Ceramic artist will present slideshow of work and hold workshop to teach techniques

The Clay Club will present a workshop and a slide lecture by the well-known ceramic artist George Bowes on Nov. 3-4.

Bowes, a teacher at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, will present his lecture on Monday at 5 p.m. in the Art Department Auditorium in Art Building E. He will be discussing on the variety of his works on pottery and clay sculptures.

Bowes has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cleveland Institute of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California Davis. He also has taught and lectured in many places across the country.

His work is best known for its rich and vibrant surfaces along with the combination of both pottery and clay sculptures.

Bowes’ workshop will introduce his variety of techniques and styles he uses to produce his work. The workshop will be held on Monday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. The workshop sessions will be held in the Ceramics Studio, in Art Building A in Room 102.

The workshops and lecture are free and open to the public and all are invited to attend.

The Clay Club is a student-run organization whose mission is to expand education in ceramics through visiting artists, conferences and workshops.

Their annual events such as the pottery sale help fund an active visiting artist program and student participation in national conferences.

For more information regarding Clay Club or the workshops, please contact Lynn Duryea, visiting assistant professor of art, at 936-294-1322 or

lynnduryea@shsu.edu.

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