B.A., Shippensburg University
M.F.A., George Washington University
Joe Hicks received a BA in Art from Shippensburg University in 2000, and his MFA in Ceramics at The George Washington University in 2005. He sustained residence in Washington, DC to begin his academic teaching career as an Adjunct Professor in the ceramic programs at both The George Washington University in 2006, and at Gallaudet University in 2008.
Currently, Joe maintains the appointment of Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. There, he developed and continues to grow the ceramics and 3D design program in the Department of Fine Arts, including the establishment of a ceramics minor in 2016. The ceramics program at Marymount also focuses on developing community relationships, and exploring new methods associated with product design and industrial production techniques.
Joe retains a serious commitment to producing high quality ceramic vessels and functional pottery, and has exclusively focused on experimenting with shino glazes for the last 10 years. He participates in exhibitions and craft shows on regional and national levels, and enjoys building constructive relationships throughout the artist community.
- 3D Design
- Discovering the collaboration between different firing strategies and their effects on shino glazed ceramic vessels
- Developing new design and production strategies for industrial ceramic practices