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Ceramic artist Peter Callas to lead workshop, lecture April 3

Article Published: Mar. 27 | Modified: Apr. 4
Ceramic artist Peter Callas to lead workshop, lecture April 3

'Bahia' by Peter Callas
Photo courtesy of Peter Callas

Visiting artist Peter Callas will lead a workshop and present an artist lecture Thursday, April 3, at Appalachian State University.

Callas is an internationally known wood-fire ceramic artist whose work is widely exhibited, published and collected.

His workshop will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. in room 119 of Wey Hall, and his lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. The public is invited.

Callas’ pieces can be found in numerous collections, including the Guangdon Shiwan Ceramic Museum in China, The National Museum of Contemporary Art and the Yeo Joo Ceramic Museum in Korea, the Gotoh Art Museum in Japan, the Cleveland Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art in the United States.

He is credited with being the first artist to build and use an anagama style kiln in the United States. He maintains a studio in Belvidere, N.J.

Callas’ visit is sponsored by the Department of Art’s Clay Area, College of Fine and Applied Arts and Smith Gallery.

For information, contact Lynn Duryea at (

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