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Deborah Kate Groover, American artist, educator. Visual arts fellow National Endowment Arts, 1992; named to Emily's List. Volunteer Democratic National Party, since 1976. Member National Council Ceramic Arts, American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsmen.


Groover, Deborah Kate was born on August 24, 1955 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Daughter of James Edward and Thelma Louise (Johnson) Groover.


Bachelor of Science, Armstrong College, 1982. Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics, University Georgia, 1990.


Ceramics instructor, U. Georgia, Athens, 1988-1990;ceramics instructor, Georgia Department Corrections, Milledgeville, 1989-1990;instructor, Montana House, Helena, Montana, 1991;artist in residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, 1991;ceramics instructor, Athens Academy, 1991-1992;ceramics instructor, Penland (North Carolina) School Crafts, 1993-1994;artist in residence, Penland (North Carolina) School Crafts, 1992-1995;studio artist, Tallahassee, Florida, since 1995;ceramics instructor, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texasceramics instructor, St. Phillips College, San Antonio, since 1996. Fellowship juror National Endowment Arts, 1994, Mid American Arts Alliance.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana, 1991, Laumier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, 1995, Emily Edwards Gallery Southwest Craft Center, 1996. Exhibited in group shows San Angelo (Texas) Museum Art, 1990, Georgia Museum Art Invitational, Athens, 1990, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, 1991, Louisville Visual Arts Association, 1992, The Hand Workshop, Richmond, Virginia, 1992, The Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1992, Groover and Zoerling Appalachianna Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992, The Swan Coach Gallery of Atlanta History Society, 1992, J. H. Webb Gallery, Macon, Georgia, 1992, Pro Art Gallery, St. Louis, 1993, Everson Museum Art, Syracus, New York, 1993, Brenau University, Gainesville, Georgia, 1993, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, 1993, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1993, Lil St. Studios, Chicago, 1993, Southern Highland Handicraft Guild, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, North Carolina, 1994, John Michael Kohler Foundation, Kohler, Wisconsin, 1994, Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 1994, The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, 1994, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, 1994, Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Winter Park, Florida, 1994, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, 1994, Clayton Gallery, Tampa, Florida, 1994, Society Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1995. Represented in permanent collections Georgia Museum Art, Athens, Archie Bray Foundation, Georgia Council Arts, San Diego Museum Art, Cincinnati Museum Art, The White House.

      Works included in The North Carolina. E.C.A. Journal, 1992, American Craft Magazine, 1992, Ceramics Monthly, 1992, The Potters Handbook, 1994, Hand Formed Ceramics, 1995.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.


The commitment of individual Christians to work for social and political change should be recognized as a fully legitimate form of Christian discipleship.


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Volunteer Democratic National Party, since 1976. Member National Council Ceramic Arts, American Craft Council, Piedmont Craftsmen.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: biking, gardening, cooking, home restoration.


Married Arnold Carlton Young, December 4, 1982 (divorced August 1986).

James Edward Groover

Thelma Louise (Johnson) Groover

Arnold Carlton Young