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Shawn O'Connor

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

2005 BFA Studio Art/Ceramics, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine

2010 MFA Ceramics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2005 Summer Resident, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2006-2007 Winter Resident, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

2007 Robert M. MacNamara Foundation, Westport Island, Maine

2010, 2011 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2005—Studio Potter

2007-2010 Teaching Assistant-Instructor, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Ceramics, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York

2013-2014 Lecturer, Introduction to Hand Building, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

 

Shawn O’Connor produces a large range of functional wood fired work, using stoneware to create simple forms that benefit from the atmospheric firing. The surfaces are very smooth and undecorated allowing the flames and falling ash in the kiln to provide the surface treatment.

O"Connor strives to create surfaces that reference river rocks, fall leaves and rusted metal.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

16th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery NationalExhibition, Catalogue. 2008.

17th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery NationalExhibition, Catalogue. 2009.

Lark Crafts. 500 Plates and Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2008.

“MFA Factor; Syracuse University.” Ceramics Monthly (December 2009).

Nolan, Maureen. “Next Art Hot Spot: Fabius?” The Post Standard, May 1, 2009.

O’Connor, Shawn. “Utilitarian Clay VI Symposium.” Ceramics Technical, no. 36 (2013).

______________. “Arrowmont Anagama.” The Log Book, no.52 (December 2012).

______________. ”In Search of My Mark.” Ceramics Technical, no.33 (November, 2011).

­­­­______________. “The Syracuse Train.” The Log Book, no.42 (2010).

Rushworth, Kathleen. “MFA Candidates End Syracuse University Careers with Eclectic On-Campus Show.” The Post Standard, April 18, 2010.

”Stadler Gallery, Review.” The Irregular, July 2, 2008.

 

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.shawnoconnorceramics.com

 

Typical Marks
Cup
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
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Pitcher
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
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rosenfieldcollection.com
Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Tumbler
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 13, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/oconnor