March 22, 2021

Ceramic artist to deliver Visiting Artist Lecture March 24

Deborah Schwartzkopf

Deborah Schwartzkopf

Ceramic artist Deborah Schwartzkopf will present the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture on Wednesday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Her lecture is presented by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History and Design.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Born and raised in Seattle, Schwartzkopf earned a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Alaska in 2002. She worked for studio potters in the Anchorage area, which gave her a strong foundation to spring from.

Following that, she focused on glazes for a year of independent study at San Diego State University; after which she completed a Masters of Fine Arts at Penn State in 2005. Since then she has taught at institutions such as Ohio University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, University of Washington and University of Georgia’s study abroad program in Cortona,Italy.

She has also worked nationally and internationally at places such as Montana’s Archie Bray Foundation, Mudflat Studios in Massachusetts, The Clay Studio in Pennsylvania, Sanbao in Jingdezhen, China, and the Residency for Ceramics in Berlin, Germany.

Since 2002, she has taught more than 80 in-person workshops, 50 online workshops, and exhibited work locally and abroad.

In 2009, Schwartzkopf moved back to Seattle opened Rat City Studios in 2013. For more on her work, visit her website.

The remaining spring schedule for the Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series is as follows. All events are at 5:30 p.m.:

March 31: Joel Damon, foundations. Damon is co-founder and co-curator of Project Project, an independent, DIY contemporary arts space in South Omaha, Nebraska.

April 7: Noel Anderson, printmaking. Anderson is area head of printmaking in New York University’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions. Anderson utilizes print-media and arts-based-research to explore philosophical inquiry methodologies.

April 14: Kristian Bjornard, foundations. Bjornard is a designer, educator and sustainabilitist. He is the director of The Office of Kristian Bjornard, a graphic design practice focusing on books, identities, websites and digital tools.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Art, Art History and Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

Underwritten by the Hixson-Lied Endowment with additional support from other sources, the series enriches the culture of the state by providing a way for Nebraskans to interact with luminaries in the fields of art, art history and design.

For more information on the series, contact the School of Art, Art History and Design at 402-472-5522.