Bill van Gilder Pottery

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Workshops/Presentations

2019

  • Austin Pottery Studio & Gallery, Austin, TX, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • 39th Annual Potters Gathering, Ripley, WV, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Frederick Clay Studio, Frederick, MD, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Dorval Potters Guild, Montreal, Canada, The Functional Pot: Tips Tools & Techniques

  • West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • The Clay and Metal Loft¸ Leesburg, VA, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Clay Center of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • The Clay Studio at Chestertown RiverArts, Chestertown, MD, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Colorado Mountain College, Rifle, CO, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Rosewood Pottery, Richmond, VA, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

2018

  • HillCreek Pottery at Silver Dollar CityBranson, MO, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques
  • Kimbas Touch PotteryElkhorn, NE, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques
  • McKinney CenterJonesborough, TN, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques
  • The Potters Exchange, Quakertown, PA, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

 

2017

  • Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Clay on the Coast 2017 presented by First City Art Center of Pensacola, Pensacola, FL, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, MN, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

2016

  • The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA, The Functional Pot. Joint workshop with George McCauley

  • Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • The Mud Club at Coral Springs Art Museum, Coral Springs, FL, Hands-On: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Clay Alliance of Greater Cincinnati at Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY,  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • University of North Texas Clay Guild, Denton, TX, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE, Hands-On:All About Bowls

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE, Hands-On:Exploring Cups and Their Handles

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE, Hands-On:Contained: The Techniques of Making Lidded Pots

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth, DE, Hands-On:Glazing and Decorating Techniques Intensive

  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, Hands-On:The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

2015 

  • Greenwood Area Studio Potters, Greenwood, SC, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Centered Earth Clay Arts Studio and Gallery, Montoursville, PA, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Touchstone Center for the Arts, Farmington, PA, The Functional Pot

  • Edina Art Center, Minneapolis, MD, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • The Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Altered Pots: Altered Surfaces

  • The Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Skill Building: Large and Useful

 

2014

  • Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • Piedmont Community College, Charlottsville, VA,The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • b. van Gilder Pottery, Burkittsville, MD  The Functional Pot and More

  • Touchstone Center for Crafts Farmington, PA  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • Town of Cary Center for the Arts, Cary, NC  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • View - Arts Center in Old Forge, Old Forge, NY  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

  • Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman, Lancaster, PA  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools and Techniques

 

2013   

  • Bailey Pottery Equipment and Supply, Kingston, NY, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • b. van Gilder Pottery, Burkittsville, MD, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Making and Firing Wood and Soda

  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Making and Firing Wood and Soda - Take 2

 

2012

  • Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, Navarre, FL, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Carolina ClayMatters Pottery Guild, Charlotte, NC, Demo W/S w/ Sylvie Granatelli & Bill van Gilder

  • The Lovett School, Atlanta, GA, The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, Hands On: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA,  NEW IDEAS: Making Functional Pots

 

2011    

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE Hands-on: Pots for Use: Kitchen and Table

  • Sonoran Desert Art Studio, Oro Valley, AZ Hands On: Functional Pots

  • Collar City Clay Guild, Troy, NY The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Technique

  • City of Orlando Pottery Studio, Orlando, FL The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Olivet College, Olivet, MI The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Grand Junction Art Center, Grand Junction, CO Hands On: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE Hands On: The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA Hands On: Throwing the Functional Pot

2010

  • Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV Hands On: Functional Pots

  • Blue Sky Arts Studio, Manteo, NC The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • International Ceramic Seminar, Gouda, Holland

  • NCECA, Philadelphia, PA  van Gilder Clay-Tools

  • Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH The Functional Workshop

  • Penryn Workshop, Penryn, CA The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV Hands On: Thrown & Assembled Pottery

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE  Hands-on: Functional Pots

  • Kevin Lehman Pottery Studio, Lancaster, PA Strictly Functional Pottery

  • Green Valley Recreation Inc., Green Valley, AZ The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Juror: Feats of Clay, Lincoln, CA

  • Juror: 18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA

 

2009    

  • The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL  Making the Essential Pot

  • Clay Times Magazines’ Potters Conference Caribbean Cruise  

  • Kiln n’ Clay Studio, Naples, FL  Hands-on: Making the Essential Pot

  • Jeffcoat Pottery, Calabash, NC  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Fusion The Ontario Clay & Glass Association, Toronto, CA 

  • Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.  Making Functional Pots: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • NCECA, Phoenix, AZ  van Gilder Clay-Tools

  • West Michigan Potters Guild, Grand Rapids, MI  The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe, NV Making the Essential Pot

  • The Art Center, Grand Junction, CO  Hands-on at the Art Center

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE  Hands-on: Making the Essential Pot

  • Greater Lansing Potters’ Guild, Haslett, MI The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN  Making the Essential Pot

  • Clayworkers’ Guild of Illinois, Crystal Lake, IL The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Southern Arizona Clay Artists, Tucson, AZ The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

 

2008    

  • LaPaz Vineyard, Delaplaine, VA Building a Manabigama Kiln

  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND  Building a Manabigama Kiln

  • Barron Collier High School, Ft. Myers, FL    How do we ‘see’ Art?

