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Ceramic Artist Rose Visits APSU for Artist Lecture Series on Oct. 12

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The bird, perched on the rim of a cup, was smooth, and in the right light, gave off a greenish sheen. It was beautiful, but it looked unlike any bird in existence.           

           CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The bird, perched on the rim of a cup, was smooth, and in the right light, gave off a greenish sheen. It was beautiful, but it looked unlike any bird in existence.           

            That’s because the animal, in spite of all its elaborate detail, was not real. It was a work of art. The great ceramicist Peter Rose used thrown and press molded pieces of clay to create the ornate bird. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, he’ll visit Austin Peay State University’s Trahern Building to give a talk about his craft as part of the APSU Artist Lecture Series. The series, sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, brings renowned artists to campus to discuss their work with students and the community. The lecture is free and open to the public.

            Rose will also conduct three free workshops from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 13 in Trahern’s ceramics area.

            Rose is an esteemed name in the ceramics world. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, he has worked as an artist for more than 30 years. He earned a teaching degree in visual arts and then apprentices as a potter in Japan for two years. His work is in collections around the world, and he maintains his studio in Knoxville.

            For more information on this lecture, contact APSU associate professor of ceramics Ken Shipley at 221-7325 or shipleyk@apsu.edu.