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Ceramic artist to speak on experiences developing a career

Visiting artist Nicholas Newcomb will present “What to Expect of Your First Ten Years after Art School” on Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in Binns Merrill Hall Room C. The event is free and open to the public.

Newcomb will discuss his own experiences of establishing himself in New York City after school and the process of creating a career in the arts, from developing a body of work and selling through vendors to building his studio and business.

He currently owns his own pottery business is Brooklyn and is the director of Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc. in Midtown Manhattan. After earning his bachelor’s degree in studio art with a focus in ceramics at Skidmore College, Newcomb worked as an apprentice to renowned ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu. He then spent several years teaching high school ceramics before moving to New York City to establish himself as a professional artist, beginning as a studio assistant to Spitzmiller and eventually being promoted to managing director in addition to launching his personal business.