Wade MacDonald

Instructor (part-time)
(205) 348-1889
Office Location:
Bureau of Mines 5 Room #102
(205) 348-0287

Wade Folger MacDonald teaches courses in ceramics and art foundations. A Nashville native, he received the BA in art education from Western Michigan University and the MFA in studio art with a concentration in ceramics from Michigan State University. MacDonald has traveled extensively  in Germany and the Czech Republic.

MacDonald received the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2018 Emerging Artist Award. The award recognizes exceptional early career artists and helps promote their work internationally for the year. As part of the award, MacDonald participated in an exhibition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, Penn., during this year’s NCECA conference and addressed the conference with an artist talk. A generous monetary prize is also granted to the award recipients. In addition, an exhibition titled Parallel/Collision that MacDonald proposed and is co-organizing has been accepted for this year’s NCECA conference. Here is a video of MacDonald’s talk:

He received the Stanley and Selma Hollander Graduate Fellowship in Studio Art, the Varg-Sullivan Award for Distinguished Research and the John and Susan Berding Family Foundation Endowment Juried MFA Prize. MacDonald has exhibited nationally and has completed artist residencies at Banff Centre and Anderson Ranch Art Center.

MacDonald’s website is here: http://www.wfmceramics.com/.

Recent Exhibitions and News:

Small Favors XIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018

Reflections on Synthetic Action, Dec 12, 2016 – Jan 17, 2017, Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado.
art work by Wade MacDonald art work by Wade MacDonald, Instructors & 2-Year Grad Students Showcase, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Aug 24 - Sept. 17, 2015


M.F.A., Michigan State University (2014)