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Shipley presents “Evolution of a Potter” April 1

Austin Peays Ken Shipley, assistant professor of art, presents Evolution of a Potter.

He will discuss his experiences as a potter at noon, Thursday, April 1, in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville.
Austin Peay's Ken Shipley, assistant professor of art, presents “Evolution of a Potter.”

He will discuss his experiences as a potter at noon, Thursday, April 1, in the auditorium of the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, Clarksville.

Graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1980 and 1985, Shipley holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies and a master's degree in ceramics. His vast experience includes postgraduate work with The Appalachian Center for the Crafts and apprenticeships with potters Charles Counts, Rising Fawn, Ga., and Bill Ashley, Chattanooga.

Maintaining a private gallery since 1980, Shipley says he has produced everything from production pottery to one-of-a-kind pieces. He also has worked as a designer and producer for numerous potteries and currently serves as a pottery consultant.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, telephone 7333.
—Terry Stringer