HISTORY OF CERAMICSMyers School of Art

2001-2007 Ceramics Myers School of Art, History of Ceramics Program, Myers School of Art Akron

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2001-2007 The biggest change in the ceramic program during the years 2001 to 2007 was the introduction of technology.  In spring 2002 the University published class lists with email addresses along with telephone numbers.  In subsequent semester the telephone number has been eliminated.  In spring of 2003 Donna was provided with her first laptop computer..

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1990-1999 Ceramics Myers School of Art, History of Ceramics Program, Myers School of Art AkronHistory of the Ceramics Program Part Four

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SPRING 1990 Stephen Csejtey, Cathy Vogel and Lisa Papp among others took Donna’s Introduction to Ceramics class. Donna taught Ceramics II:  students included:  Faith Albert, Jon Horn, Kathy Ilg, Susanne Rowan and Sandy Fox Advanced Ceramics:  Kyle Dick, Kurt Fennell, Brian Hedges, James Klein, Andrea Preis, David Reid, Ingeborg Wegner, Charles Pillitiere, and Stacy Hunter..

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1980 — 1989 Ceramics Myers School of Art, History of Ceramics Program, Myers School of Art AkronMyers School of Art Ceramics Program

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Summer 1980 “Kathy Ricks taught a mold making and slip casting class.  I took the class and thought it was great.  Kathy was very organized which was very helpful in learning to make molds.” Donna Webb SPRING 1980 As of June 30, 1980 the Potters Guild Fund had a balance of $957.15. This money was..

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1970 — 1979 Ceramics Myers School of Art, History of Ceramics Program, Myers School of Art AkronMyers School of Art Ceramics Program

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Fall 1970 Larry Calhoun was hired to teach ceramics.  Larry allowed Donna Webb, who was still a student in the MFA program at the University of Michigan, to work in the studio during the year 70-71. Michael Vatalaro was among those in Larry’s first advanced class. Spring 1971 Advanced Ceramics included Mike Vatalaro, Peg (Averill)..

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1870 — 1970 Ceramics Myers School of Art, History of Ceramics Program, Myers School of Art AkronAll the Difference

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I have been thinking about writing a history of the ceramics program at the University of Akron for several months but now that I am starting on June 25, 2006, I feel that it is a daunting task.  I’m not an historian and I would feel much more at home in my studio.  However taking..

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