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Hugh Bailey

Biography to Display: 


1956 BA Fine Arts, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

1959 MFA Ceramics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


1960-2001 Graphic Designer, University of Tennessee Publications Service Bureau

Extension courses, University of Virginia

Berea College, Berea, Kentucky


Hugh Bailey is known for ceramic sculptures of animals that are part real and part mythical often referencing Chinese and Egyptian sculptures. They sometimes include people. 

Bailey studied with Karl Martz at Indiana University. Animals have fascinated him throughout his life. His charming sculptures of cats, raccoons, rabbits and other animals offer layers of information requiring a careful look.  Bailey began his career as a painter of animals and continued to divide his time between painting and ceramics.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina


Bibliography to Display: 

Bullard, Helen. Crafts and Craftsmen of the Tennessee Mountains. Falls Church, VA: The Summit Press Ltd.,1976.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Date: 1974
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild
Southern Highland Craft Guild Collection
Photo: Southern Highland Craft Guild

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 25, 2023.