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Bruce Gholson

Biography to Display: 

1953Born Evansville, Indiana

EDUCATION

1971-1973Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

1974-1976Houston Fine Arts Museum School of Art, Houston, Texas

1978-1980BFA ceramics University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

1995-1997MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1980-1983Graduate Apprentice, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky

1984-1994Studio Potter, Floyd, Virginia

1994Visiting Professor, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, New York

1997-1999Studio Potter and Technical Advisor, Dover Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

2000-presentStudio Potter and Partner, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1986, 1991Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1993Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

 

Bruce Gholson works in porcelain, stoneware or red clay and is known for a range of functional and decorative ceramics. The surface imagery on his work may have images of reptile skeletons or allover iridescent crystalline glazes. He works with a variety of forming techniques and glazes. The iridescent crystalline glazes he creates have a distinctive luster surface. He shifts back and forth between gas reduction and electric firing depending on the project.  

Gholson and his wife, Samantha Henneke, manage and work at Bulldog Pottery, a noted contemporary pottery in Seagrove, North Carolina.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, North Carolina

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Mobile Museum of Fine Art, Mobile, Alabama

Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, New York

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bova, Joe. 500 Animals, Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, 2006.

Brown, Charlotte Vestal. The Remarkable Potters of Seagrove – The Folk Pottery of a Legendary North Carolina Community, New York, NY: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, 2006.

Gess, Terry. 500 Pitchers-Contemporary Expressions of a Classic Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Company, 2006.

Foster, Eden. “Feats of Clay,” Our State Down Home in North Carolina, July 2006.

Richter, Lester. American Shino, New York, NY: Babcock Galleries, 2001.

Martin, Andy. The Essential Guide to Mold Making and Slip Casting. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2006.

Mills, Maureen. Surface Design for Ceramics, New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.bulldogpottery.com

Artist's Studio: Bulldog Pottery

 

 

 

the center for craft, creativity & design This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund grant from The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Inc.
   
southern highland craft guild The Archive of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

 

Typical Marks
1970-1977
1997-2014
2000-2014
2009
Teapot
Date: 1970-1977
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.24.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.24.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar with Dots and a Skull Finial
Date: 2009
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Fish Plate
Date: 2013
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Bulldog Pottery
Photo: Bulldog Pottery
Vase
Date: 2013
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Crystalline Glaze
Photo: Bulldog Pottery
Photo: Bulldog Pottery
Fossil Fish Flask
Date: 2014
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Bulldog Pottery

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 2, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/gholson