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Mark Chatterley

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1975-1977Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan

1979BFA Art, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

1981MFA Art, Michigan State University

 

Mark Chatterley is known for life-size figurative sculptures that are often grouped in interlocked arrangements to create animated negative spaces. These are decorated with a lava glaze surface, developed by Chatterley.

His figure sculptures are hand-built from slabs, working from the ground up 6-8 inches at a time, often taking several weeks to complete. These are each bisque fired in his monumental kiln. They are then glazed with his own crater glaze and refired to create the blue, gray, brown and green lava-like surfaces that are typical of his work. He created this glaze to evoke the feeling of age and decay.

Chatterley began his career throwing pots. He soon felt limited by the shapes he could form on the wheel. When he returned to college to pursue a Master’s degree he began working in his characteristic hand built technique. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alma College, Alma, Michigan

Arizona State University, Ceramic Research Center, Scottsdale, Arizona

Botanical Gardens, Toledo, Ohio

Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado

East Lansing City Hall, East Lansing, Michigan

Ferris State University Library for Information, Technology and Education, Big Rapids, Michigan

Hocheng Cultural and Educational Foundation, Taiwan

Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy

James Wallace Arts Trust, Auckland, New Zealand   

JINRO, Seoul, Korea

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, Illinois

Lake Villa Library, Lake Villa, Illinois

Michigan State University, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing, Michigan

Monroe County Community College, Monroe, Michigan

North Carolina State University, Visual Arts Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

Northern Illinois University, Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, DeKalb, Illinois

Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, Michigan

The Paine Art Center and Gardens, Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, Illinois

Upjohn Research Division, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Williamston Community Schools, Williamston, Michigan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Brown, Claire Waite. The Sculpting Techniques Bible: An Essential Illustrated Reference for Both Beginner and Experienced Sculptors. Edison, NJ: Chartwell Books, 2006.

Chatterley, Mark. “Silicon Carbide: The Stuff of Stars.” Ceramics Monthly (March 2011).

Gunter, Veronika A. 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2004.

Kracun, Danijela and Charles McFadden. Contemporary Sculptors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 2012.

Lark Books. The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2005.

Lark Crafts. The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2012.

Hodara, Susan. "Odd Textures, Elegant Poses, and Math’s Golden Mean.” The New York Times, April 1, 2011.

Powers, Nancy Chipman. “Mark Chatterley, Art Events.” Detroit Free Press, 2010.

Rooney, E. Ashley. 100 Artists of the Midwest. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Books, 2012.

Turner, Anderson. Ceramic Sculpture: Inspiring Techniques. Westerville, Ohio: American Ceramic Society, 2009.

Williams, Arthur. Beginning Sculpture. Worchester, Mass: Davis Publications, 2005. 

__________. The Sculpture Reference Illustrated: Contemporary Techniques, Terms, Tools, Materials, and Sculpture. Gulfport, MS: Sculpture Books, 2005. 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: www.chatterley.com

Website: www.chatterley.com

 

Typical Marks
2013
Nave
Date: 2012
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Transformation and Sculpture Park, Brighton, MI
Photo: Artist
Transformation and Sculpture Park, Brighton, MI
Meditation
Date: 2012
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Volcanic Glaze
Lansing, MI Sculpture Walk, destroyed by vandals
Photo: Artist
Lansing, MI Sculpture Walk, destroyed by vandals
Blue Human Condition
Date: 2013
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Volcanic Glaze
Adrian, MI
Photo: Artist
Adrian, MI
Blue Dog
Date: ca. 2014
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Volcanic Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

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