Frank M. Gaydos

Contact Information

Phone: (215) 334-2105

510 Gerritt St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

Artist's Statement

Lately, I have been exploring color along with hand-made self-designed stencils. Inspired by my odd collection of “Banana Stickers” from around the world. The tiny stickers are a designer's challenge, trying to cram a memorable logo, company name, country of origin, and a 4 digit scan code onto a piece of paper the size of your thumbnail. 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