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Bonnie Seeman

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1987-1991 BFA ceramics, University of Florida, Coral Gables, Florida

1993-1996 MFA ceramics, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1994-1995 Instructor, Department of Art, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

2001-2005 Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

2005-2009 Senior Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

2009—Board of Trustees, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, New Castle, Maine

2010—Instructor, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

 

Bonnie Seeman is known for intricate thrown and hand built enriched pieces that feature elaborate glazes.

Seeman grew up in Miami, Florida where she first saw the dazzling colors that appear in her work. The imagery she uses is based on two distinctly different sources.  First, the tropical landscape with bright colors and large leaf forms and, second, her interest in anatomy. She combines these to create pieces that are both beautiful and thought provoking. Each piece is based on a thrown porcelain functional vessel form.  Vertical forms, vases, pitchers and the like are typically opened along the side to create an inner space. The inner and outer spaces present either a tropical theme or one based on human anatomy, with the placement interchangeable.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Hallmark Card Corporate Collection, Kansas City, Missouri

Lamar Dodd Art Center, La Grange College, La Grange, Georgia

Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Minnesota Museum of American Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Sadberk Hanim Museum, Koc Family Collection, Istanbul, Turkey

Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Incheon, Korea

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Britt John. The Complete Guide to High-Fire Glazes. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2004.

Burrichter, Felix. “Bonnie Seeman.” Kaleidoscope, A Contemporary Magazine, no. 3 September-October 2009.

Clark, Garth. The Artful Teapot. New York, NY: Watson Guptill, 2001.

Cooper, Emmanuel. Contemporary Ceramics. London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2009.

Hluch, Kevin A. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, WI: Krause Publishing, 2001.

MacKey, Maureen. Experience Clay. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 2011.

Meilach, Donna. Teapots: Makers and Collectors. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Publishing, 2005.

Schwartz Judith S. Confrontational Ceramics. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
http://www.bonnieseeman.com/

Website(s):

http://www.bonnieseeman.com/

 

Typical Marks
2003
2003
Cup and Saucer
Date: 1995
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 101, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 101, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Teapot
Date: 2003
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Unglazed
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Coffee Pot and Tray
Date: 2003
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Funds from various donors, 2005, 2005.88a–c
Photo: TMP
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Funds from various donors, 2005, 2005.88a–c
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl
Date: 2007
Materials: Glass, Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 99, April 16, 2016
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 99, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase
Date: ca 2015
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island
Photo: TMP
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island
Photo: TMP
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island
Photo: TMP
NCECA Biennial 2015, Providence, Rhode Island

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 22, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/seeman