Patricia Fay: March 2018 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Patricia Fay, our 53rd honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Ms. Fay’s book, Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean, will be featured on the Library website during the month of March and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Patricia Fay joined FGCU in August 2000, and has been instrumental in the development of the Art Program’s faculty, facilities, and curriculum with a particular focus in ceramics. She currently serves as the Art Program Coordinator and the Assistant Director of the Bower School of Music and the Arts. Throughout Fay’s career she has balanced commitments to teaching, studio production, and research with extensive international travel and community engagement. Her new publication Creole Clay: Heritage Ceramics in the Contemporary Caribbean (2017) documents twenty-five years of involvement with potters in the region, and uses her disciplinary perspective to connect contemporary practice with historical legacies through the analysis of ceramic methods.

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.