Ceramic Art Symposium Slated for October 11-12

October 10, 2011

CONTACT: Frank A. Pishkur

JOPLIN, MO (SNS) - Concurrent with an exhibition of his work in the MSSU Spiva Art Gallery, Kansas Artist Danny Meisinger will be at Missouri Southern State University this week to demonstrate his techniques for creating large-scale ceramic vessels on the potter’s wheel.

Simultaneously, Kentucky artist, Fong Choo, will demonstrate his methods for creating tiny, intimate-scaled teapots. 

The two-day workshop, titled will start at 9 a.m., Tuesday Oct. 11 in Room 111 (Ceramics Studio) in the MSSU’s Fine Art Complex.  

Following a lunch break at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the demonstration will conclude at about 4:30 p.m.

A reception for Danny Meisinger will then be held in the MSSU Spiva Gallery at 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, Oct. 12 will feature a panel discussion titled, “A Matter of Scale,” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in Room 165 of the MSSU Health Sciences Building.
The discussion will center on various strategies and concepts artists encounter when dealing with the use of scale in ceramics. Choo, Meisinger, and Portico Bowman, a member of the Art Department faculty at Pittsburg State University will be the panel participants. The panel will be moderated by MSSU associate professor of Art, Frank A. Pishkur, and will conclude with a question and answer period.

Later, Meisinger and Choo will complete the workshop portion of the symposium from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. back in the Ceramics Studio (room 111).

All of the various events of the symposium are free and open to all students and the public.
* Meisinger’s work can be viewed at:
* Choo’s work can be viewed at:
* Bowman’s work can be viewed at: