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Artwork by Associate Professor Michael Welliver
and Seven MCCC Students
Selected for "Ceramics Invitational" at Ellarslie Museum


For its December/January “Ceramics Invitational," Trenton’s Ellarslie Museum selected seven pieces of ceramic art by MCCC Associate Professor Michael Welliver, and the work of seven of Welliver’s students. The show runs through Jan. 2 at the museum, located in Trenton's Cadwallader Park.

Clay, its functionality and its sculptural expression are keys to Welliver’s art and teaching. “There is always pull between function and sculpture in ceramics,” he says. The works shown at Ellarslie, which he completed last summer, “hover around the borderline between both.”

Also serving as coordinator of Mercer’s Visual Arts program, Welliver teaches Wheel Throwing, 3-D Design and Raku. He is especially proud that the work of his students was selected for the show. “Their art speaks for itself,” he said. “It is very high quality, and a good reflection on the program and on the college.”

Welliver is a graduate of MCCC (1981), who earned his BA from Thomas Edison and Master’s from Kean University.

MCCC Associate Professor
Michael Welliver.


MCCC student Ruth Reese

MCCC student Sue Chiu
MCCC student Ruth Jourjne

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