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 coordinator of the Ceramics Area Visiting Artist Program, Steve has been responsible for organizing over 45 workshops with nationally known artists such as Andrew Clark, Deborah Schwartzkopf, Brenda Quinn, Gerardo Monterubbio, and Sue Tirrell. Under his leadership, the UAA ceramics area has become a major contributor to Kids Kupboard Food Pantry Fundraiser in Palmer, Alaska. Recently, he spent a year on sabbatical in which he travelled to Vienna, Prague, And Graz to conduct research in museums, architectural sites and cultural festivals. 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.  In the fall of 2023, he was a featured artist at the Signature Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and participated in group exhibitions at the Radius Gallery in Missoula, Montana and the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana.

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
  • Clay Body Club Advisor
  • McPeck Gallery Advisory Board Member
  • Ceramic Program Coordinator
  • Chemical Safety Committee
  • Chair, Department of Art Search Committee 
  • CAS Peer Review Committee



2023       Featured Artist, Signature Gallery, Atlanta  Georgia
2021       Night Colors, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan
2019       Simply Sublime, Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, Michigan 
               Night Stories, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia


2024       Bird Permutations, NCECA Conference, Richmond Virginia
2023       Birds and Fishes, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
Holiday Exhibition, Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Cup Exhibition, Good Earth Pottery, Bellingham, Washington
October Exhibition, The Nave, Anchorage, Alaska

2022      Thinking With Animals, Canton Art Museum, Canton, Ohio
Invitational Exhibition, Radius Gallery, Missoula, Montana
Alanna DeRocchi and Steven Godfrey, Well Street Art Center, Fairbanks, Alaska
Exhibiting Artist, Signature Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
February Exhibition,, Anchorage, Alaska
Inaugural Exhibition, Rat City Studios, Seattle, Washington
Wichita National Ceramics Exhibition, Reuben Saunders Gallery, Wichita, Kansas

Workshops Presented

2022     Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana
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


Godfrey Work 1
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Godfrey Work 4