2012 Windgate awardee and alumnus Adam Hill, BFA 2012, recently started working for ceramicist Michael Sherrill, president of the board of The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and owner of a clay tools business in Bat Cave, NC. Sherrill won a United States Artists Windgate Fellowship in 2010. Hill works making ceramics tools for Sherrill and has studio space for his own creations. He will also be assisting Sherrill in making works in bronze, porcelain, glass, and other media. Hill explains, “mainly forging, firing kilns, doing chasing work on bronze, whatever it may be…” Hill writes that he feels “insanely fortunate” about his current situation. Hill writes, “I think the [Windgate] Fellowship gave me more than a financial opportunity. It opened so many doors to so many rooms. I’ve met some great people as a result of it who genuinely care about seeing Windgate Fellows succeed with their grant opportunity. I was able to assist in a 2-week ceramic workshop over the summer because of it, as well as enter my work into a cast iron invitational last month in which I sold a piece at the opening. These are opportunities I didn’t think I would ever get without the fellowship.”[Loupe Sg13]

Read more about Adam Hill’s prestigious Windgate award here.