Join us in welcoming Paul Briggs to the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts as one of our 2019-2020 Artist-in-Residence. Briggs will also be an instructor with the Ceramics Program teaching classes like "Rethinking Pinch Forming". Briggs will discuss his career and progression of hand-built and pinched vessels and sculptures in this visual presentation.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.
Paul Briggs grew up in the Hudson Valley of Newburgh, NY taking his first ceramics class in 9th grade. He eventually landed at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Paul is an artist-teacher with balanced training in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Education. He earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, an MSED from Alfred University and a PhD in Art Education/Educational Theory and Policy from the Pennsylvania State University. He’s taught all educational levels and various contexts including the Penland and Haystack Schools of Craft. Recently he was awarded a South Eastern Minnesota Arts Council Grant for the installation, Cell Persona: The Impact of Incarceration on Black Lives. Fall 2019, Paul will also be an Associate Professor of Art Education at MassArt.