Study with Walter Ostrom and WVU in Jingdezhen, China

West Virginia University (WVU) China Ceramics announces Walter Ostrom as one of our Fall Semester China Ceramics Program Visiting Artists. Join Walter and WVU at the Pottery Workshop this Fall Semester in Jingdezhen! See Imperial Blue & White Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen, Qin's Terra Cotta Army, Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.

Walter Ostrom is an influential ceramic artist who has revived and modernized the making of low-fired tin-glazed pottery in Canada. He was born in Binghamton NY and is a graduate of Ohio University. Walter recently retired as the Professor of Ceramics at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). His work has been featured in collections and exhibitions worldwide, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Walter was one of the first western artist/educators to begin traveling to Jingdezhen, to study, teach, and research Chinese Ceramics. Announcements for additional Visiting Artists will be made in the near future.

Through a unique linkage, West Virginia University and Pottery Workshop have teamed to offer a comprehensive study and travel opportunity for students and the serious advanced or professional ceramic artist/potter. Join us for a once in a lifetime experience and join us in the Imperial Porcelain Capital of Jingdezhen. Participants will have the opportunity to study with some of China’s most prominent teachers and ceramic artists. For those who interested in undergraduate or graduate credits, the WVU China Ceramics Program will enable you to earn accredited WVU credits for the programs.

Fall Semester 2013
September 7 – December 14
(Dates and prices may vary slightly)
More information and applications are available at:

If you have any questions feel free to contact us. Hope to see all of you in Jingdezhen, China!

Shoji Satake Assistant Professor of Art West Virginia University

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