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Oct. 4, 1996

Ceramist-in-residence here Oct. 9-12

Ceramist, teacher and inventor Paul Soldner will be an artist-in-residence with the College of Design's ceramics program Oct. 9-12. He will show slides of his work at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Molecular Biology Auditorium. He will give a public workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in 38 Design. The workshop costs $25 for Iowa Designer Crafts Association members; $30 for non-members. People interested in attending should contact Ingrid Lilligren, 4- 8883.

Soldner is professor emeritus at Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.

"Literally hundreds of students have worked with him over the years," said Lilligren, assistant professor of art and design and a former graduate student of Soldner. "Many are now teaching in ceramics programs at universities and colleges across the country. He is in great demand for workshops and residencies around the world."

Soldner has had more than 200 one-person shows. His work is included in every major collection in the United States and many foreign collections, Lilligren said. He has invented pottery wheels, clay mixers and other studio equipment and is best known for his pioneering work in low temperature ceramic surfaces, including an adaptation of the Japanese Raku process and a salt fuming process.

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