The Robert Chapman Turner Teaching Fellow in Ceramic Art
Initiated in 2006, the Turner Teaching Fellowship is a non-tenure, three-year position within the Division of Ceramic Art that recognizes an emerging artist in the ceramic arts. The Fellowship provides studio time, access to fabrication facilities and teaching opportunities in a supportive environment that promotes the importance of making and the exchange of ideas across genres and generations.
The Turner Teaching Fellowship is named in honor of Robert Chapman Turner (b. 1913 – d. 2005), a distinguished American studio potter recognized for his functional pottery, sculptural vessels and inspired teaching. In 1949, Bob earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. From 1949 to 1951, Bob taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina where he designed and helped construct the pottery studio. Bob returned to Alfred in 1951 and taught ceramics in the School of Art and Design from 1958 until 1979.
The Turner Teaching Fellowship is made possible by an endowed gift to Alfred University from Marlin Miller (AU ‘54).
Kelcy Chase Folsom
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