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International ceramic artist to speak at Ohio Northern University

October—Miroslava Randová, a renowned ceramic artist from the Czech Republic, will be speaking about her work at a public lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 4:30p.m. in Ohio Northern University’s Wilson Art Center.

Miroslava has studied ceramics all over the world including Alte Feuerwache in Cologne, Germany. She has exhibited work in the Czech Republic, South Korea, and the United States.

“When working on my vessels,” explained Miroslava, “form is always essential for me. I love throwing on the potter’s wheel as much as hand-building, even though my approach to each technique is different. When I hand-build I start with a plan, which does not include an exact image of a finished work. The form emerges only through the process of dialogue with the clay. When working on the wheel, I want a comprehensive, but simple form. Each part of the process is an adventure, but mixing glazes from local materials is especially exciting…”

Her presentation at Ohio Northern is funded in part by the Cultural Affairs and Special Events Committee.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2014–15 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.