Denise Woodward-Detrich is the Director of the Lee Gallery in the Department of Art at Clemson University. Before joining Clemson University Woodward-Detrich served as a Master Instructor at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and prior to that as exhibitions coordinator at Clemson University from 1996-2000. She received her MFA in Ceramics from the New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University and has maintained an active exhibitions record. Ms. Woodward-Detrich has given workshops in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee and has been included in publications such as Wheel Thrown Pottery by Don Davis, Best of Pottery, published by Rockport Publishers and Studio Potter magazine.



2018 -              1209 Clemson Curates, Creative Inquiry, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC

2015 –             4750 Senior Exhibition Internship, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2013-               3350 /4450 Creative Inquiry, Public Art Implementation, Clemson, SC

                        4990 Lee Gallery Internship, Clemson University, Clemson, SC    

2012 -  2013    420 Creative Inquiry, Public Art Implementation, Life Sciences Building, Clemson University

2011 - 2011    489 Art and Art History Internship, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2009 -  2013    490 Directed Studies, Gallery Internship, Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC

2006 - 2006    Lecturer, 473 Senior Seminar, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

2000 - 2001     Master Instructor S.C. Governors School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, SC

1996 - 2000     Lecturer, Freshman Design, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

1996                Visiting Instructor, Greenville County Museum of Art, Museum School, Greenville, SC

1992 - 1993     Visiting Instructor, Clemson University, Clemson, SC


2019                Juror, Watt Center for Innovation & Technology, Digital Showcase, Student Competition, Clemson, SC

2017                Juror, Artist of the Upstate, Artisphere, Greenville, SC

   Juror, Greenville County High School Art, Artisphere, Greenville, SC

2014                Juror, The Dialogue Center, Columbia, SC

2012                Juror, Fine Arts Center, Student Exhibition, Greenville, SC

2011                Juror, Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, SC

                        Publications Juror, Southeastern Museum Conference, Greenville, SC

                                    Juror, Pendleton Spring Jubilee, SC  

2009                Juror, Bridges, Virginia Tech Alumni Exhibition, Blacksburg, VA



Interpretations in Clay, Monsanto Gallery, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

10th Annual Visions In Clay, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, San Joaquin Delta College

Not Big 5, M.S. Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY

Plate & Platter, Carbondale Community Arts Artspace, Carbondale, IL

SIP, Savannah Clay Community, Savannah, GA

Tea Time, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Clay: A Southern Census, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Off The Table: Clay for the Wall, Missouri Western State University, MO

Twin Cups: National Ceramics Exhibition, Missouri Western State University, MO

12th International Texas Teapot Tournament, Clay Arts Museum and Education Organization (CAMEO), Baytown, TX


World Aids Day Art Show & Sale, Indigo Flow and Art Studio West Village of Greenville, SC

Atmospheric, Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Collegiate Invitational Art Exhibition, Spartanburg County Library, Spartanburg, SC

delecTable: The Art of Fine Dining, The Art Student League of Denver, CO

Thrown and Altered 2018, Clay Arts Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

SC Clay Exhibit, Kassab Art Gallery, Hyman Fine Arts Center, Francis Marion University, SC

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, Lee Gallery, Clemson University


Battle of the Bowls, Academy Center for the Arts, Lynchburg, VA

The Almighty Cup Show, Gandee Gallery,St. Fabius, NY

5th Annual Cup Show & Sale, Studio 550 Art Center, New Hampshire

King Snake Press Prints, 1998-2017, Upstairs[artspace] Gallery, Tryon, NC


9th Annual Beyond the Brickyard Juried Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

Out of the Ashes, Morean Center for Clay, St. Petersburg, FL

4th Annual Cup Show & Sale, Studio 550 Art Center, New Hampshire

The 22nd Annual Nellie Allen Smith Juried Pottery Exhibition, Cape Fear Studios, Fayetteville, NC

The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas, George Caleb Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO

Designed to Dine, Tea+Art, Houston, TX

10 x 10 x 10 Mighty Tieton, Tieton Arts & Humanities, Tieton, WA

International Cup 2016, The Clay Studio of Missoula, MT