SUU’S Art Insights to Feature Kate Maury, Ceramicist
October 3, 2013
Photo credit: "Grotto" by Kate Maury. Courtesy of Kate Maury
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A master of ceramic arts, Kate Maury is both an artist and educator whose creations have brought her international acclaim. This gifted artisan shares her craft when she appears at Art Insights, SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The lecture begins at 7:00pm in the Gilbert Great Hall, located in SUU’s Hunter Conference Center on the second floor. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend. In addition, Ms. Maury will be holding a free hands-on workshop on October 3rd and 4th.
Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Maury’s 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 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 awarded a grant from Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute to serve as Ambassador to Jingdezhen, China in the 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain Conference and taken part in their residency program.
Most recently Kate Maury 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.
On Thursday and Friday, October 3rd and 4th, Kate Maury will be presenting a hands-on workshop that is free and open to the public. During the workshops, Kate will be demonstrating her textured slab techniques and will create detailed hand built pieces as well as beautifully thrown functional work in porcelain clay. The workshop will be held 9am-noon and 1-4pm in SUU’s Centrum Arena Building in room CN203.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.Learn more the art of ceramicist Kate Maury by attending her Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.