Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett

    Studio & Gallery

    Philadelphia, PA

    Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

    Ceramics

    Artist's Statement

    Exploring form, texture and light as it applies to translucent forms is the current direction of my work. I am working with porcelain, the best I can make using fine European porcelains as my inspiration. I then fire the finished work to cone 13, nearly 2,700 F. I form each piece either by printing texture onto the surface of the clay or by paining underglazes on the surface for color. I then fold the cut out clay slab to obtain the shape desired. I strive to find movement and especially “attitude” in my work. Although there are traditional aspects of my work, I do produce functional pottery, the true intent is to produce pottery that is fun, relaxed, and contemporary. I produce all of the work in my studio without apprentices or employees.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2004
    Paper Clay, Harrison Gallery, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    The Function of Decoration, Hoyt Institute of Art, New Castle, PA

    2002
    Solo in the Niche, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Two-Person
    2005
    Jerry Bennett and Bean Finneran: Pushing the Limits, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

    Group
    2013 - 2014
    Art from the Cloister of Clay, Museum of Applied Art, Budapest, Hungary

    2011
    Mysterious White Gold, Porcelain Museum of Herend, Herend, Hungary

    2005
    Paper Clay: First International Paper Clay Symposium, International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    2004 - 2005
    International Ceramic Studio, Kesckmet, Hungary
    Collection purchase

    2003
    Divergence: Contrasting Views in Clay, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA

    Past and Present Resident Artists, presented by The Clay Studio, SOFA, Chicago, IL

    Origins in Clay, San Antonio Potters Guild, Ingram, TX
    Jurors Award

    2002
    Crafts USA 2002, Silvermine Guild galleries, New Canaan, CT

    2002
    International Ceramic Exhibition – A World of Clay, Galeria de la Escuela de Artes Plasticas, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Past and Present Resident Artists, presented by The Clay Studio, SOFA, Chicago, IL

    Origins in Clay 3, San Antonio Potters Guild, Ingram, TX
    Juror Award

    2002
    Crafts USA 2002, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

    Philadelphia Clay Studio Residents Show, Weaton Village, NJ

    Recent Work, Journey in Clay, The Other Gallery, Banff, Alberta Canada
    Purchase for center permanent collection

    Craft Forms 2001, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Crafts National 36, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College, PA

    2001
    Westworks 2001, Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY

    Septet-Seven Artists Seven Styles, St. Joseph’s University Gallery, Lower Marion, PA

    Transitions: Group Show of Resident Artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    Hoyt National, New Castle, PA

    The Steamboat Fine Craft Exhibit, Steamboat Springs, CO

    Ohr Juried National Exhibition, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS

    Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS

    National Juried Art Exhibition, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA
    Purchase Award

    5th Element, Peck Gallery, Providence, RI

    Associate Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Origins of Clay II, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
    Jurors Award

    Porcelain 2001, Esmay Fine Art Museum, Rochester, NY

    2000
    The Steamboat Fine Craft Exhibit, Steamboat Springs, CO

    Associate Show, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    National Exhibition, Southport Arts Council, Southport, NC

    33rd Annual Exhibition, Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Harrisburg, PA
    Second Place Prize

    National Juried Exhibition, University of Missouri, Warrensburg, MO

    Artist's Bibliography

    2004
    Gault, Rosette PaperClay, photo

    International Ceramic Studio, Collection Publication, photo

    "The Clay Studio Resident Artists," Ceramics Monthly, photo January 2004

    2002
    "Craft Forms show review, Clay Times, Wayne PA, Photo, April 2002

    Professional Experience

    2015 - Present
    Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

    2015
    Paper Clay Workshop, Goggle Works, Reading, PA

    Paper Clay Symposium, Harvard University, Boston, MA

    Paper Clay Workshop, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen

    2012
    Symposium leader, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    2009
    Paper Clay Workshop, Ceramics League of Miami, Miami, FL

    2003
    Paper Clay Workshop, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    Paper Clay Workshop, Cheltenham Center, Cheltenham, PA

    2002 - 2013
    Instructor, Ceramics and 3-D Design, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

    2002 - 2004
    Instructor, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

    2001 - 2009
    Instructor, Handbuilding, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2002 - 2005
    Paper Clay Workshops, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2001
    Paper Clay Workshop, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

    Paper Clay Workshop, Heiting School, San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Paper Clay Workshops, Hands On Clay, Long Island, NY

    1975 - 1977
    Ceramics, Drawing, Elementary Education, 3-D Design, Yankton College, Yankton, SD

    1973 - 1975
    Instructor, Ceramics, Elementary Education Art, Student Teacher Instruction and Supervision, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Fellowship

    Residencies

    2007
    Residency, International Ceramic Research Center, Guldagergaard Denmark

    2006
    Ceramics Residency, Banff Center, Alberta Canada

    2001 - 2006
    Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    1995 - 2001
    Associate Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Jerry Bennett and Charles Craft, “Meeting the Masters” at the International Ceramic Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
    Teaching international group of ceramic students

    2004
    Residency at the International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary
    First International Paper Clay Symposium

    2002
    Residency at the Banff Center, Ceramics, Banff Alberta Canada

    Lectures and Talks

    2005
    "Porcelain Paper and Print, Meeting the Masters Program with Charles Kraft and Jerry Bennett," International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    2004
    Presentation to the National Hungarian Potters Association, International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary

    Grants

    2004
    Independence Foundation, Fellowship in the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Art Futures Project Teaching Grant, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

    Education

    1975
    Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    MFA, Ceramics

    1973
    Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
    BFA, Ceramics