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a) Books

Confrontational Ceramics: The Artist as Social Critic.

A&C Black, London in association with University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2008:
pp. 260 246 artists, 30 countries.

This book focuses upon the work of an international group of artists who employ clay to attack, satirize and/or expose the perfidy of the human condition and its institutions. They use the devices of irony, parody, obscenity, erotica, introspection, violence, dream imagery, and the grotesque to convey their message. The book is divided into five areas—war/politics, gender issues, social/human condition, popular culture/consumerism, and the environment. The clay artist is seen as continuing the tradition of critical social commentary as an intrinsic element of cultural discourse.

Art Deco Ceramics: The Noritake Years.

Photography and manuscript complete. Seeking publisher.

This book explores the various Art Deco themes used by the Noritake Company during the ‘roaring twenties’ to lure young ladies into the retail china shops for the purpose of exposing them to traditional dinnerware. Seen in this light, many of the motifs are viewed as coded messages. The book highlights the diversity of expression found in these works and contends that, as a body, they represent the first extensive introduction of Art Deco objects in America.

b) Journal articles

"Applauding Creative Clay Imagination Among the Young", Ceramic Art and Perception , Issue 85, November 2011.

Applauding Creative Clay: Imagination Among The Young, The Significance of the 2011
Kindergarten–12th Grade (K12) Exhibition at the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)
meeting in Tampa, Florida

“Toward a New Ceramics” CeraMIX, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2011, February 2011, p.19.

“Transplanted and Transformed: New Directions in the Journeys of Akio Takamori and Serg Isupov”. Ceramic Art and Perception. Issue 82, November 2010, pp 23-27. 

“WOCEF: The Total Ceramic Experience and Model for the Future of the Ceramic Arts,”
Explorations and Navigations: The Resonance of Place, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Journal, vol. 27, 2006, pp. 102–107.

“Money, Politics, Globalization and the Role of Institutions in 21st Century Ceramics,”
New Horizon’s of Ceramic Art, Icheon, South Korea: Icheon World Ceramic Center, International Biennial Ceramics Symposium, April 28, 2005.

“Enlightened Clay: The Ceramic Sculpture of Shida Kuo,” Taipei, Taiwan: Eslite Gallery, September 2005 and Chinese Potters Quarterly, vol. 26, Fall 2005. (Chinese)

“Enlightened Clay: The Ceramic Sculpture of Shida Kuo,” Ceramics Art and Perception, Issue 58, December 2004, pp. 38–39.

“A Moment After “Now and Now,” Creativity: Inspirations in Clay Aspirations in Contemporary Ceramics, Icheon, South Korea: Icheon World Ceramic Center, March 2004, pp. 93–96.

“La Próxima Generación de Ceramistas Americanos,” Revista Internacional Cermica Keramos, no. 88, 2003, pp. 74–81.

“Lee Stoliar: Projecting Boundaries of Life,” Kerameiki Techni, Issue 42, December 2002, pp. 4–7.

“The Next Generation of Ceramic Artists in America,” Kerameiki Techni, Issue 41, September 2002, pp. 31–36.

"Trends in Contemporary Korean Ceramic Art: Crossroads of Transition and Change,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1995.

"The Mind Alive,” Studio Potter, vol. 25, no. 1, December 1996, pp. 35–36.

"New York, Clay,” Ceramics Monthly, vol. 44, no. 5, May 1996, pp. 47–50.

"A Tribute to Howard Kottler,” Borderline Clay, National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts, vol. 16, 1995, pp. 2–5.

"Howard Kottler, An Irresistibly Irreverent Iconoclast,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, no. 22, 1995, pp. 23–28.

"A Critical Look at Contemporary Art Criticism," National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts, vol. 15, 1994, pp. 44–45.

"Nurturing the Future – Curriculum Issues in Ceramic Art, Design, and Research,” Helsinki, Finland: University of Industrial Arts, 1993, pp. 21–28.

"Designed in America, Sold in America, Made in Japan,” American Ceramics, vol. 9, no.1, 1991, pp. 40–47.

