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Dan Anderson, Daniel Anderson

Biography to Display: 

1945Born, St. Paul, Minnesota

EDUCATION

1963-1968BS, Art Education, University of Wisconsin at River Falls, Wisconsin

1968-1970MFA, Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1970-2002Professor Emeritus, Ceramics, Department of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

2000-2009 Board of Directors, Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, Illinois

2001-2010Board of Directors, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

 

Daniel Anderson uses stoneware and porcelain to create both wheel-thrown and hand-built functional vessels often in the form of mid-twentieth-century oilcans and small-scale sculptural pieces referencing classic vessel forms. When grouped together, these various forms reflect Anderson’s interest in the architecture of farm buildings; the teapot represents the central building and sugar bowl and cup represent various outbuildings. He achieves a muted and weathered surface on his brightly glazed vessels by wood firing, sometimes adding soda to the firing. This technique adds depth to the surface of his more sculptural works and links directly to the appearance of decaying Midwestern buildings. He uses both gas and wood fired kilns to create different effects. His experimentation with post-firing techniques includes adding decals and then sandblasting the piece to create the weathered appearance he favors. His decals often include iconic images from American pop culture, including oil company logos and images of well-known celebrities.

Anderson’s years of experimentation and experience using wood fired kilns, including his own Anagama kiln, has influenced generations of potters to create wood-fired works.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Ewha Woman’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea

Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota

University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

Racine Art Museum (RAM), Racine, Wisconsin

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Arts, Logan, Utah

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Boise Art Museum (BAM), Boise, Idaho

The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois

Arizona State University, Ceramic Study & Research Center, Tempe, Arizona

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

St. Louis Art Fair Public Collection, Clayton, Missouri

University of St. Francis, Art Department, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Northern Arizona University Museum and Tozan Center, Flagstaff, Arizona

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois

St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM), St. Louis, Missouri 

 

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Typical Marks
Oil Can Ewer
Form: Ewer
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Yunomi
Date: ca. 2014
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
Yunomi
Date: ca. 2014
Form: Yunomi
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
Untitled
Date: ca. 2014
Form: Bowl
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Stamped
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Photo: TMP
40th Annual Pottery Show & Sale, The Art School at Old Church Pottery Invitational, 2014, Demerest, New Jersey
Water Pump Teapot
Date: ca. 1995
Form: Teapot
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built, Slab Built, Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified February 17, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/anderson