Community College: Introduction to Art,
Jacksonville NC, 2011
South Georgia College: Introduction to Art,
instructor (2 classes)
Douglas GA
, 2011.
University: The Face Jug in Southern Folk Pottery
Tradition, with a Brief History And Origins:
guest lecturer, Tallahassee
Florida State University: Goethean and Anthroposophical Color
guest lecturer, Carrie Ann Baade's Color Theory class; 2009
Florida State University: Wheel Throwing
: Instructor, (2 classes)
Tallahassee FL- 2008-2009
Lafayette Arts and Craft Center: Adult throwing class
: Instructor,
Tallahassee FL- 2009
Florida State University: Advanced Ceramic Sculpture:
Assistant- FSU, Tallahassee FL- 2008
Westville, Inc.: Clay related workshops
: GA- 1988-2007
Columbus State University: intern Program:
Instructor, Westville
pottery, 2006
Brookstone School: Hand building, storytelling
: Guest Instructor,
Columbus GA- 1998-2005
Andrew College
Seminar- History of Ceramics
: guest lecturer
Kolomoki State Park: Native American/ Mound Culture pottery
: Demonstrator, Blakely GA-
Habitat for Humanity: Appropriate technology workshops
: Facilitator
Boy's Clubs: Wheel throwing, hand building classes
: Instructor,
Columbus, Ga.-1997
Adult drawing class
, Instructor, Ga.-1998

P. O. Box 898 ~ 31815
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Exhibition Curating and Installation:
Solo Exhibit
: James earl Carter Library Gallery, Georgia Southwestern
University, Americus GA- 1992: October 2010
, Full and Spare, volunteer, Tallahassee FL- 2008
, Halloween Exhibit, volunteer, Tallahassee FL- 2009
Georgia Pottery Tradition
, Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie, GA,
Assisted in curating exhibit of folk potter D. X. Gordy's work from
Westville, and private collections- 2001
Technical Ceramic
Technical assistantship
: kiln firing and repair, clay making, general studio
Maintenance; Florida State University, Tallahassee FL- 2008-2009
Historic Westville, Inc.:
GA, complete operation and maintenance
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BBC Gallery
: Tallahassee FL, Contemporary Clay, exhibit with Julie Giot
and Brittani Wegman- 2008; On the Wall/ Off the Wall, Art and Science,
performance and installation- 2008; Halloween Exhibit- 2008, 2009; Ode to a
Man Named Tennessee, performance with Liz Gibson, reader and trumpet
player- 2009
Oglesby Union Gallery
: Tallahassee FL: one-person exhibit, 2007; FSU
Exhibit, best in Show 2007, Purchase award 2009
FLOCAS Juried Exhibit
: Tampa, Gainesville, and Tallahassee FL- 2008
FSU: Artbrary:
Georgia Pottery Show and Sale at Hambidge:
invitational, Rabun
Gap GA- 2007
Keeping the Fire: Georgia Wood-Firing Potters
: Chattahoochee Valley Art
Museum, LaGrange GA- 2006
Fired Works, Regional Ceramic Exhibition:
Macon Arts Gallery, Macon
GA- 2006
Synovus Grant: $5,000
for building of new kiln at Westville- 2006
Featured artist
: Gallery 808, Columbus GA, February- May- 20006
Curator's Choice Exhibition
: Columbus Museum, Columbus GA- 2006
Perspectives, Georgia Potter's and Collector's Exhibit:
Watkinsville GA, 2003-2007
Mudfire Gallery:
Teapot-a-go-go 2. Atlanta GA- 2004
Potters of Ga. and North Carolina
: Bascom-Louise Gallery, Highlands NC-
Georgia Pottery Tradition
: Colquitt County Arts Center, Moultrie GA-2001
Columbus Artist's Guild Show:
Best in show, Columbus GA- 2000
Solo Exhibit
: Miriam's Gallery, Columbus GA-1998
Regional Arts Grant
: Georgia Council for the Arts-1994, 1995
Featured Artist
: Black Swan Gallery, Santa Fe NM-1987
The Inklings
: Journal of the Georgia Poetry Society, (illustration) 2009, 2010
antebellum black culture,
consultant concerning black
potters in the south, Westville- 2007
Internet Encyclopedia of Georgia:
discussed in section on folk arts of the
Chattahoochee Valley
Early American Life
, feature article- May 2005
, Columbus State University Literary Journal (poetry, illustration)
2004, 2005
Guidebook to Georgia Potters
: featured, Rebecca Wood- 2003
Oglethorpe's Dream
, coffee table book on GA- 2002
Ceramics Monthly
, Up Front article-1993, feature article- Nov. 2001
Journal for Anthroposophy
(poetry, ceramic)- 2000, 2001
The Magic and Mystery of Westville:
Book of photography by Mike
Haskey and essay by Billy Winn; featured on cover and in book- 1999

P. O. Box 898 ~ 31815
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Westville Pottery with
, video, excerpts from this are
published on the Internet. MBF Productions-1997
Georgia Country Life
, article-1995
The Anne Varnum Show:
Dothan AL talk show, interviews 1990-2000
Colonial Homes:
Featured in article- 1991
Brothers in Clay
, video, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences-1991
Colonial Homes
, Westville article- 1991
COLLECTIONS (selection)
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Amy Carter, Ted Turner, Zell Miller,
Columbus Museum (Columbus GA), Georgia visitor centers (Plains GA
and Columbus GA), Westville Museum ( Bedingfield Inn
Museum ( Segundo Fernandez (Tallahassee FL), Elain
Horwitz Gallery (Santa Fe NM), Bellini and Marti (Amsterdam), J. Rouff
Enterprises (New York NY), FSU Oglesby Union (Tallahassee FL), Blanch
Reeves (Atlanta GA), CSU International Student's Organization,
Columbus GA, Allen Woodall (Columbus GA)
Holly Hanessian
Email- [email protected]
Graduate Program Director
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Signature Shop and Gallery
, Buckhead, GA
Hallelujah Pottery
, Sewanee, TN
Gadsden Cultural Arts Center,
Gadsden FL
Westville Gift Shop
Lumpkin GA
Trail of Tears Gallery
Atlanta GA
Avery Gallery
Marietta GA
The Grey Eagle
Black Mountain GA
The Clayton House
Stone Mountain GA
Tekawith Gallery
Helen GA
A. R. T. in Atlanta
Atlanta GA
The Gallery
Thompson GA
The horseshoe House
Macon GA
Occomulgee Gallery
Macon GA
The Wooden Pitchfork
Highlands NC
Pisgah Inn
Hendersonville NC
Old Edwards Inn
Highlands NC
Black swan Gallery
Albuquerque NM
Elain Horwich Gallery
Santa Fe NM
Santa Fe Style
Washington D. C.
Buffalo Gallery
Alexandria VA
Phoenix Interiors
Potomac MD
American Market Place
Washington D. C.
Wood and Stone
New York NY
Chris O'Connell- Spider Woman Design Santa Fe NM
The Columbus Museum Shop
Columbus GA
Seven Sisters Gallery
Black Mountain NC
Mole Hill Pottery
Signal Mountain TN

P. O. Box 898 ~ 31815
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Art Masters Studio Gallery
Watkinsville GA
The Naturals
Pine Mountain GA
The Winsor Gallery
Americus GA