"American Ceramic Art: Contemporary Issues,” Design /Crafts, vol. 157, no. 7, July 1991, pp. 162–169. (Korean)

"Ceramic Design Education,” National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts Journal, vol. 11, no. 1, 1990–1991, pp. 65–67.

"Die Neue Keramik in den Galerien der Welt: New York," NeueKeramik, vol. 5, no. 90, September/October 1990, pp. 286–287.

"Neues aus U.S.A.,” Neue Keramik, vol. 2, no. 90, March/April 1990, pp. 81–82.

"Der Keramikkunstler als Sozialkritiker III,” Neue Keramik, vol. 8, no. 89, March/April 1989, pp. 360–361.

"The Clay Artist as Social Critic,” Pottery in Australia, vol. 28, no. 1, February 1989, pp. 52–57.

"Der Keramikkunstler als Sozialkritiker II,” Neue Keramik, vol. 7, no. 89, January/February 1989, pp. 307–308.

"A Personal View of Contemporary Ceramics,” NCECA Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, Winter 1988–89, pp. 30–31.

"Der Keramikkunstler als Sozialkritiker I,” Neue Keramik, vol. 6, no. 88, November/December 1988, pp. 258–260.

"The Cutting Edge: The Clay Artist as Social Critic,” The Studio Potter, vol. 12, no. 2, June 1984, pp. 25–28.

"Direction/Clay," American Craft, vol. 44, no. 4, August/September 1984, pp. 45–47.

"American Porcelain: The First National Contemporary Survey at the Renwick Gallery," American Craft, vol. 40, no. 6, December 1980/January 1981, pp. 2–9.

"Tureens: Soup's In," Crafts Horizon, vol. 36, no. 2, April 1976, pp. 21–25, 66.

c) Catalogs

"Forward," Divergent Currents: The Ripple Effect of Japan on American Ceramic Artists Clay Art Center, Clay Art Center, Portchester NY, 2015, pp4-5.

"The Figure, Sculpture in Ceramics," Seventh Ceramics Talent Award 2013, Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Hohr-Grenzhausen, Germany, Jurors Statement pp. 44-45.

“Vision Makers,” Curator Statement, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Vision Makers 2009,Oklahoma City, OK,pp. 6-7

Ceramica Magnifica! Celebration of a Heritage,  Este: A Mirror To the Past, A Vision For the Future, Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 2008.

Clay(Mates), James Patrick Gallery, Wiscasset, ME, July 2008.

Este: A Mirror To The Past; A Vision For The Future, Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, NY, Oct. 2008.

“Inspirational Legends and the Watershed Experience,” Sculptural Objects and Functional Art (SOFA), Chicago, 2007, pp. 40-43.

“Objects of Desire,” A Cena con Isabella, Triennale della Ceramica Atestina, exh. cat., Cittá di Este, Italia, 2007, pp. 8-9.

“Reality Check.” Richard Shaw: New Work, exh. cat., Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, 2007.

“Arthur Gonzalez.” The Art of Rejection, exh. cat., John Natsoulas Press, Davis, CA, 2006, p.4.

“Enlightened Clay: The Ceramic Sculpture of Shida Kuo.” Enlightened Clay: The Ceramic Sculpture of Shida Kuo, exh. cat., Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, September 2004.

“A Glazed Affair: Confessions of a Shino Collector.” American Shino: The Glaze of a Thousand Faces, exh. cat., Babcock Galleries, New York, 2001, pp. 28–9.

“The Teapot: High Stakes Ceramic Art or Kitschy Cliché?” The NCECA Journal, 2000.

“Vitality and Power.” Beril Anilanmert, More Fire, exh. cat., Anna Turay, Canakkale Seramik Fabrikalari, A.S. Turkey, 1996, pp. 84–87.

“Facets of the Same Nature: Contemporary Dutch Ceramics,” exh. cat., Tonk Found, Holland, 1993.

“Noritake from the Schwartz, Kottler and Noritake Museum Collections,” exh. cat., Nippon Gallery, New York, April 20–May 1, 1992.

