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Schein-Joseph Ceramic Art Museum presents ‘Eye Candy’ exhibit

The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University is currently hosting a ceramics exhibition titled "Eye Candy." The exhibit will be on view through Friday, March 30, with a public reception scheduled for Thursday, March 15 from 4:30-6 p.m.

"Eye Candy," a colorful exhibition of ceramic works, includes selections from the Museum’s Glidden, Wesp and Gloryhole collections.

The sampling from the Glidden Pottery Collection includes a variety of shapes and patterns. Glidden Pottery was produced in Alfred from 1940-57. The durable stoneware vessels are a popular collectible.

The George Wesp (the late porcelain designer and importers of fine dinnerware) Collection consists of European dinnerware from the first half of the 20th century. Included in "Eye Candy" are plates, cups, saucers, and various other elements of dinnerware sets manufactured by Rosenthal, Tattau, Paragon, and the short-lived Latvian company, Continental Ceramics. Corp.

Choices from the Museum’s Gloryhole Collection include sculptural and functional ceramics by seven - A. Blair Clemo, Paul Donnelly, Michael Fujita, Claire Hedden, Andrea Marquis, Julie Moon, and Brian Taylor - of the 2007 through 2010 master of fine arts degree graduates from the School of Art & Design.

The Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art is a teaching and research facility in the College of Ceramics at Alfred University. It houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculptures, installation pieces and advanced ceramics.

The museum features a permanent collection of graduate thesis ceramics created by Alfred-educated ceramists, many of whom have gone on to earn international recognition. The Schein-Joseph Museum is on the top floor of Binns-Merrill Hall on the Alfred University campus. It is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but closed on University holidays.

For more information on the museum or about "Eye Candy," call 607-871-2421 or email the museum at