  • Kilns & Clay Studio, Naples, FL   Making & Decorating: Functional Pots

  • The Art league of Marco Island, Marco Island, FL   Making Pots: Tips & Techniques

  • Florida (Gulf Coast) University, FL   Making & Decorating: Functional Pot

  • Clay Times Magazines’ Potters Conference Caribbean Cruise   Trade Secrets 

  • College of the Albermarle, Manteo, Outer banks, NC   Functional Pots: Tips & Techniques 

  • Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI   Making Functional Pots  

  • Key Note Speaker: High School State Arts Symposium, Jackson, MI  

  • NCECA, Pittsburg, PA    van Gilder Clay-Tools  

  • Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN   The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Techniques

  • Mud Puddle Pottery Studio, Pegram, TN   The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools & Technique   

  • Montgomery County Potters Guild, Rockville, MD  Travelogue:  Bill van Gilder  

  • Pottery West, Las Vegas, NV   Making Functional Pots: Tools & Techniques  

  • Arapahoe Community College & Mile Hi Ceramics, Littleton, CO   Making Pots: Tools & Techniques   

  • Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, Lake Tahoe, NV   Lidded Pots: The Techniques of Form & Function

  • Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE   Lidded Pots: The Techniques of Form & Function 

    

2007    

  • Odyssey Studios, Asheville, NC   The Functional Pot; Tips, Tools, & Techniques

  • The Art League, Marco Island, FL The Functional Pot; Tools, Tips, & Techniques

  • Sierra Nevada College, NV   Exploring Pouring

  • Demonstrator/presenter, Alabama Clay Conference, Univ. of North Alabama

  • Demonstrator/presenter, International Ceramics Festival, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

  • Creative Clay Studios, Alexandria, VA   Hand Building Functional Forms

  • Creative Clay Studios, Alexandria, VA   Functional Pots

  • Rehoboth Arts Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE   Functional Pots

  • Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco, CA   Functional Pots

  • Clay Planet Studios, Santa Clara, CA   Functional Pots

  • W. Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO   Functional Pots

  • Rockingham Community College, Wentworth, NC   Functional Pots

 

2006    

  • The Keramos Society, Ann Arundel Community College, MD   The Functional Pot: Making Techniques

  • Montgomery College, MD   The Functional Pot: Making Techniques

  • Mary Baldwin College, VA  (The Potters Council)   The English Connection

  • Dan Finch Studios, Bailey, NC   The Useful Pot: Making Techniques

  • Shenandoah Potters Guild, Strasburg, VA   The Functional Pot: Making Techniques

  • Creative Clay Studios, Alexandria, VA   The Functional Pot; Making Techniques

 

2005

  • Demonstrator/main presenter, NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD

  • Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV   The Functional Pot: Tips, Tools, and Techniques

  • Presenter, Front Royal, VA   The Mid-Atlantic Clay Conference

  • Guilford College, Greensboro, NC    Making and Wood Firing; The Useful Pot

 

2004    

  • Guilford College, Greensboro, NC   Kiln Building

  • Presenter, NCECA Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN

  • Callanwolde Art Center, Atlanta, GA   The Functional Pot: Making Techniques

  • Shenandoah Potters Guild, Strasburg, VA   The Useful Pot

  • Presenter, Ceramic Arts Road Show & Exhibition, Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, CA

  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA   Tools & Techniques for the Studio Potter

  • Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA   Tools & Techniques for the Studio Potter

 

2003    

  • Art & Clay Center, Santa Fe, NM   Tools & Techniques for the Studio Potter

  • Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt, MD   Pots & Making Techniques, Part II

 

2002

  • The Clay Connection, Alexandria, VA   Making Techniques

  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA   Hand Building

  • Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt, MD   Tools & Techniques for the Studio Potter, Part I

 

2001

  • Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD   Wood Firing

  • Series of five workshops across Taiwan: Taiwan Potters Association, Taipei National College of the Arts, Taiwanian National College of the Arts, Graduate Program: Institute of Applied Arts. Training and Production Pottery

 

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004   

  • The Art League, Alexandria, VA. Utilitarian Pottery; workshop series x 6   

  • Towson University, Towson, MD. Utilitarian Pots

 

