Ceramics Symposium
Saturday, Nov. 11 / 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Florida Atlantic University

This day-long symposium begins at the Museum with a reception and fascinating tour of the exhibition Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Art in the Spirit of the Mad Potter. The program continues at FAU’s University Theater with keynote lecturer Garth Clark, noted ceramic historian and curator. The day includes panel discussions with noted ceramic art collectors who loaned works for the exhibition, and leading national and international ceramic artists Anne Marie Laureys, King Houndekpinkou, and others. The day concludes with a visit to the FAU Ceramic studio and meeting with the ceramic faculty. 


9:00 am 
Coffee and bagel reception before the Museum opens for the day. Check in to explore and tour the exhibition Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter.
10:30 am 
Make your way to University Theatre at Florida Atlantic University
11:00 am 
Keynote Lecture by Garth Clark, exhibition curator, award-winning historian, writer, critic, and chief editor of CFile.org
12:00 pm 
Lunch break
1:30 pm 
Collecting Ceramics Interview with Garth Clark and George Ohr ceramic art collector Marty Shack
2:00 pm 
Artist Presentation with Anne Marie Laureys
2:30 pm 
Artist Presentation with King Houndekpinkou
3:00 pm 
Panel Discussion with leading expert and ceramics dealer Mark Del Vecchio, Garth Clark, and renowned gallerist and ceramic art collector Mindy Solomon
3:45 pm 
FAU Ceramic Studio visit to meet with the ceramic faculty and view ceramic art exhibitions around campus.

Through the generous support of donors to the Museum’s Leadership Fund we are pleased to offer this symposium free of charge.

Online tickets are no longer available for this event. Please plan your arrival to register at the desk.


Garth Clark

Garth Clark is the guest curator for Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter. Clark is also the editor-in-chief of CFile, a global community of cutting-edge educators, ceramics creatives, critics, curators, collectors, dealers, and brilliant young techies.

Anne Marie Laureys Angels kissing the ground

Anne Marie Laureys, Angels kissing the ground, 2014-2017, Ceramics. Courtesy of the artist.