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Joyce Michaud

Associate Professor of Art

Program Director

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Michaud is the founding director of the MFA and Graduate Certificate in Ceramics Arts programs and studio arts coordinator. She graduated magna cum laude from Lycoming College with bachelor’s degrees in art and education, pursued her graduate degree in ceramics at Columbia Visual Arts College and completed her MFA in ceramics with a specialty in museum studies at The George Washington University. Michaud brings her in-depth research of structural strength concepts in clay to her teaching of advanced throwing skills, sculptural applications of East Asian wedged coil techniques and paper thin or large sculptural porcelain work. Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections nationally and internationally, including the Wuxi Museum of Art in Yixing, China, and the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery.

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Philip Berneburg

Adjunct Instructor

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Berneburg is a ceramic engineer and studio potter. He earned a master’s degree in mineralogy and crystallography from Harvard University and has been teaching pottery for more than 15 years.

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Rebecca Bafford

Adjunct Instructor

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Bafford is an assistant professor and curator at Howard Community College in Columbia, Md., and has served as executive director of Columbia Art Center for 11 years. She earned an MFA from The George Washington University in arts administration, curatorial research and planning, exhibition development, course design, community initiatives, financial management, fund-raising, community relations and program execution.

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Kevin Crowe

Adjunct Instructor

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Crowe produces wood-fired, functional pottery in a three-chambered hybrid kiln at Tye River Pottery. He has taught courses and workshops on wood kiln construction, firing, throwing large-scale work and tea ware throughout the nation.

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Ann Hobart

Adjunct Instructor

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Hobart earned her MAT from Wesleyan University. A professional potter with more than 30 years of experience making and teaching pottery, she has taught at the Delaplaine Visual and Arts Education Center in Frederick, and is the founder of the Potters’ Guild of Frederick.

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Antonio Tobias Mendez

Adjunct Instructor

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Mendez has been creating figure sculpture for more than 20 years, creating monuments and memorials and other public art works around the country. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he has created more than two dozen public art projects.

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Cameron Petke

Adjunct Instructor

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Petke earned his bachelor of arts degree in history of art and architecture from Middlebury College and his MFA from Hood College. He teaches ceramics and history of ceramic arts, and creates tuned ceramic bells.

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Brett Thomas

Adjunct Instructor

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Thomas earned his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA from Southern Illinois University. He is a studio potter and, as founder of Mobile Raku, conducts raku workshops throughout the United States. He teaches pottery and serves as technical coordinator for ceramic arts, providing kiln building and kiln and wheel repair services.

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Catherine White

Adjunct Instructor

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White earned her MFA in ceramics at Antioch University in Maryland, where she served as an assistant professor teaching ceramic wheel, hand building and drawing. She has been an adjunct instructor of ceramics at American University in Washington, D.C., and is an adjunct instructor at Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. White is a working potter who fulfills yearly commissions for OMEN, a restaurant in Soho, New York City (affiliated with OMEN, Kyoto).

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VISITING ARTISTS: Hood College regularly brings well-known artists to campus to teach classes and conduct workshops.