AIC23 PP - Katherine Choy: 1950s Radical Potter at Newcomb in New Orleans

Session Description

Katherine Choy (American, b. China 1927-1958) was one of the first ceramicists to bridge Asian traditions into Modern abstract art. A 2022 exhibition and catalog at the New Orleans Museum of Art was the first monographic review of this artist who was celebrated by the 1950s American craft world but has nonetheless been nearly forgotten. This presentation puts Choy's work in context of both ceramics at New Orleans’s Newcomb College, where she taught in the mid-1950s, and examines the artist's leadership in evolving clay from purely utilitarian objects and into the purview of expressive fine art.


Mel Buchanan | Curator of Decorative Arts & Design | New Orleans Museum of Art

Continuing Education

Review of this session recording will award 1 CE hour. 

CPE credit is not awarded for this pre-recorded offering. 


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Course Certificate
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available Open certificate for the option to print.