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Diana Gillispie

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1978 BFA Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1985 MFA Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1978-1983 Studio, North Carolina

Odyssey Center of the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

Roger Williams College, Bristol, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Haywood Community College, Clyde, North Carolina

1998—Owner, Tileworks and Pottery, Asheville, North Carolina

 

Diana Gillispie is known for a variety of approaches to tile production.  Initially working with porcelain to reproduce Arts and Crafts inspired tile before moving on to develop her own tile designs. For a period after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she produced what she calls, “crazy earthenware non-functional pots”. In 1993 Gillespie produced functional wares using a majolica decorative technique. In 1996 production glazed tiles became a primary income source. These were frequently used in installation work. Gillespie used her interest in woodblock prints to develop a line of art relief tiles. The prototype tile is hand carved from which a plaster mold is created. Subsequent tiles are press-molded using the mold.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, Pomona, California

 

 

 

 

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
ca 1981
Teapot
Date: ca 1981
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.1.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art, AMOCA, 2004.2.1.ab, gift of American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

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