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Jan. 24, 2003
Sculptor, Ceramist Paul Chaleff Will Discuss His Work Feb. 5
Paul Chaleff, a sculptor who is known for his wood fired stoneware ceramics,
will present a free public lecture on his work at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
5 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.
Chaleff will be on the UI campus for several days, giving workshops for
ceramics students in the School of Art and Art History. His workshops will
be presented from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 5-7 in
the Ceramics Studio.
Chaleff is a recognized master of the Japanese anagma technique, creating
wood fired stoneware ceramics. His pottery and sculpture is housed in collections
of major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern
Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Los Angeles County
Museum of Art; and the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian
Institution in Washington, D.C., among others. His work has been shown in
solo and group exhibitions across the United States, including wood fired
pottery shows at the UI Museum of Art in 1991 and 1999.
A pioneer of American woodfiring, Chaleff is currently making monumental
ceramic sculpture. See his work at http://www.PaulChaleff.com.
Chaleff’s visit to the UI campus is sponsored by the School of Art
and Art History.
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