Lecture & Demonstration: Benj Upchurch

  • 7:30 PM

Ceramics Studio, UI Visual Arts Building
107 River Street, Iowa City

In conjunction with Clay Revisited: Traditions in Shards, Benj Upchurch will present his work in clay through a lecture and demonstration. Upchurch will discuss the creative influences and landscapes that have informed his approach to clay, as he has sought little distance from the structures and framework of a traditional potter. His work in the craft tradition generates pathways of expression that have inherent ties to sculpture and geological processes. His talk will conclude with a brief tour
of the ceramics facilities and a demonstration in the ceramic studio in UI’s new Visual Arts Building.

Upchurch is a transplant to Iowa from Montana, earning his MFA from the University of Iowa in 2009. He is currently an adjunct professor in ceramics at the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, and Coe College.

Cost: Free

Contact: dale-fisher@uiowa.edu

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