Nationally Renowned Artist to Give Clay Demonstration at Nicholls

Amy Smith

THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls State University Ceramics Club invites students and the community to campus as a nationally-renowned clay artist will give a lecture and demonstration.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Amy Smith will give a presentation and put her talents on display as she creates live art on the pottery wheel. The event starts at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18 in Talbot Hall room 108.

“I throw porcelain forms that celebrate movement. The forms and surfaces of these vessels are inspired by natural forces, like the wind and waves, and more intimate allusions, like running, dance and the figure,” Smith says. “My soft, rhythmic work is intended to be calming and sensual.” 

Smith has been a resident artist at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Red Lodge Clay Center, North Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her work has been featured by CFile.daily, shown at The Clay Studio, Lillstreet Art Center, Arvada Art Center, etc. and has been published in Clay Times and Ceramics Monthly.

The lecture is scheduled for 8:45 to 9:15 a.m., followed by the demonstration from 9:20 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With interactive courses and unique experiences, the art department remains one of the most popular programs on campus. The program offers a bachelor of fine art with concentrations in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

For more information, contact the art department at 448-4596.


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