I received a EU grant to visit Poland as a visiting professor at "The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw" from March 10 to 17. Marzena, head of the ceramics and glass department, graciously accepted my visit and taught a class on kiln casting core mold making to 21 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students. In 2012, a new building called the "Innovation Center for Applied Arts" opened, which includes 9 laboratories and 42 classrooms with the latest technology and workshop facilities. Classes were held in this modern building. We visited and discussed ways to deepen exchanges and exchanges between Polish and Japanese universities, and had high expectations for future activities.
The School of Fine Arts in Wrocław has existed as an academic center for over two hundred years. Thus the emphasis was put on ceramic and artistic glass after 1945. Great number of artistic and didactic achievements gathered through the years have built the Academy's position as an art center not only in Poland but also in the European community. Thank you to my good friend Marzena and everyone at the university for supporting my visit.