Rebecca Hutchinson portrait with artwork

Rebecca Hutchinson


Art & Design




Star Store, New Bedford 422


University of Georgia, AthensMFA
Berea CollegeBFA





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.

The major studios involve intensive work and research in the student's area of concentration. Students investigate the aesthetic, conceptual, technical, and structural properties of chosen media through an individualized study program developed under the guidance of their major advisors. Through questioning and experimentation, students are expected to consolidate technique with the development of strong, expressive ideas. Informal critiques and individualized discussions are scheduled.

Final major studio/continuation elective studio.

Potter¿s wheel as art tool. The potter¿s wheel as primary forming tool for expressive functional pottery. The art and design of basic table items such as cups, bowls, covered jars and pouring vessels will be explored, as well as glazing and firing methods. 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.

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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