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Gordon Orear

Biography to Display: 

1923 Born

EDUCATION

1942-1943, 1945-1946 Washington University

1946-1947 Eastern Michigan University

1947-1949 University of Michigan

1950-1952 Studied, Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit Michigan

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1957-1964 Director, pottery operation, Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan

 

Gordon Orear is known for his systematic research and use of the single fire process that he used to produce a body of functional stoneware pieces. He is also known for his lifelong exploration of the cylinder as an element in sculpture that he began in 1950, typically these fireclay pieces were unglazed.

 

 

Typical Marks
Interlocking Cylinders
Date: 1968
Form: Sculpture
Surface Technique: Unglazed
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Mountain Screen on Brass Stand
Date: 1985
Form: Sculpture
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 15, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/orear