Richard Burkett - functional & sculptural ceramics

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RICHARD BURKETT

1969-1973 B.A. Art, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin
1973-1983
founded and ran Wild Rose Pottery, Bainbridge, Indiana
1983-1986 M.F.A. Ceramics and Photography, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
1986-1989 Lecturer - full time in Ceramics, University of Wisconsin–Madison
1989-present Professor of Art, San Diego State University, San Diego, California

Selected Exhibitions

2015
Serviceability, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, Illinois, curated
Hot Tea! 2015 – Fall, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, curated
Hot Tea! 2015 – Spring, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, curated
2015 Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, curated
Teapots, Three Wheel Studio, Providence, Rhode Island, curated
Hot Clay, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California, curated
Ceramics & Glass, Borrego Art Institutue, Borrego Springs, California, curated
Pots on Wheels, NCECA Conference, Providence, Rhode Island
2014
Casting Plus: International Ceramic Exhibition, San Diego City College, San Diego, CA, curated, 15 artists - U.S, Korea, and China
Teapots Invitational, Bella Arte Gallery, Midlothian, Virginia, curated
Indiana Ceramics, Haan Museum of Indiana Art, Lafayette, Indiana, curated
OMA Art Auction 2014 Exhibition, Oceanside Museum of Art, curated
Hot Tea! (summer/fall), del Mano, A Gallery of Fine Contemporary Craft, an online exhibition
Art of the Cup, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, curated
2014 Yunomi Invitational, AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, curated
Hot Tea! (winter/spring), Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California, curated
Ceramics & Glass - featured artist, Borrego Art Institutue, Borrego Springs, California, curated
Cups II, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, Illinois, curated
Generations Paoli Clay Family Show, Marshall Building (NCECA exhibitions), Milwaukee, WI, curated
Hot Clay, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California, curated
2013
Looking Back/Looking Forward: Richard Peeler and His Students, Peeler Art Center–University Gallery,
DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, curated
Allied Craftsmen Now, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California, curated
Berning, Burkett, & Wilson, Grossmont College Hyde Art Gallery, El Cajon, CA, curated
10th Annual Ceramics Exhibition: All Cups 2, McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga, CA, curated
One Brown Shoe, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invitational
         (installation and concept by Lenka Clayton)
Hot Clay, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California, curated
Ossuary, a project by Laurie Beth Clark, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Hand in Hand, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
2012
Cups from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Recollection, SDSU Downtown Gallery, group faculty exhibition, San Diego, California
Dinner (re)Works, Louisville Visual Art Association, curated group exhibition, Lousville, Kentucky, curated
Mint Julep Cup Invitational Exhibition, Mary Anderson Center for the Arts, Mt. St. Francis, Indiana, curated
kilnopening.edu, American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, California, curated
9th Annual Ceramics Invitational, McGroaty Arts Center, Tujunga, California, curated
Hot Clay, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California, curated
2011
Woodfired Ceramics: A Contemporary Approach, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, curated
Hot Clay, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California, curated
The Cup: Intimate Expressions, Charlie Cummings Clay Gallery, Gainesville, Florida, curated
Generations: A Clay Family Show, Sugar River Gallery, Verona Wisconsin, curated
Doceo Argilla - ceramic educators, Gallery 212, Sonoma, California, curated
Vertical: an exhibition of platters, Sagebrush Community Art Center Gallery, Sheridan, Wyoming
2010
Gearware and Other Industrial Diversions, one-person exhibition, Plinth Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Material Matters, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California, curated
The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of Ceramics, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, California
exhibition of 800 ceramic vessels by 300 international artists
National Juried Cup Exhibition, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE, juried
KilnOpening.EDU, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California, invitational
Form and Function: Ceramic Artists of California, Westmont College Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, curated
Table of Elements 2010, Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, invitational
Small Favors V, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, curated

