The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and Colorado State University’s Art and Art History Department present rec
Odundo is a Kenyan-born British studio potter acclaimed for her hand-coiled and -burnished ceramics and represented in nearly 50 international museums. She lives in Surrey and is Chancellor of the University for the Creative Arts, where she taught from 1997–2014. Odundo was awarded the African Heritage Outstanding Achievement in the Arts award in 2012, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Ceramic Festival in 2019, and has received two honorary doctorates while serving on several art councils. Most recently, she was appointed Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2020 for services to art and education.
In her keynote on February 12, Odundo used her recent ret
Over time, Odundo developed her own aesthetics inspired by early Egyptian images, Oceanic stone carvings, Impressionist painters, sculptors El Anatsui
Odundo also framed her philosophies, revealing, “
The ceramicist answered questions submitted by students after her lecture.
On February 13, Odundo was joined by professor of Soil Science Suellen Melzer and Douglas Dawson, collector and gallerist, as part of a multi-disciplinary discussion on clay. The panel was moderated by Del Harrow and David Riep on topic
Shattering Perspectives: A Teaching Collection of African Ceramics is co-curated by CSU students and associate professor of Art History David Riep, and
The symposium was organized by Harrow, Emami, and Riep with GAMA director Lynn Boland as part of the Critic and Artist Residency and the Scott Artist Lecture series, with co-sponsorship from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, the FUNd Endowment, and Colorado Creative Industries.
Odundo’s lecture and the panel discussion can be found at the GAMA website: https://
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