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Daniel, Dan, Anderson

Biography to Display: 

1945Born St. Paul, Minnesota

2023 Died Edwardsville, Indiana

 

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

BIOGRAPHY 

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 as well as small-scale sculptural pieces referencing classic vessel forms.

When grouped together, the various sculptural 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: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

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

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Boise Art Museum (BAM), Boise, Idaho

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Ewha Woman’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois

Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst, Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Arts, Logan, Utah

Northern Arizona University Museum and Tozan Center, Flagstaff, Arizona

Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plains Art Museum, Moorhead, Minnesota

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri 

St. Louis Art Fair Public Collection, Clayton, Missouri

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

University of Georgia, Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

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

Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

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Typical Marks

"DA" within a rectangle or oval stamped into the wet clay, at the bottom of foot

ca 1980
ca 2014
Garlic Box
Date: ca 1980
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Water Pump Teapot
Date: ca 1995
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Slab-Built, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
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
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
Mobil Oil Tank
Date: 2015
Form: Covered Box
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sandblasted, Transfer or Decal Decorated
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Oil Can Ewer
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified August 6, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/anderson