Biography

 

Eva Champagne is an American artist who grew up in Hong Kong, one of the great cultural melting pots of the world. She received her B.A. in Studio Art from Humboldt State University and completed Post-Baccalaureate study at the University of Florida. In 2009 she earned her M.F.A. from the University of Montana-Missoula. Since then, she has been a resident artist at AIR Vallauris in France,  Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine, Red Lodge Clay Center and The Clay Studio of Missoula in Montana, and most recently at Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Bali, Indonesia.

 

As an educator, she has taught successfully in both the academic and workshop setting. Ceramic subjects include wheel throwing, handbuilding, soda firing at low, mid and highfire temperatures, low-fire ceramic surface techniques, as well as thematic sculptural topics. Other media courses include beginning and advanced drawing, figure drawing, painting, 2D and 3D design and understanding visual arts. Between 2012 and  2015, she traveled back and forth between Montana and Florida, teaching at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City as their visiting artist, and then at Santa Fe College in Gainesville. Currently she lives and works in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley of western Montana.