VisArts Clay Instructor Ryan Coppage Published in Journal of the American Ceramic Society
A research paper, titled “Gold nanoparticle colorants as traditional ceramic glaze alternatives” and co-authored by VisArts teacher Ryan Coppage, was accepted by the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. The publication acknowledged VisArts Clay Studio Manager Jeff Vick, the VisArts facility and its staff for the development of nanoparticle color systems in ceramic glazes.
Coppage has made pottery for 12 years, starting with an art minor and perpetuated by frequent adoption by art programs during his graduate chemistry work. As current chemistry faculty at the University of Richmond, he enjoys developing glazes, publishing the occasional glaze tech article in Ceramics Monthly and fussing over academic aesthetics of ceramics.