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Artist: Hayne Bayless

Artist: Hayne Bayless
Hayne Bayless, CONNECTICUT
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The techniques of hand-building let me take advantage of clay's power to capture gesture. I'm intrigued by what happens when clay is extruded, stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, rolled, bent, cut, and put back together.

The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and so dismissed, is one of the most fertile sources of new ideas. The trick is not to fool with clay's inherent desire to be expressive. It will offer – or impose – its own ideas about new forms and ways to work.

The pots are not so much about balance and harmony but more about tension. I love what spawns in the friction between what I want the material to do and what it would rather do.

 I keep in mind what Constantin Brancusi wrote in 1927:

“Each material has its own life ... we must not try to make materials speak our language, we must go with them to the point where others will understand their language.”

Smithsonian Craft Show '94, '97, '98, '99, '00, '01, '02, '03, ‘06, '14

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show '93, '97, '99, '00, '02, '03, '04, ’05, ’07, ‘10, '12

The Art School at Old Church Invitational / Demarest, NJ, '94, '95, '96, ’08, ‘09, '11

Minnesota Potters Tour / St. Croix River Valley, MN, '00, '02, '05, ’09, ‘10

Asparagus Valley Pottery Tour / Western Massachusetts, '12, '13, '15, '16, '17

Pottery Invitational / Worcester Craft Center, MA '03, '04, ’05 curator: Karen Karnes; '12, '13, '15, '16, '17

Hayne Bayless: Black & White / Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Breckenridge, CO, ‘11

Hayne Bayless: Harmonious Tension / Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, ‘10

Hayne Bayless: Squaring the Circle / Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, ‘10

Hayne Bayless: New Work / Plinth Gallery, Denver, '10

Artist of the Month / DeCordova Museum Shop, Lincoln, MA, ‘10

Solo Show / The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, ‘02

Solo Show / The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, ‘99

Yunomi Invitational / AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, ’07, ’08, ’09, ‘10, '14, '15, '16, '17

50th Anniversary Invitational / Pottery Northwest, NCECA Portland, '17

St. Croix Pottery Tour 25th Anniversary / Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, '17

Ceramic Innovations / Wayne Art Center, PA, '17, juror Chris Gustin

Mugshot / via Instagram, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, ‘17

Teapots VIII / Baltimore Clayworks, ‘13 curator Jeff Oestreich; '17 curator Sam Chung

Bolster – CERF Benefit / Schaller Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI, '17

Revisit: The Boneyard / Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, '17

30 x 5 Invitational / AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, ‘06, '16

La Mesa / Santa Fe Clay at NCECA, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’09, ‘10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '15, '16, '17

Hot Pots Invitational / 
Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, ’16

Ceramics Annual: Biomorphic / American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, ‘16

Cup: The Intimate Object / Charlie Cummings Gallery, FL, '15, '16

Sam Taylor & Hayne Bayless / 
Wesleyan Potters, CT, ’16

37th Annual Contemporary Craft Exhibition / 
Mesa Contemporary Arts, AZ, ’16

Something Old, Something New / 
Potters Council Juried Show, NCECA, ’16

National Teapot Show / Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, ‘96, ‘99, '14

Box Pot: The Contained Container / Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, '14,
juror Garth Clark

Hot Tea: 13th Biennial Teapot Exhibition / Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO '14

National Teapot Show / Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC, ‘96, ‘99, '14

Cup Show Invitational / Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME, ‘13

Dinner (re)Works / Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY, ‘12

One & Only / John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, ‘09, '10, '12

Small Favors / The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, ’08, ’09, ‘10, '12

Consider the Cup / Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA, ’08, ’09, ‘10, '11, '12

The Box / Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT, ‘09

Masters of Their Art / The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester, England ‘09

40 Years of Clay: Pottery Northwest Alumni / 
Northwest Craft Center, Seattle, ’06

Forms & Shapes: The Useful Teapot / AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, ‘06

Simple Cup Invitational
 / KOBO Gallery, Seattle, ’06; curators Sequoia Miller, Peter Olsen

Working Potters: Mentors & Colleagues / Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV, ‘04,
curator Gay Smith

Creations in Clay: Contemporary New England Ceramics / Currier Museum, NH, ‘04

Teapots: Object to Subject / Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, ‘04; curator Leslie Ferrin

Strictly Functional Pottery National / Lancaster, PA; ‘95 juror Chris Staley;
‘02 juror Jack Troy

Craft Forms / Wayne Art Center, PA, ‘98 juror Bill Daley; ‘01 juror Michael Monroe

