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Jon McMillan - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Jon McMillan

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History





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Jon McMillan is an artist and educator currently residing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of Mary Washington. He holds an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a BFA from James Madison University, where he also earned a minor in Art History. After undergraduate school, Jon worked for seven years as a full time functional potter while freelancing as a professional cook. Currently, he makes functional and sculptural ceramic artwork, both of which are exhibited widely. This past year, Jon taught ceramics workshops in Houston, Texas, and Vallauris, France, where he also undertook a month long artist residency. When he is not in the studio, he enjoys playing musical instruments and spending time outdoors, either boating or hiking.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Studio Art



Visual Cultures

Accomplishments (3)

Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics (professional)


Finalist, Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics, Zanesville, OH, juried by Sherman Hall, Brad Schweiger and Angelica Pozo.

Strictly Functional Pottery National (professional)


Best in Show, Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA, juried by Jim Connell, Professor of Art, Winthrop University

A Welcome to Jon McMillan (professional)


Please welcome Jon Mcmillan as he joins our department as Assistant Professor of Studio Art in Ceramics. Jon received his MFA in Ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and his BFA in Studio Art from James Madison University. He comes to us with several years of teaching experience from a range of Universities and studios and works in two veins- sculptural and pottery, making him an excellent addition to the faculty.

Education (2)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville: M.F.A., Ceramics 2009

James Madison University: B.F.A., Studio Art 1998

Affiliations (1)

  • Liberty Town Arts

Media Appearances (2)

Fredericksburg artist Jon McMillan exhibits work at Bridgewater College

Augusta Free Press  online


Jon McMillan, an associate professor of art and department chair at the University of Mary Washington, will present “Synthesis” in the Cleo Driver Miller Art Gallery at Bridgewater College Jan. 8 – 31.

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UMW Galleries to Feature Latino and UMW Faculty Artists

University of Mary Washington  online


“UMW Faculty Exhibition” features the work of the university’s four full-time studio faculty: Joseph DiBella, professor of painting and drawing; Carole Garmon, professor of sculpture; Rosemary Jesionowski, associate professor of multiple imaging, and Jon McMillan assistant professor of ceramics...

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