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Kathleen Kneafsey

Biography to Display: 

Born 1966 Evanston, Illinois

 

EDUCATION

1990    BFA Ceramics, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

1993    Art Education Certificate, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee

1996    Post-baccalaureate study in ceramics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

1998    MA Ceramics, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

2000    MFA Ceramics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

 

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2000-Present Artist-In-Residence, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia


PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1993                  Art Teacher, Middlesboro High School, Middlesboro, Kentucky

1994-1996         Art Teacher, Saint Jude the Apostle School, Atlanta, Georgia

1994-1997         Gallery Assistant, The Signature Shop, Atlanta, Georgia

1996                  Cultural Enrichment Director, Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club, Atlanta, Georgia

1998-2000         Ceramics Instructor, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

1999-2000         Adjunct Faculty, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

2000-2003         Adjunct Faculty, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

2002 & 2004     Faculty, West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy, Marshall University, Huntington,                                    West Virginia

2005                   Sabbatical replacement, Ceramics Professor, Marshall University, Huntington West                                        Virginia

2005-Present     Ceramics Instructor, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
2007-Present      Art Instructor, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
2015-Present      Adjunct Faculty, Ohio University, Proctorville Campus, Proctorville, Ohio

2017-Present      Adjunct Faculty, Ohio University, Southern Campus, Ironton, Ohio

 

BIOGRAPHY

Kathleen Kneafsey, a West Virginia based potter, is known for wheel thrown functional stoneware: dinnerware, mugs, casserole dishes, bowls, and pieces which combine thrown and hand-built elements, such as “rooted vessels.”

 Kneafsey sites her family as a major inspiration for her work, stating: “As a mother, your main focus is to nurture and nourish your children, so it seemed only natural to want to create the pots I use with my family every day…There is something special about being surrounded by handmade things. You know that they were made with thought, intention, love, and a true appreciation for the material and its process[1].”

1.“Kathleen Kneafsey” personal website, accessed Aug. 27, 2021, https://www.kathleenkneafsey.com



[1] “Kathleen Kneafsey” website, https://www.kathleenkneafsey.com/  Last accessed: 15 November 2021.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Kathleen Kneafsey.” Personal website, accessed Aug. 27, 2021.       https://www.kathleenkneafsey.com/

Kneafsey, Kathleen. “Sources and Influences: Mentors and Students.” Ceramics Monthly, April 2012.

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Kathleen Kneafsey” handwritten, sometimes with a year.

2000
Rooted Home
Date: 2000
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.269, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.269, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 26, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/kneafsey