 

Exhibitions

2008    

  • Cups of Comfort and Joy, Meredith Gallery, Baltimore

  • Functional Pots: Bill van Gilder and Friends, Jackson, MI

  • Inviting the Stars:An Exhibition of Local & National Ceramic Art, New Space Gallery, Atlanta, GA\

 

2007     

  • Tea, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

  • Workshop Leaders, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, NC

  • Wood Fired National, NCECA, Louisville, KY

  • Presenter’s Exhibition, University of Wales, UK

  • Workshop Presenters, Sierra Nevada College, NV

  • Presenter’s Exhibition, University of North Alabama, AL

  • Cups of Blessings Invitational, Tevis Gallery, Westminster, MD

  • From the Potters Hands Invitational, Hurst Gallery, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

 

2006    

  • East Meets West. Montgomery College, MD

  • The English Connection, Mary Baldwin College, VA

  • Contemporary Clay National, Grand Junction, CO

  • van Gilder + Meerfeld: Wood-fired, Earth & Fire Gallery, Leesburg, VA

 

2005

     Clay Times 10th Anniversary Exhibition. Baltimore, MD

            Western Maryland Potters Exhibition, Columbia Fine Arts College, MD

            5 + 5. Earth and Fire Gallery, Vienna, VA

            Mid-Atlantic Potters. M.T. Burton Gallery, MD

            Wood/Salt/Soda. Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD

            Faculty Show. Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

            Faculty Show ’05. Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

 

2004     American Woo Fire, Cedar Creek Gallery, NC

            Alabama Clay Conference Invitational, AL.

            For the Table, Santa Fe Clay, NM.

            Faculty Show ’04. Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

 

2003     Byron Temple & Apprentices Retrospective: Master Makers. Kentucky Museum of Fine Arts, KY.

           Two Fires, Two Makers. Joint exhibition with Mark Shapiro, Earth & Fire Gallery, Herndon, VA.

           Echoes of the Flame, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA  Wood-fired/salt-glazed stoneware & porcelain

 

2001     One-man Show, Taipei Cultural Arts Center Museum, Taiwan.

            Ching-Tao Fang Specialized Ceramics Gallery, Kao-Shong, Taiwan.

  1.     Troyer Gallery, Washington, DC. Wood-fired/salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain.
  2.     WinterFest, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD. Wood-fired/salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain.

1999     Wood-fired/Salt-glazed Stoneware. Ellipse Gallery, VA.

1999     Six Maryland Potters, MD. Traveling exhibition.

 

    

Professional Experience

2007              Creator & Host, Throwing Clay television series on DIY Network.

2001-2011     Teaching Techniques columnist, Clay Times magazine.

2000-2013     Owner/Director, The Frederick Pottery School Inc., Frederick, MD.

1999-2006     Faculty, The Art League School, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA.

2003             Featured artist, Crafting America—The East Coast, a PBS Network television broadcast.

                      

2002               Juror, Scope Gallery membership clay show, VA.

                      Panelist, Jury Realities, NCECA Conference, Kansas City, MO.

 

1995-1999      Board of Directors, Frederick Festival of the Arts, Frederick, MD.

1986-Present: Owner, van Gilder Pottery and Craft Gallery, Gapland, MD.

1978-1986      Owner, van Gilder Pottery, Pocono Pines, PA.

1976-78         Established Mantenga Pottery, Swaziland, Africa, for World Bank.

1973-1976      Managed Kolonyama Potteries, Pty., Lesotho, Africa, for I.H.D. DARE Co.

 

Education

1973                Graduate, Harrow School of Art, Studio Potters, London, U.K.

1972                Apprentice, Quay Pottery, Colin Pearson, Kent, U.K.

1971                Apprentice, Coxwold Pottery, Peter Bruce-Dick, Coxwold, U.K.

1970                Apprentice, Terrybaun Pottery, Mayo, Ireland.

1967-69           Apprentice, Byron Temple Pottery, Lambertville, NJ.

1965-69           Student/potter, Thomas Johnson High School, Frederick, MD.

 

 

Publications

  • 500 Teapots, Lark Books, U.S.A.

  • The Art of American Ceramics, Krause Books, U.S.A

  • Ceramic Art, China

  • Con’t.

  • Ceramic Review, U.K.

  • Ceramics Monthly, U.S.A.

  • Clay Times, U.S.A.

  • High Fire Glazes, Lark Books, U.S.A.

  • Pottery Quarterly, U.K.

  • Salt Glaze, AD&B, U.K.

  • Sgraffito, South Africa

  • Author: Wheel-Thrown Pottery, Lark Books, U.S.A

 

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