Franklin College art lecture and ceramics display

The Franklin College Art Department will host a lecture by guest artist Adam Egenolf on crystalline glazing on Sept. 20.

His talk, “Crystalline Glazing: 15 Years and 10 Minutes,” is scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. in the Henderson Conference Room on the second floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts, located at the corner of Branigin Blvd. and Grizzly Dr. A reception will follow.

The art department will display Egenolf’s work Sept. 20 through Nov. 3 in the Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Exhibit hours will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

In the fall of 2002, Egenolf graduated with a studio art degree from the University of Southern Indiana, where he discovered crystalline glazed ceramics and where he became fascinated by the chemistry, challenges and results of the process, according to a statement from the college.

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He continued to work in crystalline glazes while at East Carolina University, earning his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2008. Since graduation, Egenolf has worked as a full-time professional artist having built a successful ceramics business, where he continues to push the boundaries of crystalline glaze chemistry and techniques.