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

Associate Professor, Ceramics & Sculpture

Department: Art & Design

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  • 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


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



Margaret Park Smith joined the Asbury University faculty in the fall of 2008. She and her husband Josh collaborate on a line of porcelain vessels produced under the name Dovetail Ceramics.  Since 2005, they have designed and distributed these pieces to boutiques, galleries and individuals throughout the country. Their clients have included the Orange County Museum of Art, Youngblood Art Gallery in Atlanta and Urban Outfitters.

Professor Park focuses on ceramic practices as related to design, food presentation, material culture and screen-printing processes on clay.

Selected Recent Exhibitions:

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

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

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

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

2014     Bluegrass Biennial, Morehead State University; juried

             State of Clay, Arts-Place, Lexington, KY; invitational

             Woodland Art Fair, Lexington, KY; juried

2013      Printing on Clay, MudFire, Decatur, GA; invitational


Courses currently taught:

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

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