Donna Webb

Donna Webb

Title: Professor
Department: Ceramics
Office: Folk Hall 195
Phone: 330.972.5967
Email: dwebb@uakron.edu
Website: http://donnasharrockwebb.com


Biography

Donna Webb has taught ceramics to more that 1000 students. Many of these have become teachers themselves. They include Dave Derrig: Wadsworth Middle School, Ron White, Barberton High School, Nichola Kinch: Tyler, Kelley Eggert: University of South Florida, Jon Hill: Newton Falls High School, Vanessa Smith: Francis W Park School, Chicago, and Sandi Fox: Revere High School. Others have started their own businesses. These include Bob Yost of Yost Tile Akron, Kim Klein and David Reid of Klein Reid Studio, Long Island City, NY, Emily Ulm, EMU Tiles, Kent, Ohio, Woodrow Nash, The Rage, Akron, Ohio, Michael Martell, Zeber- Martel Studio, Akron and Warren Harrison of Dry Bean Studio, Pikeville, TN.

 

“The Church” a student run gallery subsidized by Donna and her husband Joseph Blue Sky became a focus of regional art events such as senior shows and installations made specifically for the space.

 

Last year Donna took students to Istanbul, Turkey for an international conference and to Louisville, Kentucky to meet with thousands of other ceramic artists experiencing exhibitions and demonstrations.

 

Currently Donna is creating an event called All the Difference being held at the Myers School of Art. Hundreds of alumni of the ceramics program have been invited to exhibit their work and to meet together for a three day gala event. Donna has had an impact on public buildings in Ohio through the mosaic installations she does with her collaborator Joseph Blue Sky. The two have been aided in these efforts by teams of students who have been able to learn how to design, make and install art tiles. These works can be seen at The Ohio Central Psychiatric Hospital, at Shawnee State University, Metro Health Hospital and here in Akron at Children’s Hospital and the Student Union at the University of Akron.

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Education

M.F.A. University of Michigan, B.F.A., Eastern Michigan University