Donna Polseno

Donna Polseno

Polseno lives and works as a studio artist in Floyd, Virginia. She has been known for a variety of work over the years including raku vessels, porcelain pottery, and figurative sculpture. She has taught workshops and summer sessions in numerous places including the University of Michigan, Oregon School of Crafts, Alfred University, Arrowmont, and the Long Beach Art Foundation. Polseno was an artist-in-residence at the Archie Bray Foundation. She is included in many collections such as the St. Louis Museum, the Silber Collection, and the Mint Museum of Contemporary Crafts. She was an invited participant to the International Clay Symposium in Turkey in 2002 organized by the University of Izmir. She was a visiting artist in September 2004, at the Jingdezhen Institute of Ceramic Art in China, working with students in an exchange program for the University of West Virginia.

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Courses Taught

  • Art
  • Ceramics


  • M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design
  • B.F.A., Kansas City Art Institute