Visiting Artist Lecture with Richard Burkett


Monday, March 30, 2015, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Ceramics Studio

burkettPresented By Ceramics Program

Potter, educator, author, curator and world traveler, Richard Burkett is a man with a passion for discovery. Whether documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador or authoring ground breaking glaze calculation software, all roads seem to lead back to the studio for this world-renowned artist. Join us in welcoming Burkett as he shares images of a wide array of his ceramic works from functional stoneware and porcelain to clay and mixed-media sculpture.

This event is free to the public. RSVP to Kathy King at Space is limited.

Artist Biography:
Richard Burkett, Professor of Art at San Diego State University for the past 25 years. Burkett has traveled extensively in Ecuador many times over the last fifteen years with Joe Molinaro, researching and photographing Ecuadorian potters, with a focus on documenting indigenous pottery cultures in the Amazon basin. He recently designed and co-authored a book on Ecuadorian Kichwa pottery with Joe Molinaro, Mythical Figures & Mucawas: Ceramics from the Ecuadorian Amazon, available from One of the first ceramists to make extensive use of computers and the Internet, Burkett has lectured internationally on ceramics and the Internet at events in Stockholm, Sweden; Eskeshihir, Turkey; and Helsinki, Finland. He has traveled to Jingdezhen, China to study porcelain making in this city near the original source of porcelain clays. He is the author of HyperGlaze, educational glaze calculation software for artists, students and teachers, and the co-author of the sixth edition of Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, one of the most widely used ceramics textbooks, and curated an international group of forty porcelain artists and wrote essays for the Lark book Porcelain Masters: major works by leading artists.