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{nl}A reception was held for Alice Lloyd College art professor, Michael Ware, by the Appalachian Artisan Center on Friday, November 7th.  This event allowed family, friends, and peers to gather in celebration of Ware’s current retrospective exhibit entitled, “Mike Ware:  30 Years of Pottery.”  The Artisan Center will be displaying Michael’s work through the month of December.  The exhibit includes past works along with pictures and other memorabilia.  {nl}Michael Ware was born and raised in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, and attended school in nearby Lancaster.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Millersville State University, and then moved to Kentucky to attend Morehead State University.  After receiving his Masters in Studio Arts in 1974, he accepted a teaching position at the Hindman Settlement School. In addition, Michael taught art to levels K-12 in both Knott and Letcher counties from 1975-1991.  After a year off from public school teaching, he joined the faculty at Alice Lloyd College in 1992, where he now teaches art for the school’s education majors, as well as classes in the humanities.  Michael has been instrumental in implementing Alice Lloyd College’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and currently serves as Chair of the Humanities Division.  He is also on the Advisory Board of the Appalachian Artisan Center and is very involved in the workshops and planning for Center. {nl}Michael creates his pottery on a potter’s wheel from stoneware clays.  He often decorates his forms with images such as dogwood flowers, influenced by the woods near his home.  Michael’s pottery can regularly be found at the Appalachian Artisan Center, Marie Stewart Craft Shop, and Alice Lloyd College bookstore.  Those wishing to contact Michael Ware about his pottery, please feel free to email him at michaelware@alc.edu.{nl}           {nl}           Circa 1978                                Circa 1981