Heartwood Institute often offers programs that are lead or assisted by talented, skilled individuals who we are privileged to have on campus sharing their gifts. 

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Shannon Sullivan

Sullivan creates sculptures, wall pieces, and installations using a core visual vocabulary rooted in the prevailing ways of nature. Her work maintains a seductive, mysterious quality as she explores the nuances present in the living world. Shannon has worked as an artist in residence in Jingdezhen, China at the Pottery Workshop, and at the International Ceramics Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark. She has been a visiting artist at many Colleges and Universities in the United States. Her work has been reviewed in Ceramics Monthly and was curated into the book 500 Ceramic Sculptures.

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Dave Zdrazil

Zdrazil’s work is a fusion of traditional and contemporary pottery styles from the East and West; it is often wood fired and makes use of locally found materials.
Dave’s work is found in publications such as Luxe Interiors and Design, Ceramics Monthly, Ceramics Technical and The Log Book. Since building his first wood fired kiln in 2001, he has designed and built several unique kilns including hybrid and hydrogen fueled kilns.