January 25, 2011

Student to discuss state of ceramic art world

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate student Summer Hills-Bonczyk shares her perspective of the state of the ceramic art world in a talk she will present on Friday, Jan. 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Allyn Hall, Room 112.

The talk fulfills a requirement for a National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) scholarship Hills-Bonczyk, a Minneapolis, Minn. native, earned that also paid her way to the 2010 NCECA conference in Santa Fe, N.M. The talk, titled “Criticism and Craft: Reflections on the State of Criticism in the Ceramic Arts,” fulfills the requirement that Hills-Bonczyk share her conference experience with her home institution.

Hills-Bonczyk’s talk includes her perspective, based on what she learned at the conference, on such topics as craft versus fine art, trends in current art criticism, and how trends in the art world may affect fine art ceramics and craft-based ceramic art.

The NCECA brings experts in ceramic arts, art criticism and art education together annually for a professional conference at which students are welcome. The next conference is March 30-April 2 in Tampa, Fla.

For more information about the ceramics program in the School of Art and Design at SIUC, visit http://artanddesign.siuc.edu.