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Appalachian Arts Craft Center: Ceramic Journey to the East Artist Talk

Category: Exhibitions & visual art, Fine Crafts and Lectures & discussions

Join Ceramic Artist Maggie Connolly for a Virtual and in-person talk about her time studying ceramics in China and Japan. The first American to graduate from Tsinghua University's MFA course in ceramic design and the second American graduate from Tokyo University of the Art's Ph. D program, she lived and worked in factories across China and visited numerous traditional ceramic production areas in Japan, affording her an insider's peek at how ceramic cultures develop and flourish, becoming intimately intertwined with the culture at large. For students wishing to attend this artist talk remotely, instructions will be sent via email on how to attend the class remotely. Maggie Connolly is an artist/potter originally from Dubuque, Iowa, but now based in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is the first American to earn a MFA in Ceramic Design from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China; and the second American to earn a Ph. D in studio ceramics from Tokyo University of the Fine Arts in Tokyo, Japan. She has published extensively about her travels for Ceramics Monthly. Her observations of Asian Ceramic Culture provide the foundation of her ceramic practice and she is interested to how to create a more intentional and purposeful American ceramic culture. Maggie was the Arrowmont Artist-in-Residence in functional ceramics from 2019-2020.

Members: $25 | Non-Members: $35. Registration Deadline: November 29.