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Jerry Rothman

Biography to Display: 

1933Born Brooklyn, New York

2014Died San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

EDUCATION

UnknownBA Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California

mid-1950sLos Angeles City College Industrial Design, Los Angeles, California

UnknownMFA Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1970-1997Professor Emeritus, California State College, Fullerton, California

Jerry Rothman is known for producing a range of functional pieces and sculptures that combine clay and steel.

Rothman was an active member of the Otis Group and a player in what has been called the California Ceramics Revolution. This group was an important component in the mid-20th century movement that changed the point of view of American ceramics from one focused on the vessel form to one that acknowledged the role of sculpture in the field. Rothman studied with Peter Voulkos, a leader in this movement, at Otis Art Institute. Throughout his career he followed his varied interests and created both vessel forms and sculpture. He invented what is now called Ferro-ceramic, a mixture of ceramic and inorganic materials. This discovery allowed Rothman to fire clay and steel together in order to create the large scale cantilevered structures that characterize his work. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York

Scripps College, Claremont, California

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. Jerry Rothman: Bauhaus-Baroque. Corning, NY: Ceramics Arts Library, 1978.

Peterson, Susan. Feat of Clay: Five Decades of Jerry Rothman. Laguna, CA: Laguna Art Museum, 2003.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Elaine Levin Archive, University of Southern California

 

Typical Marks
1958
1961
1961
Platter
Date: 1958
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.71, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.71, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Self Portrait with Karen Neubert
Date: 1958
Form: Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.70, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.70, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.81, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.81, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Chalice
Date: 1960
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.80, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.80, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plaque
Date: 1961
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab molded
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.83, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.83, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Sculpture
Date: 1961
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection
Square Platter
Date: 1961
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab molded
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.78, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.78, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 1966
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.79, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.79, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Platter
Date: 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Slab molded
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.74, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.74, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Plaque
Date: 1970
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Wax Resist
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.75, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.75, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Date: 1972
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.68, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.68, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Date: 1972
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Coiled
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.69, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.69, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Ritual Teapot
Date: 1977-1978
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 85.4.6, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 85.4.6, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Ritual Vessel Series
Date: 1980
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab molded, Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Scripps College Collection, 98.2.1
Photo: TMP
Scripps College Collection, 98.2.1
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.77, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer Collection, 92.1.77, Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

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