Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop:


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John Krouse, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

John B. Krouse, President of Boston Valley Terra Cotta, holds his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering and minor in Ceramic Sculpture from Alfred University.  His engineering, artistic expertise, and 32 years of experience guides the manufacture of terra cotta products for several markets while consistently expanding the state of the art facility and equipment.

Bill Pottle, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Bill Pottle is the Director of Business Development for Boston Valley Terra Cotta and has been with the company since 2012.  The majority of Bill’s career has been spent in architectural sales working with architects and construction professionals across the globe. Bill’s responsibilities include new business development, managing BVTC’s sales network, directing marketing programs, and major contract negotiations, and managing BVTC’s estimating and project management teams.

William M. Carty, Ph.D., Alfred University

Dr. William Carty is the John F. McMahon Professor and Chair of Ceramic Engineering at Alfred University.  He received a B.S. and M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from UMR (Missouri), a Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Washington, and joined Alfred University in 1993.  He teaches extensively (engineering classes during the school year and “Ceramic Science for the Artist” workshops in the summer) and has research all aspects of traditional ceramics production.  He is a frequent contributor to NCECA, has learned to speak the proper language (i.e., the language of the artist), and has an unbridled passion for understanding the why of ceramics.

Neil Forrest, NSCAD University

Neil Forrest is an internationally exhibiting ceramic artist and professor at NSCAD University (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) and a research relationship with The Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHIO) in Norway.
Forrest’s earlier ceramic works developed an idea of synthetic landscape fragments that would colonize built spaces. These micro- and macro-structures offer architectonic strategies of aggregation and connective systems to extend the reach of ceramics as long chains or complex matrixes as part of post-modern space. His recent ideas discuss place, architecture and specific historical events around modernity and national identity. Forrest is involved in a multi-year research grant called ‘Porøs,’ in conjunction with The Oslo National Academy of the Arts. The project originates in the nature of clay itself – how porosity works as expressive instrument.

Forrest received his Masters from Alfred University in New York, his BFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and diploma from Sheridan College of Craft.


*These are just a few of the participants involved in the ACA Workshop.

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John B. Krouse
President / General Manager, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Bill Pottle
International Marketing Manager, Boston Valley Terra Cotta

Omar Khan
Chair of Architecture, University at Buffalo

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