It’s Only Clay (IOC) – 2010 Lecture: “Clay as Language” by IOC 2010 juror, Simon Levin

Mug by Simon Levin

The Bemidji Community Art Center presents the It’s Only Clay (IOC) – 2010 Lecture: “Clay as Language” by IOC 2010 juror, Simon Levin.

Art is the communication of ideas. In this lecture, Levin parses the non-verbal language of wood-fired ceramics into its basic elements.  Drawing the analogy between these elements and words, he identifies parallels between statements in clay and verbal sentences, paragraphs, essays, voice and style.

Lush slides support the lecture with a visual feast and the narrow topic of wood-fired functional ceramics expands into a working theory of art.

Join us on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave, Downtown, Bemidji.

IOC 2010 also features an exhibit opening on Nov 5th from 5 to 7pm.  Visit the Bemidji Community Art Center for the 8th Annual It’s Only Clay National Competition and Exhibit featuring an artist presentation at 6pm.

IOC 2010 is Co-sponsored by the BCAC and BSU Visual Arts Department. Support is provided by the Holiday Inn Express – Bemidji, BSU Foundation and the BSU Ceramics Club. IOC 2010 is also made possible, in part, by a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council through funding from the McKnight Foundation. For more information contact the BCAC at 218-444-7570 or email at