Donna Polseno is a potter and sculptor. She is the recipient of two NEA Artists Fellowships and a Virginia Museum Grant. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the US, as well as internationally in Europe, Turkey and China. She has taught courses at many schools here and abroad such as Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Anderson Ranch, La Meridiana in Italy, and Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China. Both her pottery and sculpture have been published in numerous books and magazines including Ceramics Monthly, Art&Perception, and Studio Potter. In addition to being a studio artist, Donna has been teaching part-time for several years at Hollins University, where she created and directs the annual “Women Working with Clay” symposium. Donna and her husband Richard Hensley live and work in Liguria, Italy several months out of the year.