William Daley: 14 for 7
Jan 23—Mar 9 2014
Philadelphia Art Alliance
The exhibit highlights a select group of Daley's works made between 1954 and 2013 and is presented in conjunction with the publication of William Daley: Ceramic Artist by UArts alumna and noted contemporary print scholar Ruth Fine BFA '62 (Painting).
“14 for 7” includes 14 works from seven decades, celebrating Daley's career and achievements as a maker of ceramic vessels. In addition to the works on view, the installation will feature a recent short film about Daley and his work, “Mud Architect,” by UArts faculty member Thomas Porett. Images, drawings and sketches from Daley's studio, his library of forms, and ingenious handmade tools will provide a unique glimpse into his process.
Daley was born in Hastings-on-Hudson New York on March 7, 1925. After surviving prison camp during World War II, he went on to attend the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where, under the G.I. Bill, he received his bachelor’s degree in 1950. After graduation, he married his college classmate, Catherine Stennes. They relocated to New York where Daley completed his graduate degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1952. Daley went on to teach ceramics at various colleges, but spent the vast majority of his educational career at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts). As an influential and beloved educator, he has trained and inspired generations of artists and designers in a wide array of disciplines. Daley is still making new work at age 88 in his Elkins Park studio.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Artist's Talk: Thursday, February 6, 6 p.m.
Above: "Magister Inn," 1993; Unglazed stoneware; 17.5 x 19.5 x 26.25 inches; Collection of Liam Thomas Daley.Philadelphia Art Alliance
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