Ceramics Chair Nathan Lynch Receives NEA Grant for Seabird Nest Program

CCA Ceramics Department and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge Working on Año Nuevo IslandCCA Ceramics Department and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge Working on Año Nuevo Island

Ceramics Professor and Chair Nathan Lynch and Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for their Seabird Nest Program. The project, originally brought together with Matthew Passmore at MoreLab, focuses on designing and fabricating ceramic nesting modules for seabirds around the world who are at risk from habitat degradation and predation. You can watch videos of Nathan and CCA students' work on California's remote Año Nuevo Island online here.  

The project is just one example of how craft can be utilized to make a difference in the world. To learn more about our Ceramics program, and Nathan Lynch's work within it, click here