William Daley: 14 for 7

I take photos for my own edification.  These are casual photos, not the best quality taken with my iPhone.  I started blogging to share my photos with my students and family.  This blog post contains photos from Bill’s show at the Philadlephia Art Alliance as well as some from his show at Swarthmore College in 2009.

Two weekends ago I went up to Boston to visit my daughter, Esther a Gastronomy grad student at BU, to hang out with friend Susan Strickler, and to go to Bill’s opening at The Society of Arts and Crafts.  Bill was honored and given SAC’s Medal for Excellence in Craft after the drumroll on his pot Pod Form.

“The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present “William Daley: 14 for 7,” an exhibition featuring a select group of Daley’s works made between 1954 and 2013. This exhibition comes on the heels of the publication of William Daley: Ceramic Artist, a career retrospective published by Schiffer Publishing. This exhibition unites 14 works from 7 extraordinary decades, celebrating Daley’s achievements both past and present. In addition to the works on view, the installation will feature a recent short film about Daley and his work, Mud Architect, by Thomas Porett, as well as images, drawings, and sketches from Daley’s studio, providing an intriguing glimpse of his studio. Famous for his intricate drawings and library of forms molds and ingenious handmade tools, Daley draws inspiration from natural and man-made structures from cultures and regions across the globe.”  Philadelphia Art Alliance website http://www.philartalliance.org/exhibition/william-daley-14-for-7/

These photos are from the Philadelphia Art Alliance show – many of the same pots are in Boston.

Photos of Bill and his tools.

Bill’s drawings

This is making for a very long post but I wanted to share these pots from Bill’s show at the List Gallery, Swarthmore College, 2009.  I took these for my own reference and learning.  I was interested and still am in the beginnings and endings of pots.  Each pot has a different rim, rolled, flat, angled, some are notched, have a square or a triangle at the ends, have a gully around the edge, and all of them have very interesting and intricate interiors.


4 thoughts on “William Daley: 14 for 7

  1. Thank you so much for the posting about the remarkable Mr. Daley. I hope Ben Carter manages to corner him for an interview. It was a pleasure meeting you at Ben’ s Clay Studio workshop.

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