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Francine T. Ozereko , Francine Ozereko

Biography to Display: 

1951Born Winchester, Massachusetts

EDUCATION

1973BFA, Ceramics, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts

1981MFA, Ceramics, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2015Residency Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1982—Studio Potter

 

Francine Ozereko is known for functional pottery and sculpture. Her wares include mugs, platters, plates, vases, pitchers, tiles, wall pieces, and small relief tiles. Typical imagery includes birds, leaves, and other motifs found in nature as well as simple geometric patterns.  The surfaces may be finished using wax resist or sgraffito techniques. From 1982 to 1998, the work was in low-fire red earthenware. Since 1998, Ozereko has used porcelain these pieces are fired in oxidation.

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Art New England (September 1989).

Art New England (May 1989).

“News and Retrospect.” Ceramics Monthly (Summer 1988).

“News and Retrospect.” Ceramics Monthly (April 1986).

Nigrosh, Leon. Sculpting Clay. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1991.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website: www.ftostudio.com

Artist's Studio: Francine T Ozereko Studio

 

Typical Marks

Glaze pencil, signed my name, Francine, and usually add a quick sketch on the bottom that refers to the image on the top.

ca 2017
ca 2017
ca 2017
ca 2018
Birds, Leaves and Flowers plate
Date: September 2015
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Drape Mold
Surface Technique: Sgraffito

It is a porcelain skinny rectangular plate made on a plaster mold that I made. It is painted with either a shiny or matte black slip and then carved using the sgraffito technique.

Photo: Francine T. Ozereko
Three Bowls
Date: September 2015
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown (Three thrown porcelain bowls with striped, glazed interiors and slips with sgrffito technique, unglazed exterior.)
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: Francine T. Ozereko
Photo: Francine T. Ozereko
Covered Jar with Bird Finial
Date: 2016
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Figurative Vase
Date: ca 2017
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Bush Vase
Date: ca 2017
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Birds and Clothesline
Date: ca 2018
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Birds and Clothes
Date: ca 2018
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Incised, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Whale Plate
Date: ca 2018
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised, Sgraffito, Slip
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 31, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/ozereko