Cory Bucknam is an artist and art educator working in Maine, with over 15 years of experience teaching General Art and Gifted and Talented Art. She is active at the local, state, and national levels, designing professional development for art educators in the Greater Sebago Education Alliance, and presenting with the Maine DOE and at both the Maine Art Education Association and National Art Education Association annual conferences. In 2017 she was granted the Monhegan Island Artist Residency for K-12 art educators, and in 2018 was recognized for "Outstanding Service to the Profession" by the Maine Art Education Association. She is a member of the NAEA's School for Art Leaders 2020/2021 cohort, and enjoys working with educators and students of all ages.
As a working artist, Cory is a member of the Maine Craft Association, and through her business, Stroudwater Studio, creates ceramic housewares and artwork inspired by the natural textures, colors, and forms found on the coast of Maine. She is fascinated by the microscopic world and the intertidal zone, and her work is an imaginative and tactile interpretation of tide pools and organic forms.