Chris Gustin

Featured Artist 2022 and 2023

Pots by  Chris Gustin
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Work by Chris Gustin.

The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society (GCKWS) was and is honored to host master ceramic artist Chris Gustin. He came to fire in the Society's kilns and to meet, participate and share his knowledge with potters and other artists at Gulf Coast Kiln Walk as the Featured artist for the 17th and 18th Annual WoodStoke Festivals.

There will be a reception for Chris at 5:00 PM at Pensacola State College on Thursday, February 16th 2023. He will be conducting a power point presentation that evening at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts on the Pensacola State campus.

Mr. Gustin is Professor Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Chris has exhibited, lectured and taught workshops in the United States, Caribbean, South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and three Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowships. He is also co-founder of the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine.

Chris' website is at

There is more about Chris. Download the Society's Newsletters:

the May 2022: GCKW News Vol. 2 No. 1 (click).

the Dec. 2022: GCKW News Vol. 2 No. 2 (click).

The Anagama kiln is the largest in the state of Florida, and the Ralph Howard Phillips Southern Groundhog kiln is the only 1940-s era wood-fueled kiln in the state.

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