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William Daley

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1925 Born Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

2022  Died Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

1950BS Art Education, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1952MA Art Education, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1957-1990 Philadelphia College of Art (The University of the Arts), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

BIOGRAPHY

William Daley worked in stoneware using slabs and press molding to hand-build his sculptural vessels. Inspired by Glen Lukens’ unglazed vessel forms, Daley began to leave his work unglazed in an effort to emphasize the angularity of each piece. He burnished the surfaces to enhance the variations in the clay. He worked out the construction of each of his pieces by making complex drawings for each architecturally detailed sculptural piece.

Although function is not a primary consideration in his work, each object is a vessel form. Daley is known for the inner spaces of his vessels which are stepped and articulated with complex geometrical and architectural elements. The end result is an object that twists the viewer’s perception of positive and negative space as well as the concept of inside and outside.

An interview with William Daley conducted August 7 and December 2, 2004, by Helen Drutt English for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America is available at http://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/interviews/oral-history-interview-william-p-daley-11897.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Potters, the Work of Twenty Masters. New York: Watson Guptil Publishers, 1981.

­­_________ . American Ceramics, 1876 to the Present. New York: Abbeville Press, 2000.

Dietz, Ulysses Grant. Great Pots Contemporary Ceramics from Function to Fantasy. Newark, NJ: Guild Publishers/The Newark Museum, 2003.

Dormer, Peter. The New Ceramics: Trends and Traditions. London: Thames & Hudson, 1986.

Fine, Ruth. William Daley: Ceramic Artist. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2013.

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics: From Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms, 1607 to the Present. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1988.

Nelson, Glen C. and Richard Burkett. Ceramics: A Potters Handbook. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2001.

 

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WEBSITE(S):

www.williamdaley.net

 

Typical Marks
1976-1992
2003
Vase
Date: 1980
Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California Library
Elaine Levin Archives, University of Southern California Library
Your Turn
Date: 1981
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #49
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #49
Haystack Vesica
Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Hand-Built
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #46
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, April 16, 2016, lot #46
Eve
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection
Photo: TMP
Robert L. Pfannebecker Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified August 7, 2023. http://www.themarksproject.org/marks/daley