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Sean O'Connell

Biography to Display: 

Born, Fayetteville, Arkansas

EDUCATION

2001 BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

2009 MFA School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2012 Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Fall Visiting Artist, Newcastle, Maine

2010 Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, "Salad Day's Artist-in-Residence"

2011-2013 Matsutani and Wingate Fellow, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2009—Studio Potter

2014—Instructor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Sean O’Connell makes a large range of functional wares. His work is wheel thrown or hand built using porcelain. The underglaze designs and patterns he hand paints on the surfaces of his work become vibrant on the surfaces of the white porcelain. The pieces are finished with a clear over glaze. He finds inspiration in historic ceramics, patterns, contemporary design and the necessities dictated by utility.

 

Public Collections

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Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Access Ceramics, http://accessceramics.org/results/artist/377/, 2010.

ArtAxis, http://artaxis.org/ceramics/oconnell_sean/sean_oconnell.html, 2010.

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes. New York, NY: Lark Ceramics, 2014.

Harrop, Natalie E. 500 Plates and Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function & Style. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2010.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Online edition, 2013.

Koplos, Janet. “Anecdote” solo exhibition review. Ceramics Art & Perception 89 (2012).

O’Connell, Sean. “Poetics of Utility.” Ceramics Monthly 59, no. 10 (2012).

Taylor, Brian and Kate Doody. Glaze: The Ultimate Ceramic Artist’s Guide to Glaze and Color. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 2014

 

Website: www.seanoconnellpottery.com

 

Typical Marks
Canister
Date: 2015
Form: Canisters
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Yunomi
Date: 2015
Form: Yunomi
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Photo: Artist
Covered Jar
Date: 2015
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Cups
Date: 2015
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Plate
Date: 2015
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Vase
Date: 2015
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Mug
Date: 2016
Form: Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.org
rosenfieldcollection.org
Covered Box
Form: Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Overglaze, Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Vase with Handle
Form: Vase
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified September 24, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/oconnell