Slab built, cast bottle,coiled pear and bowl/multifired underglazes,
16.5"x 21"x 6"
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 drawings? 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 gestural. 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.
BACIA EDELMAN Address: 1824 Vilas Avenue, Madison, WI 53711 Phone: (608) 2S7-3292 Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts EDUCATION 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 GRANTS Project Grants, Wisconsin Arts Board, 1987,1983, 1979,1978 GALLERIES Lightside Gallery,Santa Fe, New Mexico Avante Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek, Wisconsin COLLECTIONS 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 PURCHASE AWARDS Chicago Vicinity Clay 3, Chicago, Illinois, 1983 University of Wisconsin, Women's Studies Building, Madison, Wisconsin 1976 MAJOR EXHIBITIONS (selected) 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 INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS (selected) 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, Wisconsin 1985 "Nine From Wisconsin," Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin JURIED EXHIBITIONS (selected) 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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