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Joyce Jablonski

Biography to Display: 
  1. 1955/56 Born 
    2018 Died, Kansas City, Missouri
    ----BFA Ceramics, Youngstown State University, Ohio
    ----MFA Ceramic Sculpture and Drawing, University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas
    1984-1987 Artist in Residence, Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas
    1992 Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
    2000 Barry Brickel International Pottery, Driving Creek Pottery, Coromandel, NewZeland
    2000 Porsgrund International Porcelain Factory, Porsgrund, Norway
    2002 Aburi Woodcarver Union, Aburi, Ghana, Africa
    2006 PWS Experimental Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen, China
    2010 PWS Experimental Sculpture Factory, Jingdezhen, China
    1988-1991 Assistant Director, Lakeside Center for the Arts, Lakeside, Michigan
    1993-1994 Visiting Assistant Professor, Gallery Director, Clarion University ofPennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
    1994-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
    1998-2018 Professor, Ceramics, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
    Joyce Jablonski is known for hand built organic earthenware sculptural forms. Surface techniques include underglaze and textured glazes. " Jablonski is fascinated by dualities in nature, mathmatics in words, and is engaged by naural shapes ans forms. She considers the psychological, the intellectual, the cultural and spiritual melding of these separate elemants into process created objects of extraordinary beauty and intellect." [1]
    [1]. Anders, G. "Artistic Glasnost; Ex-area Woman Does Sculpture for Soviets.", Sharon Herald,  January 1990.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Artists' Union of Latvia, Riga, Latvia

Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri

Driving Creek Pottery, Queen’s Trust, Coromandel, New Zealand

Jingdezhen Ceramic Museum of the People’s Republic, Jingdezhen, China

Missiones Museum, Obera, Argentia

Porsgrund Porcelain Factory, Porsgrund, Norway

PWS Experimental Factory,Jingdezhen, Shanghai, Hong Kong, China

Riga International Historical Museum, Latvia

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, California

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

Wichita Decorative Arts Association, Wichita, Kansas


Bibliography to Display: 
  1. Albers, G. “Artistic Glasnost:Ex-area Woman Does Sculpture for Soviets.” Sharon Herald, January 1990.
    Cain, Marcus. “Joyce Jablonski..” American Ceramics , October 2005.
    .Desmond, Kathleen. “An Artist's Way of Being.” Ceramics Monthly, October 2005.
    __________________. “ Jablonski and Klement at Daum Museum.” Review–Kansas City, Missouri, December 2005.
    __________________. “Jablonski, Director of Sandford Gallery.” Newsbreak–Clarion, PA, October 1993.



Typical Marks
Sculpture-Futility of Utility 5
Date: 1985
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown, Assembled
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, 90.4.7
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 90.4.7
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 21, 2023.