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G. E. Colpitts

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

BA Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois

MA Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

MFA Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1995-present  Professor and Department Chair, Art and Design, Judson College, Elgin, Illinois

 

BIOGRAPHY

GE Colpitts is known for hand-built and wheel thrown earthenware sculptural vessel forms composed of fragmented and discarded clay from the process of forming the pieces as well as other materials. These vessel forms are often cone shaped with an inset fragmented lid, or flat tops. These pieces are small enough to be handheld, Surfaces may include breaks, cracks, and wooden fragments. Each object is a complete statement.

Two important series are Project 1216 and the Cenotaph Series. These involve extensive historic research, drawings, ceramics, and mixed media installations.

Colpitts has been a member of the following organizations: Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Illinois Higher Education Art Association (IHEAA), and as a board member of the Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois.[1]

 

Public Collections

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Cup of Silence
Date: 1990
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 1,281 x 13,5
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.329, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.329, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 23, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/colpitts