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Nigerian Master Potter to Visit, Give Demonstration

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On Friday, Jan. 23, Ibukunoluwa Ayoola, (aka IBK), Master Potter of Atamora Village, Osun, Nigeria, will visit Penn State to give a demonstration of his techniques and to promote his project with the Potters Water Action Group. IBK learned his skills from various sources and eventually attracted young people who wanted to work in the clay arts.

IBK is working with Potters Water Action Group to transform his pottery studio into a ceramic water filter production facility. Potters Water Action Group, under the direction of Dick Wukich, (retired professor of ceramics, Slippery Rock University), is dedicated to the promotion, production, and education of ceramic water filters in Honduras, Haiti, Iraq, Sudan and the Dominican Republic. Reservoir Studio is a member of Potters Water Action Group.

The schedule of events for Friday, Jan 23 is as follows:

9am: Light Breakfast, Clay Studio

10am: Pottery/Wheel Throwing Demonstration, Clay Studio

3pm: Water Filter Workshop, Reservoir Studio

IBK’s visit is sponsored by the Potters Water Action Group (, Reservoir Studio (, Penn State Ceramics Club, Penn State School of Visual Arts, Multicultural Programs, College of Arts and Architecture.

To learn more about this project, read this article: