Alfred Ceramic Art Museum

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University houses nearly 8,000 ceramic objects ranging from small pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to modern and contemporary ceramic art. The primary mission of Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is to co
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The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University houses nearly 8,000 ceramic and glass objects, ranging from small pottery shards recovered from ancient civilizations to contemporary sculpture and installation pieces.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:  Christina West, the boys, made in 2006, h: 33-1/2″ w: 26″ d: 59-1/2″, gift of th...
05/29/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:

Christina West, the boys, made in 2006, h: 33-1/2″ w: 26″ d: 59-1/2″, gift of the artist, MFA Collection, 2006.20

This piece was part of the artist’s thesis exhibition in the spring of 2006 and was included in the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Core Samples, October 28 – March 4, 2017.

Throwback Thursday Robert Winokur: Houses, Wedges and Figures a solo exhibition of Winokur’s work was on view at the Mus...
05/28/2020

Throwback Thursday

Robert Winokur: Houses, Wedges and Figures a solo exhibition of Winokur’s work was on view at the Museum January 25 – March 31, 2006.

Winokur taught at Tyler, Temple University, Philadelphia for 39 years.

Among those viewing the exhibition are Robert and Paula Winokur, Val Cushing, Sean Lundgren, Walter McConnell, Linda Sikora, Sanam Emami, Zoe Economos, Joe Lewis, Suzanne Wood, Carla Coch and Mario Prisco.

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Unknown, China, Anhui or Hubei Province, vase with carved image of actor, 20th...
05/27/2020

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Unknown, China, Anhui or Hubei Province, vase with carved image of actor, 20th century, earthenware, glazed, Gift of Marie Woo, ACAM 2019.20.

From our Master of Fine Arts Collection on exhibit, Kelley Donahue, Self-Collection (uncovering discarded divinity), 201...
05/26/2020

From our Master of Fine Arts Collection on exhibit, Kelley Donahue, Self-Collection (uncovering discarded divinity), 2014, earthenware, underglaze, h: 46" w: 50" d: 46", gift of the artist, ACAM 2014.7.

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Jenny Lind, b. 1942, guinea hen, 1984, porcelain, glazed, David and Ann Shaner...
05/25/2020

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Jenny Lind, b. 1942, guinea hen, 1984, porcelain, glazed, David and Ann Shaner Collection, Promised Gift, Shaner Family, ACAM L.2002.37.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:Alex Zablocki, untitled cast glaze sculpture, made in 2017, h: 4-1/2″ w: 7-5/8″ d:...
05/22/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:

Alex Zablocki, untitled cast glaze sculpture, made in 2017, h: 4-1/2″ w: 7-5/8″ d: 2-5/8″, gift of the artist MFA Collection, ACAM 2017.6

This piece was part of the artist’s 2017 thesis exhibition and was included in the Museum’s exhibition, Kilns of Alfred, February 21 – July 28, 2019.

Throwback Thursday Echo Chamber was an exhibition of work by Danish born artists Anders Ruhwald and Marie Torbensdatter ...
05/21/2020

Throwback Thursday

Echo Chamber was an exhibition of work by Danish born artists Anders Ruhwald and Marie Torbensdatter Hermann. It was on view in Alfred from October 20 – December 2, 2011.

Nick Geankoplis, John Gill, Cami Leisk, Nick Vest, Nabal Camacho

Master of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Susannah Biondo, Drawing for Prometheus IV, 2006, cast glaze, slip-cast porcel...
05/20/2020

Master of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Susannah Biondo, Drawing for Prometheus IV, 2006, cast glaze, slip-cast porcelain, h: 14-1/8" w: 14" d: 5-1/8", gift of the artist, ACAM 2006.3

Currently on exhibit from The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory, Waylande Gregory 1905-1971, Fire, ca. 1940, ...
05/19/2020

Currently on exhibit from The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory, Waylande Gregory 1905-1971, Fire, ca. 1940, glazed earthenware,h: 61” w: 28” d: 21”, Private Collection.

