John Dix Demonstrating Wood Fired Pottery At Concord Sept. 6

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 01 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement Sept. 2, 2011
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - American trained, world-traveling artist John Dix will be demonstrating his wood fired pottery at Concord University’s Fine Arts Gallery on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The wood fired kiln opening will take place at 5 p.m.

Dix is known for taking an original approach to making his clay pottery. He describes his process as “...a mental and physical dance that creates.” He lets the process dictate his work, allowing the work of art to take its own course as he guides it.

Dix lives in Kobe, Japan, but travels to locations such as Scotland and the United States to provide his workshops to artists. He has devoted himself to understanding the nature and behavior of the materials he uses.

Dix was awarded the “Best of Ceramics Award” in 1985 at the Fremont Festival in Fremont, Mich., and visited Concord University in 2009 with his “Soft Beauty of Shino group exhibition.”

More information is available on Dix’s website ( as well as at and by calling (304) 384-5101 or emailing the Box Office at

This press release was written by Hannah Mullens, a student in Concord University’s Public Relations Workshop. She is from Summersville, W.Va.

An image of Dix’s artwork is attached to this message for your convenience.