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Michael Kline and Akira Satake Visiting Artist

The Art Department at USC is proud to host potters Michael Kline and Akira Satake as Visiting Artists on Monday and Tuesday October 8th and 9th for demonstrations and lectures on their ceramics work. Everyone is welcome to attend these free demos and lectures -- students, faculty, and the public -- please come out and see these accomplished artists work.


Monday, October 8th:

9:30-10:30 Michael Kline Slide Lecture, MM- 341

10:30-12:30 Demos -- Michael and Akira, MM-103

12:30-1:30 Lunch -- Pot Luck, bring a dish!

1:30-5:00 Demos -- Michael and Akira, MM-103


Tuesday October 9th

9:30-10:30 Akira Satake Slide Lecture, MM-341

10:30-12:30 Demos -- Michael and Akira, MM-103

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-5:00 Michael and Akira meet individually with BFA’s and Graduates


Michael Kline has been a studio potter since 1993. He studied pottery, painting, and printmaking at the University of Tennessee and holds a BFA. In 1993 Michael began his business and created wood fired-salt glazed tableware with a botanical theme in Massachusetts until 1998 when he was awarded a Resident Artist position at the Penland School of Crafts. Since his residency at Penland, he has owned and operated Michael Kline Pottery in Bakersville, NC.


Akira Satake was born in Osaka, Japan, the artist has been living in the U.S. since 1983 and has won numerous awards here for both visual and music. In 2003 he relocated from Brooklyn, New York to Swannanoa, North Carolina, where he built a Japanese Kyushu-style oil kiln and a wood-fired kiln.