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Michael Corney

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1976-1980 BFA California State University, Fullerton, California

1980-1983 Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho

1983-1985 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Minnesota

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2002-2005 Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002-2010 Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011-2012 Grossmont College, El Cajon, California

2012MiraCosta College, Oceanside, California

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1995 Residency at the Kohler Arts and Industry Program, Kohler, Wisconsin

 

Michael Corney is a studio artist living in the Western United States.  His work is influenced by California Funk forms and imagery. Corney works with porcelain that is both thrown and altered or slab built. While his forms are conventional, Corney’s tablewares including mugs, tumblers, plates, covered boxes and teapots often take the form of a skull. He uses stains, glazes and underglaze to create surface imagery. He also hand builds pieces using cube forms.

Corney uses a stream-of-consciousness approach to imagery that can include painted faces, images from nature and game pieces including dice and dominoes. He often uses black silhouettes and icons from popular culture combined in ways that demonstrate his willingness to mix things up to create edgy scenes and narratives. There is a clear sense of humor in his work.

Public Collections

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Bibliography

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Adamson, Glenn and David S. Taragin. Tea Anyone? The Donna Moog Teapot Collection.  Racine, WI: Racine Art Museum, 2003. 

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed; Exploration of an Object. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, Madison, WI, 2000.

 “Imagining Chaos,” Studio Potter (June 1999).

Johnson, Mark M. Innovation and Change: Great Ceramics from the Ceramics Research Center. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Art Museum, 2009.

Ostermann, Matthias. The Ceramic Narrative. Philadelphia, PA:  University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Pozo, Angelica. Ceramics for Beginners: Surfaces, Glazes & Firing. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2010.

Tourtillott, Suzanne. 500 Plates & Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function & Style. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2008.

 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Schaller Gallery

 

Typical Marks
Man with Top Hat Box
Date: ca. 2005
Form: Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cubist Tumbler
Date: ca. 2005
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Mug
Date: ca. 2005
Form: Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain, Underglaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Square Dice Plate
Date: ca. 1995
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Tumbler
Date: ca. 2005
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Tumbler
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Cup
Date: 2006
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Piggy Bank
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection
Tumbler
Form: Tumbler
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Stain
The Rosenfield Collection
The Rosenfield Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified February 7, 2016. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/corney