Amedeo Salamoni to Speak at Festival of Fire

Amedeo Salamoni will be a keynote speaker during the Festival of Fire, September 20 to 25, 2017 at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York. (Photo by Amedeo Salamoni)

Faculty member Amedeo Salamoni will be a keynote speaker during the Festival of Fire, September 20 to 25, 2017 at Salem Art Works in Salem, New York.

Amedeo recently published a book called Wood-fired Ceramics, 100 Contemporary Artists, which will be the focus of his talk. He is an accomplished teacher, potter, and kiln builder with extensive knowledge in clay and wood-burning kilns. He was crucial in last year’s installation of George School’s wood-burning kiln.

Amedeo earned a Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the University of Delaware in 1991, a Master of Art Education from Kean University in 1989, and a Bachelor of Art, Urban and Outdoor Recreation from Kean University in 1987. He has been a member of the George School faculty since 2009.