WINNIE OWENS-HART is a cultural researcher, ceramic artists, author, curator and documentary filmmaker –
Style & Technique-Four Pottery Villages and The Traditional Potters of Ghana-The Women of Kuli
Her life’s work and passion revolves around the creative process, the historical significance of clay workers globally – especially the "invisible artist"
Selected Published articles –
A Chance of Birth, 42-49 (New Hampshire: The Studio Potter Journal, 2013)
A Global View: Embracing A Non-Western Approach to Making, 106, 107, 119, 144 (Colorado: NCECA Journal, 2011) Volume 32
Ceramics: From Africa to America, REVIVALS! Diverse Traditions 114-118 (New York: Harry Abrams, 1994)
Traditions: Ipetumodu, The International Review African American Art, 58-60 (Virginia: Hampton University, 1994) Volume 11 No.2
Selected Exhibitions Curated–
Visual Voices: Truth Narratives, NCECA 2018 Annual Exhibition, Contemporary Craft Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Influences: Contemporary African and African American Art, Hodson Gallery, MD
“Reconstructing the Shards”, Blackburn Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Ceramic Traditions: 20th Century African American Artists”, Contemporary Art Center, Kansas City, MO (NCECA)
Owens-Hart has over four decades of national and international exhibitions with work in the collections of the Smithsonian, universities and private collections.
Her honors include –
*Kohler, Resident Artist
*McColl Center - Resident Artist
*Renwick Fellow, Smithsonian Institution
* Faculty Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Faculty Research Program
*National Endowment for the Art, Individual Craftsmen Fellowship
*Honorary Board Member, Renwick Museum, Smithsonian
*Lifetime Achievement in the Craft Arts Award – Women’s Museum and Hand Workshop