NETWORKS IN CERAMICS '96
Networks in Ceramics '96, was the second in
a series of international conferences entitled Interaction in Ceramics
- Art, Design and Research. The Conference was organised by the University
of Art and Design Helsinki UIAH as a forum for interacting and networking.
It will survey the prospects of professions in ceramic art and design,
and how they are influenced by new means of communication.
Perspectives on education
Reviewing ceramic art and design
Writing on ceramics
Individual and tradition
Aspects of time
Research and new territories
Exploring the new technology
Computer as the ceramists tool
Expanding the field of artistic expression
Associate Professor of Ceramics
San Diego State University
Richard Burkett is Associate Professor of Ceramics at San Diego State
University. His work in clay includes both pottery and sculpture. He
is the author of the HyperGlaze software. He also runs the CeramicsWeb
and Ceramics Gopher information servers on the Internet, and is a co-owner
of ClayArt, the email ceramics discussion group.
International Academy of Ceramics
Marie-Thérèse Coullery is Secretary General of the International
Academy of Ceramics in Geneva. She was previously deputy curator of a private
museum of Chinese and Japanese art, and curator of the Ariana Museum. She
has wide experience in art and ceramics includes teaching, writing articles,
organising exhibitions and sitting on juries for ceramics in Switzerland
Professor, Course Director
Royal College of Art
David Hamilton is Professor of Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College
of Art in London. He was Group Design Director at Wedgwood in 1989-1992.
His professional practice includes industrial and commercial consultancy
as well as architectural application of ceramics in the Public Art context.
His current interest in the mutual benefits of partnerships between industry
& commerce and the crafts and arts.
Potter, Educator and Author
Adriaan van Spanje
Susan Peterson is one of the foremost figures in ceramic art education
in the United States. Since 1959 she has developed ceramic departments
and taught at numerous American schools, art institutes and universities.
As a practising potter as well, Mrs. Peterson is a frequent exhibitor.
Her work is represented in major museum and private collections. She has
written several books on the heritage of ceramics.
European Ceramics Work Centre
Adriaan van Spanje studied theology and philosophy. After 15 years as manager
of a mime-theatre, he was appointed Director of a ceramic workshop which
he developed into the European Ceramics Work Centre. He is currently General
Director of the Centre.
Ceramic Artist, Professor Emeritus in Ceramics
Rudolf Staffel is Emeritus Professor of Ceramics, Tyler School of Art,
Temple University, where he initiated the program and taught from 1940
to 1978. Since1959 his innovative work in porcelain has been collected
by museums throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Internationally
recognized, Rudolf Staffel has been the recipient of numerous honors which
include the 1995 Gold Medal from the American Craft Council, the nations
highest honour in the field.
Studio Pieter Stockmans C.V.
Piet Stockmans is a freelance designer and Professor of Industrial Design
at the Limburg Catholic University in Genk. He worked as a designer at
the Royal Mosa porcelain factory in Maastricht in 1969 - 89. He was Professor
of Ceramics Design at the Academy of Industrial Design in Einhoven in 1983
- 85. He was awarded an Official Prize for Visual Arts by the Flemish Community
European Ceramics Work Centre
After studies in London and New York, Xavier Toubes taught art at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983-91. He received first prize at
the Bienal Europea de Cerámica, Spain in 1993, a grant-award from
the National Endowment for the Arts, USA in 1986 and from the Ministry
of Culture, Spain, in1983. At present Xavier Toubes is Director of the
European Ceramics Work Centre.
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