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Alumna creates beautiful lamps for a good cause

Theresa Cullen (AB ’70, MA ’72, PHD ’80) didn’t attend UGA to become an artist. After casually signing up for a local pottery class, though, this Triple Dawg decided to trade a career as a college English teacher for an opportunity to work with her hands. Thus began her passion for pottery.

Today, Cullen is the artist behind Cobb Street Lamps, a collection of her lamps that boast simple shapes and beautiful colors. Cullen's love for the craft is undeniable. On her website, the alumna says, "When they are under light. they come alive. When I turn my lamps on at night, I love the glow, and the rooms that they are in become warmer and lovelier somehow. It simply is a matter of function and beauty combining to make a statement."

Cullen's lamps are one-of-a-kind and feature glazes that are fired at an extremely high heat to produce deeper and richer colors. To purchase a lamp or browse her stunning pieces, visit Cobb Street Lamp's Etsy page.

Theresa, your pottery prowess is unparalleled and I'm impressed by your talent. I am even more impressed at your generosity, knowing that all profits from your lamps sales are donated to the Jeannette Rankin Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for low-income women ages 35 and older to build better lives through college completion. Keep up the great work!

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