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George Rector

Biography to Display: 

Born Andrews, North Carolina

EDUCATION

1978 BA Spanish, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1980 BFA Art, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1987, 1989 Workshop, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

1988 MA Ceramics and Photography, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1994 Concentration, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1973—Studio Potter

1983—Caledonia Pottery, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1989-2009 Studio Instructor, various subjects, North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee, North Carolina

1993—Adjunct Faculty Member Department of Art, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

2002-2003 Teacher, John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina

 

George Rector’s stoneware and porcelain wood fired functional pots are influenced by the medieval folk pottery of China, Korea, Japan and northern Europe.

Rector produced his work at Caledonia Pottery wherein 1983 he built a single-chamber catenary arch wood kiln that he adapted to soda firing in 1996.

 Among others, Rector studied with Jeff Oestreich and Will Ruggles and Douglass Rankin at Penland School of Craft and Warren MacKenzie.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee North Carolina

Highwater Clay, Asheville, North Carolina

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Burleson, Mark. The Ceramic Glaze Handbook: Materials, Techniques, Formulas. New York, NY: Sterling Publishers, 2001.

Godfrey, Robert. "Visual Arts: The October Show.” Asheville Citizen-Times, October 17, 1985.

"Library Exhibit Features Cullowhee Potter's Works.” Sylva Herald, December 3, 1986.

"Reception to Open Pottery Exhibit at WCS.” Sylva Herald, November 19, 1987.

"Stoneware Exhibit Opens at Jackson County Library.” Sylva Herald, December 7,1989.
"Up Front.” Ceramics Monthly (November 1999).

 

 

Artist's Studio: Caledonia Pottery

 

 

 

Center for Craft This research was supported by a Craft Research Fund Grant from the Center For Craft
   
AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sprig
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: McGee, Donna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 17, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/rector