On exhibit from our Permanent Collection, Gustavsberg Factory, Sweden, 19th century - present, Wilhelm Kage, designer, 1...
05/18/2020

On exhibit from our Permanent Collection, Gustavsberg Factory, Sweden, 19th century - present, Wilhelm Kage, designer, 1889-1960, bowl with metal fish, 1917-1960, porcelain, glaze, metal, h: 1-3/4” diam: 11-3/4”, Bill Pitney Collection, Gift of William E. Pitney, ACAM 2000.57.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:Gustav Hamilton, Leaning Tile, earthenware, slip and glaze, made in 2016, h: 36-3/...
05/15/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:
Gustav Hamilton, Leaning Tile, earthenware, slip and glaze, made in 2016, h: 36-3/4″ w: 24-3/8″ d: 3/4″, gift of the artist, MFA Collection, ACAM 2016.8

This piece was part of the artist’s 2016 thesis exhibition and was included in the Museum’s inaugural exhibition, Core Samples, October 28 – March 4, 2017.

Throwback Thursday In 2016 and 17 we were setting up the inaugural exhibition and moving the collection to the new museu...
05/14/2020

Throwback Thursday
In 2016 and 17 we were setting up the inaugural exhibition and moving the collection to the new museum building. Big Barium #2, 2015 was made by Daniel Evans, stoneware, h: 44″ w: 37″ d: 14″, gift of the artist, MFA Collection, ACAM 2005.48. It took a number of people to install it on the wall. There was also a lot of packing, unpacking, and organizing of the various collections.

Nick Gelo, Jeffrey Close, Rudy Angelo, Mahlon Huston, Bill Giese, Audrey An, Leilah Stone, Susan Kowalczyk, Emily Krutsch

Master of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Andrés Monzón, Tulato Seated Figure, 2017 earthenware, acrylic, varnish, h: 17...
05/13/2020

Master of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Andrés Monzón, Tulato Seated Figure, 2017 earthenware, acrylic, varnish, h: 17-1/2" w: 11" d: 16", gift of the artist, ACAM 2019.10.

From our current exhibition, The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory, Waylande Gregory, 1905 - 1971, Mother and...
05/12/2020

From our current exhibition, The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory, Waylande Gregory, 1905 - 1971, Mother and Child, 1936, glazed earthenware, Gift of the estate of Yolande Gregory, ACAM 2015.14

Master of Fine Arts Collection on exhibit, Julie York, Display, 2000, ceramic, glass, metal, oil paint, acrylic, h: 48" ...
05/11/2020

Master of Fine Arts Collection on exhibit, Julie York, Display, 2000, ceramic, glass, metal, oil paint, acrylic, h: 48" diam: 30", gift of the artist, ACAM 2000.48.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:Judith Salomon, untitled, terra cotta, cast paper, wire, made in 1977, h: 10-1/4″ ...
05/08/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:
Judith Salomon, untitled, terra cotta, cast paper, wire, made in 1977, h: 10-1/4″ w: 8-1/4″ d: 7″, gift of the artist, MFA Collection, ACAM 1977.10

Judith Salomon, Professor Emeritus, Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA), received an MFA from Alfred in 1977. She is the recipient of multiple awards and her work is in museum collections globally.

Throwback Thursday Kris Nelson, coffee set, 1988, wood-fired stoneware, ash glaze, Roger D. Corsaw Collection, museum pu...
05/07/2020

Throwback Thursday
Kris Nelson, coffee set, 1988, wood-fired stoneware, ash glaze, Roger D. Corsaw Collection, museum purchase, ACAM 1991.1 These pieces were made of a blend of unrefined Japanese clays from Shigaraki, Iga, Seto, and Niigata and fired in an anagama kiln in Japan. Kris Nelson received an MFA from Alfred University in 1981.

