Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Alice Lloyd College Professor Carves Pottery at Kentucky Artisan Center
Alice Lloyd College Professor Michael Ware will be throwing pottery on the wheel and carving the clay surface with intricate patterns on Saturday, November 25, from 10:30 am -3:30 pm at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Michael Ware was born and raised in Sunbury, PA, and attended school in nearby Lancaster. He received his BS in Art Education from Millersville State University. Michael came to Kentucky to attend Morehead State University and received a Masters in Studio Arts in 1974. Upon graduating, he accepted a teaching opportunity at the Hindman Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky, where he oversaw the operation of the clay studio at the school. In addition, Michael taught art to levels K-12 in both Knott and Letcher counties from 1975-1991. After a year off from public school teaching, he joined the faculty at nearby Alice Lloyd College in 1992, where he now teaches art for the school’s education majors as well as classes in the humanities.
Michael creates his pottery on a potter’s wheel from stoneware clays. He often decorates his forms with images such as dogwood flowers, influenced by the woods near his home. He then inlays the interiors and carved areas with colorful glazes.
Michael’s pottery can regularly be found at the Kentucky Artisan Center located just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from all across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.