Gertrude Graham Smith 1529 Cane Creek Road Bakersville, NC 28705 828-688-3686



Student, Visual Design Program, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.

Student, Ceramics Program, University of Oregon.


AB General Studies, Cum Laude, Harvard University.

Selected Teaching:

Penland School, Penland, NC.

Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.

Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA.

Findhorn Foundation, Findhorn, Scotland.

Emma Willard School, Troy, NY.

Marshall University, Huntington, WV.

92nd Street Y, NY, NY.

Selected Shows:

Yunomi, AKAR, Iowa City, IA.

The Art of Giving, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

From These Hills, juried, William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA.

Tea, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC.

Mint Museum Potters Market Invitational, Charlotte, NC.

Another Cup, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD.

Gertrude Graham Smith, solo show, Red Lodge Clay Center, MT.

Gertrude Graham Smith, solo show, Firehouse Art Center, OK.

Clay, the Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, Xiem Clay Center, CA.

Selected Grants/Awards:

2006/7: Recipient North Carolina Visual Arts Fellowship Award.

Selected Articles/Publications:

April 2007: Ceramics Monthly, cover article: Gay Smith Artistic Evolution.

work included in: 500 Teapots, Cups, Pitchers, Bowls, Lark Books.

Selected Professional Experience:

Curator: Gas It Up, NCECA related show, Baltimore, MD.

Curator/Lecturer: Working Potters: Mentors and Colleagues, Birke Gallery, Huntington, WV.

Juror: 100 Teapots II, Baltimore Clayworks.

Mentor Program: American Craft Council Baltimore, ACC Shows, 2003.


1994-present: Studio potter, Bakersville, NC.

1993: Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.

1986-1991: Faculty, Potter, Staff Member, Findhorn Foundation, Findhorn, Scotland.

1987: Artist in Residence & Clay Studio Coordinator, Penland School, Penland, NC.

1978-1986: Professional Potter; member and sometime officer of Island Artisans, Inc., a cooperatively owned and operated gallery in Bar Harbor, ME.

1976-1978: Staff Member, Potter, Cook, Findhorn Foundation, Scotland.

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