Artifacts like a tarnished copper yak butter teapot used in ceremonies in Bhutan or a Sambura wooden vessel from Kenya hold continually intrigue me. The rich surfaces interest me on these pieces but I am equally drawn by the human ritual in which lllese objects are used. Currently I am using the symbols hobos scratched out during the depression in the '30s to convey messages like "don't give up," or "food here if you work." I have made stamps using these symbols and then made more and yet more stamps. These form part of the teapots and vessels I make in which I try to convey a feeling of ritual use and artifact presence.
LANA WILSON 465 Hidden Pines Ln. Del Mar, CA 92014 EXHIBITIONS "18th Annual Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards," Judges Commendation Award, Auckland, New Zealand, 1994 "1994 International Orton Cone Box Show," Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, 1994 Purchase Award "Myths: New Form/New Function." juried, Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1994 Maveety Gallery, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, 1993, 1994 "Fletcher Challenge Ceramic Awards," Auckland, New Zealand, 1993, photo of piece selected for catalogue and for January, 1994 article in Ceramics Monthly 'Tea Party," invitational, Ferrin Gallery/Pinch Pottery, Massachusetts, 19 "Cedar Creek National Teapot Show II," Creedmoor, North Carolina, l ~ "Ceramics '93," invitational, Golden West College, Huntington Beach, 1993 "Southern California Community College Exhibition," juried, Mesa College, San Diego, CA, 1993 "Ceramic Vessels," three person show, Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, New York, 1992 Dorothy Weiss Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1992, 1993 "The Seventh Annual San Angelo National Ceramic Competition," sponsored by Monarch Tile, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas, 1992, chosen for traveling exhibition, bought by Director of Museum for his personal collection "Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Awards," Auckland, New Zealand, 1991, photo of piece chosen for catalogue Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, l990 "Teapots," Gallery Eight, La Jolla, CA, l990 "High Tea," Moira James Gallery, Green Valley, Nevada, l990 "A Spot O' Tea - 5," The Clayhouse, Santa Monica, CA, 19851987 "Sculptural Ceramicists," Wita Gardiner Gallery, San Diego, CA, 1988 "National Craft Exhibition - Market House '87," Market House Craft Center, Lancaster, PA, 1987 "Luckenbach Mill Gallery Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts," Luckenbach Mill Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, 1987, Award of Excellence "Small Images," Studio 29, San Diego, CA, 1987, Purchase Award ARTICLES AUTHORED "Innovative Glaze Development - Cone 6" NCECA Journal 1993 , Volume 14, Pacific Rim, San Diego, 1993 "Lichenlike Surfaces," Ceramics Monthly, February, l990 "Charcoal and Metallic Salts," Ceramics Monthly, October, 1987 BOOK AUTHORED "Ceramics: Shape and Surfaces, Handouts for Potters" fifty-five plus page book on glaze development, annotated glaze formulas, analysis of shapes, handles, lips, feet, dnd issues of creativity, time and discouragement, available through the author WORKSHOPS and TALKS GIVEN Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, workshop, 1993, 1994 Idyllwild School of Music and Arts, Idyllwild, CA, workshop 1993 Radcliffe Studio for Ceramics, Cambridge, Massachusetts, workshop, 1993 "Innovative Glaze Development - Cone 6," panel moderator, NCECA Conference, San Diego, CA, 1993 Mendocino Art Center, resident two & one week workshops, Mendocino, CA, 1992,1994 University of California at Berkeley, Art Department, Berkeley, CA, workshop,1992 Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel, slide lecture, 1989 Capetown Potters' Association, Capetown, South Africa, workshop, 1986 VIDEO "Soft Slab Techniques with Lana Wilson," reviewed in Ceramics Monthly, Columbus, Ohio,March, 1993, pp. 24-25. TEACHING Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, January 1987 to present Mesa College, San Diego, CA, 1981 to present Honors Seminar, spring semester, 1993, and spring semester 1994
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