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Chuck Aydlett

Biography to Display: 

1960 Born, Marblehead, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1984 BFA Ceramics, The New York College of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1990 MFA Ceramics, The New York College of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1990 Kiln Technician, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1991-1998 Instructor, Technician, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

1998-1999 Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota

2000-2009 Studio Artist, Adjunct Professor, Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

2009— Clay Business Manager, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena Montana

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1990-1991 Resident, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena Montana

 

Chuck Aydlett’s work is in both earthenware (using a majolica glaze) and stoneware: hand-built cups, teapots, pitchers, and complex sculptures referencing human, animal and geometric forms. The dreamlike and surreal detailed drawings on his work are executed with under-glaze pencils, sometimes accented by silver like metallic lozenges and paints.  Aydlett uses personal surreal imagery with mixes of imaginary, historic and contemporary references. In the second decade of the 20th century Aydlett began to attach reflective thin black plastic ‘puddle’ form to the underside of a ceramic object as an integral part of the object.  The matt underside of this ‘puddle’ form is signed and acts like a plinth to separate the sculptural vessel form its surroundings.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe Arizona

The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah  

rosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, 2001.

 

Hermachandra, Ray and Matthias Ostermann. Masters: Earthenware:  Major Work by Leading Artists. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2010.

 

Knox, Mike. “Chuck Aydlett: The Social, The Surreal, The Environment.” Ceramics, Art and Perception 76 (June-September 2009).

 

Lawrence, Jeffrey. “Literally and Figuratively.” Ceramics Monthly 58, no.1  (January 2010).

 

 

 

Typical Marks
2012
2016
Cup
Date: 2012
Form: Cup
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Stain
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Date: 2016
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Cast
Surface Technique: Stain
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Facepot
Form: Vessel
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Cup
Form: Cup
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Checkered Head Jar with Tray
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 26, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/aydlett