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Alumna to discuss her ceramic work, conduct workshop
9/23/13

Kate Maury’s ceramic artwork has brought her international acclaim. This AU Class of 1992 alumna will share her craft when she appears at Art Insights, Southern Utah University’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 in the Gilbert Great Hall in the university’s Hunter Conference Center, second floor. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Maury will also hold a free, hands-on workshop on Oct. 3 and 4 demonstrating her textured slab techniques and will create detailed hand-built pieces as well as thrown functional work in porcelain clay. The workshop, open to the public, will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. in the Centrum Arena Building, Room CN203.

 Maury received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute and a master of fine arts degree from the College of Ceramics. She resides in St. Paul, MN and teaches full-time as a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Her work has been featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition her work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as art books such as “Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface” by Robin Hopper; “500 Bowls,” Lark Books; “The Art of Contemporary American Pottery” by Kevin Hluch, and “High-Fire Glazes? by Lark Books. She has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and been awarded a grant from Jingdezhen Sanbo Ceramic Art Institute to serve as Ambassador to Jingdezhen, China in the 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain Conference and taken part in the residency program there. Recently, she completed a residency at the International Ceramics School in Kecskemet, Hungary.

One of her great interests is folk art and she has traveled extensively throughout India and China documenting local artistic practices in pottery and textiles that are integral to the cottage industries.