Status message

Your information has been submitted.

  Printer Friendly Version

Kevin Snipes

Biography to Display: 

1963 Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION

1994 BFA Ceramics and Drawing, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

2000-2003 Graduate Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

2003-2004 Artist in Residence, Marie P. Cowen Fellowship, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester, Massachusetts

2005 Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2008 Taunt Fellowship, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2011 Northern Clay Center, McKnight Residency, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Artist in Residence, Vallauris, France

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, New Castle, Maine

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Studio Potter

 

Kevin Snipe’s obsession with building things began when he was a child as did his need to draw. The combined need to build and draw are the basis for his work in clay. He is a storyteller who has chosen to tell his stories on the sides of his unconventional slab built porcelain forms. These pieces begin with sketches of forms he designs to accommodate the drawings he has planned for them. Snipes’ line art drawings are reminiscent of comic book art often complete with word balloons. The stories he chooses to tell are based on movies, music, photography, street art, and the daily life that surrounds him. In addition to underglazes he also draws some of his images using the mishima technique (inlaying the pattern with slip, glaze or contrasting clay body into the surface) or the sgraffito technique (incising the design through one or two layers of slip or directly into the clay body).

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Alfred Ceramics Museum, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

rosenfieldcollection.com

The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Functional Ceramics 2000.” Ceramics Monthly (October 2000).

Lark Books. 500 Figures in Clay: Ceramic Artists Celebrate the Human Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2004.

“Utilitarian Clay II”. Ceramics Monthly (January 1997).

Wilbur, Wynne. “Evolving a Tradition, The University of Florida Ceramics Program.” Ceramics Monthly (May 2002).

 

Website: www.kevinsnipes.com

 

Typical Marks
Vase
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Ceramic Pencil, Overglaze, Underglaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Platter
Form: Platter
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Underglaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Plate
Form: Plate
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Stain
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Cup
Form: Cup
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
Chatter Box
Form: Covered Box
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Ceramic Pencil, Glaze
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified December 6, 2017. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/snipes