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Donald W. Pilcher, Donald Pilcher

Biography to Display: 

1942 Born, Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

1964 BFA Chouinard Art Institute, now the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles, California

1966 MFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1966—Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

 

Donald Pilcher worked in stoneware and porcelain. His work was often salt-glazed. Pilcher was known to sand blasted post firing. The surfaces of his mainly functional pieces were typically decorated with incised imagery.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

Greenville Museum, Greenville, South Carolina

Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Illinois

Kirkland Museum, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois

Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

National Folk Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, Republic of China

University of Utah, Logan, Utah

 

Website(s):

www.donpilcher.net

 

Typical Marks
ca 1965
1970-1982
ca 1980
Two handled Bottle Vase
Date: ca 1965
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Salt Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Bowl with Fragments
Date: ca 1980
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Jar
Date: 1984
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered (Sandblasted porcelain jar.)
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
Vase
Surface Technique: Glaze
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives
Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

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