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“Throwing Words; Composing Clay” Jack Troy at Chester Springs Studio

April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Throwing Words; Composing Clay”
Lecture with Jack Troy at Historic Yellow Springs

Jack Troy speaks about "Throwing Words; Composing Clay" at Chester Springs Studio in Historic Yellow Springs

Jack Troy, potter, teacher and writer, to speak on “Throwing Words; Composing Clay” at Historic Yellow Springs, Monday April 15, 7 to 8 p.m.

Historic Yellow Springs invites you to a lecture with internationally known potter, teacher and writer Jack Troy, entitled “Throwing Words; Composing Clay.” This is the second in the 2019 Art Lecture series at Historic Yellow Springs.

“Throwing Words; Composing Clay”
Troy will speak on this theme in a style that engages the audience in its weaving of words and images with his experience and knowledge of pottery. A humble master of both clay and language, his anecdotal stories include valuable technical and aesthetic considerations, humorous depictions of artistic challenges as a potter, and inspiring new ideas. Also included in the presentation, slides of Troy’s pottery reveal sources of inspiration as well as his understanding of ceramic history and its continuity to the present day. Troy adds, “In addition to documenting my work in clay with images, I will also be reading and reciting some of my poems—many of which are pottery related—that are important aspects of my expression.”

If you have a passion for clay, art, poetry, or the process of transformation, this is an opportunity not to be missed. The lecture will take place on Monday April 15 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Building in Historic Yellow Springs (1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA 19425). Tickets may be purchased in advance as well as at the door the day of the event. Pottery, throwing sticks, and publications by Jack Troy will be for sale at the event.

HYS Wood-Fired Kiln Rebuild Campaign
All proceeds from sale of lecture tickets will go towards the HYS Wood-Fired Kiln Rebuild Campaign. Historic Yellow Springs currently has a dual-chamber noborigama kiln and offers frequent private and community firings. A project is underway for a kiln rebuild and Historic Yellow Springs is honored to launch its funding campaign at this event.


"Every Side is a Winner" pottery by Jack Troy.

“Every Side is a Winner” pottery by Jack Troy

Calling the Planet Home by Jack Troy

Calling the Planet Home by Jack Troy

About Jack Troy
Jack Troy taught for 39 years at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, beginning in 1967. In 1978 he built Pennsylvania’s first anagama-style kiln at Juniata College, and personal anagamas at his home in 1987 and 2006. His work is in many private and public collections, including the Smithsonian Institution, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (Japan), Auckland (NZ) Museum of Art and the Kalamazoo (MI) Institute of Art. Jack Troy is known for his books Salt Glazed CeramicsWood-fired Stoneware and Porcelain, and Calling the Planet Home; he has authored more than 60 articles for major pottery periodicals; and he has presented more than 230 workshops.

The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts awarded Troy two Craft Fellowships for his work in ceramics, and a Fellowship in Literature for his poetry. He was selected by the Council to make the awards for the 2005 Governor’s Awards for the Arts. In 2012 Troy received the Excellence in Teaching Award from NCECA, the National Council for Education in Ceramic Arts.



All proceeds from sale of lecture tickets will go towards
the HYS Wood-Fired Kiln Rebuild Campaign. 


April 15, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Washington
1701 Art School Rd
Chester Springs, PA 19425 United States
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Chester Springs Studio
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