Judith Schwartz, a professor in Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Arts Professions, has been awarded the Distinguished Craft Educator Award from the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art.
The author of Confrontational Ceramics (Pennsylvania Press, 2008), Schwartz is a critic, curator, and author of articles on contemporary craft issues.
She is the recipient of a JD Rockefeller III grant in art education and the Everson’s Museum’s award for service and excellence in the field of ceramics education.
Recently Schwartz served as a Fulbright Specialist at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, where she taught master classes and delivered a keynote address at a symposium called, Landscape of Aesthetics and Design.
The James Renwick Alliance established the Distinguished Educator Awards in 2000 in recognition of the crucial role of craft education in training artists in the techniques of their media, in grounding students to the contributions of their artistic predecessors, and in developing artistic vision. Recipients are recognized a for making a significant contribution to American craft education through excellence and innovation in teaching,