Objects for Use: Handmade by Design / American Craft Museum, NYC, ‘01

Teapots Transformed / Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, ‘01; curator Leslie Ferrin

Cups a la carte and Hot Tea / del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘00

Ceramics USA / Univ. of North Texas; ‘96 juror Don Reitz; ‘00 juror Ellen Shankin

Studio Potter Collection & Selected Works / New Hampshire Institute of Art, ‘98

Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award / Auckland, NZ, ‘97; juror Janet Mansfield

Feats of Clay / Lincoln, CA, IX ‘96 juror Don Reitz; X ‘97 juror Ken Ferguson

Colorforms: Teapots & Cups / Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA, ‘97

Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) Chicago / Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, ‘96

30th GALEX National Exhibition / Galesburg, Il, Civic Art Center, ‘96; juror Rudy Autio

Ceramics/Northeast / Herter Gallery, UMass., Amherst, ‘95; juror Leon Nigrosh

Pitcher Invitational '95 / Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, ‘95

National Teapot Exhibition / Artspace/Lima, Lima, OH, ‘95; juror Chris Staley

Teapot Show / Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York and Portland, ME, ‘94, ‘95

Tea Party / American Craft Museum, New York, ‘93

New Ceramics / Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, ‘93; juror Val Cushing

15th Annual Tea Party / Ferrin Gallery, Northampton, MA, ‘93

Smithsonian Craft Show, '99 Award of Excellence (top award)

Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, '93 Best Ceramics in Show; '97 Third Place

Craft Forms '98 Juror's Choice

Orton Cone Box Show, '98 Purchase Award

National Teapot Show III, Cedar Creek Gallery, '96 Award of Excellence

Feats of Clay, '94 Purchase Award, two Merit Awards; '96 Purchase Award, Merit Award

60th Annual Juried Exhibition, Society for Connecticut Crafts, '95 Best Functional Clay

Kamm Teapot Foundation, Sparta, NC

Louise Rosenfield Collection, Dallas, TX

AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Crimson Laurel, Bakersville, NC

Dowstudio Gallery, Deer Isle, ME

Fairhaven Furniture, New Haven, CT

Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles

Lauren Clark Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO

Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI

Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT

Clay: A Studio Handbook, 2nd Ed. by Vince Pitelka, American Ceramic Society, ‘16

The Extruder Book, 2nd Ed. by Daryl E. Baird, American Ceramic Society, ‘14

500 Teapots, Vol. 2, curated by Jim Lawton, Lark Books, ‘13

500 Prints on Clay, curated by Paul Andrew Wandless, Lark Books, ‘13

The Best of 500 Ceramics, Lark Books, ‘12

Plate It Up: 100 Artists, curated by Mary Lou Zeek, Blurb.com, ‘11

500 Vases, curated by Julia Galloway, Lark Books, ‘10

Design Language: Interpretive Edition, by Tim McCreight, Brynmorgen Press, ‘06

500 Bowls, curated by John Britt, Lark Books, ‘03

Objects for Use: Handmade by Design, by Paul J. Smith, Harry N. Abrams Pub., ‘01

The Art of Contemporary American Pottery, by Kevin Hluch, Krause Publications, ‘01

Ceramics: Mastering the Craft, by Richard Zakin, Krause Publications, ‘01

Ceramic Extruding, by Tom & Jean Latka, Krause Publications, ‘01

Extruded Ceramics, by Diana Pancioli, Lark Books, ‘00

Handbuilt Ceramics, by Kathy Triplett, Lark Books, ‘97

Studio Potter, 1.97, 2.07

Ceramics Monthly, S.93, S.94, 3.96, 11.96, 10.97, 11.97, 9.98, 3.00, 9.00, 2.05

New Ceramics, July/Aug. ‘07

American Craft, Feb/Mar. ‘94, Aug/Sept. ‘99

Ceramics: Art and Perception, 9.97

Clay Times, July/Aug. ‘01, Nov./Dec. ‘08, March/Apr.’09, Nov./Dec. ‘09

Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME, ’02, ’06, ‘10

Board of Directors, Studio Potter literary journal, '15-

Founding Board Member, POW! ¬– Pots on Wheels, '12-

Established Sideways Studio, Ivoryton, CT, ‘90

Board of Directors, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, ‘92-'12

Graduated University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, B.A. journalism, ‘83

Member of Pottery Northwest cooperative, Seattle, ‘71

Student of potter Itaka Sokkuzan and sumi painter Ryoichi Saito, Tokyo, ‘70

Co-founded pottery program at Fairhaven College, Bellingham, WA, '70-'71

Co-founded pottery program at Lakeside School, Seattle, '68-'70

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