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Christopher Mackey Kelly

1060 N. Falling Waters Dr

Demorest, GA 30535

(706) 499-4217





Chair, Art Department

Associate Professor of Art


Piedmont College

Demorest, GA

2007 - 2008

Assistant Professor of Art

All levels of Ceramics 

Art Appreciation, Drawing & Design



Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture, Minor:  Wood Working and Furniture Design

School for American Crafts Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York



Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration:  Ceramics

The University of Montevallo

Montevallo, Alabama




Studied under Jureomon Fujita, a traditional master craftsman

Experienced in anagama/wood firings

Trained in the “wazumi”, coil building technique

Echizen Pottery Village,

Fukui, Japan




March 2015

Drawn, Drawing curated by Rose Esson Dawson

Bridgewater State University

March 2014

Mark of the Fire

Milwaukee Public Library

December 17, 2011 - March 31, 2012

Georgia Clayworkers, curated by Rick Berman

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

Aug. 27- Sept.14, 2011

9th Annual: “Perspectives”: Georgia Pottery Invitational

Watkinsville, GA

March 30- April 30 2011

“Translating traditions” NCECA Concurrent Independent Exhibition


Kotler Art Gallery

Tampa, FL

November 2 – November 27, 2009

“Passages”, Solo Exhibition

Wallace L Anderson Gallery,

Bridgewater State College

Bridgewater, MA

August- September 2009

Faculty Showcase Exhibition

Piedmont College Art Gallery, Demorest, GA

February 8-May 3, 2009

“Passages”, Solo Exhibition

Meadows Museum of Art, Focus Gallery

Centenary College, Shreveport, LA

August 18- September 12, 2008

Faculty Showcase Exhibition



Piedmont College Art Gallery

September 27 – October 20 2007

Solo Exhibition

“Tempus Fugit”

WFAB Art Gallery

Louisiana College

Pineville, LA 71360

August 20 – September 13 2007

Ceramic Sculpture National Juried Exhibition

Honorable Mention Award

Virginia Scotchie, Juror

Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

August 17 – September 22 2007

“2007 Spotlight”, American Craft Council Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Sandra Blain, Juror

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Gatlinburg, TN

September 1 – September 19 2007

“Perspectives’” ‘07

50 Georgia Potters and Collectors

Watkinsville, Georgia

April 21 – April 29 2007

Invitational show

“Fired Works”


Macon, GA

October-November 2006

“Keeping the Fire”

Georgia Wood Firing Potters

Keith Rasmussen, Curator

Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum

LaGrange, GA

December 2006

Group show

Rome Council for the Arts

Rome, GA

November 2006

Group show

Echizen Cultural Center

Echizen, Japan

November-December 2005

Invitational show

Meadows Museum of Art

Shreveport, LA

September-November 2005

Florida Craftsmen 51st Anniversary Exhibition

Lewis Wexler, Juror

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

March 2005


“Enduring Legacy”

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center,

Belleville, IL

November 2004-January 2006

Group Exhibition

Uncommon Denominator, National Traveling Exhibition

The Whole Gallery

NCECA Bus Tour

October-January 2005

Southeastern College Art Conference Exhibition

Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art

Jacksonville, FL

May 2004

“Spotlight”, American Craft Council Southeastern Juried Exhibition

West Virginia

May 2004

Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts Exhibit

Jacksonville, FL

November 2003

St. Petersburg Clay National

Award: Honorable Mention

Don Ritz, Juror

St. Petersburg, FL

December 2003

Faculty Exhibition

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

July-August 2003

Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts Exhibit,

Award:  2nd in show

Jacksonville, FL


“Handmade”, Works of the Florida Craftsmen Exhibition

Jacksonville, FL

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