Rebecca Hutchinson portrait with artwork

Rebecca Hutchinson

Professor

Art & Design

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Education

University of Georgia, AthensMFA
Berea CollegeBFA

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A preprofessional portfolio intensive course in one of the four studio areas of specialization in Artisanry (Ceramics, Metals, Fibers, Wood.) Coursework includes individual advisement, critique, professional practice and topically based seminars, and an expectation of comprehensive portfolio development by each student. Students submit formal applications to Graduate Programs, Artist Residencies, or Apprenticeship opportunities across the country.

Offered as needed to present material in the Graduate MFA program. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. May be repeated with change of content.

Clay as art material. A variety of hand forming and moldmaking techniques will be explored through the context of making objects. Expressive use of clay, slip, glaze, and various firing methods will be presented. Open to all University students.

Large scale strategies in clay. Thematic exploration in form, figure, place, and narrative. This course covers large scale building techniques and corresponding surface and firing options.

Fundamental principles of the third dimension in art and design through the manipulation of materials. This course advances hand skills, accurate analysis of process, and a basic proficiency in a variety of methods. Students work with a range of materials to develop understanding of their character and appropriateness for particular solutions. Course designed for the first-year art student.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Large scale strategies in clay. Thematic exploration in form, figure, place, and narrative. This course covers large scale building techniques and corresponding surface and firing options.
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A continuation of the focused studio and portfolio development from ART 508. Students are guided to critically view their work from the perspective of conceptual and visual content, develop best practices towards exhibition, including installation, gallery contracts, shipping and promotion. Students give a Sources Presentation on the motivating factors in their work, and produce a thesis portfolio to accompany their final exhibition.
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Offered as needed to present material in the Graduate MFA program. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. May be repeated with change of content.
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Rebecca Hutchinson’s site specific works have been influenced by ecosystem dynamics and environmental concerns. Exhibitions include solo shows and installations at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC,  Belgium Ceramics Biennial, Andenne, Belgium; Carleton College, MN; San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design; Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan; Vendrell Biennale,Vendrell, Spain; Keramikos Internationale della Ceramica D’Arte, Bracciano Museum, Bracciano, Italy; Racine Museum of Art; Turman Larison Contemporary; Fuller Craft Museum; Holter Museum of Art; The Society of Arts and Crafts; University of Tulsa; Lowe Museum of Art; Blue Star Contemporary, Vertigo Gallery-Denver; Islip Museum of Art; Skidmore College; and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte amongst others.

Rebecca was recently invited to lecture as a part of the James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Lecture, 2019. In 2015 she was announced as the Massachusetts representative for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Women to Watch Exhibition. She is a New England Artist Award recipient and fellowship recipient from: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Virginia Cultural Commission, The North Carolina Arts Council, Virginia Commission of the Arts, a Museum of Fine Arts Maud Morgan Award finalist, NEA fellowship finalist for the Southern Arts Federation.  

Images and articles of her work have been published in numerous publications and books including Studio Potter, Ceramics Monthly, Korean Ceramics, Ceramics Art and Perception, Sculpture, Revista Internacional Cerámica, Critical Ceramics, American Craft, La ceramica in Italia e nel mondo, and in Ceramic Sculpture.  Lark Books, 2009, Additions to Clay Bodies, and Paperclay Community and Beyond, by AC Black- London.  In addition to publications, she has lectured and taught at over 70 international and national venues; 20 American university programs, NCECA, CAA, International Paper, Aberystwyth International Ceramic Conferences, Museums and Art centers such as: Vendrell Ceramics Museum, Tolfa Museum of Art, Bracciano Museum of Art, San Miguel de Allende Art Center, Taipei National Fine Arts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Southwestern Craft Center, Clay Art Center, Mendocino Art Center, Northern Clay Center, Peters Valley Art Center, Truro Art Center, Appalachian Craft Center, Brookfield Craft Center, Mudflats Ceramics, Guilford Crafts Center, and Manchester Crafts Guild.

Tranquil Bloom Installation
Perlman Museum Installation - Detail
Perlman Museum Installation
Racine Museum Installation
Holter Museum Installation
Double Bloom
Canton Museum Installation
Patterns of Nature, Blue
Dedee Shattuck Installation
Kolva-Sullivan Installation
Turman Larrison Installation
Flourish Series

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