Today’s feature is from our Masters of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Peter Morgan, What New Zealand May or May Not Be ...
05/06/2020

Today’s feature is from our Masters of Fine Art Collection on exhibit, Peter Morgan, What New Zealand May or May Not Be About, 2005, ceramic, glaze, h: 21" w: 29" d: 17" and h: 24" w: 27" d: 22”, gift of the artist, ACAM 2005.50

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Charles Fergus Binns, 1857- 1934, Manufactured by Flint Faience, Michigan, til...
05/05/2020

From our Permanent Collection on exhibit, Charles Fergus Binns, 1857- 1934, Manufactured by Flint Faience, Michigan, tile, ca. 1931 - 1932, earthenware, glazed, Binns Collection, ACAM 1995.3.

Today's feature is from our Masters of Fine Art Collection, Marissa Alexander, ascending flowers, red, 2019, porcelain, ...
05/04/2020

Today's feature is from our Masters of Fine Art Collection, Marissa Alexander, ascending flowers, red, 2019, porcelain, glazed, h: 22" diam: 18", gift of the artist, ACAM 2019.13

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:Dick Hay, handbuilt vase, stoneware, glazed, made in 1966, h: 14″ diam: 7-1/2″gift...
05/01/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:

Dick Hay, handbuilt vase, stoneware, glazed, made in 1966, h: 14″ diam: 7-1/2″
gift of the artist, MFA Collection, ACAM 1966.8

Richard (Dick) Hay (1942-4/23/2020)
received a BFA from Ohio University and an MFA from Alfred University in 1966. His later work was more sculptural and colorful. He was an organizer and president of NCECA. In 2006 he retired from 40 years of teaching at Indiana State University and continued working in his studio. His work is in collections around the world.

Throwback Thursday! An exhibition POUR February 6 – April 4, 2014, in the museum’s temporary Binns-Merrill gallery featu...
04/30/2020

Throwback Thursday!
An exhibition POUR February 6 – April 4, 2014, in the museum’s temporary Binns-Merrill gallery featured work from the permanent collection and invited artists including Julia Galloway, Hide Sadohara, and Sanam Emami. It focused on vessels that pour. Work from the collection included artists Peter Beasecker, Malcolm Davis, Bruce Winn, Norm Shulman, Larry Bush, Edwin and Mary Scheier, Ryan Greenheck, Richard St. John, Frank Martin, Betty Woodman, Mike Helke, Henry Varnum Poor, Lee Rexrode, Linda Sikora, and English Staffordshire Ware, among others.

Today’s feature is from our Permanent Collection, Louis Marak, b. 1942, Handled Vase, 2001, earthenware, glazed, Gift of...
04/29/2020

Today’s feature is from our Permanent Collection, Louis Marak, b. 1942, Handled Vase, 2001, earthenware, glazed, Gift of the artist, ACAM 2019.71.

Today’s feature is from our permanent collection Edwin and Mary Scheier, 1919-2008 and 1908-2007, Deep Bowl, ca. late 19...
04/28/2020

Today’s feature is from our permanent collection Edwin and Mary Scheier, 1919-2008 and 1908-2007, Deep Bowl, ca. late 1940s, stoneware, glazed, Robert D. Corsaw Collection, Gift of the artists, ACAM 1994.87.

Today’s feature is from the 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory. Male Electron with Fins, from Foutain of the A...
04/27/2020

Today’s feature is from the 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory. Male Electron with Fins, from Foutain of the Atom, ca. 1938, 1939 New York World's Fair, glazed earthenware, Private Collection.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:Giselle Hicks, embedded, cast porcelain, made in 2010, h: 12″ w: 60″ d: 84″, gift ...
04/24/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:
Giselle Hicks, embedded, cast porcelain, made in 2010, h: 12″ w: 60″ d: 84″, gift of the artist, MFA Collection, ACAM 2010.11. Giselle Hicks received an MFA from Alfred in 2010. Her piece, embedded, is composed of 95 parts. These photographs were taken at the Museum when it was on view as part of the exhibition Pause, October 4 – December 7, 2012.

Throwback Thursday! The exhibition Colorscapes April 19 - September 14, 2012, was guest curated by Kala Stein. It showed...
04/23/2020

Throwback Thursday! The exhibition Colorscapes April 19 - September 14, 2012, was guest curated by Kala Stein. It showed work from the museum’s permanent collection and invited lenders including Linda Cordell, William DePauw, Gerit Grimm, Bryan Hopkins, Nicholas Kripal, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, and John Williams. All work utilized three prominent colors in ceramic history – brown, white, and green. Our programming included a lecture by William Carty on celadon glazes.

