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Projects and Artworks of MaPo Kinnord-Payton


Please join me for ceramics workshop
Ambitious Improvisations
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle Maine
July 27 - August 8  2014



MaPo and Ayampoka in Zaare Ghana May 2004

MaPo Kinnord-Payton grew up in Cleveland Ohio. She received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. From 1984 to 1992 she taught ceramics and produced functional ceramics in Massachusetts and Berkeley California. She received a MFA from Ohio State University in 1994. Moving to Louisiana in 1995 she is now an associate professor of art at Xavier University of Louisiana. Maintaining a studio in New Orleans she continues her research of traditional and contemporary art of Ghana. Her research includes video documentation of pottery and ceramic architecture construction of Northern Ghana.

Artist Statement

I work with clay because I love the physical interaction with the material. My current work embodies the technical challenges and creative dynamic of improvisation.


Teaching Philosophy

The skills we acquire and talents we nurture are meant to inspire our lives and benefit the world. My teaching is sharing what I love and communicating what feels important.

My life's work is to incorporate my artistic concerns with education and economic development through international cultural exchanges. The Ghana Art Program seeks to provide learning opportunities though workshops in traditional and contemporary art of Ghana, West Africa.



Carol Anaabah 2004 - Ghana Arts Project
Supported in part by Xavier University


2004 Ghana Arts Project

Xavier University of Louisiana

Haystack Mountain School of Craft - Deer Isle, Maine

Ghana travel information

Stella Jones Gallery

Eric Adjetey Coffin Maker


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