Tribute to Debbie Craig, GVA Pottery Studio Director and Teacher

Debbie Craig studied her craft at the University of Georgia and abroad in Cortona, Italy. For over 30 years she has been both a studio potter and a teacher of ceramics to adults and children on the Georgia coast. Her work consists of wheel-thrown and hand-built stoneware for everyday use.

Debbie has taught a variety of adult and children’s classes including ongoing pottery classes, kid’s summer camps and specialty workshops at Glynn Visual Arts (GVA) as well as at Jekyll Island Arts Association and the College of Coastal Georgia. She has also been responsible for bringing in acclaimed instructors like Ron Myers for workshops exposing our community to other well known ceramic artists as well as making high level instruction available to our pottery students. Not only does she teach but she also continues to create her own artwork and participate in shows in the area.

Debbie has put her heart and soul into her craft and into promoting ceramics and the arts in our community. She often provided and donated her own tools and equipment to the GVA studio. As GVA’s Pottery Studio Director, she handled all of the firing of student work as well as the administrative and management duties of the GVA pottery studio. She was instrumental in starting the “The Empty Bowl Project” at GVA, a pottery program benefitting America’s Second Harvest Food Bank in Brunswick. As a dedicated and driving force in the ceramics and artistic community, her reach has spanned generations and has been felt on a deep level.

Debbie’s expert and patient instruction has launched many a student, both adults and children, into the exploration of clay as an artistic medium. We are now beginning to see many students who took classes as a child from Debbie, returning to take classes from her again as an adult.

Effective June 1, 2018, Debbie is semi-retiring… She will no longer be the Pottery Studio Manager at Glynn Visual Arts but she will continue teaching at GVA and the College of Coastal Georgia.

We are fortunate to have had her with us all these years and we wish Debbie all the best as she transitions into this new phase of life. Thank you Debbie Craig!

GVA is in dire need of a new kiln shed for our pottery studio. We need more space and the old one is rusting out and leaking. We have raised some money for it from grants but we still have a ways to go. Many of the pottery studio members asked if they might be able to donate toward the shed to commemorate Debbie Craig's career with GVA. If you'd like to donate to the new kiln shed project to commemorate Debbie's retirement, please click below and thanks!


First Tuesday of the Month

Let's face it, all artists need community and feedback. Serious, kind and thoughtful discussion can help us improve and move forward in our work. So, join us on the first Tuesday of the month for an artist's sharing/discussion and critique group at GVA. Bring your work and share!

FREE and OPEN sessions!

7:00pm - 9:00pm

First Tuesday of the Month

2018 Sessions:

January 9th

February 6th

March 6th

April 3rd

May 1st

June 5th

July 10th

August 7th

September 4th

October 2nd

November 6th

December 4th