Carolyn A Ford

Professor of Art

Email Address

Office Number

864-488-4514

Professor Carolyn Ford, Department Chair, has worked for Limestone since 2003. She is an active artist working primarily in ceramics and drawing. She earned her BFA from Middle Tennessee State University where she also studied abroad in Italy and MFA from Washington State University. As an avid traveler, Professor Ford incorporates cultural experiences and history into her art classes from Peru to China.

Professional Accomplishments

Other College Responsibilities
  • Chair of the Art Department: 2010-present
  • Exhibit Curator/Director: 2010-present
  • Candelabra: Faculty Sponsor, Art Department: 2010-2012
  • Total Immersion Methodology Program Teacher, China, Summer 2013
Honors and Awards
  • Promotion and Tenure: Limestone College, 2011
  • Fullerton Teaching Award: Limestone College, 2006 and 2009
  • Magna Cum Laude, Washington State University, 2000
  • Washington State University Teaching Assistantship, 1998-2000
  • Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts Summer Scholarship, 1998
  • Cum Laude, Middle Tennessee State University, 1998
  • Honorable Mention, Middle Tennessee State University Student Show, 1998
  • Morris Brandon Art Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
  • John Griffin Memorial Art Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
  • Presidential Enrichment Scholarship, Middle Tennessee State University, 1993-1997
Exhibitions, Publications and Collections
  • 2016 Circular, Recent Works by Carolyn Ford: January 21-February 26. North Greenville University, SC
  • 2015 Discombobulated, Recent Works by Carolyn Ford: August 31-October 30, 2015. Martha Cloud Gallery at Wofford College, SC 
  • 2014 MTSU Juried Alumni Exhibition: Murfreesboro, TN Empty Bowls: Gaffney
  • Beagle Freedom Project Auction: England, California, and Australia
  • Superior Essex: Paintings acquired for their office collection. Kennesaw, GA
  • 2013-14 Empty Bowls: Gaffney
  • 2011 Empty Bowls: HUBUB Spartanburg
  • 2010 Eclectic Collections: August 15, 2010. Limestone College, Gaffney, SC.
  • Moon Town Gallery: September 5, 2010. Shelby, NC.
  • Recent works by Logan Richardson and Carolyn Ford: Motlow Community College. Eoff Hall Fine Art Gallery: April 13-May 6, 2009
  • The Distillery: 2007-08 and 2008-2009 Publications. The Distillery is a Fine Arts publication of Motlow State Community College funded through Jack Daniels.
  • CAVA Pottery Exhibit: July 2007
  • CAVA 3-D Show, Gaffney, SC: September 22-October 20 2006
  • SCAA Night of Art, Smith County Arts Association, Carthage, TN: November 2006
  • Smith County Artist¹s COOP Exhibit, Carthage, TN: December 5-January 4, 2006
  • Permanent Collections: Private Collection of Carl Hudson co-owner of Cumberland Supply
  • CAVA Charter Member Exhibit, Gaffney, SC: April 2006
  • CAVA Mid-Summer Gala, Gaffney, SC: Summer 2005
  • Christmas on Limestone, Gaffney, SC: December 2005
  • SCAA Soiree, Smith County Arts Association, Carthage, TN: April 2006
  • The Birdhouse Show, SUNY Brockport, NY: Feb.-March 2006.
  • Publications, International Pet Owners Club Cutest Pet Photography: 2005
  • Permanent Collections, Limestone College¹s Permanent Art Collection Contest: 2006
  • 2004-05 Ceramic Sculpture exhibit, AJ Eastwood Library
  • 2003 Kibbie Dome, Motlow Community College, Lewisburg, TN
  • 2001 One Year After, Gallery II, Pullman, WA
  • Governor¹s School for the Fine Arts Faculty Show, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 2000 Faculty Exhibit, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
  • Governor¹s School for the Fine Arts Faculty Show, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Local Art Exhibit, Gordonsville Civic Center, Gordonsville, TN
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Washington State University Museum of Art, Pullman, WA
  • MFA Graduate Sampling, IDI Gallery, Spokane, WA
  • The Distillery, Lewisburg, TN
  • MFA Thesis Catalog, Pullman, WA
  • 1999 First Year MFA Exhibit, Washington State University Gallery II, Pullman, WA
  • 1998 BFA Exhibit, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 1997 Middle Tennessee State University Student Show, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • S.H.O.W., Nationally Juried Exhibition, Norfolk, VA
  • Paint Preview, Cube Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Middle Tennessee State University Student Show, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Collage, Middle Tennessee State University¹s Creative Arts Catalog, Murfreesboro, TN
  • S.H.O.W., Exhibition Catalog
  • Sidelines, Murfreesboro, TN
  • 1996 Middle Tennessee State University Student Show, Art Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Riflessioni su Gubbio, Nel Cortile Del Convento Di San Francesco, Gubbio, Italy
Memberships and Organizations
  • National Potter¹s Guild
  • AAUW (Association of American University Women)
  • NCECA (National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts)
  • SCAA (Smith County Arts Association)
  • CAVA (Cherokee County Alliance of Visual Artists)
Most Recent Community Service, Volunteerism, Charitable Events and Fundraising:
  • Empty Bowls Project: 2012-14
  • Limestone Community Garden: Garden Art for Kids, Vermicomposting, and Empty Bowls 2011-14
  • Designed and assisted with Student Government Quad basketball court painting

Education

  • MFA: Washington State University (Ceramics and Drawing)
  • BFA: Middle Tennessee State University (Ceramics, Drawing and Painting)
  • Study Abroad Program: Italy