FUSENEWS - June 2018

Featured Enamelist Society Member - Mana Hewitt

Born to a military family Mana Hewitt has lived in Arizona, England, Florida, Illinois, and South Carolina. With a mother that was an art teacher she was drawn to art from childhood. She studied at the University of SC where she earned her BA and MFA. Mana is a Senior Instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the School of Visual Art and Design of the University of South Carolina. Her work has taken many forms over the years including ceramics, painting and metal and is included in numerous collections including the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, the Arkansas Arts Center, the SCANA Corporation, First Citizens Bank Headquarters, the Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum, the Lieberman Collection NY, the Federal Reserve, an Palmetto-Richland Children's Hospital. Among numerous awards, she received the South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship in Crafts, named a Southern Arts Foundation Artist, and inclusion in the 2012 edition of "100 Southern Artists."