2009

Teapots: Object to Subject, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, California, curated
Allied Craftsmen of San Diego, Mission Valley Branch Library, San Diego, California
Couplets, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland, curated exhibition
Potters as Sculptors:Sculptors as Potters, (during NCECA) Mesa Community College, Phoenix, AZ, curated
SDSU Alumni and Grad Exhibition, Phoenix Hyatt ballroom (during NCECA), Phoenix, Arizona
Small Favors IV, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, curated exhibition

2008

Transformations: 6x6, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York, invitational exhibition
Dust to Decadence, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California, curated exhibition
Global Positioning, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Master Artist Exhibition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, curated
La Mesa, (during NCECA) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, curated by Santa Fe Clay Gallery
Muchachos, Standard Ceramic Supply (during NCECA), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, curated
Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center,East Petersburg, Pennsylvania, juried
Contemporary Craft, JRB Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, curated
Infusion: 10x10, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, juried
Cups, Red Star Studios Ceramic Center, Kansas City, Kansas, curated
Hot Clay, Idylwild School of the Arts, Idylwild, California
Ahead of the Need, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana, invitational

2007

Clay & the Transferred Image, concurrent with NCECA-Louisville, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana
Hot Clay, Idylwild School of the Arts, Idylwild, California

2006

Style & Function: National Ceramics Invitational, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
Out of the Fire: Twenty Years of Anagama Firing at EKU, Living Arts & Science Center, Lexington, Kentucky
Three Potters, Charlie Cummings Clay Gallery, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Surface Matters, curated, Emporia State University Gallery, Emporia Kansas
The Art of The Teapot, curated, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Context: The Written Word, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CLAY + FIRE + MOBILITY + EDUCATION, Anadolu University, Eshkeshihir, Turkey

2005

Cups, Cups, Cups, curated, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Teapot Invitational, curated, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Clay Cup 9, juried, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, at NCECA conference, Baltimore, Maryland
Clay and Print I, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Devil Is in the Details, with Nan Coffin, Prima Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana

2004

34th Annual CeramicsExhibition, Crossman Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Hoosier Expatriates, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Indiana University Alumni Exhibition, Indiana University, Bloomington and Indianapolis, Indiana

2003

Pressure Vessels, Debra Owen Gallery, San Diego, California – one person exhibition
21st Century Ceramics, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH – curated international exhibition
Pots in the Kitchen, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire, England
Hundreds of Cups, Santa Fe Clay Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Generations: Impending Lineage, Arts and Industry Building, San Diego, California – curated
27@999, Publication artGallery, San Diego, California – curated
SDSU Ceramics: Faculty and MFA Alumni Exhibition, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, California
Tea for Two: Teapots and Cups, Pannikin, San Diego, California
Ceramics from San Diego Collections, Mission Valley Public Library Gallery, San Diego, California
San Diego Potters and Their Mentors, Ceramic Artists of San Diego – invitational

2002

Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, Indiana; juried by Dick Lehman


2001

Two Person Exhibition, The Kingman Foundation, Quito, Ecuador
Two Person Exhibition, The Gallery, Bloomington, Indiana
Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
Viewpoint: Ceramics 2001, Grossmont College, San Diego, California

2000

Functional Ceramics 2000, invited artist, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, Ohio
25th Anniversary Cup Show, Gallery 1021/Lill Street, Chicago, Illinois
Winterfest 2000, invitational/curated, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Folk Art Center, Ashville, North Carolina

1999

NCECA International Juried Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio
The Clay Cup, University of Illinois-Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois
California Craft, juried exhibition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California

1998

Ceramics: Viewpoint ‘98, Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, San Diego, California
Pouring Vessels, Gallery 1021:Lill Street, Chicago, Illinois
Tea for Two, Grove Gallery, University of California- San Diego, La Jolla, California
Current Clay and Fiber Invitational, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California
6th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, Pennsylvania
28th Annual Ceramics Invitational Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, Wisconsin

1997

Companions of the Cupboard: Interpretations of the Cup, Gallery 1021:Lill Street, Chicago, Illinois
Clay & Metals Invitational, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Richard Burkett & Joe Molinaro, ArtsPlace Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
The Evocative Object: New Work in Clay, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California
Smashing Clay, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, California
Clay/Wood/Fire/Salt, Contemporary Artifacts Gallery, Berea, Kentucky

