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Ceramic Artist Kevin Turner visits for workshop, artist talk on handbuilding techniques, translucent porcelain

Kevin Turner, Solenopsis le Feur

Ceramicist Kevin Turner is a Mississippi native who creates high-quality translucent porcelain and fine china-processed artwork that focus on the landscapes of the South. Turner will be visiting the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art for a student workshop from Oct. 2 – 4 and will present a free public lecture on Oct. 3 at 5 p.m. in Arts Building room 2071.

“In my current work I draw upon personal inquiry, as well as memory and experiences to create objects that often refer to the southern landscape, as well as the interactions that exist between the environment and its inhabitants,” Turner mentions in his artist’s statement.

During Turner’s three-day workshop, students will observe a demonstration of his casting and handbuilding techniques and a digital presentation of his past and current research on the development of low fire translucent porcelain, a newly adapted energy-friendly ceramic material.

Turner plans to advance his workshop’s impactfulness by engaging with students through one-on-one and group discussions.

Turner received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Mississippi and Masters of Fine Arts from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and is currently the standing Associate Professor of Art/Ceramics at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. His art has been exhibited and recognized in a variety of competitions and exhibitions across the U.S. as well as South Korea, Hungary, and Croatia.

Kevin Turner’s visit is funded by the College Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC) and the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art.

The Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art (BFSDoArt) is committed to offering quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students to become professional artists, designers, art historians and industry leaders. The BFSDoArt is recognized as an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). For more information, visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/art.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree.  For more information, visit class.georgiasouthern.edu.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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