What are the benefits and challenges of researching and publishing about ceramics from both an art and science perspective? Ryan Coppage, director of introductory and inorganic laboratories at the University of Richmond, shares how he became involved in both the art and science side of ceramics, describes his research on ceramic glazes, and talks about the new book he just published with The American Ceramic Society’s International Ceramic Artists Network.
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About the guest
Ryan Coppage is director of introductory and inorganic laboratories at the University of Richmond in Virginia—and also a ceramic artist! He is drawn to the Venn diagram overlap between science and art, and he currently works on research projects that are frequently split between the University of Richmond and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, developing low metal-loading color alternatives for ceramic surfaces. He just a book published with The American Ceramic Society’s International Ceramic Artists Network titled “The Anatomy of a Good Pot.”
Founded in 1898, The American Ceramic Society is the leading professional membership organization for scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, and students working with ceramics and related materials.