Margaret Park Smith, M.F.A. – Asbury University
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Margaret Smith

Professor of Ceramics, Sculpture, & Creativity in Practice

Department: Art & Design

Website:

https://dovetailpractice.com

Biography:

Dovetail Practice is the collaboration of Josh + Margaret Park Smith. Since 2005, their work has been shown and sold nationally and internationally in places such as the Orange County Museum of Art, Urban Outfitters, and most recently the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC. Currently, Dovetail Practice is represented by the American Design Club based out of Brooklyn, NY.

Professor Park makes ceramic work that includes screen-printing processes on clay. She has a strong interest in the role ceramics plays as an enduring part of material culture and hopes to help students make those integral connections.

Recent Activities:

2021     The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; work acquired

2020     Canal Street Market, New York, NY

2019     New York Now: Accent on Design, New York, NY; juried

               AmericaSmart: High Design, Atlanta, GA; juried 

               Uncommon Goods, Brooklyn, NY; commission

2018     Renegade Craft + Design, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY; juried

               American Design Club, Brooklyn, NY; representation

2017     Sources, Baugh Center for the Visual Arts, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Temple, TX

               State of Time, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY; invitational

2015-2020     KMAC, Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft museum shop, Louisville, KY

Courses currently taught:

  • Art + Creativity in Practice
  • Ceramics 1 & 2
  • 3D Form & Design
  • Sculpture

Education:

  • BA, Wheaton College 1998
  • MFA, University of Minnesota 2004

Additional studies:

  • Syracuse University
  • New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
  • Penland School of Crafts

Artist-in-Residence:

  • Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC 1999-2001
  • Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL 2004-05

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