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Michael Ashley

Title: Assistant Professor of Art

Teaching Focus: Ceramics, Sculpture and Design

Education: BA, MFA

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Michael Ashley grew up on a farm in Greene County, MO, where he explored the rivers and streams of the Ozark Mountains. He graduated from College of the Ozarks with a BA in Painting and Ceramics, then moved to Tachi, Taiwan, where he did a one-year residency at Tainan National University for the Arts. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Mississippi with an MFA in Ceramics. He has taught at Missouri State University, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at College of the Ozarks.

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Email: mashley@cofo.edu