Meaghan Gates

  • Position:  Adjunct Instructor and Ceramic Lab Supervisor
  • Department:  Department of Art
  • Office Location:  Building 82, Room 268
  • Campus: 850.474.2045


Meaghan Gates, adjunct instructor and the ceramic lab supervisor, teaches ceramics and drawing.

She creates abstracted biological sculptures out of clay that embody the natural world and the way in which she empathizes with it. Each one of her forms is created out of many individual hand-built and wheel thrown elements that are assembled to evoke emotion through their gesture. Through each piece, she expresses various scenarios and stages of change, and what they might lead to.

At the completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark as an assistant and resident artist. She was also the recipient of a Windgate Fellowship that allowed her to work with a production potter in Seto, Japan, participate as a resident at the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, and participate as a resident at the Sanbao Ceramic Institute in Jingdezhen, China. More recently, she was a resident artist at Pocosin Arts in North Carolina. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States and internationally. Along with her artistic work, she has aided in the creation of a ceramic-based curriculum to be used by the Ammachi Labs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University) in Kerala, India.

Degrees & Institutions:

Meaghan received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at California State University, Chico and her Master’s of Fine Arts as a Distinguished Art Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.