CCC to host guest ceramics artist

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Coconino Community College will host a guest ceramics artist who will give a free public presentation and lecture on Friday, Feb. 17.


Joseph Bennion is a distinguished potter who will be traveling from Spring City, Utah to visit CCC. He will be demonstrating his skills as a potter to give guests deeper knowledge and to offer tips about art and pottery.


As an instructor, Bennion has held lectures and workshops throughout the United States as well as around the world. Various museums and universities from New York, Idaho, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Utah all own collections of his work. Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff even has a small collection of his work.


Bennion owns Horseshoe Mountain Pottery with his wife in the small farming town of Spring City in central Utah. Currently, Bennion finds inspiration in the beauties of family and household. He focuses his work mostly on utilitarian pottery that would find itself on the family dinner table. He aspires for his work to promote family strength among his supporters. He deals in local, fair trade and enjoys his supporters visiting and purchasing direct from his studio.


The event will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CCC Lone Tree Campus Ceramics Room. The event is free and open to CCC students and all local area residents.


CCC is located at 2800 S. Lone Tree Road. For more information about CCC, visit


About Coconino Community College


Coconino Community College faculty and staff are dedicated to promoting an environment of excellence to support students. Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. The College has helped create the region's skilled workforce, with the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. CCC has served more than 75,000 students countywide, with two campuses in Flagstaff and an instructional site in Page.


CCC provides affordable tuition and a variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields. Those fields include nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. Additionally, CCC has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities.


CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

Monday, 6th February 2017

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  • Monday, 6th February 2017