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Ben Ryterband, Faculty in Ceramics will be retiring after 50 years at the end of this semester.  The FA3D Department / Ceramics is hosting a lunch time drop in event for people to stop by and say goodbye to Ben.  All are welcome.

Ben Ryterband received his BA from Antioch College.  Before receiving his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, he was a potter’s apprentice in Tajimi, Japan. He specializes in wheel working and ceramic casting. He exhibits in galleries and colleges nationally, including the Society for Arts and Crafts in Boston and  recently received first place awards in Massachusetts State of Clay exhibitions.  His work has been published in Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics Art and Perception.




Geometry and wonder provide motive and motif: spirals, fractals, and flux.  Fond of Staffordshire slipware and once a devoted Japanese apprentice, I now choreograph Momoyama with Postmodern.  As if a Shino tea bowl or feathered vessel shared the stage with a Lucas Samaras “Reconstruction.”  Respecting both the utilitarian and sculptural, what I midwife, whether serving a tour as tableware or otherwise, is intended to serve as a cairn.

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