Welcome, Prof. Jamie Bates!

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Jamie Bates, Science and Sentiment, coil built stoneware and video projection, 2012.

     As friends of the Department know, Prof. Wynne Wilbur (Ceramics) has received a competitive sabbatical leave for 2012-13.  We wish her all the best with her creative and scholarly projects this coming year.  We will miss Prof. Wilbur, but are also very excited to  have Prof. Jamie Bates with us for the year in the Ceramics studio!
     Here's more info from Prof. Bates' website: 
     Jamie received her MFA in Ceramics at the University of Kansas in Spring of 2012. She received her BFA in Studio Art with and emphasis in Ceramics in 2008 at the University of Central Missouri. Her most recent work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in the midst of illness and loss in relation to her family‚Äôs history with cancer.
     Jamie has shown work both locally and nationally including, shows at First Street Gallery in New York; the Clay Studio of Missoula in Missoula, MT; and at the National Student Juried Exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery in Seattle, WA; in conjunction with the 2012 National Council on the Education for the Ceramics Arts Conference.
You can read more about Prof. Bates and see more of her work at her website:  ww.jamiembates.com
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Jamie Bates, Specimen #2, kiln cast glaze, 2011.