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Guest artist to present lecture and workshop

April—The Ohio Northern University Department of Art & Design will host Ceramic 3D printing artist Greg Pugh April 22–23 at the Wilson Art Center.

Pugh will give an artist lecture at 8p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 in room 115 about the development of ceramic printing technologies. On Thursday morning, he will lead a workshop focusing on developing forms suitable for 3D printing with Maya and Mudbox software.

Both the lecture and workshop will be free and open to the public. Space is limited for the workshop. Please contact Prof. Luke Sheets (at for availability and additional information.

Three-dimensional rapid prototyping is a process by which virtual designs, often rendered with computer assisted design software (CAD), are transformed into actual objects.

Pugh is interested in the complexity of what life gives us. The work that that he creates explores how layers of information are built up on one another to form a complex structure.

Pugh started working with clay and technology at a very early age. He shaped the way he thinks about the world and how he moves through it. He began working with clay in Grand Rapids, Mich., and furthered his education at Bowling Green State University where he received his BFA in 2010. Pugh is currently the director of Technical Operations for Tethon 3D.

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.