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Jeffrey Oestreich

Biography to Display: 

1947Born St. Paul, Minnesota

EDUCATION

1965-1967, 1968-1969BA Studio Art, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

1967-1968University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

WORK EXPERIENCE

1971-presentStudio Potter and Instructor

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1969-1971Apprenticeship, Bernard Leach Pottery, St. Ives, England

 

Jeffrey Oestreich’s functional porcelain or stoneware pots are thrown and then altered in ways that challenge the parameters of functionality. In the early 1980s Oestreich wood fired, then, he began soda firing. His most common decoration is a series of Art Deco inspired motifs on contrasting color grounds that move around the form exploring figure ground relationships. Oestreich was first introduced to ceramics by Warren Mackenzie at the University of Minnesota.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales

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

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Auckland Museum of Art, Auckland, New Zealand

Augsburg College Art Galleries, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bermuda National Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda

College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfer’s Paradise, Australia

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia

Icheon World Ceramic Center, Korea

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Science, Ceramics Collection, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

La Trobe University, Shepparton, Australia

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

Margaret Harlow Collection, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

National Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China

Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Nottingham City Museum, Nottingham, England

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

rosenfieldcollection.com

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, New York, New York

Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics, 1876 to the Present, New York, New York: Abbeville Press, 1987.

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

Fina, Angela and Jonathan Fairbanks. The Best of Pottery I. Rockport, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 1996.

Hopper, Robin. Functional Pottery: Form and Aesthetic in Pots of Purpose. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2000.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, Wisconsin:  Krause Publications, 2001.

Lauria, Jo. Color and Fire: Defining Moments in Studio Ceramics 1950-2000. Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art with Rizzoli International Publishers, 2000.

Levin, Elaine. The History of American Ceramics from Pipkins and Bean Pots to Contemporary Forms. New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams Publishers, Inc.,1989.

The Penland Book of Ceramics: Masterclasses in Ceramic Techniques. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2003.

Perry, Barbara. American Ceramics: The Collection of the Everson Museum of Art. New York, New York: Rizzoli International Publishers, 1989.

Harris, Jim. “Jeff Oestreich: Studio Potter.” American Ceramics 7 no. 3 (July 1989).

Oestreich, Jeff. “Glazes-Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Present.” Studio Potter 48 no 1.

____________. “Some Thoughts on Studio Pottery.” Ceramics Monthly 31 no. 8 (October 1983).

Riddle, Mason. “St. Croix Valley Potter’s 10th Annual Studio Tour.” Ceramics Monthly 50 no.5 (May 2002).

Simon, Sandy. “The Mingei-sota Movement.” Ceramics: Art and Perception no. 21.

 

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Typical Marks
1965-1971
1971-1992
ca 1985
ca 1985
1992—
2014
Casserole
Date: 1969
Form: Casserole
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Beaked Pitcher
Date: 1971 to 1992
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Two Handled Corset Vase
Date: ca 1985
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Shino Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Pitcher with Large Spout
Date: ca 1985
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Small Pitcher
Date: 2014
Form: Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Box
Date: 2014
Form: Box
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Creamer
Form: Creamer
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Bowl
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Salt Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Colander

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified August 30, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/oestreich