One of our special festival guests will be an artist Sam Chung, professor of ceramics at Arizona State University.
In his artworks he reinterprets traditional ceramics from an intercultural perspective. During this year Festival, he will lead a Saturday demonstration of ceramic techniques on a pottery wheel and a lecture.
Sam Chung is a ceramic artist and educator who creates pottery that reframes historical ceramics from a contemporary, cross-cultural perspective. His work bridges the fields of art, craft and design. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally at Harvey Meadows Gallery (now Harvey Preston Gallery), Duane Reed Gallery, Gallery IMA, Ann Linnemann Gallery (Denmark), ClayAKAR, Greenwich House Pottery, Sherry Leedy Contemporary and Lacoste Gallery. Sam’s work is included in the collections of The Crocker Art Museum (CA), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San Angelo Museum (TX). He lives and works in Tempe, Arizona where he is currently Professor of Art at Arizona State University.