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2nd Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

Clay @ Play: Irony, Humor, & Whimsy in the Ceramic Arts

February 27th and 28th, 2015

Keynote Speakers:

Kathy Butterly, ceramic artist
Dr. Glen R. Brown, Professor of Ceramics and Art History, Kansas State University

Other speakers include:

Gail C. Andrews, The R. Hugh Daniel Director, BMA
Dr. Donald Wood, The Virginia and William M. Spencer III Curator of Asian Art, BMA
Dr. Graham C. Boettcher, Chief Curator and The William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art, BMA
Robert Hunter, editor of Ceramics in America
Joey Brackner, Director, Folklife Projects, Alabama State Council on the Arts
Ellen Denker, independent scholar

Save the date!

For immediate questions, please contact Dr. Anne Forschler at aforschler@artsbma.org or Dr. Emily Hanna at ehanna@artsbma.org.

The 2nd Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium is held in conjunction with the 30th Alabama Clay Conference. For more information visit www.alclayconference.org.

Clay Embodied: Ceramics and the Human Form – 2013 Symposium

Mangbethu, 1993, Magdalene Odundo (England, born Kenya, 1950). Reduced red clay. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Harold E. Simon, by exchange. 1993.43.

Mangbethu, 1993, Magdalene Odundo (England, born Kenya, 1950). Reduced red clay. Museum purchase with funds provided by Mrs. Harold E. Simon, by exchange. 1993.43.

The 1st Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium was a great success! We are delighted to announce the success of the 1st Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium with the theme, Clay Embodied: Ceramics and the Human Form held at the Museum on February 22-23, 2013.  The symposium began on Friday with a fantastic lecture given by ceramic artist Magdalene Odundo to a packed auditorium.  It continued on Saturday with an exciting and well-rounded line up of national and international speakers that included critic and collector Garth Clark; Bonnie Kemske, ceramicist and editor of Ceramic Review; and our own curators Dr. Jeannine O’Grody and Dr. Emily Hanna.  In conjunction with the Alabama Clay Conference and through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Peter D. Bunting, the Museum celebrated its extensive collection of world ceramics with a weekend ceramics extravaganza!

Thanks to all who participated in this great event!