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Hollinsummer Program
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9707
Roanoke, VA 24020-1707
(800) 456-9595
Fax: (540) 362-6218


Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop: Online
Hollins University
Luke T. Johnson
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(607) 351-1425
Fax: (540) 561-2325


Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop
Hollins University
Christine Powell
P.O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6229
Fax (540) 561-2325

Tinker Mountain Visual Arts
Hollins University
Brittany Foutz
P. O. Box 9552
Roanoke, VA 24020-1552
(540) 362-6021
Fax (540) 561-2325

Volleyball Clinics
Bill Shook
Hollins University
P. O. Box 9553
Roanoke, VA 24020-1553
(540) 362-6329

2014 Symposium faculty


Meredith Brickell Meredith Brickell
Meredith Brickell holds a Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Art and Design from North Carolina State University. She completed the core fellowship program at Penland School of Crafts (N.C.). She presents her work in national and international exhibitions, including a solo show at the Philadelphia Clay Studio and the Taiwan Ceramics Biennale. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, (Denmark), Watershed Center (Maine), and Threewalls (Chicago). Brickell also engages in community-based projects, many of them in collaboration with Big Car Collective (Indianapolis). She is an assistant professor of art at DePauw University in Indiana.
Giselle Hicks Giselle Hicks
Originally from Southern California, Giselle Hicks received a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and an M.F.A. from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in New York. She has participated in various artist-in-residence programs, including the Anderson Ranch Art Center, Arts/Industry Program at the Kohler Company, Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She has studied ceramics through travels to China, Japan, Myanmar, Chile, and Italy. Her studio is at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mont., and her work is represented by Ferrin Contemporary in Western Massachusetts.
Suze Lindsay Suze Lindsay
Suze Lindsay is a studio potter living and working in the mountains of North Carolina. Her ceramic studies include a two-year fellowship at Penland School of Crafts as a core student, followed by earning an M.F.A. from Louisiana State University. She also holds two educational degrees, one in special education and the other in Montessori teaching theory. In 1996, after completing three years as an artist-in-residence at Penland, Lindsay and her husband, Kent McLaughlin, began potting in their studio, Fork Mountain Pottery, in Bakersville, N.C. Lindsay has taught at numerous art centers and universities, including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, and Ohio University. Her work is in numerous permanent collections, including George E. Ohr Museum, Biloxi, Miss.; Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas; and Manchester Craftsmans Guild, Pittsburgh, Pa. She has had solo exhibitions at Manchester Craftsmans Guild, Pittsburgh, Pa.; North Carolina Pottery Center, Seagrove N.C., Roswell Art Center, Atlanta, Ga., 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, Texas; and AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa.
Linda Sikora Linda Sikora
Linda Sikora is a studio potter and professor of ceramic art at Alfred University. Canadian by birth and citizenship, she began her formal training in visual art at the Kootenay School of Art (Diploma) in Nelson, British Columbia. She then completed a B.F.A. at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax and an M.F.A. at the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis. She has written articles for The Studio Potter, Ceramic Review, and Interpreting Ceramics (online). Residencies include Archie Bray Foundation; Chunkang College of Cultural Industry, Korea; Tainan National College of the Arts, Taiwan; and Clay Edge, Australia. Her work has been exhibited at Ferrin Gallery, Mass.; LaCoste Gallery, Mass.; Clay Studio, Pa.; and AKAR Gallery, Iowa. Public collections include: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; Racine Art Museum; Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art; LA County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of the Arts; Everson Museum of Art; and Huntington Museum of Art.
Gwendolyn Yoppolo Gwendolyn Yoppolo
Gwendolyn Yoppolo is currently a visiting adjunct professor of ceramics at Ohio University. She spent the previous five years as a studio artist-in-residence at the Penland School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Archie Bray Foundation. Before her residencies, she worked as a studio technician at Alfred University and as assistant professor of ceramics at Juniata College. She received an M.F.A. from Pennsylvania State University. While there, she received two fellowships for her research using the scanning electron microscope to photograph the tiny landscapes of beach rubble, sugar cereals, plant seeds, and insect parts.