Master of Fine Arts Visiting Lecturer
John A. Burrison received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Regents Professor of English and Director of the Folklore Curriculum at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He also serves as curator of the Atlanta History Museum’s Folklife Gallery and of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee. His publications include Brothers in Clay: The Story of Georgia Folk Pottery; From Mud to Jug: The Folk Potters and Pottery of Northeast Georgia; Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South; Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture; Shaping Traditions: Folk Arts in a Changing South; and most recently, Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions. He is a recipient of the (Georgia) Governor’s Award in the Humanities and is a Fellow of the American Folklore Society.