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DONNELLY, PAUL
DONNELLY, PAUL
MISSOURI
With the current body of work that I am producing I am interested in exploring functional pottery because of the close proximity between (the) user and object. Through use and display, pots will impart meaning that will change with the user’s relationship with the work. The objects we interact with on a daily basis can conjure experiences in our lives often becoming an article of sentiment. I am attracted to a repertoire of pots that I would use on a daily basis: cups, bowls, pitchers, vases, and Jars. These objects are inspired by the way in which architecture and nature interact with one another. I intend to exploit the beauty of ceramic materials as a means to draw comparisons to these ideas without replicating them directly. With process I am interested in using a variety of forming techniques such as wheel throwing, hand-building, slip-casting in conjunction with 3d modeling to create and design work. Often times I utilize these techniques within the same piece as a means to play with and blur the concepts and associations to individuality and mass production. Through my work I want to construct a new form language that is supported and inspired through historic examples. I like finding a balance within my work where the evidence of the "hand" is at times present and other times fleeting yet all of the pieces speak of one of the potters greatest strengths...uniqueness from one object to the next.

EDUCATION
2008
Masters of Fine Arts, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, NY
1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Concentration in Ceramics, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Systems of Utility, University of St. Mary’s, Leavenworth, KS
2010
Lay of the land, Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo
Inferred Landscape, Jetsom Flotsom Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
New Work: Resident Artist Solo Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2004
Featured Gallery Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
2003
New Works, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Featured Shop Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
1997
Solo Exhibition, Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
In My House, Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg, Fl
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Focus: Cups & Coffee, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Interpreting The Cup, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
Kansas City Clay, Red Star Studios, NCECA Expo Gallery, Tampa, FL
La Mesa, Nceca, Tampa, FL.
For the Table, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
The Dinning Room Project: The Table, Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
The Dinning Room Project: Art, Food and The Ritual of Eating, Epsten Galley at the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2010
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
La Mesa, Nceca, Philadelphia, PA.
Pioneers, The Ceramic Shop, Philadelphia, PA
New Wave, Chappman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Of this Century, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Clay@Penn 2010: Declarations, Fox Gallery, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA
2009
Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
New Kids On the Block, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO
La Mesa, Nceca, Phoenix, Arizona.
2008
Gifted, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
The Bountiful Table: Works for the Table, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO
Alfred International, Alfred 2008 MFA in Beijing, CAFA, Beijing, China.
Three Person Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, NYSCC, Alfred, NY.
Sip, Slurp, Gulp, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM.
In Progress, NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA.
2006
Le Mesa. NCECA, Portland, OR.
Inspired Utility: Exceptional Ceramic Vessels, MLAC, Haverford, PA
The Elegant Table. Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
Past & Present: Resident Artist of The Clay Studio, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
The Academy of Notre Dame Annual Art Exhibition, Villanova, PA
2005
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
Cups, Cups, Cups, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
One & Only: gifts made by hand, Artspace, John Micheal Kohler Arts Center,
Sheboygan, WI
NCECA Clay National, NCECA, Baltimore, MD
Exchanging Views, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Clay Studio 30th Anniversary Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
The Clay Studio: Thirty Years, NCECA, Baltimore, MD
American Craft Council Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
Teapots, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA
2004
Common Ground, Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
Clay at Penn, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Collaborations II, Wexler Galley, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Clay Studio Resident Artist, Clemson University,
Our Cups Runneth Over: Functional & Sculptural Cup Exhibition, The Society of
Arts & Crafts, Boston, Mass
This Splendid Table: Fantastic Dishes for Food, Kentucky Museum of Arts &
Design, Louisville, KY
American Craft Council Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
From The Garden: Forms, Images, and Ideas, Northern Clay Center,
Minneapolis, MN
San Angelo National, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, San Angelo, TX.
Resident Artist: The Clay Studio, Appalachia Center for the Crafts, Smithville, TN
100 Tea Pots II, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD
2003
Cup: The Intimate Object II, Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
Craft Forms 2003, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Sixth Annual Invitational, Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, OR
Made In Clay, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY
American Craft Council Craft Show, Baltimore, MD
Collaborations in Clay, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, Ill
George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, Ohr - O’keefe Museums, Biloxi, MS
Tea for Two / Table for Two, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Winterfest, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Faculty & Staff Exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
New Wave, L.B.I. Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.
2002
Our Cups Runneth Over, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA.
Resident Artist of The Clay Studio, Gallery of American Craft, Millville, NJ.
GCC Foundation Art Exhibit, Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ.
5 to Ciclco de Conferencais y Seminario Sobre La Ceramica, University of Puerto
Rico, Puerto Rico.
2001
La Grand Buffet, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Resident Artists, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Then and Now, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
Two Views of the Cup, Vermont Clay Studio, VT.
2000
Ceramics USA 2000, University of North Texas, Denton, TX.
The Associate Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
A Night In Havana, The painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA.
Conestoga Ceramics, A Continuing Tradition, Chester Springs Studio, Chester
Springs, PA.
1999
The Art of Pouring, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
The Associate Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
1997
Ceramics 97 National Art Show, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT
Silent Auction, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
The Associate Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
1996
Hoyt National Art Show, Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2011
Visiting lecturer, Epsten Galley at the Kansas City Jewish Museum of
Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS
2010
Visiting Lecturer, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
2009
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Druery University, Springfield, Mo
2001-2006
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pa
Artist in Residence
2000-2006
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Technician – Serve as primary support staff for the graduate school of fine arts ceramics program.
1999-2000
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Technician – Managed high volume firing schedules, repaired electric
and gas kilns, mixed glazes, recycled clay, maintained school appearance, and
assisted students with projects.
Visiting Artist Aid – Hosting international artist during their stay at The Clay
Studio. Assisted artist with materials, kiln firings, artwork, housing, and their
introduction to Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
Philadelphia Pottery Supply, Philadelphia, PA
Managing Assistant – Ordered and delivered ceramic supplies, advised artists
about clay related products and materials, loaded and fired kilns for school.
1997-1999
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Studio Technical Assistant.
1997
Renaissance Art Gallery, Strafford, PA
traveling art exhibit.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010-Present
Assistant Professor of Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2008-2010
Special Instructor of Ceramics, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2006-2008
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Division of Ceramic Art, School of Art and Design,
NYSCC, Alfred University
Fall 2006 - ART 305 Ceramic pottery I, Sanam Emami
Spring 2007 - ART 306 Ceramic Pottery II, Linda Sikora
Fall 2008 - ART 304 Ceramic Color & Surface, Andrea Gill
2005
L.B.I. Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ
Visiting Artist, A weeklong ceramic workshop intended to help students define
and develop their aesthetic abilities.
2002-2006
Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ.
Adjunct Professor – Teach beginning pottery techniques using the wheel and hand-building methods.
2002
Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ.
Ceramics Instructor – Taught adults advanced pottery techniques using the
wheel and hand-building methods.
2001-2006
University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
Ceramics Instructor – Teach adults advanced pottery techniques using the wheel
and hand-building methods.
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Ceramics Instructor – Teach adults pottery techniques using hand-building and
wheel thrown techniques.
2001
L.B.I. Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.
Visiting Artist and Lecturer, “Making Your Mark” – A weeklong ceramic workshop
intended to help students define and develop their aesthetic abilities both visually
and physically.
Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Ceramics Instructor – Taught adults advanced pottery, helping students to
expand their vocabulary of techniques.
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA.
Ceramics Instructor – Taught children hand-building and throwing techniques.
1998-2001
The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA.
Ceramics Instructor – Taught children hand-building and throwing techniques.
1998
Colorado Youth Organization, Philadelphia, PA.
Ceramics Instructor – Taught children clay hand-building methods.
1995-1998
The Clay Mobile, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA.
Teachers Assistant – Assisted teachers on traveling outreach program through
out the Philadelphia area. Sights Include: Christy Recreational Center, Urban
Promise, Sarah Allen Recreational Center, Rhodes School, And The Camden
Community Service Center.

