Margaret Kenway Haydon
Margaret Haydon earned her MFA in ceramics in 1989 from San Francisco State University. She has been a working artist and teacher in the Colorado-Wyoming area since 1991. She is an Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming. Her work is exhibited frequently in shows around the country and internationally.
Haydon’s current work is based on iconic images of the great sturgeon, an ancient and endangered species. The sturgeon is an important animal socially, politically and genetically. Its unusual appearance captures the imagination. Its current struggle for survival illuminates the natural worlds diminishing capacity to survive in the face of human impact.
In 2009 and 2010 Margaret traveled to Canada and Hungary. In Canada she worked jointly with the Art Department and the International Centre for Sturgeon Studies at Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo BC. In Hungary she completed a three-month residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet. Her work was exhibited in Nanaimo and Kecskemet and proceeds benefitted sturgeon research in both countries. Haydon’s work continues in an interdisciplinary trajectory and she seeks out opportunities to work with sturgeon and raise awareness of the great fish as an environmental indicator to be watched and regarded with awe and respect.