Michael Estes Taylor Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Middle Tennessee State University, 1967. Master of Arts in Ceramics, East Tennessee State University, 1968. Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture, East Tennessee State University, 1977.
Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, 1970.
Assistant professor, Tusculum College, Greeneville, Tennessee, 1968-1971;
instructor, Naples (New York) Mill School Arts and Crafts, 1971-1978;
instructor, Haystack-Hinkley (Maine) School Arts and Crafts, 1972;
associate professor Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1971-1979;
chairman art department, College of Idaho, Caldwell, 1979-1980;
instructor, Penland (North Carolina) School Arts and Crafts, 1980-1981, 83-84;
instructor, New York Experimental Glass Workshop, 1985-1986;
instructor, Haystack (Maine) Mountain School, 1986, 89;
associate professor School American Crafts, Rochester (New York) Institute Technology, since 1981. President Tennessee Artist Craftsmen Association, 1970-1971. Visiting artist Royal Leerdam (Holland) Glassworks, 1974, Aforsgruppen Glasbruk Kosta, Boda, Sweden, 1974.
Chairperson visual arts faculty Peabody College Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1975-1979. Technical editor New Work magazine NYEGWS, New York City, since 1988. Lecturer various colleges universities.
Advisory board Tennessee Arts Commission, 1970-1974, 77-79, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, 1984-1986. Jurior Illinois Council for Arts, 1987, Idaho Commission on Arts, 1989. Member board governor New York Foundation for The Arts.
Member American Association of University Professors, American Craft Council, Empire St. Craft Alliance (advisory board member), Glass Art Society (past board member), Fathers Rights Organization.
Married Jane Powell, (divorced 1972). Children: Michael Christopher Eric, Nathainal Saxon. Divorced; 1 child, Austin Hillery.
Thord-Gray fellow, 1974, National Endowment for Arts, 1984-1985, New York Foundation for Arts, 1987. Winner of international exhibition of glass, Uanazawa, Japan, 1988.