Vanessa Grubbs is a fourth generation artist. All of her life Vanessa has been creating; from mud-pies in the back yard - to dresses for her dogs, to the pottery you see today.
Each of Vanessa's creations is food safe. All glazes are lead-free. Each piece of pottery was thrown, and decorated in the sgrafitto technique with mason stains and glaze.
Vanessa lives in Gainesville, GA with her wiener dogs Max, and Daisy.
Vanessa Grubbs hails from Columbia, South Carolina. In 1997 she received a Bachelor of Art degree from Winthrop University in Rock Hill South Carolina, and an MFA in Ceramics from Georgia State University.
Grubbs has been an instructor of ceramics at Georgia State University, at Roswell Park Departments Clay West, both in Atlanta, Georgia and Gooddirt in Athens, Georgia. Grubbs has been a demonstrating artist for the Midlands Clay Art Society in Columbia, South Carolina in August 2006, at Francis Marion University in September 2002 in Florence, South Carolina and at Gaston College in May of 2003 in Gastonia, North Carolina. Presently Vanessa is the Gallery Director for Brenau University.
Grubbs artworks have been featured in many exhibitions. Her work is sold both wholesale and through retail and numerous craft events, and her work may also been seen in many national exhibitions. She has been featured in Ceramics Monthly as one of the 2005 Emerging Artists, and will appear in the Lark Book, Image Transfer in Clay, published in 2006.