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David Orser

Biography to Display: 

1959 Born, Wellesley, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1981 Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1981 Tuscarora Pottery School, Tuscarora, Nevada

1987 Penland School of Craft, Fall Concentration, Penland, North Carolina

1989 Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine

1990 MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Minnesota

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1990 Artist in Residence, Mudflat Studio, Somerville, Massachusetts

1994 Artist in Residence Fellowship, Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1991-2004 Instructor/Studio Manager, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

1991-1999 Instructor, Mudflat Pottery School, Somerville, Massachusetts

1999— studio potter/ceramic artist, Cedar Mountain Potters, Parsonsville, Maine

 

Davis Orser works in both porcelain and stoneware creating a wide range of functional pieces that are either wood or gas fired. The surface techniques used often include local clay, wood ash, salt and traditional glazes. Oser uses gas fired, reduction and salt kilns and regularly participates with a group of potters in the firing of a Japanese styled, anagama wood-fire kiln.

Osser founded Cedar Mountain Pottery in 1999 where he works with his wife, Laurel MacDuffie.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Ceramics Monthly (October 1996).

Clay Times (September/October 1997).

Daniels, Diana L. and Martha Drexler Lynn. The Vase and Beyond, The Sidney Swidler Collection of Ceramics Catalog of the Permanent Collection. Sacramento, CA: Crocker Museum, 2010.

Galloway, Julia and Ray Hemachandra. 500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. New York, NY: Lark Crafts, 2010.

Lark Books. 500 Pitchers: Contemporary Explorations of a Classic Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.

Tourtillott, Suzanne J. 500 Cups: Ceramic Expressions of Utility and Grace. New York, NY: Lark Crafts, 2005.

 

 

Website: cedarmountainpotters.com

Artist's Studio: Cedar Mountain Potters

 

Typical Marks
2008
2008
2015
Snowflake
Date: 2007
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Not Quite Wulfenite
Date: 2007
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Wood-fired Vase
Date: 2008
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Wood-fired Vase
Date: 2008
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Green Vase
Date: 2014
Form: Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Galaxy Bowl
Date: 2015
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Inlaid, Slip
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

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