Archaeological Lecture Explores Ancient Etruscan Kilns
Mon, 03/28/2011 - 3:27pm
Don Davis, ceramicist and art professor at East Tennessee State University, will present "The Nuovo Forno Etrusco Project in Italy: Constructing an Ancient Etruscan Kiln," at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in UNC Asheville's Owen Hall, room 302. The talk will describe a three-year experimental archeology project at the Castello di Spannocchia educational center in Italy, in which Davis and his students researched, reconstructed and fired an ancient Etruscan kiln based on the excavated remains of a kiln at the Cetamura archeological site. The event is free and open to the public.
An internationally known ceramic artist, Davis' work is part of the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Charlotte in North Carolina, International Museum of Ceramics in New York, North Carolina State University, and the Shirakawa Public Hall in Japan.
The talk is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Classics Department and the Archaeological Institute of America. For more information contact Laurel Taylor, UNC Asheville lecturer in art and classics and president of the WNC Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America, at 828.251.6290 or email@example.com.