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Dick Hay

Biography to Display: 

Born 1942 Cincinnati, Ohio

Died  2020 Brazil, Indiana

 

EDUCATION

1964 BFA Ceramics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

1966 MFA Ceramics, New York State College of Ceramics (Alfred University), Alfred, New York

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1956-2006 Professor, Ceramics, Indiana State University, Terra Haute, Indiana

BIOGRAPHY

Dick Hay is known for stoneware and terracotta sculpture with elements consisting of an exaggerated vessel form element mounted on a unique neutral toned and carved base. Decorative techniques include: application of bright high gloss colors, textures, shallow carving, etc. Hay made some works in series such as the “Object Series.” In these series functional clay forms are combined, manipulated, and surfaced with gold luster to create wall plaques. Early in his career, Hay also made a series of sculptural, torso busts.

Hay entered Ohio University to become a high school teacher. He took a class in ceramics with Professor Henry Lin, a master potter. It is Professor Lin who Hay credits with igniting his lifelong passion for ceramics.

Hay had a distinguished teaching career at Indiana State University and received University honors and awards during this time including: five University of the Arts Endowment Grants; and the Caleb Mills Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Hay served as president of NCECA (1978-80). 

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Arts, Pomona, California

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Byung-Tak Woo Public Collection, Korea

Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Dick Hay.” Dick Hay: personal website, accessed Aug. 6, 2021.            http://www.dickhay.com/index.php

Green, Joshua. “Richard Edward “Dick” Hay remembered—1942-2020.” NCECA, May 4, 2020.

Kash, Steven. “Thought Provoking Ceramic Artist Hopes to Transport People.” Tribune-Star, Apr.           20, 2008. https://www.tribstar.com/news/lifestyles/thought-provoking-ceramic-artist-hopes-to-transport-people/article_fa5ed8dd-2d26-59e3-ab69-1370b77b1790.htmlhopes-to-transport-people/article_fa5ed8dd-2d26-59e3-ab69-1370b77b1790.html

 

 

Website(s):

www.dickhay.com

 

Typical Marks

 “Dick Hay” in cursive, in slip, not inscribed

See No Evil, Hear No Evil
Date: 1975
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Indiana Madonna
Date: 1977
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 25, 2022. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/hay