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Philip Cornelius

Biography to Display: 

1934 Born San Bernardino, California

2015 Died Pasadena, California

EDUCATION

1960 BA Life Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California

1965 MFA Ceramics and Drawing, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1965 Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California

2001 Professor Emeritus

 

Philip Cornelius is known for slab-built porcelain vessels. He perfected a way to produce very thin slabs that push the boundaries of porcelain’s strength. He called these pieces thinware.

Cornelius studied with Paul Soldner at Claremont Graduate University.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York    

French National Collection, Sevres, France

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art , San Francisco, California

Scripps College, Claremont, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download

 

Typical Marks
1967-1970
ca 1970
1971
1971
1974
1981
1984
1990-2000
1995
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
Date: 1967-1970
Form: Urn
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 23 x 16"
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Yumomi
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Set of Three Cups
Date: 1971
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs Fred Marer Collection, 80.8.2(a,b,c),Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs Fred Marer Collection, 80.8.2(a,b,c),Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: 1971
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Wax Resist
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 80.8.3, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 80.8.3, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plate
Date: 1974
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 79.8.4, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 79.8.4, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Rocky Hill Teapot
Date: 1981
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Samian
Date: 1984
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 97.1.26, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 97.1.26, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Use It or Lose It
Date: 1984
Form: Sculpture, Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 87.1.27, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 87.1.27, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Sound
Date: 1989
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 89.1.5, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 89.1.5, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Green Territory
Date: 1992
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 97.1.27, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 97.1.27, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
I. S. U. Teapot with Red Dots
Date: 1995
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slip Cast
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
1995
Sneaker
Date: 1990-2000
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Dimensions: 4"h x 14"w x 4.5"d
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Photo: Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Photo: Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Photo: Courtesy Rago Art and Auctions
Bottle
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Raku
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.175, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.175, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Three Small Clouds Tile
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 85.1.11, Scripps  College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 85.1.11, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Container
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, MFA 39
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, MFA 39
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 9, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/cornelius