icon-account

Timer indicates the amount of time the items will be on hold for you while you continue shopping. If checkout is not completed within this time, they will automatically be available for sale again.

Starting June 22nd, spend $150, submit your receipt and earn a $20 gift card.

Artist: Marc Digeros


Artist: Marc Digeros
Marc Digeros, CALIFORNIA
View Artist's Products

Geometry has always been a starting point for my works. My process usually begins with sketching. Though unlike most artists, my sketches are done in Autocad, thinking about my pieces in what architects and engineers would describe as plan view (the view from above). The challenge is taking this 2 dimensional sketch and bringing it to 3 dimensional form. I enjoy this challenge as well as the proposition of marrying form and surface in my artwork. I am influenced greatly by architecture in my daily life. Much like architecture, my work examines the elements of interior and exterior, function, surface design and adornment, and it is designed with a consideration of the relationship to its surroundings.

My pieces are hand-built using thin slabs to construct walls that wrap around slump-molded bases. As I build, I try to leave clues as to how my pieces have been constructed, such as seams and other marks that result from my hands and tools touching the clay. I design and glaze my pieces with the understanding that the kiln will often transform my perfecting tendencies into happy accidents that can’t always be reproduced. Many times it is this unforeseeable outcome that fuels my desire to create.


Marc Digeros, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, now resides in Los Angeles, California where he works for the architect, Frank Gehry, as model shop manager. He received his MFA from the University of Washington and his BFA from the University of Minnesota. He spent two years in Helena, MT as a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and received the first ever Taunt Fellowship during his residency. He has taught at schools in the Los Angeles area including CSU (California State University) Northridge, CSU Long Beach, as well as the University of Southern California.




EDUCATION
1998 University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
M.F.A.
1995 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
B.F.A.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2001 to Present - Model Shop Manager- Frank O. Gehry & Associates, Los Angeles, California

2000 to Studio Artist- Los Angeles, CA
present
1998 to Artist in Residence- Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
2000 Received first ever Taunt Fellowship during two year artist residence

1996 Internship with Professor Akio Takamori- University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1995-96 Studio Artist- University Street Studios, St. Paul Minnesota
1993-95 Studio assistant to ceramic artist Curtis Hoard- Minneapolis, MN


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005 “Studies in Form and Pattern” Dubhe Carreno Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 “Taunt Fellowship Exhibition” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
1998 “MFA Thesis Exhibition” University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996 “Artist of the Month” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
1995 “BFA Exhibition” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


EXHIBITIONS
2014
“FORTIFY an exhibition to support CERF+” Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI
“American Teabowl” Studio Kotokoto, San Diego, CA
“Adroit” Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI
“Lee Akins, Marc Digeros, Lilly Zuckerman” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM

2013
“Exquisite Pots II: Red-Handed” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
“Plane & Solid: The Geometries of Marc Digeros, Mark Pharis, Alison Reintjes, and Hans Peter Sundquist” Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010
“Form and Function: Ceramic Artists of California” Westmont College, Santa Barbera, CA
“Off The Wheel”, Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA
“E-ware”, Red Star Studio, Kansas City, MO

2009
“Seward Park Holiday Show”, David Smith and Company, Seattle, WA

2008
“Functional Variations”, Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Distinctive Lines”, Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, Il
"All Fired Up", Art Gallery at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY
“Form and Function: A Ceramic Invitational”, Westmont College, Santa Barbera, CA

2007
“Intelligent Design”, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
“The First Element”, Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, University of Southern California, LA, CA

2006
“Mastery in Clay 2006” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“30x30” Lill Street Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
“PEP.PER-and-SALT, An Extravagance of Ceramic Pairs” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2005
“Mastery in Clay 2005” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Cups, Cups, Cups” Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“New Slang” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, California
“NCECA Clay National” University of Maryland, Purchase Award, Baltimore, MD (Catalog)

2004
“Holiday Exhibition” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Archie Bray Foundation- Past and Present Residents” Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
“Clay and California” Freehand Gallery, Los Angeles, California
”About Surface Invitational” Mountain View College, Dallas, Texas
“Featured Gallery Artist”, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“NCECA Silent Auction Invitational” Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

2003
“Holiday Exhibition” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Salt and Soda firing” Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, Oregon
“Tea for Two or Twenty” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“2003 Cup Auction” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
“Teapot Invitational” Gallery 999 coincides with NCECA, San Diego, California

2002
"Faculty Biennial” University Art Museum, Long Beach, California
“For the Table Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, New Mexico
“Featured Artist, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2001
"Aftershock” Los Angeles Market Gallery, Los Angeles, California
“Holiday Exhibition” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“Strictly Functional Ceramics National” Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
“Exchanging Views” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2000
“Cup Invitational” Fifth Element Gallery, Portland, Oregon
“Annual Resident Artist Exhibition” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
“Archie Bray and the Colorado Connection” Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO
“Featured Artist” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

1999
“Artists of the Archie Bray Foundation” Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, WY
“Whitefish Invitational” Whitefish Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
"Ground Zero Ceramic Sculpture” Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington
“Scholarship Benefit Silent Auction” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana
“1999 Annual Resident Artist Exhibition” Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1998
“Northern Michigan University Ceramics Invitational, University Art Museum, Marquette, MI
“A Selection of Northwest Ceramics” University of Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington
“Whitefish Invitational” Whitefish Gallery, Whitefish, Montana
“Group M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“Northwest Art International Competition” Allied Arts, Jurors Award, Bellingham, WA
“Miami Valley Crossroads in Clay Exhibit” Middletown Fine Arts Center, Middletown, Ohio
“The Kit Invitational, Ceramic Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
“First Year MFA Exhibition” Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1996
“Strictly Functional Ceramics National” Market House Craft Center, Ephrata, Pennsylvania


PUBLICATIONS
2012 “The Drift of Thought”, Ceramics Monthly, November 2012, Vol. 60, Number 9, pages 40-44
2010 “Upfront”, Ceramics Monthly, September 2010, Volume 58, Number 7, pg. 22
2005 “2005 NCECA Clay National Exhibition Catalog”, NCECA, March 2005, pg. 24
“California and Clay”, Ceramics Monthly, February 2005, Volume 53, Number 2, pg. 18
2004 “Twenty One Young American Ceramists”, Studio Potter, June 2004, V. 32, Num. 2, pg. 39
2001 “A Visit to the Bray”, Ceramics Monthly, January 2001, Volume 49, Number 1, pg. 69
1995 “Clays and Means”, Minnesota Monthly, March 1995, Volume 29, Number 3, pg. 34



Subscribe to our mailing list

Join Our Newsletter

Receive Newsletter telling you about the Artists, New work and reminders for the Upcoming events!