Author Profile
Michele Corriel

Michele Corriel earned her Master's Degree in Art History and her Ph.D. in American Art, and is a nationally published freelance art writer. Her upcoming book The Montana Modernists, published by Washington State University Press is slated to be out this fall.


Shenandoah Valley potter and writer Rob Barnard’s collection of essays from 1987 through 2014 are compiled in his new book A Search for Relevance. The book revisits some of Barnard’s past writings dealing with the philosophical aspects of being a potter and what it means to dedicate oneself to the craft. The book itself is the epitome of grace, with photographs of Barnard’s work before each chapter, which incorporates large portions of white space and gives the pages a respectful and solitary beauty.