Internationally known ceramic artist in Alfred for public lecture
Internationally recognized ceramic artist Anton Reijnders will present a lecture about his work on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Alfred University’s (AU) Binns Merrill Lecture Room 106. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
Reijnders has exhibited throughout the world and has had his work included in public collections in Europe, Asia, and the United States. For 17 years he served as head of the materials research program at the European Ceramic Work Center (ECWC) in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, working with well-known artists such as Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, Johan Creten, and Jun Kaneko. In 2006, Reijnders was also a visiting faculty member in the Division of Ceramic Art at AU. He is a member of the International Ceramics Academy.
“My work stems from a fascination with questions of meaning and how we make sense of what is around us,” he said on his website describing his artistic practice. “I want my work to offer an opportunity for concentration and to provide an alternative to images that are increasingly subservient to quick effects.”
Reijnders is the author of “The Ceramic Process, A Manual and Source of Inspiration for Ceramic Art and Design.” The book is based on his research at the ECWC and describes the ceramic materials process in great detail. It is widely considered one of the essential texts of a ceramic artist.
For more information on Reijnders and his work, visit www.antonreijnders.nl.
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