John Gill

John Gill is a ceramic artist and educator. Gill is a professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. A member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, he has travelled and lectured throughout the US, Canada and China. His work has been shown at the L.A. County Museum of Art; Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York City; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen; Kraushaar Gallery, New York City; Revolution Gallery, Detroit, Michigan; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York City and Hadler Rodriquez Gallery in New York.

Gill’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous art museums including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Newark Museum, New Jersey, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gill’s work will be included in the upcoming exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, Shapes From Out of Nowhere. His work is featured on the cover of the catalog.

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Artist profile created with the participation of Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami.

Featured work

Occurrence, 2021

John Gill Ceramics

The plasticity of the art-form. Throbbing resonance. Invite the bell to sing. The knowledge of clay that’s moved through my hands, the history of ceramics, the interaction of lyrics and stories. World traveling through the portal of the moment. I used to tell my students applying for grad school – ‘if the only thing you pack is your socks, you’re not going very far.’

My suitcase is very well packed. In the studio with my favorite traveling companions, listening to stories and musicals, sharing dreams. My work is like the mesh fluff in the drier after it’s done its job. Scraps stitched together to become a quilt. Color on the beach. Shadow of the hand railing on the stairs. Fire on the mountain. Pots love to hold ideas. Could you do it this way? How about right now?!