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Bunting Biennial Ceramics Symposium

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The Bunting Ceramics Symposium is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITIES OF CLAY: Ceramic Enterprises Past and Present

9:00am Opening Remarks, moderated by Emily Hanna, Ph.D., senior curator of the arts of Africa and the Americas, Birmingham Museum of Art

9:15am Ali Istalifi, Crafts Specialist, Project Manager at Jindhag Foundation and Independent Filmmaker
Turquoise Splendour of Istalif: Rebuilding a war-torn Pottery Community in Afghanistan

10:00am Coffee break and free time to visit the galleries

10:30am Bruce Bernstein, executive director and curator, Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Crafting Survival Through Enterprise: the Pueblo Pottery Revival

11:15am Chris Kelly, chair of the art department and associate professor of art, Piedmont College, Demorest, GA
Echizen Pottery

12:00pm Lunch and free time to visit the galleries

1:30pm Brenda Hornsby Heindl, ceramics department head, Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Auction, Crawford, VA
New Frontiers: Backcountry Communities of Clay for Free and Enslaved People of Color

2:15pm Anne Forschler-Tarrasch, Ph.D., chief curator, The Marguerite Jones Harbert and John M. Harbert III Curator of Decorative Arts, Birmingham Museum of Art
The Staffordshire Pottery Industry: Preservation of a Tradition

3:00pm Closing remarks and thanks; Free time to visit the galleries

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