Margaret Furlong ceramics artist
During the time Margaret Furlong was enrolled at the University of Nebraska, her work in ceramics and watercolor was accepted in numerous local and regional exhibitions. She was a 1973 recipient of the Vreeland Award. Her work is also included in the permanent collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Since receiving her Master's Degree in Fine Arts in 1976, Margaret Furlong has become a ceramics artist of national renown. Best known for her porcelain angels, which she designed and first manufactured at her studio in Lincoln soon after graduation, she now is the owner and president of Margaret Furlong Designs. The company produces porcelain giftware and has a factory in Salem, Oregon, that employs about 50 people.