Crafting History:  Textiles, Metals and Ceramics at the University of Georgia

February 01, 2018 - April 29, 2018
Lamar Dodd, Boone and George-Ann Knox I, Rachel Cosby Conway, Alfred Heber Holbrook, Charles B. Presley Family and Alonzo and Vallye Dudley Galleries

Since the late 1920s, the University of Georgia has offered instruction in ceramics, textiles and jewelry/metalwork. Through the individual visions, careers and craftsmanship of more than two dozen professors, UGA’s craft areas have thrived. This exhibition and its accompanying publication (to be published by the museum) will be the first to document the craft areas at UGA. In addition to celebrating this local heritage, the project will investigate the history of American studio craft through the lens of a public university. Artists represented include Earl McCutchen, Frances Stewart Higgins, Wiley Sanderson, Glen Kaufman, Robert Ebendorf and Gary Noffke.


Ashley Callahan, independent scholar; Annelies Mondi, deputy director; and Mary Hallam Pearse, associate professor, Lamar Dodd


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Aurum Studios, the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the W. Newton Morris Charitable Foundation and the Friends of the Georgia Museum of Art