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Sandy Simon, Sandra Lee Simon

Biography to Display: 

1949Born

EDUCATION

1967-1970University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1967-1970Faculty, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1970-1978Studio Potter, Farmington, Georgia

1978-1979Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

1979-1980Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1980-1982Professor, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

1990-1994Professor, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

1995—Founder and Owner, TRAX Gallery, Berkeley, California

 

Sandy Simon’s work is characterized by minimal forms and clean simple glazing on porcelain. The addition of wire handles or other alterations, including cutting, piercing, and relief are used to enhance the minimal forms.

Simon embraced the tenets of what is now known as the Mingei-Sota school, an aesthetic and philosophy of making pottery that grew out of the Japanese Mingei tradition as practiced by Warren MacKenzie and later adapted by many of the studio potters of Minnesota. Mingei embraces simplicity, utility and timeless beauty of folk-art handcrafted pottery. Simon studied with Curtis Hoard and Warren MacKenzie at the University of Minnesota in the late 1960s.

In 1995 Simon opened TRAX Gallery in Berkeley, California to provide greater representation for potters making functional work.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, California

Fuping International Ceramic Center, American Museum, Fuping, Japan

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa

Little Rock University Art Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas

Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, Missouri

Walnut Creek Art Center, Walnut Creek, California

Weissman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Axel, Jan and Karen McCready. Porcelain Traditions and Visions. New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications 1981.

Clowes, Jody, “Sandy Simon.” American Craft (April/May1995).

Dauer, Paul. “More Than Clay: The Toki Collection.” Ceramics Monthly (February 1999).

Lane, Peter. Contemporary Porcelain. West Chester, Pennsylvania: Chilton Book Company, 1995.

Peterson, Susan. The Craft and Art of Clay. New York, New York: Prentiss Hall, 1992.

Simon, Sandy. “Whiteware Revisited.” Studio Potter  (June 1998).

“Spotlight Sandy Simon.” Ceramics Monthly (2013).

“The Mingei-Sota Potters.” Ceramic Art and Perception, no. 21 (1995).

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Artist

Website(s):

www.traxgallery.com

Artist's Studio: Trax Gallery

 

Typical Marks

"XXIX Oaks" stamp shared with Michael Simon. "SS" stamp used in the 1970s. "S. Simon" inscribed signature in base since 1980.

2012
ca 2014
2015
Covered Box
Date: ca 2005
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Loren Maron
Teapot
Date: 2012
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Red Seed, wax thread, nichrome wire
Red Seed, wax thread, nichrome wire
Covered Box
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Earthenware, Mixed Media
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Covered Jar
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Covered Jar
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Teapot
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Cup
Date: 2015
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Small Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Covered Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Coffee Pot
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Rebecca Sive Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup and Saucer
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Watering Can
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Jean and Paul Adams Collection Scripps College
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Side Handle Teapot
Photo: Robert Brady
Covered Cup
Weisman Art Museum
Photo: Robert Brady
Weisman Art Museum
Covered Box
Photo: Robert Brady
Covered Box
Photo: Robert Brady
Covered Box
Photo: Robert Brady

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 12, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/simon-0