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Lynn Duryea

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1969 BA European History, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

1969 Post-Baccalaureate study, Art History, New York University, New York, New York

1970-1972 MA program, Museum Studies, New York University, New York, New York

2002 MFA University of Florida, School of Art and Art History, Gainesville, Florida

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1975—Studio artist

1988-1996, 2000-2003 Ceramics Instructor, Continuing Studies, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine

2002-2003 Ceramics Instructor, Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

2003-2004 Visiting Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

2004-2010 Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

2010-2014 Associate Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

2014-2016 Professor of Art, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

2017—Professor Emerita of Art, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

 

Lynn Duryea is known for a wide range of thrown functional work as well as a large body of primarily slab constructed terra cotta sculpture. Duryea employs cut tar paper templets as patterns for her sculptural terra cotta components. Duryea also creates mixed media sculptures using the clay components with metal. Her sculptures can range in size from pedestal pieces to 8-foot-tall objects. The surfaces of both the functional and sculptural work are finished using a combinations of slip, glaze and underglaze techniques.

Duryea’s work has been influenced by a variety of structures, everyday domestic objects, tools and implements, architecture, and alphabet letters.

Duryea says of her sculptural work, “My favorite part of the process, fitting together parts and pieces is, engaging and challenging: beginning with flat tar-paper patterns, translating those patterns to dimensional form, constructing the clay elements, and joining the pieces together by stacking or intersecting. Slab construction, particularly the wrapping and bending of slabs, allows me to achieve the kinds of streamlined reductive forms in which I am interested……..While it is possible to generate hand built clay forms in a variety of ways, it is the sheet-like quality of slabs that generates the profiles I find appealing.” 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bangor Mental Health Institute, Bangor Maine

FuLe International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, Xian, China

Northern Maine Community College, Presque Isle, Maine (Percent for Art installation)

Robert M. McNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, North Carolina

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Study Collection, Newcastle, Maine

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Baird, Daryl E. From a Slab of Clay. Westerville OH: American Ceramic Society, 2012.

Blake, Victoria. “Duchampian Ceramics.”  The Oregonian, March 3, 2006.

Bloch, Jessica. “Exhibit Traces Haystack’s Impact.” Bangor Daily News, June 19, 2008.

Brown, Glen R. 500 Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works. New York, NY: Lark Publications, 2009.

Brown, Glen R. “Lynn Duryea: The Energy of Edges.” Ceramics Monthly 52, no. 8 (October 2004).

Burleson, Mark. The Ceramic Glaze Handbook. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2001. 

Cotton, Karen. “Sculptor Builds Art as Tall as Herself.” Wyoming Tribune Eagle, February 4, 2005.

“Designer Profile: Lynn Duryea.” Niche (Winter/Spring 1992).

Duryea, Lynn. “A Bittersweet Ending.” Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Newsletter, Fall 2004

“Exposure.” Ceramics Monthly 63, no. 6, 2015.

Fina, Angela and Jonathan Fairbanks. The Best of Pottery. Rockport, MA: Quarry Books, 1996.

"From Idea to Finished Form", Ceramics Monthly 63, no. 7 (September 2015).

“Gallery Guide.” Ceramics Monthly 61, no.8 (2013).

Jernegan, Jeremy. Dry Glazes. London, England: A & C Black Publishers Ltd., 2009.

Jones, Tricia. “A Celebration of Ceramics.” The Columbian, February 10, 2006.

Kestenbaum, Stuart, Mary Ann Redding, and Jim Toub. Lynn Duryea. 2015.

Kopp, Linda. Ceramic Sculptures. New York, NY: Lark Publications, 2011.

Moretto, Mario. “Deer Isle Sculptor Lynn Duryea Named Maine Master of Craft Artist.” Bangor Daily News, July 8, 2013.

Nemonen, Anna K. “Lynn Duryea: Structures.” Emory, Virginia: Emory and Henry College, 2013.

Newman, David. “Lynn Duryea---Works in Clay and Metal: Medium and Meditation.” Farmer’s Branch, TX: Brookhaven College, Studio Gallery, 2004.

“Process: Lynn Duryea in Sights and Ceramics: Portland 2017.” Ceramics Monthly and Pottery Making Illustrated (2017).

Redding, Mary Ann. Structure & Surfaces (gallery guide). Boone, NC: Turchin Center tor the Visual Arts, 2015.

Segal, Mark. “The Art Scene: A Duryea Returns.”  East Hampton Star, May 14, 2014.

Toub, Tim. “The Poetic of Space and Place in Lynn Duryea’s Sculpture.” Ceramics Art + Perception no.103 (2016).

Turner, Anderson. Extruder, Mold & Tile. Westerville, OH: American Ceramics Society, 2008.

“Up Front: Lynn Duryea.”  Ceramics Monthly 54, no. 3 (March 2006).

 

 

 

 

 

Website(s):

http://www.lynnduryea.com/

 

Typical Marks
ca 1986-1993
Quilt Bowls
Date: 1978 to 1993
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip, Underglaze
Photo: David Klopefenstein
Abstract Bowl
Date: ca 1986-1993
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip, Underglaze
Photo: Stretch Tuemmler
Photo: Artist
Abstract Bowl
Date: ca 1986-1993
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip, Underglaze
Earth Vessel 1
Date: 1986-1995
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Earth Vessel 2
Date: 1986-1995
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Shadow Dance Bowls
Date: ca 1995-1999
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Robert Diamante
Irons 2 + 3
Date: 2006
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Collection Mary Anne Redding and Roger Atkins
Photo: Troy Tuttle
Collection Mary Anne Redding and Roger Atkins
Green Stacks
Date: 2010
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Collection Clemmer and David Montague
Photo: Troy Tuttle
Collection Clemmer and David Montague
Tower # 2
Date: 2011
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip, Underglaze
Photo: Tim Barnwell
Funnel 6
Date: 2011
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Greg Williams
Rock 2
Date: 2011
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built (This piece rests on a steel base.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Collection Tom and Joan McLaughlin
Photo: Greg Williams
Collection Tom and Joan McLaughlin
Slant #9
Date: 2012
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Steve Mann
Insert #2
Date: 2012
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built (also staples)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Florence Meyer Collection
Photo: Ken Woisard
Florence Meyer Collection
Mounds 5 + 6
Date: 2012
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Ken Woisard
Plug 2
Date: 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection Patrick and Tracey Gallagher
Photo: Greg Williams
Collection Patrick and Tracey Gallagher
Wrap #2
Date: 2013
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built (This piece is 8' tall and includes steel and rivets.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Steve Mann
Arch #7
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Collection Kevin Miserocchi
Photo: Tim Barnwell
Collection Kevin Miserocchi
Curve # 5
Date: 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta, Mixed Media
Method: Slab Built (This piece is 6' tall and includes steel and rivets.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Steve Mann
Arch #9
Date: 2015
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Terracotta
Method: Slab Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip, Underglaze
Photo: Steve Mann

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