“Built, Thrown, and Touched.” Exhibits USA, exh. cat., Kansas City, MO, October 1992.

“A Vision of Deco: Noritake Art Deco Porcelain," Catalog published in conjunction withThe Nippon Gallery, New York, 1990.

“The Role of Ceramics in Sculpture: New Directions,” Clayworks, vol. 1, no. 3, September 1980, pp. 1–2.“Nine West Coast Clay Sculptors,” exh. cat., Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, 1978.

“The Art in Crafts," Women Artists News, vol. 3, no. 10, April 1978, p. 1.

“Karen Karnes,” exh. cat., Hadler Gallery, November/December 1977.

“Patti Warashina,” exh. cat., Grossmont College Hyde Gallery, El Cajon, CA, November/December 1975.

d) Reviews in journals

“David Furman,” American Ceramics, vol. 15, no. 1, Winter 2005, p. 45.

“Bean Finneran,” Braunstein/Quay Gallery: Exhibition Review, American Ceramics, Spring 2001, p. 59.

“Bryan Steinberg,” American Ceramics, vol. 11, no. 3, 1994, p. 57.

“Dintenfass,” American Ceramics, vol. 10, no. 4, 1992, p. 48.

“Magdelene Odundo,” American Ceramics, vol. 9, no. 4, 1992, p. 46.

“Paul Chaleff,” American Ceramics, vol. 8, no. 2, 1990, p. 46.

“Linda Gunn-Russel: Figuratively Speaking,” American Ceramics, vol. 8, no. 2, 1990, pp. 26–33.

“Mary Jane Moress,” American Ceramics, vol. 6, no. 3, 1988, p. 50.

“Lee Stoliar,” American Ceramics, vol. 6, no. 1, 1987, p. 51.

“Philip Mayberry,” American Ceramics, vol. 1, no. 1, 1982.

“Karen Karnes,” Ceramics Monthly, vol. 26, no. 3, March 1978, pp. 32.

“Spinski,” Currant, vol. 2, August 1976.

e) Book Contributions

“Confrontational Clay: The Ceramicist as Social Critic,” Clay in Art International 2008, Athens, Greece: clayart international, pp. 43–73.

“Behind the Studio Window,” Bai Ming, ed. World Famous Ceramic Artists’ Studios, Beijing, China: Herbia Fine Arts Publishing, 2005. pp. 2–5.

“Foreward,” Patricia Failing, Howard Kottler: Face To Face, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995, pp. xi–xii.

f) Letters to the Editor

"Gobbledygook Rebuttal," Ceramics Monthly, June 1978, p. 7.

"Kottler Controversy," Ceramics Monthly, May 1978, p. 7.

"Response to Kottler Controversy," Ceramics Monthly, January 1978, p. 9.

g) Others

Visiting Scholar, Shabanali Ghorbani, Art Researcher at the Art University of Isfahan, Iran
Ceramic Art Faculty of Crafts , December 2015 to June, 2016.

Developed ceramic art program with Therapeutic Recreation, Child Life & Creative Arts
Therapies Department, Tisch Pediatrics, NYU Langone Medical Center in collaboration with Art Therapy area of Steinhardt Dept of Art and Art Professions. Sept 9, 2016.

 Clay Forum.  Janet Koplos, Lecture and book signing with Kathy King and Elizabeth Kendal artist demonstrations. Einstein Auditorium, NYU Department of Art and Art Professions. March 5, 2011.

"Howard W. Kottler Obituary,” American Craft, vol. 49, no. 2, April/May 1989, p. 69.

“Terre/USA, Le Craft En Analyse,” interview by Gerard Rignault, L'Atelier: des Metiers d'Art, no. 89, June 1984, pp. 10–133.

Contemporary American Ceramic Sculpture: Satire in Selected Works of Robert Arneson, David Gilhooly, and Howard Kottler. Ph.D. diss., New York University, December 1983.

"Ceramics of the Pacific Northwest," book review, American Craft, January 1980


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