The Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University
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Pondered Resource
on loan from the personal collections of
Anne Currier, Andrea and John Gill, Wayne Higby, Walter McConnell, and Linda Sikora

May 26, 2004 - November 12, 2004

John Gill with a Chinese ewer
from his own collection
Pondered Resource, an exhibition that opened Wednesday, May 26, 2004, featured selections from the personal collections of Anne Currier, Andrea Gill, John Gill, Wayne Higby, Walter McConnell, and Linda Sikora, all faculty members in the Division of Ceramic Art at Alfred University's School of Art & Design.

The exhibition was curated by John Gill, chair of the division and a professor of ceramic art. Selected for display are objects ranging from Fiesta ware, a commercially manufactured dinnerware, to a contemporary Chinese sculpture and 20th-century American studio ceramics.

All the objects included in Pondered Resource "serve as a resource in their homes and workspaces" for the artists and teachers whose efforts have helped to place Alfred University's Master of Fine Arts in ceramic art at the top of the U.S. News and World Report ranking for graduate art programs.

For a portion of John Gill's lecture, click here.


Unknown manufacturer,
cast iron dental cabinet,
early 20th century
Cast iron, paint, glass

Frederick H. Rhead, designer
Homer Laughlin China Company, manufacturer
Fiesta (1930s-1960s), Harlequin (1930s-1950s), Bauer Pottery (1880-1960)

From the McConnell Collection

Scott Goldberg, American,
20th century

Lidded pot, 1999,
stoneware, glazed

From the collection of Linda Sikora and Matthew Metz

David Shaner, American, 1934-2002
Platter, 1973, stoneware, glazed with hedge apples

From the collection of Wayne and Donna Higby

Unknown manufacturer, American
Architectural Cornice or running course,
early 20th century
possibly from building in Buffalo, NY
Terra cotta, unglazed

From the collection of Anne Currier
and George Hrycun

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