Steve Godfrey | UAA Fine Arts Faculty

Steve Godfrey

Associate Professor of Art & Art Department Chair
Office: GHH 108A
Phone: 907-786-1799


Steve Godfrey grew up in the town of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from the Hartford Art School in 1993 and his Masters of Fine Arts Degree from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1996. In 1998, Steve Godfrey spent the year as a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts after spending time teaching ceramics at the Hartford Art School. In 1999, he accepted the position of Term Instructor and Ceramics Area Technician at the University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2004, Godfrey was hired as the area head 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 35 workshops with in internationally known artists such as Andrew Martin, Beth Cavener Stichter, Chris Staley, Arthur Gonzalez, 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, In 2013, Steven was awarded a sabbatical and spent a month studying figure sculpture at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramics Arts and at museums in San Diego and New York City.

When not in the studio, Steve enjoys renovating his house, making furniture, cooking, collecting art, and hiking in the mountains of Alaska.


New York State College Of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred NY
Master Of Fine Arts In Ceramics

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Special Student In Ceramics

The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT
Bachelor Of Fine Arts In Ceramics

Career History

Teaching History

2004 - Present
University Of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage AK Assistant Professor Of Art

1999 - 2003
University Of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage AK Visiting Professor Of Art

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena MT Instructor Of Ceramics

1996 – 1997
The Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT Adjunct Faculty In Ceramics

Workshops Presented

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids MN “Lecture and Demonstration”

Clay Arts Guild, Anchorage AK “Lecture and Demonstration”
Montana State University, Bozeman MT “Lecture”

National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts Preconference, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV “Lecture and Demonstration”
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN “Lecture and Demonstration”

Solo Exhibitions

Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI “Featured Artist”

Kimura Gallery, University Of Alaska, Anchorage AK
Bunnell Street Gallery, Homer, AK
Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai, AK

Group Exhibitions

Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe NM “La Mesa, Milwaukie Ceramics Conference”
Robert Wright Gallery, Grayslake IL “Cups II”
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge MT “Gallery Exposition, Milwaukee Ceramics Conference”
Red Lodge Clay Center
, Red Lodge MT “Red House Invitational”
Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis MN “American Pottery Festival
Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts, Helena MT “Live Auction”
Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence KS “Paper/Plate”
Kobo Gallery, Seattle WA “Cup Invitational”


University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage AK “Semester Sabbatical”

Rasmuson Foundation, Anchorage AK “$12,000 Individual Artist Grant”


NCECA Conference, Seattle WA “National Porcelain Invitational”

Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer AK “The Language of Contemporary Pottery”

Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage AK “National Ceramic Tile Invitational”

Gallery Representation

Blue Hollimon Gallery, Anchorage AK
Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge MT
Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor MI

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