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Ceramics in America, Pottery in North America

022416Feature_PotteryLearn about our state’s pottery tradition, as well as the international context.

The UNCG Residential Colleges and Dr. Elizabeth Perrill, with support from the UNCG Art Department, are proud to present a series of public lectures and question/answer sessions with national and international leaders in the field of ceramic creation and history.

“Attendees will learn about the rich history of North Carolinian ceramic communities, as well as the place of this dynamic art form in a national and international context. Speakers include practicing artists, historians and curators,” says Perrill, associate professor of art history. “The March 22nd presentation is a part of UNCG Entrepreneur day, but in fact, all presentations will discuss the entrepreneurial spirit that is an integral part of North Carolina’s rich ceramic legacy.”

This lecture series, developed as part of the RCO 202-02 Ceramics in America, Pottery in North Carolina Spring 2016 course is free and open to the public.

All talks will be at the UNCG Faculty Center.

Mar. 1, 6:30 p.m. – “FASHIONED FROM NORTH CAROLINA CLAY: THE BLUETHENTHAL JUGTOWN POTTERY COLLECTION AT THE GREENSBORO HISTORICAL MUSEUM” – Jon B. Zachman, Curator of Collections, Greensboro Historical Museum

Mar. 22, 6:30 p.m. – “INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS BIENNALE AND THE POLITICS OF REPRESENTING LOCAL ARTISTS” – Wendy Gers, Researcher: ENSA Limoges, France &
University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Independent Curator: 2016 Central China Ceramics Biennale & 2014 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale.

Apr. 12, 6:30 p.m. – “CERAMIC CRAFT AS ART” – Daniel Johnston, Artist, Owner of Daniel Johnston Pottery

Questions? Email ksstamey@uncg.edu.

Visual: signed Jugtown Chinese Blue glazed Han Dynasty style vase (related to Mar. 1 Jon Zachman talk) Courtesy: Greensboro Historical Museum