Jerry Bennett

Jerry Bennett


Contact Information

jerry@jerrybennett.net

http://www.jerrybennett.net/

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