Ben Alvers


The Tigers Won’t Fight & the Lions Won’t Roar, 2014
Terra Cotta, Glaze
12” x 4” x 3”


Are We Not Men? 2017
Terra Cotta, Glaze
15” x 8” x 6”


Mickey Mouse Grew Up a Cow, 2016
Terra Cotta, Glaze
30” x 18” x 14”

Artist Biographical Statement

Ceramicist Ben Ahlvers approaches his sculptures with great care for craft and respect for clay as a medium of fine art. Inspired by personal narrative, Ahlvers develops figures that engage the viewer through attention to detail and humor. Ahlvers’ lively figures, primarily clay with the occasional found object or fabric, exhibit a quality of motion. The artist achieves this by beginning many of his sculptures with a drawing. He then uses his knowledge of clay construction to capture the movement of the two-dimensional work in a three-dimensional form. Through this process, Ahlvers’ love of drawing and animation becomes apparent in his final pieces.

Location & Hours

Location: Fayman Gallery, 927 1/2 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Saturday, Oct. 13: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, Oct. 14: noon – 6 pm

Website & Contact Info


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 785.865.8747