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FSU Offers Introductory Ceramics

The Frostburg State University Department of Visual Arts is offering Introduction to Ceramics during the 2002 Intersession. The course is an intensive three-and-a-half week exploration in the techniques and history of creating and firing ceramic art.

The Introduction to Ceramics course runs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 25 Mondays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This course is open to FSU Visual Art majors, other FSU students and the public.

"This course is very fast-paced and exciting," says instructor Pat Faville. "We cover a lot of ground in an amazingly short period of time. Everyone is so focused that it actually flows more smoothly than a traditional 15-week semester."

Faville is a local artist who has taught at Frederick Community College, Garrett Community College and FSU. He has written several nationally published articles on wood kilns and experimental firing processes as well as exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. "I think that my love of fire, and play, not only spill over in my work, but into the classroom as well. Ceramic Art is somewhat unique in that there is a communal, almost tribal element that you don't find in many other mediums. You don't see many groups of painters or sculptors getting together around something as primitive as fire very often. Ceramic artists and potters are somewhat of a different breed," Faville says.

For more information, call the FSU Department of Visual Arts at (301) 687-4979.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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