Yvonne Cavanagh is a professional artist and also a ceramics instructor at Bakersfield High School where she is Chair of the Visual Arts Department. A native of Kern County, Yvonne earned her BA in art with her emphasis in ceramics from San Francisco State University in 2003 and her MA in education from the University of La Verne in 2010. Yvonne continues her ceramic education taking workshops at various locations including the Mendocino Art Center, Potter's Council- Berkley, CA, and most recently at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She was awarded a 2011 Beautiful Bakersfield Award by the Chamber of Commerce in the Arts Individual category.
California Art Education Association- Douc Langur Award, 2011
Beautiful Bakersfield Award Winner-Arts Individual, 2012