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Artist: John Neely

Artist: John Neely
John Neely, UTAH
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It has been said of death and taxes, but it is true of plumbing and lunch as well. Of the great problems of this world, and indeed, the imponderables of the next, none is more compelling than plumbing and lunch. The great issues of pottery are no exception; most boil down to plumbing and lunch.


1982 Japan Ministry of Education Two Year Postgraduate Research Fellowship, Kyoto City College of
Fine Arts, Kyoto, Japan
1982 MFA Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
1976 Rockefeller Brothers Fund One Year Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan
1975 Japan Foundation One Year Fellowship, Tokyo, Japan
1975 BFA Alfred University, Alfred, New York


Professor of Ceramics

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (over 100 domestic group exhibitions, following are significant
recent solo and international exhibitions)

2001 CLAYFEAST Masters Exhibition, Gulgong, NSW, Australia
Nealie and Neely, Beuna Gallery, Risør, Norway
2000 CLAY/WOOD/FIRE/SALT, Gallery of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Ashville, NC, and
Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
1999 Ceramics Monthly International Competition, Columbus, OH (Best of Show)
Different Stokes: International Woodfire Exhibition, University of Iowa Museum of Art,
Iowa City, Iowa
Pacific Tides, June 25–July 11, Lancaster, Pa
1998 Solo Exhibition, Casper College, Casper Wyoming
Tea Bowl: Imperfect Harmony, Lafayette Museum of Art, Indiana and traveling to Japan,
1997 Functional Work: American Potters, Arvada Center, Arvada, Colorado
Solo Exhibition, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum, Logan, Utah
1996 The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1996 Exhibition, Auckland, NZ
Yixing Western Potters Symposium Exhibition, Yixing Factory Number Five, Yixing, China
1995 Torbjørn Kvasbø/John Neely, Main Street Gallery, Napa, California
1993 Muju International Clay Arts, To-Art Space, Seoul, Korea
Woodfire, Mudgee Art Gallery, Mudgee, N.S.W., Australia
Fire Up Gulgong, Morning View Wool Shed Gallery, Gulgong, N.S.W., Australia
1992 Woodfire Î92, Lismore, Australia, University of New England, North Rivers Gallery
Solo Exhibition, Stone Age Crafts, Salt Lake City, Utah
1991 Solo Exhibition, Gallery Maronie, Kyoto, Japan Solo Exhibition, Kuukan Kuri, Tokyo, Japan
Solo Exhibition, Wichita Art Center, Wichita Kansas
The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1991 Exhibition, Auckland, NZ
1990 III World Triennial Exhibition of Small Ceramics, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
The Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award 1990 Exhibition, Auckland, NZ


Ceramics Technical, 2000, issue 11, page 99, on Pyrochromatics…
NCECA Journal, Volume 20, 1999, Article An Interview with John Neely (with B. Frey)
Different Stokes: The International Woodfire Conference Proceedings, 1999 University of
Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (editor)
Ceramics: Ways of Creation, by Richard Zakin, 1999, pp 209–216, photos and text
Ceramics Monthly, March, 1999, Ceramics Monthly International Competition, photo
Purple Sands Magazine, 1997, issue 45, photos and article, pp. 37–38
A Potterâs Legacy, catalog essay, Nora Eccles Harrison Musem of Art exhibition, Two
Clay National catalog, Jurorâs Statement NCECA (also Clay Times magazine, March/April 1997)
NCECA Journal, Volume 15, 1994, page 92, review, Modern Japanese Ceramics in American
Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1994, issue 16, photos and article, pp. 60–65, The Macintosh: A
Potterâs Tool
Utah: State of the Arts, 1993, Photo and text, pp. 66–67
Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1993, issue 13,article, pp. 83–86, The Gulgong Express
Studio Potter, Volume 21, Number 1, December 1992, pp. 29–31, The Floating Welcome Wagon
Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1992, issue 10, photos and article, pp. 10–14, The Wood Firer
Salt Glaze: An International Perspective, by Janet Mansfield, pp. 121–125, photos and text
Ceramics: Art and Perception, 1990, issue 2, cover, photos and article, pp. 40–48, Firing,
Salting, Cooling, and Flashing
NCECA Journal, Volume 10, 1990, Article, Pottery Teaching in the University
Monthly Crafts, June 1989, Article, interview and photos of work (in Korean)
Pottery in Australia, August, 1988, Profile of Work, photos
Ceramics Monthly, April, 1988, Nice Cooling, pp 48–52, photos and article


University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, California
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
WaiClay Convention, Cambridge, New Zealand
Clayfeast International Symposium, Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Peters Valley Craft Education Center, Layton, New Jersey
Pyrochromatics International Symposium, ECU, Greenville, North Carolina
Different Stokes: The International Woodfire Conference, Iowa City, Iowa
Chinese Ceramics Association Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan
Taimei International Ceramics Symposium, Shweili, Taiwan
East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
Casper College, Casper, Wyoming
First International Symposium for Western Potters, Yixing, China
Fire Up Gulgong, Gulgong, N.S.W., Australia
Muju International Clay Symposium, Korea
Appalachian Center for Crafts, Cookeville,TN
Tozan Conference Northern Arizona University
Third Woodfire Conference, Lismore NSW (Keynote)
Second US Woodfire Conference, University of Iowa
Auckland Studio Potterâs Society, Auckland, New Zealand
Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
Canberra School of Art, A.C.T. Australia
East Sydney Tech, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Victoria, Australia

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