Archie Bray visiting artist Richard Notkin will present a talk at the Archie Bray Foundation Resident Center, 2915 Country Club Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10. Notkin, who is recognized as a master mold-maker with over 50 years of experience, will present about his work and influences.
Notkin is a full-time studio artist whose teapots, ceramic sculptures and tile murals are visual explorations into social and political commentary. He is perhaps most known for his series of unglazed stoneware teapots that are inspired by the remarkable Yixing wares of China but consciously maintain a separate cultural identity and reflect the current dilemmas of our contemporary human civilization. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in more than 70 public collections.