In celebration of the Global Day of Clay on November 8, the Department of Ceramic Arts is sponsoring an artist lecture featuring Lantao Zhao. Zhao is the visiting scholar for the Division of Ceramic Arts during the Fall 2017 academic semester. He is the Head of the Ceramic Art Department in Jingdezhen Ceramic University, where he also received his Masters of Fine Arts and his Doctorate degrees. He is also a member of the Academie Internationale De La Ceramique. Zhao’s works can be found in the collections of the Bristol Museum, the Yinchuan Museum, the National Centre for Preforming Arts in Beijing, and the Arts and Crafts Association of South Korea. Lantao Zhao has won numerous awards for his ceramics, both in China and internationally. His artist lecture will explore his unique perspectives of working as an international Chinese artist that utilizes both contemporary and traditional methods of making.