Donna Webb

Donna Webb

Title: Professor Emeritus
Dept/Program: Ceramics
Office: Folk Hall 195


Donna Webb, tenured full professor at the M.S.A., since 1981, teaches ceramics and history of craft. Webb received her MFA degree from the University of Michigan in ceramics and drawing and has completed course work toward the MA in Ceramic History at Staffordshire University. She is a potter, sculptor and tile maker. She has created large scale mosaic tile installations and fountains -- unique compositions of sculpture, tile, wood and water -- in public sites since 1991. Her work in glaze formulation has resulted in mosaics in which color is used in a painterly way.

Webb was the recipient of an individual Artists Fellowship from the Ohio Arts Council, honored as an Emerging Artist by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts and received the Akron Area Arts Alliance Arts Alive! Outstanding Arts Educator Award. She is a founding member of Synapse Center for Art and Science as well as a member of the Color Line Project. Synapse promotes collaboration between artists and scientists. The Color Line Project uses storytelling about race, archives the stores and encourages the use of the stories in disciplines across campus.

She has exhibited and written about ceramics in venues locally, regionally and internationally including Kokoon Gallery, Harris Stanton Gallery and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, OK., Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, Ceramics Technical, Australia and Culture, Identity and Art in the Age of Globalization, Istanbul. Her work is published in The Art of Mosaic Design:  A Collection of Contemporary Artists, by JoAnn Locktov, 1998, The Penland Book of Ceramics:  Masters of Techniques, ed., by Deborah Morgenthal, 2000, Mosaic Style by JoAnn Locktov, 2004, Ceramics Technical, 2006, 500 Tiles by Angelica Pozo, 2007 and 500 Figures in Clay, vol. 2 by Nan Smith, 2014.


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