Lynnette Hesser

 Lynnette Hesser is a full-time artist working in the studio she shares with her husband and ceramic artist, Steve Loucks, in Wellington, Alabama. In 2018, she was published as the Contributing Editor with selected images throughout the book, Glazes from a Potter’s Perspective: A Simple, Kitchen-Method Approach to Understanding Glaze Development which was written by Steve. She was awarded the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Crafts grant for 2011 and is also published in The Complete Guide to Mid-Fire Glazes, Glazing and Firing by John Britt, 500 Raku, The Ceramic Glaze Handbook by Mark Burleson, the 1997 Studio Potter Magazine featuring Alabama ceramic artists, and Pottery Analysis by Dr. Prudence Rice. She conducts ceramic workshops and exhibits her work nationwide. Lynnette was an Adjunct Instructor of Art for Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama for 16 years and at Gadsden State Community College for four. She was the Manager of the Ceramics Studio at the University of Florida and has also taught both full-time and part-time art classes for pre-K through high school age students. While raising their two children and teaching, Lynnette continued to show new ceramic work in art exhibitions. She holds a BA from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, a BFA and MFA from the University of Florida (all three with ceramics concentrations), and an MSEd from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama with a concentration in Early Childhood. She co-hosted the Alabama Clay Conference (ALCC) with Steve and is still an active ALCC Steering Committee volunteer. Lynnette’s most recent ceramic workshops were held at the Arrowmont School of Crafts, The John C. Campbell Folk School, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, Mississippi University for Women, Wesleyan Potters in Connecticut and as a visiting demonstrator for during Steve’s 7th session at The Penland School of Crafts. She often team teaches with Steve where they demonstrate simultaneously offering the attendees a wide range of ceramic techniques and philosophies during the workshop and image presentation. In 2018, she was featured with Steve in an interview on thepotterscast.com/460.