William Daley: 14 for 7
Public Reception: February 12 4:30–6:00 PM
Lecture by the artist: Nevins Theater, Friday, February 13, noon – 1 p.m.
February 05 - March 27, 2015
This exhibition includes a select group of William Daley’s vast amount of work made between 1954 and 2014, featuring 14 works from 7 decades, a unique celebration of his achievements as an artist. In addition, the installation will include a short film about Daley and his work, Mud Architect, by Thomas Porett, as well as objects, drawings, and sketches from his studio.
The internationally renowned artist was born in 1925 in Hastings-on Hudson, NY. Daley is known not only for his extraordinary ceramic work but also for a vibrant teaching career; he has received numerous awards including the College of Art Association of America Teaching of Art Award, awards from the American Craft Council, Northern Clay Center, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and most recently, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Medal for Excellence in Craft, 2014, Boston, MA. Part of a generation to benefit from the GI Bill, Daley received a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1950, and a master’s degree in education from Columbia University in 1951. After teaching appointments in Iowa and New York, he joined the faculty at the Philadelphia College of Art in 1966,currently the University of the Arts; where he remained for more than thirty years.