Miami International University of Art & Design Faculty Featured in “From a Slab of Clay” Book on Ceramic Art Work by Judith King and Bryan Hiveley

By: The Art Institutes

November 15, 2012

 Ceramic artists Judith King and Bryan Hiveley, both Visual Arts faculty at Miami International University of Art & Design, are featured in a recently released book entitled “From  a Slab of Clay,” by Daryl Baird.

Through highlighting various artists’ work, “From a Slab of Clay” seeks to inspire interest in working with the medium. Judith King’s featured piece, Vegetarian, is a large platter showing a hungry lizard moving toward its prey - a flower he is holding up with his tail. Bryan Hiveley’s featured piece, Devil and the Chicken, also highlights nature’s food chain by featuring a devil with an animal skeleton who has caught its prey, a chicken. Both pieces are large platters and are examples of work created in the slab-building method of construction.  The book is available in bookstores and on

Both King and Hiveley are no strangers to recognition. King was featured in the July/August 2012 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, where her article, “Split Personality,” was published. “Split Personality” is a step-by-step guide demonstrating King’s technique for making and painting a large platter. The demonstration piece, entitled, “Candy Rain,” reflects the artist’s daydreams about candy raining from the sky and combining her love of drawing and clay. “I’ve always been fascinated by early interpretations of the natural world,” King states in the article.

Bryan Hiveley’s artwork is organic, abstract and semi-abstract sculptures inspired by nature and environmental concerns as well as universal biomorphic forms.  “The natural world has always been the driving force in my creation of art,” says Hiveley.

“We are very lucky to have both Bryan and Judith on our faculty – their expertise, creativity and passion come through not only in their work, but also in the classroom with our students,” says Erika Fleming, president of Miami International University of Art & Design.

To see more of Judith King’s work, please visit her website at Bryan Hiveley’s ceramics and sculptures can be seen on his website,

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By: The Art Institutes

November 15, 2012