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Clayton Bailey, Dr. George Gladstone, Clayton George Bailey

Biography to Display: 

1939 Born, Antigo, Wisconsin

EDUCATION

1961 BS Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison Wisconsin

1962 MS Art and Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1979, 1981 Resident Arts and Industry Program, Kohler Company, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1962-1963 Instructor, People's Art Center, St. Louis, Missouri

1963-1967 Associate Professor of Art, Wisconsin State University, Whitewater, Wisconsin

1968-1997 Professor of Art, Hayward State College (now California State University), Hayward, California

 

Clayton Bailey is a potter, a ceramic sculptor, and a multimedia artist. His ceramic work consists of wheel-thrown stoneware, many with sculptural appendages; low-fire slip-cast sculptures with china paints and lusters, and hand-built stoneware sculpture. He also made tiles for a subway commission. His multi-media work incorporates clay, metal, wood, hair, felt, electricity, flashing lights, and found objects.

Inspired by the work of Peter Voulkos, Bailey ripped slabs into constructions, making an allusion to layered geological formations. Bailey was also inspired by German salt glazed Bellarmines (round-bellied jugs decorated with bearded faces), and by Japanese terra cotta Haniwa figures.

Bailey created the fictional persona and alter ego Dr. George Gladstone about whom he could tell stories. Humor is always an important component of his work.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Arizona State Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Bakken Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carborundum Museum of American Ceramics, Niagara Falls, New York

Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah

John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California

Mint Museum of Craft +Design, Charlotte, North Carolina

Musee d' Ethnographie Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), New York, New York

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, Hawai’i

Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California

Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California

Weisman Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Clark, Garth. American Ceramics: 1874 to the Present, Revised Edition. New York, NY: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1987.

Clark, Garth, and Margie Hughto.  A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1876-1976. New York, NY: Dutton, 1979.

Clark, Garth, editor. Ceramic Art: Comment and Review. New York, NY: Dutton, 1978.

Clark, Garth. The Eccentric Teapot. New York, NY: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1989.

Daniels, Diane, Clayton Bailey’s World of Wonders (exhibition catalog).  Sacramento California: Crocker Art Museum, 2012.

DePaoli, G. Joan and Dr. Gladstone.  Clayton Bailey: Happenings in the Circus of Life (Metal and Ceramic Sculpture).  Davis, CA: John Natsoulas Press, 2000.

Donhauser, Paul. The History of American Ceramics: The Studio Potter. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company, 1978.

Ferrin, Leslie. Teapots Transformed: Exploration of an Object. Madison, WI: Guild Publishing, 2001.

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CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archives

Website: www.claytonbailey.com

 

Typical Marks
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
before 1968
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
after 1968
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
1970-1980
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
1970-1980
The Forrest L. Merrill Collection, Dane Cloutier Archive
after 1980
after 1980
1971
1998
Frankenstein Cup
Date: 1971
Form: Cup
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Gorilla Cup
Date: 1971
Form: Cup
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak
Jughead
Date: 1989
Form: Jug
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 176, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Courtesy Treadway Toomey Auctions, Candice Groot Collection, lot 176, April 16, 2016
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Demented Pin Head Lamp
Date: 1972
Form: Sculpture
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Judith and Martin Schwartz Collection
Photo: John Polak
Photo: John Polak

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified March 17, 2017. http://themarksproject.org/marks/bailey