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Walter Hyleck

New Tula #3, Fountain Series

Coil constructed, earthenware, cone 1
90"x 26"

Artist Statement

Experience tells me that potters and their patrons generally conceive of ceramic objects as existing in intimate settings. This is logical because clay forms and functional pots have a long history of nurturing their users. Our sense of appropriate scale grows from the common perception that pots have a natural size. They need to be held in the hand to function. When the clay object is enlarged or miniaturized the result can be disarming to the viewer. Although this can lead to a positive tension between the object and user, it is not the relationship I seek. I want my intent to be clear. This is an object environment in which the viewer dwells. We are asked to reverse our usual relationship with ceramic forms. They remain clay but they evoke the memory of architecture not pottery.


Walter Hyleck
3477 Scaffold Cane Rd.
Berea, Ky.  40403              
home, 606/986-3463;  office, 606/986-9341, x5531


	MFA  	l967, Ceramics and Art History,	        	     		
		Tulane University,	          		
		New Orleans, LA		

	BA	1965, Art and Art History, Cum Laude
		University of Minnesota, Duluth
		Duluth, MN


	Berea College, Louis Belknap Professor of  Fine Art
      		Full-time teaching l967-present
		Chairman, Art Department 1984 - present
		Director, Ceramic Apprenticeship Program 1971-1985
	-Resident Artist, Edna Manley School of the Visual Arts, Institute of 
	-Jamaica; Kingston, Jamaica 1991,1992
	-Al Smith Fellowship,  an award to support the endeavors of artists.
	-Nat. Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council, 1989
	-Visiting Artist, Mississippi State University;  Columbus, MI    l986
	-Surdna Foundation; Grants to artists for the support of apprentices, 
	-Guest Artist, John Abbott College; Montreal, Quebec    l979, l976
	-Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN    l974
	-Guest Artist, International Ceramic Symposium, at Memphis 			Academy of Art, 1973 sponsored by, The International Ceramic 		Society of Geneva, Switzerland
	-Visiting Artist, American Crafts Council workshop, 
		Arrowmont Crafts School; Gatlinburg, TN    l97l
	-Survey of Southeastern Ceramics, 1994; Moody Gallery of Art, 
		University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
	-Winter Show, 1993;  Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
	-Teapot:  The Concept and Approach,  1993;  Indiana University 
		Southeast, New Albany,IN
	-Functional Ceramics 1993: a retrospective;  Wayne Center for the Arts, 
		Wooster, OH
	-South Carolina/Kentucky Exchange Exhibit: 1992;
	 	South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
	-Slusser Gallery, Dept of Art and Architecture, University of Michigan;  
		Ann Arbor, MI 1990
	-Form and Function II:  National Teapot Exhibition  1990;  Craft 
		Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO
	-Focus on Form   1987-88;  Los Angeles Museum of Craft and Folk Art, 
		and  Owensboro Musem of Fine Art
	-Ceramics/Sculpture Invitational  1986;  Krannert Gallery, University 		of Evansville, Evansville, IN
	-Function in Clay:  New Works    l983 NCECA Exhibition; Georgia State 
		University, Atlanta, GA
	-Southeastern Ceramics, Fourteen Potters    l983;  Virginia Tech., 
		Blacksburg, VA
	-Architectural Ceramics    l980;  Dimock Gallery, George Washington 
		University,Washington, DC
	-The Harmonious Craft,  l978;  Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian 
		Institution, Washington, DC
	-Objects of Play    l978;  Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
	-Southeast Crafts Invitational    l974;  Greenville County Museum, 
		Greenville, SC
	-Exhibition 280    l974;  Huntington Art Gallery, Huntington, WV
	-Young Americans    l969;  Museum of Contemporary Crafts,
		New York, NY
	-Wichita National Crafts Exhibition    l966;  Wichita Art Center, 
		Wichita, KS

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