10/08/13 6:00 pm Age: 192 days

Internationally Recognized Ceramic Artist to Visit Walla Walla.

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By: Rosa Jimenez

Art Department Hosts Oct. 20-21 Show and Workshop

Called one of the world’s greatest potters, ceramics artist Tom Coleman will display his works on Sunday, October 20 at Walla Walla University’s Harris Gallery. Coleman will also give a public slide presentation and discussion. The show opens at 6 p.m. followed by Coleman’s presentation at 7 p.m. in the Melvin K. West Fine Arts Center.
 
On Sunday and Monday, Oct. 20 and 21, Coleman will conduct a pottery workshop open to students and community members from 9 am to 4 pm. (For more information, contact Tom Emmerson by email tom.emmerson@wallawalla.edu or call 527-2180)

Coleman’s work has received numerous awards in the field of ceramics, and is featured in many galleries and public collections. He has also written articles and books about his craft.
 
 "[Coleman is] ...a potter renowned for the nearly impossible perfections…for his glaze mastery and his ability to guide a ceramic pot to anti-gravitational heights and thinness," writes Dan Lamberton, WWU professor of English his book "On the River through the Vally of Fire: The Collaborative Ceramics of Frank Boyden and Tom Coleman."
 
Coleman is a graduate of Pacific Northwest College of Art. Coleman and his wife Elaine, also a ceramic artist, work from their home and studio, Tom and Elaine Coleman Gallery in Henderson, Nevada.

This event is supported by a grant from the Robert B. McMillen Foundation.
 
The events are sponsored by WWU’s Department of Art and the Humanities Program.

Published Oct. 8, 2013


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