Renowned potter to visit WCU in March

Acclaimed potter Jeffrey Oestreich will demonstrate his work and give an illustrated artist’s talk Thursday, March 15, at Western Carolina University.

Oestreich will demonstrate clay-forming techniques from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Ward Clay Studio, Room 151 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. And, beginning at 4 p.m. he will deliver an illustrated artist’s talk in Room 130 of the Bardo Arts Center.

A WCU Fine Art Museum Third Thursday wine and appetizer reception will be held for Oestreich at 5 p.m. in the arts center atrium, where a small exhibit of his work will be on display. All events are free and the public is invited.

Oestreich’s work is now included in the collections of the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y.; the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and the Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan, among others.

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