David Heustess

David Heustess is an artist and arts educator in Nashville, TN and his work makes use of clay, fiber arts and bead work. After many years of working as a modern dancer/teacher, David began pursuing his interest in pottery and other art mediums. He attended the Appalachian Center for Crafts and in 1995 he earned a BFA degree with studio concentrations in clay and fiber arts.

Currently, David directs a gallery space and a community arts education program at Vanderbilt University. Fall 2021 marked David’s 25th year of working for the university. His passion for teaching and his love for making art work has allowed him the opportunity to share a variety of mediums with students from all parts of the Nashville community. In 2024, David will be teaching for Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence in Wichita KS and co-teaching a workshop with Gigi Matthews at the John C. Campbell Folk School.