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John Oles

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

BFA Ceramics University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, Massachusetts

MFA Ceramics Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2006-2008 Instructor of Record, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009-2013 Visiting Faculty, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009-2014 Adjunct Faculty, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

2014-2015 Adjunct Faculty, Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana

2015 Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

 

John Oles produces both functional pots and sculptural vessels using porcelain. Each piece begins on the wheel and is then altered to emphasize the plasticity and softness of the porcelain surface and form. Oles surfaces are finished with clear or light celadon glazes.

The final object may have be a softened bulbous form with a sharper edged altered carved or tooled base or may be a soft vessel form with an under plate of the same character. Occasionally he fires his work in a wood kiln.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.jolesart.com

 

Typical Marks
2015
Covered Jar with Pierced Handle
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Crackle Glaze, Glaze
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Cate Charles Gallery
Bowl
Date: 2015
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Cup and Saucer, Fragment Series
Method: Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Fragment Series, Meridian
Date: 2015
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Cate Charles Gallery
Photo: TMP
Cate Charles Gallery

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