Date(s) - September 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Pottery Workshop with Sanam Emami

Starting with a gallery tour led by Dave Riep, curator of Shattering Perspectives: A Teaching Collection of African Ceramics

Robert W. Hoffert Learning Center: Saturday, September 23, 1 to 4 p.m.

Studio potter and Associate Professor Sanam Emami will lead a special workshop inspired by the encore exhibition of Shattering Perspectives: A Teaching Collection of African Ceramics! Join us for a free gallery tour at 1 p.m. led by exhibition curator Dave Riep, followed by a two-hour pottery workshop beginning at at 2 p.m. Emami will demonstrate various hand-building and decorative techniques, similar to those used to create the vessels in the Shattering Perspectives gallery. Participants can follow along and create a small-scale vessel of their own, or practice decorating slabs of clay.

The gallery tour from 1 to 2 p.m. with Dave Riep is free and open to all, and registration is available on Eventbrite and through our website for those not participating in the workshop.

The workshop with Sanam Emami from 2 to 4 p.m. requires a $10 materials fee. Please visit our online store to pay the $10, which will also register you for the gallery tour and workshop starting at 1 p.m. The $10 fee will go directly towards clay and workshop supplies.



Workshop with Sanam EmamiAbout the instructor

Sanam Emami is a studio potter living in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband Del Harrow and their son William. She received a BA in History from James Madison University in Virginia, and an MFA in Ceramics from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Pottery at Colorado State University. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics at Alfred University, resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, and has lectured at the Office for the Arts at Harvard University; the Kansas City Art Institute; Arizona State University Art Museum-Ceramic Research Center, and NCECA in Louisville, Kentucky. She received a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Craft and her work has been in exhibitions at numerous galleries across the country including The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston; The Art-Stream Nomadic Gallery; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen; Schaller Gallery; Hostler Burrows.


Ongoing support for the museum’s exhibitions and programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the arts.

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