OGBU Smart

Ceramicist Address: Department of Fine & Applied Arts, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, Enugu State. Birth: October 30, 1936, in Ihube, Okigwe, Okigwe Local Government Area, Abia State. Training: Okigwe Pottery Training Centre, Okigwe, 1951-1956; studied ceramics in Germany, 1962-1965; HND (by correspondence), University of London, 1967; postgraduate licentiate, Institute of Ceramics, Shelton, England, 1984. Profile: Full name, Smart Nzekwe Ogbu; general foreman, Ekulu Pottery, Enugu, 1958-1962; technical officer for production, Modern Ceramics Industries, Umuahia, 1965-1970; manager, pottery companies, eastern Nigeria, 1970-1974; technical officer for ceramics, Department of Fine&Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974; instructor/lecturer, Department of Fine&Applied Arts, Institute of Management &Technology, Enugu, 1974-1988; principal lecturer, Department of Fine&Applied Arts, Institute of Management & Technology, Enugu, from 1989. Solo Exhibitions British Council, Enugu, 1979. Group Exhibitions Annual Festival of Arts Exhibitions, Enugu, 1955-1960. FESTAC '77, Lagos, 1977. International Trade Fair, Lagos, 1984. "National Exhibition of Indigenous Technological Innovators &Inventors," Imo State Concorde Hotel, Owerri, 1987. "An Exhibition of Ceramics," British Council, Enugu, April 24-28, 1989. Public Collections British Council, Enugu. National Museum, Lagos. Okigwe Pottery Centre, Okigwe. Ibadan Polytechnic, Ibadan. University of Cross River State, Uyo. Bibliography An Exhibition ofCeramics: Household, Interior, Exterior Decorators and Machinery/ Equipment by S. N. Ogbu; [held at the British Council, Enugu, April 24-28, 1989. Enugu: s.n., 1989]. 15pp. illus., port
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