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Jonathan Kaplan

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION

1973    BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1975    MFA Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1994-2004   Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs CO Adjunct professor,  ceramics department coordinator

2011-present  Adams State College Professor of Record for off-site ceramics programming, Alamosa, Colorado

2014-present  Arapahoe Community College Adjunct professor, ceramics , Arapahoe, Colorado

2013-present  Art Students League of Denver, Instructor, ceramic materials, Denver, Colorado

 

BIOGRAPHY

Johnathan Kaplan is known for his slip cast vessels, teapots, and sculptures, inspired by industrial forms.

Kaplan started his career as a studio potter in Reading, Pennsylvania, then moved to Telluride, Colorado, where he worked in the ski and bike industry before returning to his career as a studio artist. In 2006, Kaplan moved to Denver and opened Plinth Gallery, which focuses on contemporary ceramic artists.

Kaplan published an in-depth article about his slip casting process on his website: http://www.plinthgallery.com/new-page.

 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely, Colorado

Craig Campus, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

 

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
ca.1985-1987
Platter
Date: ca. 1985-1987
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.154, gift of the American Ceramic Society
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.154, gift of the American Ceramic Society

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified March 26, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/kaplan