Co-presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

This special event is presented by celebrated author, editor, collector, gallerist, and lecturer Garth Clark—perhaps the most influential and provocative voice in the field of international ceramics. More a one-person stage show than a conventional lecture, “WITNESS” combines Clark’s wit, erudition, deep scholarship, and entertaining speaking style with a dynamic multimedia presentation encompassing the key revolutionary moments for ceramics since 1970. 

This program is free! Drop in to participate. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Speaker
Garth Clark is chief editor for the nonprofit CFile Foundation, a global online campus for contemporary ceramics in art, design, architecture, and technology. Clark, a 1976 graduate of the Royal College of Art, London, has authored, edited, and contributed to more than 70 books on ceramic art, as well as 300 essays, reviews, and monographs, including Michael Cardew: A Portrait, American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present; Shards: Garth Clark on Ceramics and Art; and Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Ceramics. Forthcoming publications include a study of Lucio Fontana’s ceramic oeuvre and Mind Mud: Ai Weiwei’s Conceptual Ceramics.

The Freed Lecture series at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is made possible by an endowment from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation.

HCCC’s presentation of this event is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Glasstire is the event media sponsor.