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Visiting Artist: Brian Jensen

Nov. 4 and 5, 2009
Stop into Ceramics
Catch slide shows, talks and demos throughout the day.
Event times: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lunch break: noon to 1 p.m.

Nov. 5, 2009
Artist Lecture
South Kohrman Citique Space, room 1117
5:30 p.m.

Nov. 5, 2009 -
Ceramics Studio, South Kohrman Hall, room 1005
6 p.m.
Hosted by the WMU Ceramics Guild

Brian Jensen's first experiences with clay and the ceramic process were in high school classes where he enjoyed the challenge of the medium.  In college, Brian started as a pre-med student, then to an Illustration major and finally, to a Ceramics/ Secondary Education degree.

After graduation, Brian took a job teaching ceramics at the high school level and realized graduate school would give him more options.  Brian attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics. 

Glaze formulation and experimentation drives Brian's ceramic work.  Crystalline, glow-in-the-dark and atmospheric glazes have been areas of research and countless hours of testing.  "I feel surface is the most important component of the ceramic process; the best work can be ruined with the wrong glaze."

Brian is a member of the art collective, "The Firm", who exhibits and presents workshops together.  He enjoys the challenges of his medium and continues to research, write, and exhibit his work throughout the United States. Brian is currently an Assistant Professor of Ceramics/ Sculpture at Utah Valley University.