Steve Godfrey

Professor of Art
Ceramics Program Coordinator
GHH 108


  • M.F.A., Ceramics, Alfred School of Art and Design
  • Post Baccalaureate Studies, Kansas City Art Institute
  • B.F.A., Hartford Art School


Steve Godfrey grew up in the town of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. In 2004, Godfrey was hired as the area coordinator of the Ceramics Area at UAA. As the co  curator of the Kimura Gallery and the Arc Gallery on the UAA campus, he has curated numerous exhibitions such as the National Figurative Sculpture Invitational,  Interface: A Selection of Contemporary Ceramics, and . As the coordinator of the Ceramics Area Visiting Artist Program, Steve has been responsible for organizing over 40 workshops with in internationally known artists such as Andrew Martin, Beth Cavener, Chris Staley, Krista Assad, Sunkoo Yuh, and Akio Takamori. Beyond teaching, he has been consistent in making and showing his ceramic work, participating in numerous exhibitions throughout Alaska and the lower forty-eight states. Recently, he was invited to participate in the North American Pottery Festival at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis MN and the Flower City Invitational in Rochester NY.  In 2017, Professor Godfrey presented a solo exhibition at the Schaller Gallery in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Beginning Wheel Throwing
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing
  • Advanced Wheel Throwing
  • Introduction to Figurative Ceramic Sculpture
  • Mold Making

Professional & Department Service

  • Chair, Department of Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Committee
  • Chair, Student Resources Committee
  • Visiting Professor in Ceramics Coordinator
  • Art Student Association Advisor
  • Clay Body Club Advisor
  • Student Union Gallery Advisory Board Member
  • Ceramic Program Coordinator

Solo Exhibitions

2018     Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan
2016     Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2015     Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan


Group Exhibitions

2019         “Ceramic Invitational”, Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana
                 “Red Lodge Clay Center Invitational”, NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018         “Birds and Fishes”, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
                  “Silent Auction”, Archie Bray Foundation For Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana 
                  “Cousins in Clay”, Bull Dog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina
                  “American Pottery Festival”, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
                  “APF Preview”, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017         “Flower City Invitational”, Flower City Art Center, Rochester, New York
                 “NASAD Faculty Exhibition”, Kimura Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
                 “La Mesa: Portland NCECA Conference”, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
                 “Silent Auction”, Archie Bray Foundation For Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana
                 “Transitions”, McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska 
                 “State of the Art: Inspiration and Admiration”, Giertz Gallery, Champagne, Illinois
                 “a la carte: from the studio to the table”, The Dinnerware Museum, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Workshops Presented

2018          Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina
                  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
                  Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017          Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

2016          North Carolina Potters Conference, Ashboro, North Carolina
                   Florida Heat Surface Design Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida

Magpie pot with a songbird handle
Goose pot
Goose pot with spoon