Grants

International Travel Grant - SDSU 2009, for research and cultural travel with grad students in Ecuador
School of Art, Design & Art History Faculty Development grant (for research and professional growth), SDSU 2006, 2007
International Travel Grant - SDSU 2005, to develop exchanges in England, Ireland and Wales
School of Art, Design & Art History Faculty Development grant (for research and professional growth), SDSU 2005
Adams Mini-Grant (for student foreign travel and study in Ecuador), San Diego State University, 2001
Research, Creativity & Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 2000-2001
Adams Mini-Grant (for student foreign travel to study in Scotland), San Diego State University, 1999
Research, Creativity & Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 1999-2000
Research, Creativity & Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 1998-99
Research, Creativity & Scholarship Award, San Diego State University, 1995-96

Selected Bibliography

Mythical Figures & Mucawas: Ceramics from the Ecuadorian Amazon, co-authored by Joe Molinaro and Richard Burkett, 2014, self-published through Lulu Press, 115 pages documenting indigenous pottery
The Vase and Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel, Diana Daniels and Martha Drexler Lynn, published by the Crocker Museum of Art, 2010, (p. 153)
Porcelain Masters: major works by leading ceramists Lark Books, curated artists for this book, 2008
500 Pitchers
Lark Books, 2005
HyperGlaze,
Author of this noted glaze and clay calculation software
500 Cups
Suzanne Tourtillot, editor, Lark Books, 2004
The Ceramic Surface by Matthias Ostermann, University
of Pennsylvania Press, 2003
Pottery Making Illustrated Guest Editor of January/February 2003 issue, and author of these articles; “Organic Burnout Materials for Texture” and “Ed Thompson’s Slip Marbling”
Ceramics: A Potter’s Handbook, 6th edition by Glenn Nelson and Richard Burkett, Wadsworth–Thomson Learning, 2002. Co-author of this major revision of one of the most popular ceramics textbooks.
Pots in the Kitchen by Josie Walter, Crowood Press, 2002
Ash Glazes by Phil Rogers, new edition published in England in 2004
Ceramics Monthly “Functional Ceramics 2000” October 2000, pp. 37–39
Potters Guide 2000 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated, photos on cover and page 9
Pottery Making Illustrated “Industrial Worker’s Cups: The Intersection of Industry, Hard Times, and Clay” by Richard Burkett, April, 2000 cover and feature article
The Extruder Book by Darryl Baird, American Ceramic Society
Extruded Ceramics by Diana Pancioli, Lark Books
Ceramics: Art & Perception “Cups of Utility and Concept” by Joe Molinaro, 1999, issue 34, pp. 82-85
Ceramics: Art & Perception “The Evocative Object” by Mark Messenger, 1998, issue 31, pp. 86-90
Networks in Ceramics included in conference publication, “Bridging the World: Ceramics in the Virtual Age” by Richard Burkett, pp. 10-15, UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
Pottery in Australia “Cyber Clay: Glaze Calculation Software” by Leonard Smith, issue 35/2 Winter 1996, pp. 72-73
Ceramic Industry September 1996, “Touting the Good Graces of Glaze Calculation Software” by Rick Malmgren pp. 31 - 34
Jatun Molino: a Pottery Village in the Upper Amazon Basin” video by Prof. Joseph Molinaro, 1996 technical adviser: Richard Burkett

Recent Workshops and Lectures

2015
Ceramics Workshop, De Anza College, Cupertino, California
Ceramics Workshop, Palomar College, San Marcos, California
Artist Lecture, Harvard University – Office of the Arts Ceramics Program, Cambridge, Massachussetts
2014
Glaze Formulation, workshop for the American Ceramic Society chapter, East LA College, Los Angeles, CA
Cone 6: Exciting Glazes and Surfaces, workshop co-taught with Margret Bohls, Idyllwild Arts-Hot Clay
Ceramics Workshop during Ceramics & Glass exhibition, Borrego Art Institutue, Borrego Springs, California

