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John E Conroy

Biography to Display: 

1959 Born Syracuse, New York

EDUCATION

Early 2000s Pottery Throwing Classes, Clayscapes Pottery, Syracuse, New York

APPRENTICESHIPS & RESIDENCIES

Apprenticeship to Don Padgett, Merola Scenic Studio, Syracuse, New York

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

Theater Stage Set painter and sculptor

Ceramist, Greenlion Pottery, Syracuse, New York

 

John Conroy is known for hand-built porcelain animal and figurative sculptural work. Conroy uses unglazed porcelain employing a variety of surface techniques including carving. A line of functional pottery is made under the name and mark Greenlion Pottery.

Conroy first worked as a painter and sculptor for theater companies. In the early 2000’s he learned to wheel-throw at Clayscapes Pottery.

 

 

Typical Marks

As of April 2018 Conroy's mark is a rampant lion designed in the classical style found on sterling silver and family crests. The secondary mark for Greenlion Pottery is the initials GLP in the shape of a bowl.

2017
2017
2017
Polar Bear Islandscape
Date: 2017
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Green Lion Plaque
Date: 2017
Form: Tile
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Great Horned Owl Humidore
Date: 2017
Form: Covered Jar
Materials: Earthenware, Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified June 11, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/conroy