George Metropoulos McCauley, a Greek/American potter, has had 23 solo shows and has been included in 175 exhibitions. He has taught and conducted workshops internationally. The recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts grants and the prestigious Roy Acuff Chair of Excellence for the Arts at Austin Peay State University in Clarkesville, TN, his pottery and sculpture are included in international collections in 11 countries. He was the first non-Asian artist to be shown and included in the permanent collection of the Ajo Museum of Asian Art in Seoul, South Korea.
Among the books and periodicals to feature his work are: Teapots, 21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, The Best of Pottery (editions 1 and 2), Contemporary Ceramics, Wheel Thrown Ceramics, Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques, Glazes: Materials, Recipes and Techniques,Ceramics Monthly, The Chinese Potter’s Newsletter, Ceramics Monthly of Korea, Ceramics: Art and Perception, and The International Teapot Exhibition in Shanghai.
Additionally his work has been included in film (most notably the National Endowment for the Arts film “The Big Bang”) and television. In 2007 he was invited as a guest of the Chinese government to lecture and exhibit in conjunction with the International Teapot Exhibition in Zhugiagiao. After returning from China, he began work on his film “Archie C. Bray Jr.: Life at the Brickyard”, which he completed in 2008. In 2009 he was chosen as one of nine ceramic artists from around the world to participate in the Kohila Woodfire Symposium in Estonia.
He maintains a studio at his home in Helena, Montana where he makes colorful earthenware pots and narrative sculpture. Along the way he has worked as a chef in a Greek restaurant, horse trainer, fulltime cowboy, concrete inspector, aluminum siding salesman, western catalog model, lifeguard and carpenter.