Michele Owens, Glass - St. Louis
 Michele received her BFA in Ceramics in 1999 from Webster University in St. Louis with Minors in Psychology and Comparative Religion. She was awarded a Study Abroad Scholarship and the Hunt Travel Award both of which led to a year of study and self-directed research in Vienna, Austria. 

Her graduate studies were completed at Washington University St. Louis with an MFA in Ceramics in 2002. During her time there she was funded by the University City Public Sculpture Series for a site specific work that was installed in the University City Hall Rotunda in University City, MO. Another public work was permanently installed at Grace Hill Medical Center in St. Louis. She also received the Association of Women Faculty Graduate Student Award for Excellence and is currently a Teaching Fellow at Washington University. Michele has also been recently funded by Washington University to participate in the Artworks 2003 summer program where she will be creating a ceramic tile mural with a group of high school aged apprentices. 

She is also currently working on a video project that will document the efforts made by staff and participants in the Transitional housing program. It will represent the experiences of clients and staff as they engage in creative activities while portraying the human face of homelessness. It will also showcase the program and aid in writing grant proposals. The final product will include a video piece to be used specifically for orientation of new clients and staff as well as a longer piece as a documentary. Contact Michele at: mcoart@swbell.net

also see; Alumni Spotlight page for Washington University @ http://artsci.wustl.edu/~art/MFA/alumni/whatDoing/index.shtml