Jay Lacouture, professor of art, spent five weeks in Jingdezhen, China, last fall as a visiting artist at the West Virginia University/Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute International Ceramic Program.
During his time in Jingdezhen, Lacouture gave presentations, including one as part of a Chinese TV series on ceramics, but he spent the bulk of his time working with clay. “That’s the value of the arts, and really, the value of ceramics,” he says. “It’s a complete liberal arts experience because there’s history, there’s geology, there’s chemistry, there’s critique and analysis, there’s creative problem solving. It’s everything we stand for at Salve Regina.”