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Coille McLaughlin Hooven

Biography to Display: 

Born New York, New York

EDUCATION

1962 BFA, University of Illinois, Antioch College, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1979 Artist-in-Residence, Arts Industry Program, Kohler Company, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1963-1970 Instructor of Ceramics, Department Chairperson, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

1970—Studio Potter, Berkeley, California

1976-1979 Ceramics Instructor, East Bay Community Arts Project at Juvenile Hall, Alameda County, California

1996-2005 Hooven & Hooven Porcelain Ornaments, Berkeley, California

1988-1990 Ceramics Instructor, Laney College, Oakland, California

 

Coille Hooven studied with David Shaner at The University of Illinois. She began her career making functional porcelain vessel forms, particularly teapots that gradually became less functional as she added hand built animal sculptures to thrown pieces. Hooven’s work ranges from whimsical functional pieces glazed with blue stains and clear overglaze to small-scale, stark white sculptures commenting in both literal and figurative ways on women’s issues and relationships.

Hooven established her studio in Berkeley, California in 1970. The California Funk movement was in full swing, she had close with Peter Voulkos, who let her fire pieces in his kiln, and Robert Arneson, who juried her work in shows.

In 1996 she founded Hooven & Hooven with her daughter, Molly. Together they produced an extensive line of porcelain ornaments using a press mold technique developed by Coille. These were sold in shops around the country. In 2004 Coille left the business to focus on her sculptural work.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, University, Alfred, New York

Arizona State University, Matthews Collection, Tempe, Arizona

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Henry Luce Center for American Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Leslie Ceramic Collection, Berkeley, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Purdue University Museum, Lafayette, Indiana

Scripps College, Claremont, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

"Affordable Art - Made in the East Bay." Berkeley Insider, II, no.10, (November 1995).

Axel, Jan and Karen McCready. Porcelain: Traditions & New Visions.

"Bay Area Potters and Artists." The Studio Potter 13, no. 1 (December 1984).

Bechtold, Jeroen. “Am Geburtsort der Teekanne.”  Ausland Magazine, 1997.

Boyden, Frank. “Figurative Ceramics.” The Studio Potter 16, no.1.

Burstein, Joanne. "Coille McLaughlin Hooven.” American Ceramics 2, no. 1 (1983).

"Choices." The Studio Potter 20, no. 1, (December 1991).

"Christmas at the White House," Ladies Home Journal (December 1981).

Clark, Garth. The Eccentric Teapot. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1989.

Coille McLaughlin Hooven. Coille McLaughlin Hooven, Porcelain 1974 –2008. 2013.

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, 2000.

Herman, Lloyd. American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art. Timber Press, 1981.

Lane, Peter. Studio Porcelain. Chilton Book Co., 1980. 

Lark Books. 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2004.

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

__________. "Porcelains by Coille." American Craft 42, no. 6 (December 1982).

MacNaughton, Mary Davis. Revolution in Clay, The Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics. University of Washington Press, 1994.

Marvin Sweet. The Yixing Effect. Foreign Languages Press, 2006.

“Moving Forward: Archiving a Career.” National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, 34 (2013).

Nigrosh, Leon. “Erotica in Ceramic Art,” Ceramics Art and Perception, no. 38 (1996).

"Politics and Clay." The Studio Potter 29, no. 2 (June 2001).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

Website(s):

www.coillehooven.com

 

Typical Marks
1975
1976
1982
1992
1997
1997
1999
Blue Dog Teapot
Date: 1975
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Photo: Steve Kahn
Photo: Farrol
Sky Blue Teapot
Date: 1976
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Photo: Farrol
Photo: Farrol
Cup
Date: ca 1976
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Blue and White
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.708,, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 78.1.708,, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bound Woman
Date: 1982
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Photo: Farrol
Photo: Farrol
Awakening
Date: 1987
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Photo: Steve Kahn
Photo: Farrol
Where Are You
Date: 1992
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Photo: The Artist
Photo: Farrol
Tea For Two
Date: 1997
Form: Teapot
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Photo: Steve Kahn
Photo: Farrol
Everybody's Burden
Date: 1997
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze
Photo: Farrol
Photo: Farrol
Bowl with Animal Figures
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Vase with Animal Figure
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Photo: Farrol
Photo: Farrol
Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
Photo: Farrol
Photo: Farrol

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