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UCA Chancellor Professor Dame Magdalene Odundo is an internationally-renowned ceramicist whose work is in public and private collections worldwide. After graduating from UCA’s Farnham campus, then known as West Surrey College of Art & Design, Dame Magdalene developed the technique with which she builds her pieces, drawing on traditional Ugandan practice and other sources including Mexican pottery and Greek Cycladic sculpture. Dame Magdalene was Professor of Ceramics at UCA Farnham from 2001 to 2016 before being inaugurated as a Professor Emerita, and has received honours from cultural and educational institutions in the UK, Africa and USA. She says she came to UCA as it “had one of the best ceramic courses in the country. I love the UCA community and the breadth of creative subjects it offers to students.” “I am in the process of packing work for an exhibition at Albion Barn in Oxfordshire. I wanted to recap on a series of symmetrical work that I have been developing over the years and in this exhibition, I will be showing these works including some drawings from my sketch books.” Having such a successful creative career we asked Dame Magdalene for her advice for anyone thinking about a creative career and she said “The creative world is not an easy profession, anyone embarking on it has to be single minded, have a real passion for the subject and be prepared to work HARD. Creativity is like nurturing a child, it gets better through practice and participation.” 📸 Hepworth Wakefield ⁠ #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackLivesMatter #BlackHistory #BlackExcellence #BlackHistoryMonth2020 #WeareUCA #MakersofUCA