2013

Indigenous Pottery: Does Research Preserve Tradition?, panel presentation at the NCECA conference, Houston, Texas with           Joe Molinaro (moderator), Doug Casebeer, and Winnie Owens-Hart
Contemporary Ceramics, lecture at Parks Art Gallery, Idyllwild School of the Arts, Idyllwild, California
Wood, Soda, Salt, workshop co-taught with Joe Molinaro, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Sets & Soda, workshop co-taught with Joe Molinaro, Idyllwild School of the Arts, Idyllwild, California
Throwing demonstration, Grossmont College, El Cajon, California

2012

Glazes Demystified, Hot Clay workshop and lecture, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California
Glaze Calculation workshop, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, California

2011

Soda and Salt Firing, Hot Clay workshop and lecture, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California (with Joe Molinaro)
Penland Instructors Retreat, invitational NEA-funded week-long residency for approximaterly 100 past
instructors at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

2010

Panelist, Symposium on the Future of Ceramic Education, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Co-lecture, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea on the topic of the ceramics of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin
Invited guest, Onggi Expo, Ulsan, Korea celebrating traditional Onggi-style pottery

2008

Pouring Vessels, workshop, one week, Hot Clay, Idyllwild School of the Arts, Idyllwild, California

2007

Glaze workshop at Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Lectures on my personal work and Ecuadorian Ceramics, Hot Clay, Idyllwild School of the Arts, Idyllwild, CA.
Workshop and Lecture, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California

2006

Form, Surface & Glaze workshop at Penland – co-taught with Pete Pinnell

2005

Demystifying Glazes, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Artist Lecture and Workshop, University of Wales Institute-Cardiff, School of Art, Cardiff, Wales
Artist Lecture, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
Artist Lecture, Anadolu University, Eskeshihir, Turkey

2004

Glaze Workshop, co-taught with Lana Wilson, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina
Workshop, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

2003

Ecuadorian Ceramics Lecture, Phoebe Hurst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, California
NCECA Emerging Artists lecture, co-lecturer at SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Fine Art exhibition), Chicago, Illinois

2002

Workshop and Artist Lecture, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Ecuadorian Ceramics Lecture, Museum of Man, San Diego, California

2001

Workshop and Artist Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2000

Workshop, Functional Ceramics 2000, Wooster, Ohio

1998

Lecture, Keramik ‘98 conference, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden

1997

Artist Lecture, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Artist Lecture, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
Artist Lecture and workshop, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
Artist-in-residence, October-November, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

1996

Networks and Ceramics international conference, keynote speaker, UIAH, Helsinki, Finland
Computers and the Arts symposium, presenter, Sawtooth Center for the Arts, Winston Salem, N.C.
Artist lecture, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury, England

Recent Professional Activities

2011-present, artist coordinator, Hot Clay workshops, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, California
2007-2009 Director of Communications, NCECA board member
Artist-in-Residence, University of Wales Institute - Cardiff, April 2005
National Conference Liaison for 2003 conference in San Diego of National Council on Eduction for the Ceramic
Arts (NCECA), beginning in Fall 2000, officially appointed as Board member in March 2001.
Co-owner of ClayArt listserver, a e-mail ceramics discussion group, 1993-2000
ClayArt is now run by the American Ceramics Society
Webmaster of the CeramicsWeb (formerly Ceramics Gopher), a ceramics information website the Internet 1993-


Exhibitions Curated

2004

Hoosier Expatriates: from Indiana to the World, co-curator with Bill Griffith and Joe Molinaro, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana (set to open in March 2004)

2003

Re-Inventing Pleasure: Ornamentation in Contemporary Ceramic Art, co-curator with Joanne Hayakawa and Tina Yapelli, SDSU University Gallery, San Diego, California
Ecuadorian Pottery Traditions, co-curator with Grace Johnson and Joe Molinaro, Museum of Man, San Diego, California. Traveled to the Phoebe Hearst Museum in Berkeley California.
 
 

 

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