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WHAT:              A master of ceramic arts, Kate Maury is both an artist and educator whose creations have brought her international acclaim. This gifted artisan shares her craft when she appears at Art Insights, SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series.

WHO:               Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN:             Art Insights: Thu, Oct. 3, 2013; Workshop: Thu & Fri, Oct. 3 & 4, 2013

TIME:               Art Insights: 7:00pm; Workshop: 9am-noon & 1-4pm
WHERE:           Art Insights: SUU’s Gilbert Great Hall, Hunter Conference Center, Cedar City, UT / Workshops: SUU’s Centrum Arena, Room CN203

TICKETS:         Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES:           Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


OCTOBER 3, 2013

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A master of ceramic arts, Kate Maury is both an artist and educator whose creations have brought her international acclaim. This gifted artisan shares her craft when she appears at Art Insights, SUU’s Department of Art and Design’s weekly lecture series, on Thursday, October 3, 2013. The lecture begins at 7:00pm in the Gilbert Great Hall, located in SUU’s Hunter Conference Center on the second floor. Admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend. In addition, Ms. Maury will be holding a free hands-on workshop on October 3rd and 4th.

Kate Maury received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute and a Master of Fine Art from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota and teaches full-time as a Professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Maury’s work has been featured in both juried and invitational shows at regional, national and international venues. In addition her work is published in contemporary ceramic art books such as Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface by Robin Hopper, 500 Bowls, Lark Books, The Art of Contemporary American Pottery by Kevin Hluch, and High-Fire Glazes by Lark Books. She has taken part in two residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation and awarded a grant from Jingdezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute to serve as Ambassador to Jingdezhen, China in the 1000 Years Celebration of Porcelain Conference and taken part in their residency program.

Most recently Kate Maury completed a residency at the International Ceramics School in Kecskemet, Hungary. One of her great interests is folk art and she has traveled extensively throughout India and China documenting local artistic practices in pottery and textiles that are integral to the cottage industries.

On Thursday and Friday, October 3rd and 4th, Kate Maury will be presenting a hands-on workshop that is free and open to the public. During the workshops, Kate will be demonstrating her textured slab techniques and will create detailed hand built pieces as well as beautifully thrown functional work in porcelain clay. The workshop will be held 9am-noon and 1-4pm in SUU’s Centrum Arena Building in room CN203.

Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work, insights, and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.

Learn more the art of ceramicist Kate Maury by attending her Art Insights presentation. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.


The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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