Professor – Ceramics
Winnie Owens-Hart is a renowned ceramics artist.
HIGHLIGHTS AND SYNOPSIS OF CAREER include:
- Over three decades of national and international exhibitions. Work is in the collections of the Smithsonian, universities and private collectors.
- Experienced in the development, implementation, and supervision of ceramic cottage industry projects in America and in developing countries.
- Curatorial experiences with historical and contemporary American and African ceramics.
- Founder of the Ile Amo Research Center dedicated to world aboriginal ceramics.
- Visiting Artist: Awolwo Univ. Ile Ife, Nigeria, Penland School of Crafts, McColl Center for the Visual Arts,Sierra Nevada College
- Artist-In-Residence: Pewabic Pottery, Baltimore Clay Works, Watershed, North Edgecomb, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS and HONORS:
- Honorary Board Member, Renwick Museum, Smithsonian Institution,
- Lifetime Achievement in the Craft Arts Award, Renwick Fellow, Smithsonian Institution,
- Fellow, Smithsonian Institution Faculty Research Program,
- National Endowment for the Arts – Individual Craftsmen Fellowship
SERVICE: Employed two assistants, seven high school apprentices, and dozens of members of the Arlington, Virginia community to collect and create over 1,200 handmade decorative memory bricks to line Arlington’s Gateway oval walkway. Images on the bricks serve as visual reminders of a neighborhood’s heritage period. The creation was made possible through funding by the Arlington County Neighborhood Conservation Program and is the first in the program’s history to include works of Public Art.