DINNERWARE
3rd - 30th June, 2009

JOHN GLICK (USA)

"Thinking about dinnerware?
Using custom made dinnerware is a joy that rewards the user at every meal day in and day out. Willing to take a small journey and explore with me? I have been making dinnerware for my entire 43 year career as a studio potter. As a potter I have learned that my own enjoyment of process is what must be a part of all the making activities I do - the shaping at the wheel, decorative work with slip, my pleasure when applying glaze and decorative marks and imagining enjoyment in use."

John Glick was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1938. He completed his Bachelor of Arts Degree at Wayne State University, Detroit and attended Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for Masters Degree studies in metalsmithing and ceramics. Since 1964 he has been a professional studio artist working in clay. Glick shows widely in the USA and internationally..

Glick's work, according to Bruce Hartman, former Curator, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, involves "...complex, painterly expressions. The austerity of his earlier work has given way to an exuberant decorative sensibility grounded in Oriental calligraphy and American abstract expressionism.

His most recent credits include major representation at the New Art Form Exposition, Chicago, Illinois with Pro Art Gallery and inclusion in the definitive exhibition, Fragile Blossoms, Enduring Earth: The Japanese Influence on American Ceramics at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. His work appears in the collections of 14 museums, among them the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D. C., Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, and the American Craft Museum, NYC. Thirteen university art collections as well as numerous private and corporate collections have acquired Glick's work. Additional honors include twice being awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant (1961 &1972), two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships (1977 & 1988), and a Michigan Foundation for the Arts Governor's Award (1977).

To date, Glick has published nine articles in the ceramics field and his work appears prominently in over thirty books on ceramics in the USA and foreign countries. He lectures nationally and internationally and is a much sought after workshop leader.

More about John Glick on his own website http://www.johnglick.com


John Glick 45 éve készít tálaló edényeket stúdiójában, így el is hihetjük neki, hogy “a rendelésre készült edény használóját nap nap után, minden étkezéskor megörvendezteti”. Glick alkotásai, Bruce Hartman, a Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum korábbi kurátora szerint "...összetett és fest?i kifejezéseket foglalnak magukba. Korábbi munkáinak szigorúsága utat nyitott a keleti kalligráfián és az amerikai absztrakt impresszionizmuson alapuló túláradóan dekoratív érzékenységnek”.  

 


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