Frank M. Gaydos

Frank M. Gaydos

    Contact Information

    Phone: (215) 334-2105


    510 Gerritt St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Recent Works

    Archived Works

    Artist's Statement

    I enjoy making large platters that are from 16 to 24 inches in diameter.
    They can be used as both functional objects and/or hung as decoration when not in use.

    I consider the work as decorative objects intended to visually enhance their surroundings.

    Lately I have been exploring color along with hand-made, self designed stencils.

    It is exciting to see how the designs change from one phase to the next, drawing on the past, experimenting for the future.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Plates, Platters, and Nothing Else Matters, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
    National, Juried Show

    Art + Science: Glaze Focus, The Clay Studio Philadelphia, PA

    Plate It Up!: 100 Artists fund raiser, Mary Lou Zeek Gallery, Salem, OR

    Abstract Clay: Form and Surface Art in City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
    NCECA, Juried Show

    30 Years of Clay: Community College of Philadelphia, NCECA 2010

    16th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Lancaster, PA
    National, Juried Show

    Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival, Westmoreland County Comm. College, Latrobe, PA
    National, Juried Show

    6th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center Ephrata, PA
    National, Juried Show

    Functional Ceramics, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
    National, Invitational Show

    USA Craft Today, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT National, Juried Show

    5th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, Market House Craft Center Ephrata, PA
    National, Juried Show

    Clay Today, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA National, Juried Show

    Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
    National, Juried Show

    Clay on the Wall, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
    National, Juried Show

    Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
    National, Juried Show

    Crossroads in Clay, Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, OH
    National, Juried Show


    Ceramics Monthly, May 1990, P.34

    'Gallery' Clay Times, March 1999

    Clay and Glazes for the Potter, Text Book, Third Edition, Daniel Rhodes/Robin Hopper, P. 162

    500 Plates, Platters and Chargers, Lark Books, 2008 P. 61, 98

    The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay (500 Series) Hardcover, September 4, 2012, P. 304

    Ceramics For Beginners series, SURFACES GLAZES & FIRING, Lark Books, P. 95

    Professional Experience

    1974 – 2013
    Ceramic Technician, Art Department, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Awards and Honors

    Awards of Distinction
    Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA
    Crafts 15, Central Pennsylvania Festival of Arts
    Rhythm and Rhyme, Gallery Ten, Chicago, IL
    Clay Today, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    Purchase Awards
    Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival, Latrobe, PA
    LaGrange National Biennial '96, LaGrange, GA
    Feats of Clay II, Lincoln, CA
    Vessels Aesthetic, Downey Museum of Art, CA


    William Green Federal Building, Philadelphia, PA
    LaserLink Comm.Inc.-Media, PA
    Uniform Code Council-Princeton NJ
    Wilmington Port Authority-Wilmington, DE
    Merrill Lynch-Jenkintown, PA
    Wells Fargo-Wilmington, DE
    Unisys Headquarters-Blue Bell, PA
    LaMar Dodd Art Center-LaGrange, GA
    NCO Financial-Blue Bell, PA
    Philadelphia Energy Solutions-Philadelphia, PA


    Edinboro Univeraity, Edinboro, PA
    BS, Art Education