Profile: Winnie Owens-Hart (1949-)

Winnie Owens-Hart is an American ceramist and sculptor.


Born in Washington, D.C., Owens-Hart received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree from Howard University. 

She has exhibited in many solo and group shows, both in the United States and abroad. She has been a visiting artist at Awolwo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, the Penland School of Crafts, and the McColl Center for Visual Art, Sierra Nevada College, and artist-in-resident at Pewabic Pottery, Baltimore Clay Works, Watershed, North Edgecomb, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.

Among museums which hold examples of her work is the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution;  she has created public artwork for Arlington County, Virginia, and has worked at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia. She has received an Individual Craftsman Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, Owens-Hart teaches at Howard University.

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