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Bacia Edelman


Still Life

Slab built, cast bottle,coiled pear and bowl/multifired underglazes, earthenware
16.5"x 21"x 6"

Artist Statement

       In these pieces my particular concern was the play between two 
dimensions and three dimensions.

       In "Still Life", the background mimics, in 2-D, the free-standing wine 
bottle and the pear in the bowl. Or do the modeled forms mimic the 

       The piece called "Bird Form" has images of pots within pots in 2-D which 
are on the curved surface of the actual vessel. I aimed for a visual pun. (It 
amuses me anyway.)

       Working in this way not only requires multiple firings and use of graphic 
tape but also requires two or three coats of the one-strokes and underglazes. I 
am thinking of loosening up and letting the color work become more 

       Originally I majored in painting although I had clay play opportunities as 
a small child. Then one ceramics course in art school determined the rest of 
my life.



Address: 1824 Vilas Avenue, Madison, WI 53711
Phone:  (608) 2S7-3292
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

        Akademie Fhr Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 1952-53
        M.F.A., New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, 1950
        B.F.A., Rhode Island school of Design,1 ')47
        Black Mountain College (summer) 1946

        Project Grants, Wisconsin Arts Board, 1987,1983, 1979,1978

        Lightside Gallery,Santa Fe, New Mexico
        Avante Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
        Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin

        Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
        Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
        Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona
        Charles A. Wustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
        Numerous corporate and private collections

        Chicago Vicinity Clay 3, Chicago, Illinois, 1983
        University of Wisconsin, Women's Studies Building, Madison, 
	Wisconsin 1976

        1994 Four-person show, Santa Fe Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin
        1993 Three-person show, Lightside Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
        1987 Two-person show, Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, 
	Madison, Wisconsin
        1985 Solo show, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin
        1985 The Hand and the Spirit Crafts Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

        1994 New Artists Tea Party, Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
        1994 Paoli Clay Family Show, Verona, WI
        1994-93 National Teapot Invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis
        1993 World Clay Stomp, N. Arizona University Art Gallery,Flagstaff, AZ
        1990 "Our Ladies of Art," Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
        1990 "The Eccentric Teapot," Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb, Chicago, IL
        1989 "The Tea Party," Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA
        1989 "Clay AZ Art," International Exhibit, Northern ArizonaUniversity 
	Art Gallery, Flagstaff, Arizona
        1988 "Explorations in Clay," Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, 
        1985 "Nine From Wisconsin," Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, 
	Green Bay, Wisconsin

        1993 29th Ceramic National, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
        1993,'92 and '91 Fifth, Fourth and Third Annual Teapot Shows, A. 
	Houberbocken Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
        1991 The Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas
        l 991 and 1990 Sixth and Fifth Annual National Ceramic Competitions, 
	San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Texas
        1988 "The Dripless Spout/Innovative Teapots," Arrowmont School of 
	Arts and Crafts Gallery, Gatlinburg, Tenn.
        1986 "Chicago Vicinity Clay V", Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

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