Pictured are some of Shawn O'Connor's work with wood-fired pitchers and stoneware.

Ceramics artist Shawn O’Connor to present community classes Oct. 7-8

Ceramics artist Shawn O’Connor will visit the University of Tennessee at Martin from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 7-8, and host free workshops in room 161 of the Fine Arts Building. The workshops are open to university students and staff as well as the community.

O’Connor is an assistant professor and the associate director of galleries and museums at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia, where he teaches ceramics and sculpture. During O’Connor’s master’s degree studies, he designed and constructed a Train-style wood kiln and then wrote and published an international journal devoted to wood firing. He travels both nationally and internationally exhibiting his utilitarian wood-fired vessels and sharing his experiences.

He will work in the Fine Arts Building clay studio during his visit to show students and community members his utilitarian pots.

For more information contact David McBeth, professor of art, at dmcbeth@utm.edu.


Another example of O’Connor’s work
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