Margaret Park Smith

Associate Professor

Ceramics & Sculpture

Margaret Smith

Margaret Park Smith, M.F.A. 

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. Prior to Asbury, she was an adjunct instructor at RMCA+D in Denver, CO.  She and her husband Josh collaborate on a line of porcelain vessels produced under the name Dovetail Ceramics.  Between 2005-2012, they designed and distributed these dishes 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.

After a brief hiatus, Dovetail Ceramics will re-launch this summer, presenting a new collection of dishes inspired by their creative research.

Professor Park focuses on contemporary studio ceramic practices as related to design, food presentation, material culture and photographic imaging processes on clay.

Recent Selected Exhibitions:

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

             Tributaries, Asbury Faculty Show, Wilmore, KY

2012      House & Home, MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA; invitational

              New Beginnings, Asbury Faculty Show, Wilmore, KY

2011       Black Friday, Loudon House, Lexington, KY; invitational

               Pairings, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO; invitational

               35th Anniversary, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL; invitational

               Matter Matters, ZT Johnson Gallery, Wilmore, KY

Courses currently taught:

Ceramics 1 & 2

3D Form & Design


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