A Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member recently served as a visiting artist at two local high schools.
Art Department Coordinator Jeff Greenham demonstrated ceramic art at Lewis County High School and North Marion High School for more than 250 students.
Greenham discussed the importance of creativity in all fields, talking about the history of ceramics and his career in the arts.
At North Marion High School, Greenham created parts for the school’s “Totem Sculpture Project.” Students there will continue this process to construct three 4 to 6 foot high ceramic totem sculptures that will eventually be installed on the NMHS campus.
Greenham has used his knowledge of pottery to work in the academic realm and with commercial studios whose chief arena is the creation of ceramic ware designed for functional use. In 1996, Greenham became Director of Ceramics at the Chautauqua School of Art, a part of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, N.Y. Since 1977, the artist has served numerous institutions as an independent consultant, often combining those duties with teaching in his discipline. He has worked in London and The Netherlands. His work has been exhibited and reviewed nationally and is in many private and corporate collections in the U.S.