Albion, MI, August 18, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- Michigan Mud: Expanding Community is brought to you in collaboration with Michigan Ceramic Art Association (MCAA) and Albion College. This day long biennial conference will be held on the Albion College campus and will showcase the excellence of ceramic art in its diversity of techniques. This community event is open to the public and features nationally-renowned ceramics artists providing demonstrations and lectures, a student cup show, vendor tables, and presenter’s exhibition to benefit MCAA student scholarships.
This biennial event is estimated to attract more than 200 ceramic artists ranging from high school and college students to hobby potters to established professionals. The event offers attendees ample learning and networking opportunities throughout the day, with a featured keynote speaker, 6 presenters providing 60+ minute demonstrations, 2 presenters providing lectures, a presenter exhibit, and vendor booths.
Ben Carter is the featured keynote speaker. Carter is a studio potter, workshop leader, and social media enthusiast based in Santa Cruz, CA. He received his BFA in ceramics/painting from Appalachian State University and his MFA in ceramics from the University of Florida. His professional experience includes being an artist-in-residence at the Odyssey Center for Ceramic Art in Asheville, NC, as well as Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, CO, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT, and the Ceramic Research Center Guldagergaard in Skelskor, Denmark. From 2010-2012 he served as the Education Director of the Pottery Workshop in Shanghai, China. He has lectured and presented workshops at universities and craft centers in the United States, Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He has exhibited internationally in numerous invitational and juried shows, and was named 2016 Ceramic Artist of the Year by Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated.
Registration instructions and event information can be found on the MCAA website: www.michclay.com