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International Ceramic Symposiums, 1973, 1975 and 1985

The U.S. International Ceramic Symposiums in Tennessee In 1963 the first International Ceramic Symposium was established in Austria by ceramicist Kurt Ohnsorg with the idea of bringing ceramic artists from different countries and with different point of views to work together for a month fostering a creative exchange of ideas, techniques, and philosophies. The Symposium […]

Ildiko de Balas

(1931-2016, b. Hungary) lived and worked in Hungary and Belgium One Plus One, 1973 stoneware, 36.25 x 21 x 11 inches, 93.39.36 A Belgian artist with Hungarian roots, Ildiko de Balas studied at both at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She worked […]

Stacey Irvin

(n.d.) lives in Nashville Lunch at Esther’s (Humanity in Focus, Kenya series), n.d. photograph, 2008.167.5 Irvin graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in philosophy and makes her career as a photographer, freelance graphic designer and web developer. She travels nationally and internationally, producing candid thought provoking photographs. Her photographs have been exhibited at The […]

Eileen Lewenstein

(1925-2005) born in London, England, lived and worked in Sussex, England Cluster 1, 1973 stoneware, 9 x 24.5 inches, 93.39.150 Additional images below In 1939, when Eileen Lewenstein was just 14, she was evacuated from her birthplace of Streatham, South London, in anticipation of the World War II bombing of London. When Lewenstein, who came […]

Imre Schrammel

(b. 1933) born in Szombathely, Hungary, lives in Budapest, Hungary Animal Head, 1973 stoneware, wood, 7 x 3 x 3.25 inches, 93.39.84 Additional images below Imre Schrammel studied ceramics at the Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest, Hungary, from 1952-1957, after which he immediately started working as a professor there. He became interested in […]