On May 19th at 4PM, the Kit Carson Home and Museum is hosting a lecture by Lee Akins, Professor of Ceramics at UNM Taos. Lee Akins was born in Texas but spent most of his early years in Taiwan. He received his B.F.A. from the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio in 1975 and M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University in Ceramics in 1986. He has taught ceramics at the college level for more than 30 years including Dallas County Community College and Colin College, Plano, TX. In 2008 he retired early and moved to Rinconada in northern New Mexico to become a full time studio potter. He currently teaches part-time at Santa Fe Clay and University of New Mexico, Taos.
Lee coil builds terracotta, creating vessels and sculptures influenced by his time in Asia. His work has been featured in ceramic magazines and publications including an article in Ceramics Monthly, August/September 2006.