Kevin D. Mullavey

Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.


About the Ceramics

All pieces are slab-constructed from stoneware clay, and are decorated with poured, sprayed and/or dipped glazes and natural river clay slip-glazes, then fired to approximately 2200 degrees in gas or electric kilns.

Selected Exhibitions


Live Free or Die, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

New Work, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

New Ceramics, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Ceramic Vessels, Kirkbride Gallery, Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA


National Ceramic Competition, Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL
Juried Exhibition

Invitational Celebration of Fine Craft, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

SOFA Chicago (Sculpture Objects Functional Art), Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Art of the State: Pennsylvania '97, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

1996 Clay Studio Exchange Exhibition, South Florida Art Center, Miami Beach, FL

International Ceramics Competition '95 Mino, Japan, Tajimi Municipal Culture Center, Tajimi-City, Gifu, Japan
Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention - catalog

Silk, Paper, and Clay: Fifth Annual Scroll Airing and Ceramic Exhibition, Shofuso, The Japanese House and Garden, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA

Cups: 1995, Artworks Gallery, Seattle, WA

Introductions, Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Boulder, CO

Craft Forms: 1993, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

American Clay Artists 1989, Port of History Museum, Penn's Landing,
Philadelphia, PA
Invitational, catalog

Artist's Bibliography

Greco, JoAnn, "Upstairs, Downstairs," Niche, Autumn 1998

Gilliland, Betsy, "Ceramist Kevin Mullavey Creates and Repairs Artworks," Arts & Antiques, Montgomery Newspapers, 1998 Spring/Summer Supplement

Quattrone, Frank D., "Created From Clay," Art Matters Magazine, Inaugural Issue, Fall/Winter 1997

"Up Front," Ceramics Monthly, May 1997

"Up Front," Ceramics Monthly, November 1996

Southwell, William, Ceramic "Artist shows at Gallery 500 and Internationally," Art Matters, June 1996

Photo, "Weekend Section," Philadelphia Inquirer, May 24, 1996

Professional Experience

1987 - present
Principal, Mullavey Art Services
Specializing in ceramic repairs, art handling and installation, exhibit design, catalog production, curatorial and project management.

1999 - 2006
Coordinator, Old City Arts Association, Philadelphia, PA
Non-profit organization comprised of approximately forty galleries, showrooms, museums and theatres, dedicated to promoting Philadelphia's Old City Cultural District. Producers of monthly "First Friday" gallery walk events.

1993 - 2000
Director, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

1993 - 1998
Resident Artist / Ceramics Instructor/ Board of Directors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Non-profit arts-educational organization operating studios, school, international and community programs, and gallery specializing in the ceramic arts.

1989 - 1992
Director, Japanese House and Garden , Philadelphia, PA

1982 - 1987
Manager, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


1979 - 1982
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Craft and Ceramics

1978 - 1980
La Poterie Beaudin, North Hatley, Quebec, Canada
Pottery Workshops

1973 - 1977
Philadelphia College of Art
Environmental Design