Jill Foote-Hutton is our New Editor

BY SP STAFF
Jan 8, 2020

Studio Potter journal is very pleased to announce that Jill Foote-Hutton is our new Editor. 


About Jill Foote-Hutton

Born and raised by the descendants of hillbillies, Jill Foote-Hutton is an artist following in the tradition of medicine woman and storyteller through her creative practice dubbed Whistlepig Studio. Jill has earned a living as a teacher, curator, writer, artist, and arts administrator since 2003. She has been graced with the opportunity to travel to Greece, Denmark, China, Japan, and glorious locales within the United States in the name of contemporary craft. 

Jill was the Coordinator of Artist Services and Storytelling at Northern Clay Center, where she managed fellowships, grants, and artist residencies. She was Curator of Exhibitions at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana, from 2010 to 2014. She was Gallery Director and lead faculty for seven years at East Central College in Union, Missouri. She earned an MFA at the University of Mississippi in 2003, and a BFA at Webster University in 1994. 

Whether she is spinning her own tales, chronicling observations from the world of clay and the world at large, or facilitating others’ voices through word and form, she has been committed to the craft of storytelling. You can find her writing online at Whistlepigtales.com, where you will see excerpts from her blog and past publications in Ceramics Monthly and Studio Potter. She was the 2015 Jentel Critic at Archie Bray, and was invited to write features on the 2014 NCECA Emerging Artists. Brigitte Martin's Humor in Craft features a comparative essay by Foote-Hutton and, most recently, her writing appeared alongside Horror Vacui, an exhibition she curated at Northern Clay Center in 2019.


Studio Potter journal publishes three to five articles online every month. SP covers the length and breadth of the ceramic community, engaging our readers with topics both contemporary and historical, written by the leading lights in the field. Beginning in 2020, we offer writers a stipend of $100 per article. If you’d like to write something for us, have ideas you want to share, or want give Jill a warm welcome, get in touch with her at editor@studiopotter.org.

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