Author Profile
Mac McCusker

Mac McCusker received their BA from Armstrong State University and an MFA from Georgia State University. They have been a resident artist at Odyssey Clayworks and Penland and was an emerging artist in Ceramics Monthly, 2018. They have been a consistent lecturer and presenter at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. McCusker has taught college in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and teaches workshops around the United States. Their work is exhibited nationally. McCusker currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, and is the studio manager at Claymakers.


Being on a platform; as, kind of, the token transgender individual in the clay community takes its toll. When I lectured at NCECA in 2017 on the panel "Gendered Clay," I had no idea what would happen. I could only tell my own story. I thought it was worth sacrificing my anonymity.