A new ceramic art exhibit, Return: Marshall Maude in Asia, will be at the Northern Arizona University Art Museum from Oct. 31-Dec. 1. A public reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Associate professor of ceramics at the University of Kansas whose artwork has been featured throughout the world, Maude’s materials, themes and ideas come from many sources.

“I contrast ceramic history and processes with new technologies and ideas, not to challenge but to embrace,” Maude said. “A reincarnation of concept, image, pattern and form reinforce my intention to look again without answer.”

His inspiration comes from past makers like the amphorae of nameless Greek workmen, tea bowls of Japanese masters, the blue-and-white paintings of Chinese Ming Dynasty decorators and the drawings of Anasazi potters.

The NAU Art Museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. It is free and open to the public. Complimentary reception parking is in lots P3 (behind Gammage), P8 (north of the College of Education on Knoles Drive) and P4 (ADA stalls near Ashurst—must have hangtag).