Join LSU Ceramics for a Night of Lectures from Two Studio Potters from Marshall, NC


Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m.
LSU Design Building Commons

Matt Kelleher and Shoko Teruyma, studio potters from Marshall, North Carolina, will lecture at the LSU College of Art + Design on Tuesday, November 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Design Building Commons.

Matt Kelleher is a studio potter in the mountains of western North Carolina. In 2005, he made the decision to leave university teaching and pursue full-time studio work through a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts. Kelleher has also been an artist in residence at Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana (1999–2001) and Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Shigaraki, Japan (2003). While he continues to investigate soda-fired tableware, Kelleher has broadened his interests to include sculptural vessels, bird inspired forms, and collaborative work with Shoko Teruyama. Visit for more information.

Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She earned a BA in education and taught elementary school for two years before coming to the United States to study art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997. Teruyama received her MFA in ceramics in the fall of 2005 from Wichita State University. She finished a three-year residency at Penland School of Crafts in 2008 and is now a studio artist in Marshall, North Carolina. Teruyama’s hand-built work is made of earthenware with white slip and sgraffito decoration. She has developed a cast of characters based in experience with human relations. As the characters interact, Teruyama wants the viewer to find their own stories. Her work is seemingly whimsical, but reveals itself to be something more devious and interesting. Visit for more information.

About LSU Ceramics
Ceramics at LSU is currently ranked the ninth Best Graduate School in Ceramics in the United States by US News and World Report. The ceramics facility currently boasts 10,000 square feet of workspace housing 11 electric kilns, 4 gas kilns—including a 100 cubic foot BLAAUW gas car-kiln—and a soda kiln among an array of additional studio equipment. The ceramics faculty recognizes the importance of experimentation and the exploration of a broad spectrum of visual concepts as an artist, emphasizing the intersections of art, craft, and design. Visit for more information.