Lynne Berman

Ceramics

Cityscape Vessels

 

Porcelain Bowls

 

Shino Ceramics

 

Block City

 

Ceramic Bottles

 

Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
e-mail: Lynne Berman
www.lynneberman.com
Please contact artist for commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

In the fall of 1994, I quit work at The Philadelphia Inquirer to join my husband on a year’s sabbatical. In each city we lived, Boston, Miami and London, I took pottery courses. By the end of the year, I knew I was a potter. I love the feel of the clay passing through my fingers. I love cities. My work, mostly thrown on the wheel, focuses on the geometric simplicity of city buildings.

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped to its nakedness.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, aviator and writer. Wind, Sand and Stars, chapter 3.

Artist Bio

Lynne Berman is an associate and a former board member at The Clay Studio. She has been a teacher, a social worker, a newspaper administrator and a founder of The Philadelphia School.

Education

1965
School of Social Work and Social Research, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
MSS

1962
Simmons College, Boston, MA
BS

Awards and Honors

2012
Blue Ribbon, Members’ Show, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

2008
Merit Award, Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, FL

2007
Merit Award in honor of Donna Wilt Sperow, Ceramic League of Miami, FL

2006
Blue Ribbon, Members’ Show, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

Merit Award in honor of Donna Wilt Sperow, Ceramic League of Miami, FL

2004
Blue Ribbon, Members’ Show, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

2003
Blue Ribbon, Members’ Show, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

Professional Experience

2008 – present
Associate, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

1997 – 2002
Associate, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Community Service

Founder, The Philadelphia School, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors, Center for Literacy, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors, Citizens Committee on Public Education in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board of Directors, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

Board of Directors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

2010
Material Goods: Paper Fiber Clay, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2009
NJ Arts Annual, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Installation: Collective Memory, LBI Foundation, Loveladies, NJ

Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Members Show, Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, FL

2007
Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Members Show, Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, FL

2006
Cut It Out, DaVinci Gallery, Philadelphia

Members Show, Ceramic League of Miami, Miami, FL

2005
Doghaus Designer Showhouse, Chestnut Hill, PA

Jersey Shore National, Mt Burton Gallery, Beach Haven, NJ
Curator: Peter Callas

Endless Variations: Shino Review 2005, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Curator: Malcolm Davis

The Clay Studio 30th Anniversary Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Fine Craft Sale, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2004
Jersey Shore National, Mt Burton Gallery, Beach Haven, NJ
Curator: Jimmy Clark

 

 

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