|Channel 3 to show "N.D. Clay: The Cable Years"|
The documentary, “N.D. Clay: The Cable Years,” will be shown on Channel 3 in Grand Forks during December and January. “N.D. Clay: The Cable Years” describes the history and tradition of the University's Ceramics Department, specifically the involvement of Margaret Kelly Cable.
“Cable’s art and teaching provide the opportunity to explore a part of UND’s and North Dakota’s youthful past from which a great deal of pride can be taken,” says Don Miller, UND art professor.
Cable taught over 1,800 students while at UND and received several prestigious ceramics awards, including the Charles Fergus Binns Medal for Excellence in Art from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, and the American Ceramic Society. Cable’s pottery is highly coveted by ceramic collectors across the U.S. and has been given as gifts to Crown Princess Martha of Norway and President John F. Kennedy.
“Cable’s impressions in clay are not only insightful, but also inspirational,” says Miller. “Despite her near legendary status among art pottery authorities, until recently, there was very little information about her or her work available.”
“N.D. Clay: The Cable Years” will air Dec. 24-30 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m on Grand Forks Cable Channel 3. The documentary will also be shown Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in January. Closed captioning is available for viewers.
The UND Ceramics Department will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010.
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