Masters of Fine Art Collection. Gabrielle Graber, Your Body Holds You in Its Arms, 2017, earthenware, gesso, paint, bees...
04/22/2020

Masters of Fine Art Collection. Gabrielle Graber, Your Body Holds You in Its Arms, 2017, earthenware, gesso, paint, beeswax, resin, h: 40-1/2" w: 31" d: 11", MFA Collection, gift of the artist, ACAM 2017.5

Today’s feature is from our current exhibition The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory. Wayland Gregory, 1905- ...
04/21/2020

Today’s feature is from our current exhibition The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory. Wayland Gregory, 1905- 1971, Nautch Dancer, 1930, for Cowan Pottery, glazed earthenware, Private Collection.

Monday’s feature from our Permanent Collection, Glidden Pottery, Alfred, New York, 1940-1957, Pat Parker Designer. Femal...
04/20/2020

Monday’s feature from our Permanent Collection, Glidden Pottery, Alfred, New York, 1940-1957, Pat Parker Designer.
Female Figure Candlestick holders, 1941, stoneware, glazed, Gift of Winslow Anderson, ACAM 1993.65, 66.

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:William Daley, Ovoid Balm, unglazed stoneware, made in 1987, h: 15″ w: 26″ d: 24″,...
04/17/2020

Friday Focus From the Museum Archives:
William Daley, Ovoid Balm, unglazed stoneware, made in 1987, h: 15″ w: 26″ d: 24″, gift of William and Catherine Daley, Thomas and Donna Daley in honor of Marlin Miller, Jr., ACAM 2016.16
William Daley was born in 1925 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and Columbia University. In addition to his stunning work, he is known for his spirited teaching. He taught at the University of the Arts (formerly Philadelphia College of Art) for thirty years. Prior to that, he taught in Iowa and New York state.

Throwback Thursday! Bill Daley electrified the Museum gallery during his William Daley: 14 for 7 exhibition reception, F...
04/16/2020

Throwback Thursday! Bill Daley electrified the Museum gallery during his William Daley: 14 for 7 exhibition reception, February 12, 2015. The exhibition held February 5 – March 27, 2015, featured 14 ceramic pieces from 7 decades of Daley’s work and also included drawings, examples of his tools, and a video about Daley and his process. He gave a lecture about his work. In addition, he was honored as the recipient of the 2015 Charles Fergus Binns Medal from the School of Art and Design at the NYSCC at Alfred.

Today's feature is from our current exhibition, The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory.  Waylande Gregory, 190...
04/15/2020

Today's feature is from our current exhibition, The 1930s Jazz Age Sculpture of Waylande Gregory. Waylande Gregory, 1905-1971, Polo Folding Screen, ca. 1935, crayon and watercolor on paper, Collection of Jay Belding.

On display in the Permanent Collection section of our gallery, Unknown, Costa Rica, Nicoya culture, 800-1200, Jaguar Ves...
04/14/2020

On display in the Permanent Collection section of our gallery, Unknown, Costa Rica, Nicoya culture, 800-1200, Jaguar Vessel, 800-1200, Krevolin Collection, Gift of the Krevolin Family, ACAM 1987.6

This piece is featured in the Permanent Collection section of our gallery, Akio Takamori, 1955-2017, Fish Wall Pocket, c...
04/13/2020

This piece is featured in the Permanent Collection section of our gallery, Akio Takamori, 1955-2017, Fish Wall Pocket, ca. 1988, porcelain, glazed, David and Ann Shaner Collection, Gift of Ann Shaner, ACAM 2003.39

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https://www.facebook.com/events/477426159413507/ Nick Berger school of ceramics alum ('72 BA, '73 MA) solo show at Cavalier Gallery, New York City (SE corner of Central Park near Trump Tower) during the upcoming holiday season.