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College of Architecture, Art and Construction

Denise C. Woodward-Detrich

Denise C. Woodward-Detrich

Director of Lee Gallery / Senior Lecturer of Art

Department of Art
Office: 1-101 Lee Hall

M.F.A., Alfred University; B.F.A., Wichita State University


Denise Woodward-Detrich is the Director of the Lee Gallery in the Department of Art at Clemson University. Woodward-Detrich’s creative research investigates the relationship between the defined parameters of functional objects and the interpretive aspects of visual and tactile memory. Her investigation into function is positioned on the visceral experience of touch, on the relationship between form, surface and function and on the layered memories gained through the accumulated experience of using utilitarian forms.

Before joining Clemson University Ms. Woodward-Detrich served as a Master Instructor at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. She received her MFA in Ceramics at the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has maintained an active exhibitions record having been invited to participate in many national exhibitions. Ms. Woodward-Detrich has given workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida, was the juror for “Artist of the Upstate”, Greenville, SC and has been included in publications such as Wheel Thrown Pottery by Don Davis, Best of Pottery, published by Rockport Publishers and Studio Potter magazine. Recently she curated the exhibition “Pretty Tough” which examined the ways in which artists look beyond the façade to explore the by-products of a globally connected world.

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