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|David Shaner -- A Retrospective
January 20 through April 26, 2005
Chimney Pot, Helmer kaolin stoneware, hand-built, thrown, wood-fired, fly ash flashing, 18 x 15 inches, by David Shaner (1934—2002), Hockaday Museum of Art Permanent Collection
David Shaner (1934- 2002) is recognized as an artist who had
considerable impact on contemporary ceramics. His innovative work
influenced new growth in 20th-century studio ceramics and his
perseverance and hard work saved the Archie Bray Foundation from
foreclosure in 1966. Today, it is an honor for the Hockaday Museum of
Art to showcase a retrospective on the life’s work and
accomplishments of this great artist who meant so much to so many
Held received his B.S. degree in studio art from the State University
of New York at Brockport, where he studied ceramics with Bill Stewart.
Upon graduation, he moved to Helena to become a resident artist at the
Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts. He later completed a
Masters degree in Museum Administration at Oregon State University and
interned at the Portland Art Museum. He returned to Helena in 1994 to
serve as Executive Director and Curator of the Holter Museum of Art.
Peter helped successfully lead a $2.3 million capital and endowment
campaign. He is currently Curator of Ceramics at the Ceramic Research
Center, part of the ASU Art Museum at Arizona State University, Tempe.
Held also serves as a trustee for the American Craft Council.
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