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Daniel Rhodes

Biography to Display: 

1911 Born, Fort Dodge, Iowa

1989 Died, Reno, Nevada

EDUCATION

1929-1933 BS University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Art Students League, New York, New York

1940 Colorado Springs Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado

1942 MFA New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1947-1973 New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

University of California, Santa Cruz, California

 

Daniel Rhodes began his creative career as a painter in the summers of 1932 and 1933 studying with Grant Wood. This led to three Work Progress Administration (WPA) commissions to create murals. He began working with clay in 1940 while at the Colorado Springs Art Center.  Rhodes went on to have a long career as a potter and a sculptor. In 1964 he developed a method for building and firing large sculptures by incorporating fiberglass cloth in the clay body of the work. During the 1980s his sculptures focused on the torso and head. Throughout Rhodes’ career his vessel forms, bowls and vases, often included a stem base which elevated them above the table surface and from being simple functional wares to being sculptural objects.

Perhaps Rhodes most important contributions to the ceramics field are the books and articles he wrote and his years as a teacher. Among his students was Lee McKeown.

Public Collections

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics: 1876 to the Present, Revised Edition. New York, NY: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1987.

Nordness, Lee. Objects USA: Works in Ceramic, Enamel, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Mosaic, Wood and Fiber. New York, NY: Viking Press, 1970.

Perry, Barbara, editor. American Ceramics: The Collection of the Everson Museum of Art. New York, NY: Rizzoli International Publishers, 1989.

Rhodes, Daniel. Clay and Glazes for the potter. 1959.

____________. Stoneware and Porcelain. 1959.

____________. Kilns. 1968.

____________. Pottery Form. 1976.     

 

Website(s):

www.danielrhodes.net

 

Typical Marks
ca 1962
ca 1970
Vase
Date: ca 1962
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Woodfire
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Footed Bowl
Date: ca 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Incised
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito, Wax Resist
Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Courtesy of Rago Arts and Auction Center
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl with Figures
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
E. John Bullard Collection images courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions
E. John Bullard Collection images courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 13, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/rhodes