The School of Music and Fine Arts
Full Name: Heather Couch
Assistant Professor of Art
B.A., Union University; M.F.A., Arizona State University.
Professor Couch is an artist working primarily in ceramic sculpture and contemporary
installation, exhibiting nationally and internationally in solo, juried, and invitational
exhibitions. She has worked collaboratively with artists such as Fumihiro Kikuchi,
Anthony Obr, David Shannon-Lier, and Gregory Sale, and with collectives creating work
in the field of social practice. Her work in Phoenix, Arizona received critical acclaim;
she has served on the advisory board of the Arizona State University Ceramics Research
Center in addition to participating in the annual ASU Ceramics Research Center Studio
Tour for six consecutive years. Before completing her MFA in ceramics at Arizona State
University, she studied with Inchin Lee at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea,
and attended numerous educational and artist residencies at the Mesa Arts Center,
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Alfred University, Chautauqua Institution, and
the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary.