My current work is slip cast and assembled, cone three terra cotta. Surface decoration is accomplished with sprayed, airbrushed, and hand painted under glazes and glazes. Further surface embellishments are non-fired gold and metallic pigments. This body of work is entitled "Neo-Industrial Art Objects" and consists of decorative and functional pieces including halogen lighting as well as sculptural and functional ceramics.
Technique and process are of some value to me. I fully exploit whatever appropriate technology is required. No process or methodology is sacred. My work is idea driven by design, the underlying structure and context of my ceramic work being most important.
I have always made pottery that is functional. "Neo Industrial Art Objects" are an attempt to push some of the limits in ascribing form for human usage. Architectonic design elements present a diverse context that interests me, both in a historical as well as contemporary genre.
Jonathan Kaplan Ceramic Design Group PO Box 775112 Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477 (303) 879-9139 EDUCATION 1973 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design 1975 Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville EXPERIENCE 1976-1988 Jonathan Kaplan Stoneware and Porcelain Kaplan Huling Pottery Manufaturing Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Director/Curator, Firesign Contemporary Crafts Gallery Bowmansville, Pennsylvania 1988-1992 Manager, Paragon Ski and Sport Telluride, Colorado Owner, CMP Asian Cusine Telluride Colorado Manager, Sport Stalker Steamboat Springs, Colorado 1990-present Ceramic Design Group, Steamboat Springs, Colorado TEACHING 1973-1975 Belleville Area College, Belleville, Illinois 1975-1976 Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania PUBLICATIONS 1974 "Salt Glazing Ceramics" Ceramics Monthly 1975 "Making Ceramic Decals" Ceramics Monthly 1980 "Two Production Potters" Ceramics Monthly 1982 "Variations in Raw Materials" Studio Potter 1984 "Solutions for the Stacked Brick Door" Studio Potter 1989 "Burnout!" Studio Potter 1993 "Low Temperature Redware" Ceramics Monthly EXHIBITIONS 1971 Fifty Second Annual Cleveland May Show Cleveland Museum of Art 1972 Ninth Annual Southern Tier Exhibition Corning Museum of Art 1973 Fall River National Tweed Museum of Art 1974 Ceramic Invitional Western Illinois University 1975 Twenty-Seventh Ceramics and Sculpture Exhibition Butler Institute of American Art 1975-1976 Marietta College Crafts National 1975 Contemporary Crafts Delaware Art Museum Purchase Award 1976 Third Annual Ceramic Invitational Weber State College 1981-1983 Functional Ceramics Wooster College 1981 Teapot Invitational Southern Illinois University 1986 Functional Vessals for the Table McLean Arts Center 1987 Annual Summer Show Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen 1993 SummerArt 1993 Steamboat Springs Arts Council Purchase Award Honorable Mention Four Directions Gallery Award 1993 The Light Show Vermont State Craft Center Tabletop Concepts Invitational American Ceramic Society
Go to List of Artists
Go to Virtual Ceramics Exhibit Main Menu