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Edward S. Eberle, E.S. Eberle

Biography to Display: 

1944Born, Tarentum, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

1967BS Edinboro State College, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

1972MFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1971-1975Faculty, Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1975-1985Associate Professor in Ceramics and Drawing, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Edward S. Eberle is known for his paper-thin, wheel-thrown, porcelain vessels of both closed and open forms with layered narrative drawing and painting across the surfaces. Using black ceramic ink, terra sigillata and scraffito, he decorates the unglazed porcelain surfaces with compositions of elaborately interlinked human and animal forms. His narrative imagery and forms are influenced by Asian architecture, Greek pottery and the black-on-white pottery of the Mimbres of South Western New Mexico. His often chaotic scenes are usually accented with geometric-motif banding.

Eberle also builds large structures using multiple thrown and altered pieces. These are sometimes slab constructed. A number of these structures are deconstructed, reconfigured and decorated, blending the inside with the outside. Eberle is sometimes identified as a Postmodern ceramist.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Boca Museum, Boca Raton, Florida

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Johnson County Community College, Kansas City, Kansas

Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Newark Museum of Art, Newark, New Jersey

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phildelphia, Pennsylvania

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

The Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. The Artful Teapot. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2001.

Clark, Vicky A. Edward Eberle. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1991.

Del Vecchio, Mark. Postmodern Ceramics.  London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2001.

Deitz, Ulysses. Great Pots: Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Guild: Madison, WI, 2003.

Douglas, Mary F., ed. Allan Chasanoff Ceramic Collection. Charlotte, NC: Mint Museum of Craft + Design, 2000.

Kenton, Mary Jean. "Edward Eberle." American Ceramics (October 1992).

Odom, Michael. “Edward Eberle in the Realm of Myth.” American Craft, April/May 1992.

Pepich, Bruce W. "Edward S. Eberle," Art Gallery International, May/June 1989.

Shearing, Graham. “Edward Eberle: the Way of Teapots,” Metropolitan, March/April 2007.

________________. “Edward Eberle,” American Craft, August/September 2005.

Scott, Paul. Painted Clay – Graphic Arts and the Ceramic Surface. London, England: A&C Black, 2001.

Wells, Gary. "A Mythic Realm in Black and White." American Ceramics (June 1988).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

Website: www.edeberle.com

Artist's Studio: Eberle Studios

 

Typical Marks
Photo: Loran Moran
Photo: Loran Moran
1987
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
1989
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
1994
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
1996
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
1996
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection, Photo: John Polak
2004
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
2007
Whiplash II revisited
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Three Dark Moons
Date: 2004
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
 Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
October House
Date: 1996
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
 Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
The Bath
Date: 1994
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
 Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Somewhere
Date: 1989
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
The Prince's Retinue
Date: 1996
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Margaret Pennington Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
After Luna
Date: 1987
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loran Moran
Photo: Loren Maron
Man on the Prow
Date: 2007
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Terra Sigillata
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 134, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 134, April 16, 2016

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified January 5, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/eberle