Ceramicist Amy Smith to present upcoming lecture at UND


Kate Menzies

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Expert ceramicist Amy Smith will be visiting the University of North Dakota on Friday, April 5, as part of the Department of Art & Design's Visiting Artist Series.

Smith will be giving a free and open public lecture at 4 p.m., in the Paul E. Barr Memorial Lecture Room in the Hughes Fine Arts Building (Room 227) on UND Campus.

Smith has been featured in the world's most widely circulated ceramic arts magazine, Ceramics Monthly, twice in the last year: one a studio visit feature, and the other, a feature about her collaborative work with Simon Levin.

Smith first worked in clay as a B.F.A. candidate at Ohio University, Athens. Following graduation she apprenticed for Kaleidoscope Pottery in Easthampton, Mass. She earned her M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Smith works intuitively in porcelain; her open forms gently hold space. She lines fluid glazes over carved surfaces encouraging them to break, run and pool. Viewers describe her porcelain vessels as serene, elegant, and poignant.

Smith's visit was made possible by the generous funding provided by Colonel Eugene E. Myers Foundation and the Charles D. and Elynor B. Nelson Foundation.