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Artist: Royce Hilderbrand


Artist: Royce Hilderbrand
Royce Hilderbrand, PENNSYLVANIA
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I am fascinated by the rich history and use of handmade pottery in our everyday lives and rituals. My work is influenced by my previous experience as a production potter. I take the simple forms that I learned from that experience and transform them into my own personal style by exaggerating the forms to make them more dynamic as well placing geometric patterns that relate to their forms.

My designs are derived from the geometric patterning on crystal-whiskey decanters, stitching on quilts and button tufted upholstery; I then simplify these patterns on my vessels. The feet and rims on my vessels are strongly defined areas, creating a frame, while the areas between provide space for me to place my different designs.

I alter my forms by stamping a symmetrical, repetitive pattern on the surface to create the upholstered or cut glass design on each piece. The work I make has small variations in form, which allows me to explore different patterns. The different designs give each piece their own unique quality, while still working within my basic fundamental aesthetic. I choose glazes that will break and pool over the indented lines, in order to accentuate the geometric patterning on each vessel.

My pots are for everyday use, yet also reflect a sense of elegance and refinement. The ability to craft and share these beautiful objects with others is what drives me to create and discover my own voice in this timeless art form.

EDUCATION
2014-Present MFA Candidate, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro,
PA

2010-2013 BFA Columbus College of Art & Design; Columbus, OH

WORK EXPERIENCE
2014-Present Graduate Assistantship, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

2013-2014 Potter at Goertzen Pottery

2011-2013
Ceramics Lab Assistant, Columbus College of Art & Design

Family Day Ceramics Demos, Columbus College of Art & Design

Ceramics Commission for Columbus College of Art & Design

Assistant to Bill Hunt at the Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Functional

Ceramics Workshop and Exhibition

EXHIBITIONS
2017 Functional Ceramics 2017, Wayne Center for Art, Wooster Ohio

2016 Cup: The Intimate OBJECT XI, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Chapel
Hill, NC.

Last Call, Companion Gallery, Humbolt TN.

The Keystone Collegiate Show, Brockway Center for the Arts

Royce Hilderbrand’s Candidacy Exhibition,Bates Gallery, Edinboro
University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro Clay Club Show, Standard

Clay Club Exhibition, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro MFA Exhibition, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University of
Pennsylvania

2015
Clay Club Exhibition, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro MFA Exhibition,Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

2014
Clarion County Cup Show, Michelle’s Cafe, Clarion, PA
Clay Club Exhibition, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

Edinboro MFA Exhibition, Startup Incuabtor

2013
The Show, Columbus College of Art & Design

Pure Pigment of Pastel, High Road Gallery, Worthington OH

Senior Thesis Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design

2012
S.P.O.R.T.S. Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design

133th Annual Student Exhibition, Columbus College of Art & Design

2011
132th Annual Student Exhibition, Columbus College of Art &
Design

2008 Ohio Capital Conference Visual Art Invitational

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURES
2017 Lecture: Edinboro University Graduate Art Student Presentations, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

2016 Workshop presenter, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2012-2013 4-Year Merit Scholarship, Columbus College of Art & Design

2012 Ohio Designer Craftsmen Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS
2012 Dodge, Tom. “Jug Heads,” The Columbus Dispatch



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