Margaret Fancher joined the faculty at Kennesaw State University in the fall of 2001 as an instructor in ceramics. In addition to teaching all levels of ceramics, she became involved in coordinating the 1107 art appreciation classes and teaching three-dimensional design classes. In Spring 2002 she also began teaching Drawing I. Originally from Illinois, she received her undergraduate degree in Education from Southern Illinois University. Her husband's military career took them to many places, allowing her the opportunity to teach varied subjects from math to childbirth education and sailing. Upon settling in Georgia, she came to KSU for additional study in education and ceramics. She recently completely her MFA in Ceramics at Georgia State University.
I find people to be fascinating creatures. We are all so different, yet so alike. Because we are so unique, the connections we have with each other and the relationships developed from those connections are extremely important. I draw inspiration for my own work from the experiences I observe in others and the interactions I have with acquaintances, family and friends. To me, people are very much like the functional pottery I make. Some are beautiful, some are rough on the outside, many have slight flaws, but all have value and purpose. It is not until we take the time to hold a coffee cup, or serve from a delicate bowl that we understand its function and possibilities. It is not until we get to know a student, share our passion for art, and take the time to see their potential that we can ask them to set standards for themselves and encourage them to think creatively as they learn to manipulate the medium in which they are working and realize the potential of both themselves and their work.