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Posey Bacopoulos

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

UnknownBS European History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1987Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, Colorado

1988, 1989, 1991, 1992Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1992University of Georgia Study Abroad, Cortona, Italy

1994Postbaccalaureate student, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2009Artists Invite Artists Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana

WORK EXPERIENCE

PresentStudio Potter, New York, New York

 

Posey Bacopoulos is an independent studio potter who makes functional tablewares with brightly colored surface decoration. Her pots combine thrown, altered and hand-built sections that are assembled together to create novel forms. She uses low fired terra cotta clay with a majolica surface technique. Majolica, in this case, refers to a smooth, opaque white glaze of Zircopax, a replacement for the traditional tin glaze, to which colorants are applied in a thin wash to create colorful decoration. Occasionally, she incorporates gold decals in addition to the majolica decoration.

Bacopoulos' work explores the relationship between surface decoration, form and function. Her motifs, shapes and colors reflect her interest in textiles and interior design.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Bermuda National Gallery, City Hall Arts Center, Hamilton, Bermuda

Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado

University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Wesleyan Potters, Middletown, Connecticut

Yixing Ceramic Museum, Yixing , China

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Best of American Pottery and Woodworking Artists and Artisans v. 1. Williamsburg, Virginia: Kennedy Publishing, 2006.

Burelson, Mark. The Ceramic Glaze Handbook. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2001.

Cargney, Daphne. Majiolica: Ceramic Handbook. London, England: A&C Black, 2010.

Cooper, Emmanuel. “On the Table." Ceramic Review, no.198 (November/December 2002).

Davis, Don. Wheel-Thrown Ceramics Lark Books.  Axsheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1998.

Fina, Angela and Christopher Gustin. The Contemporary Potter. Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 2000.

___, Angela and Christopher Gustin. The Best of Pottery 2.  Gloucester, Massachusetts: Rockport Publishers, 1999.

Heinkel-Wolfe, Peggy.  “Upfront: Materials Hard and Soft." Ceramics Monthly 51, no.8, (October, 2003).

Hemanchandra, Ray, editor Julia Galloway, juror.500 VasesAsheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2010. 

Hillman, Linda. “Posey Bacopoulos at Terra Incognito." Clay Times 9, no.3 (May/June, 2003).

Hluch, Kevin. The Art of Contemporary American Pottery. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2001.

Hopper, Robin. Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2004.

“Karen Karnes and Friends”. Clay Times 7, no.4 (July/August, 2001).

Lark Books. The Ceramic Design Book, a Gallery of Contemporary Work. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1998.

Lehman, Jean. “Strictly Functional Pottery National 2002”. Clay Times .8, no.5 (September/October) 2002.

Murfitt, Stephen. The Glaze Book. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2002.

Ostermann, Matthias. The New Maiolica, Contemporary Approaches to Colour and Technique. London, England: A&C Black, 1999.

Pegrum, Brenda. Painted Ceramics: Colour and Imagery on Clay.  Wiltshire, England: Crowood Press, 1999.

Peters, Lynn. Surface Decoration for Low-Fire Ceramics.  Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 1999.

Ratliff, Carol J. “Clayarters International”. Ceramics Monthly 46, no.3 (March, 1998).

Rhodes, Daniel revised by Robin Hopper.  Clay and Glazes for the Potter. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications, 2000.

Sykes, Toni. Object Lessons. Madison, Wisconsin: Guild Publishing, 2001.

Tourtillott, Suzanne, editor. 500 Bowls. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2003.

________, Suzanne, editor, Terry Guess, juror. 500 Pitchers. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2005.

________, Suzanne editor. 500 Cups. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2005.

________, Suzanne editor, Linda Arbuckle, juror. 500 Plates & Chargers. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2007.

Triplett, Kathy. 500 Teapots. Asheville, North Carolina: Lark Books, 2002.

“Upfront: Consider the Cup”, Ceramics Monthly 56, no.1 (January 2008).

Walter, Josie. Pots in the Kitchen.  Wiltshire, England: The Crowood Press, 2002.

Wood, Karen. Tableware in Clay from Studio and Workshop. Wiltshire, England: The Crowood Press, 1999.

 

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Website: http://www.poseybacopoulos.com/

 

Typical Marks
Photo: Loren Maron
ca. 2000
Photo: Loren Maron
Oval Platter
Date: ca. 2000
Form: Platter
Method: Drape Mold, Mixed Methods
Surface Technique: Majolica/Mailocia
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Teapot
Date: ca. 2000
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Serving Dish
Form: Dinnerware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Majolica/Mailocia
Courtesy of The Rosenfield Collection
Courtesy of The Rosenfield Collection
Vase
Form: Vase
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Tin Glaze, Transfer or Decal Decorated
Courtesy of The Rosenfield Collection
Courtesy of The Rosenfield Collection

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified February 2, 2016. http://themarksproject.org/marks/bacopoulos