Friday, March 9, 2012

The Cup: John Glick - Farmington Hills, MI

John Glick Cup white stoneware, soda fired
(3.75 x 4.25 inches) CUP 077 $40 SOLD


I have been “in love” with making a range of drinking vessels during my entire career in clay.  Small cups, personal to each of us, larger vessels for larger quantities…the fabric of our daily eating and drinking form pleasant tactile warmth for our senses.  These five are a glimpse of my approach to such pots.

John Glick Cup white stoneware, soda fired
(3.5 x 3.75 inches) CUP 075 $35 SOLD

Wayne State University B.F.A. (1960), Cranbrook Academy M.F.A. (1962), United States Army (1962 – 1964)

Started Plum Tree Pottery in 1964 continuing to present time. Since beginning in 1964 as a studio potter, I have greatly enjoyed the exploration of the rich world of functional pottery. And, it would seem that those who follow my work have become accustomed to the changing nature of my pottery over the years and have supported it with kindness and sympathetic generosity. For this I am grateful. Without this sense of harmony that flows between us, the survival of my studio pottery would be in question. But, as it is, my inclination to be inquisitive is happily matched by an equally willing public response. I believe it is the kind of relationship that has nurtured enduring art activity in other times in many cultures.

John Glick Cup white stoneware, soda fired
(3.25 x 3.5 inches) CUP 076 $35

My work in the studio is enhanced and balanced by accepting a limited number of invitations to lead ceramics workshops in the U.S.A. and other countries. Additionally, I make an effort to share ideas with others through writing, lectures, and tours of my studio. I also offer year-long artist- in-residence training periodically as a way to help young potters learn about techniques, philosophies and goals in a full-time studio pottery.

John Glick Cup with Handle soda fired, blue
(2.75 x 5.5 inches) CUP 079 $40

Selected Collections:
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan; Cranbrook Art Academy Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California; Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California; American Craft Museum, New York City; The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

John Glick Cup with handle soda fired, shino
(3.5 x 5.25 inches) CUP 078 $40 SOLD

Selected Exhibitions:
2007: Craft in America: Expanding Traditions Touring portion.  2006: Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI, John Glick Looking Back/Making Now 43 Years in Clay.  2005: Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei, Taiwan NCECA sponsored invitational Exhibition of ceramics.  2003: "Wall Works": National Juried exhibition. M. Sherrill, Juror Baltimore Clayworks Baltimore, MD.  2002: "Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy" Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey.  2001: "Poetics of Clay" Philadelphia Art Alliance Sept-Nov 2001, 2001• "Objects for Use / Handmade by Design" Invitational American Craft Museum N.Y., N.Y., "American Shino" Invitational Babcock Galleries NY, NY and tour, "Surface Tensions" Shino Invitational Northern Clay Center Minn, MN.  2002: Museum of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland Jan- April 2002.

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