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James M. McFarland

Jim McFarland

Professor Art and Design


Professor McFarland has taught Art + Design courses at HCC since joining the faculty in 1990. He is a member of the International Sculpture Center, the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and the American Craft Council. He has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and regularly serves as a juror for art exhibitions and competitions in the region.


  • AA, Delta College
  • BFA, Michigan State University
  • MFA, Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Contemporary ceramics, sculpture and design.


Jim has exhibited sculpture in the Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-West. He received a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, and has three sculptures that are part of the permanent collection at HCC - Harford Landscape, on the main floor of the Library, Contemplation, in the administrative suite on the third floor of the Library, and Counselor, in Darlington Hall. He exhibits ceramics in Havre de Grace, MD. His curatorial work includes numerous sculpture and ceramics exhibitions in the Chesapeake Gallery, as well as outdoor sculpture installed on campus and in Havre de Grace, MD.

Courses Taught

  • Ceramics I-IV
  • Ceramics Workshop
  • Fundamentals of 3D Design
  • Sculpture I-IV
  • Introduction to Graphic Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Printmaking
  • Color Theory


  • AA - Art + Design
  • AFA - Art + Design