COLLECTIONS
Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred, Gloryhole Collection

PUBLICATIONS
2011, Best of 500: Contemporary Practice Singular Works, Lark Books.
February 2011, “Lay of the Land: George Timock, Cary Esser, and Paul Donnelly” (review),
Ceramics Monthly, Glen R Brown.
November 2010, “Get a Handle on Handles”, Pottery Making Illustrated, Anne Chrietzburg.
November 2010, “The Necessity of Invention”, Pottery Making Illustrated, Anne Chrietzburg.
October 2010, “Architectural Aspects of Clay at Sherry Leedy”, KCUR.org, Laura Spenser.
October 24, 2010, “Art institute’s Feats of Clay” The Kansas City Star, Elizabeth Kirsch.
September 28, 2010, “Beautilitarian: Paul Donnelly”, Review.org, Steve Brisendine
October 4, 2010, “A Potter Extends the Practicality of a Cup & Saucer Set”, Ceramic Arts Dailey.
2010, “Of This Century” Exhibition Catalog, Jeff Guido.
Winter 2008, “Ceramic Art At Alfred” PPP Sourcebook.
January 2008, “The MFA Factor Volume Four” Ceramics Monthly.
2006, 500 Pitchers, Lark Books.
April, 2006, Portfolio, American Craft Magazine.
March 2005, “Clay Studio Celebrates 30 Years”, Art Matters.
2004, Making Marks, Robin Hopper, Krause Publications.
January 2004, “The Clay Studio’s Resident Artist Program”, Ceramics Monthly.
May 2004, “Emerging Artist 2004”, Ceramics Monthly.
April 2003, “Pot of Bold”, Philadelphia City Paper.
Jan - Feb 2003, “Our Cups Runneth Over”, Clay Times.

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011, Faculty Development Grant, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
2005, Amaco-Brent Purchase Award, NCECA Clay National