Steve Godfrey

Chair, Department of Art
Professor of Art, Ceramics
Gordon Hartleib Hall, 108
(907) 786-6920


  • 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 internationally known artists such as Andrew Martin, Beth Cavener, Chris Staley, Krista Assad, Sunkoo Yuh, and Akio Takamori. Under his leadership, the UAA ceramics area has become a major contributor to the Bowls for Beans Café Fundraiser in Anchorage.  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.  In 2020, Professor Godfrey curated and participated in an exhibition at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana entitled “With Quiet Strength.”

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



2021     Night Colors, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
2019     Simply Sublime, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
              Night Stories, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA


2020     Steven Godfrey and David Pettibone,  Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer, Alaska
              With Quiet Strength, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
              2020 Functional Ceramics Exhibition, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
             Strictly Functional National Exhibition, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
2019     Ceramic Invitational, Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana
             Red Lodge Clay Center Invitational, NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
             Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
             Mentors, Gallery One, Ellensburgh, Washington
             Exhibiting Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
             Ornithology Exhibit, International Gallery of contemporary Art, Anchorage, Alaska

Workshops Presented

2018     Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina
             Colorado State University, For Collins, Colorado
2017     Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
2016     North Carolina Potters Conference, Ashboro, North Carolina
             Florida Heat Surface Design Conference, St. Petersburgh, Florida

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