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Ceramic artist Bill P. Daley lectures Oct. 6 at Appalachian

daley_t.jpgBOONE—Ceramic artist Bill P. Daley will give an artist lecture in the lecture hall of Appalachian State University’s Turchin Center for the Visual Arts on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m., with a reception immediately following.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The lecture is sponsored by the Clay Area in the Department of Art, the Office of Arts and Cultural Programs, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Bob Meier and Doe Ridge Pottery in Boone.

Daley is regarded as one of the most distinguished contemporary ceramic artists and a significant figure in the history of American ceramics.

His work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the National Museum of Art of the Smithsonian Institution, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, N.Y., and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, among others.

Daley taught ceramics, drawing and design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia (1957-90), which named him its first University Distinguished Professor (1989).  Awards include National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1977); National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Honorary Member (1983); American Craft Council Fellow (1988), trustee (1993-96); Aileen Osborne Webb Award for Consummate Craftsmanship (2003), College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award (1989); James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Educator Award (2004).  Honorary doctorates were awarded by Maine College of Art (1989) and University of the Arts (1994).  Daley was Regis Master, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis (1998) and is an invited participant to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (2002).

For more information, contact Lynn Duryea, assistant professor of art, at or 828-262-7271.

A poster about the event is online at