Artist Statement

by

Josh Gold



My forms explore subtle asymmetry.
A dance is created between the opposite contours of the pot. Part of my artistic journey is the search and discovery of the endless dances that express elegance and grace.

The richness, depth, and variation of a long woodfiring complements the asymmetry of my forms. These same characteristics also draws one in to touch and handle the forms.

The tactile and sensual characteristic inherent in clay is as important to me as form and surface treatment. It determines the size and shape of much of my work. Having the tactile aspect an integral part of the work generates a strong and powerful aesthetic experience.




Joshua Gold
P.O. Box 85, Putney, Vermont 05346
email: joshpots@comcast.net
(802) 387-2116


Juried Ceramic Exhibitions


Endless Variations - A Shino Exhibition
ENCECA - 2005

NH Institute of Art's Ceramic Biennial Exhibition
New Hampshire Institute of Art, 8/04
Woodfired vase 16" X 8"
Juror: Chris Gustin

Clay Cup XI
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois 3/03
Sake cup 2" X 2"

Feats of Clay XV
Lincoln, California 4/02
Pitcher 6" x 9"
Juror: Warren MacKenzie

Whimsical and Functional Ceramic
Drinking Cup Competition

Los Angeles, California 6/99
Stein 7" x 4"

7th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 4/99
Plate 12" x 12"
Juror: Warren MacKenzie

Clay Cup VII
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois
3/99 Cup 5" x 3"
Juror: Sandy Simon

Prevailing Winds
Young and Constantin Gallery, Wilmington, Vermont 1/99
Stein 7" x 4", Plate 12", Cup 5" x 3"

Ceramics USA
Denton, Texas 4/98
Bowl 7" x 15"
Juror: David Shaner

First Annual Strictly Functional Show
Philadelphia,Pennsylvania 3/94
Pitcher 5" x 9"

Other Juried Exhibitions

Stratton Arts Festival

Stratton Mountain, Vermont 9/99

Karen Karnes and Friends

Waterbury Center, Vermont 7/01

Winterfest 2001
Baltimore, MD 11/01

Awards

7th Annual Strictly Functional Show
Orton Firing Award
Juror: Warren MacKenzie

Publications

Ceramic Technical - February 2001
A shino glaze

Teaching Experience

Ceramic Instructor
Community College of Vermont, Brattleboro, VT Fall 1997

Ceramic Instructor
Joshua Gold Studio, Putney VT 1994 - present

Ceramic Instructor

Iowa Wesleyan College Mt. Pleasant, Iowa January 2001

Ceramic Instructor
Carol College Waukeshaw, Wisconson
February 24-March 27 2001

Ceramic Instructor
Carol College Waukeshaw, Wisconsin March 1 - April 1 2003

Education


Teaching Certification for the State of Connecticut 1975
Southern Connecticut State College; New Haven, CT

Bachelor of Arts, 1973
Iowa Wesleyan College;
Major: English; Minor: Art Mt. Pleasant, IA

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