John Gill is a ceramic artist and educator. 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, Detroit, Michigan; 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 and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
He is Professor of Ceramic Art at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, where he is currently Chair of the Division of Ceramic Art. A member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics, he has traveled and lectured throughout the US, Canada and China. He is currently working closely with international artists in an effort to revitalize Chinese ceramic art.
In my work I try to utilize simple techniques. This allows for freedom of ideas and process. Shape, form, use and color inform and question other possibilities. My work uses shape and form to inflate color. Working within the realm of function expands the potential. History of ceramics, painting and sculpture collide. Clay has a simple directness – it prints beautifully.
The field of ceramics is undergoing some exciting technical changes that will eventually by used by the ceramic artist. The wall needs to have a door.