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Kirk Mangus, Kirk S. Mangus

Biography to Display: 

1952Born Sharon, Pennsylvania

2013Died Kent, Ohio

EDUCATION

1970-1973, 1990Summer Workshops, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1971-1975BFA Ceramics, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1977-1979MFA Ceramics, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1981, 1982,  1985, 1991,1993Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1983Resident Artist, Omaha Brick Works, Omaha, Nebraska

1982-1983 Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

1984 Summer Session New York State School of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York

1985-2013Professor, Head of Ceramics Department, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

1993Invited Artist and Lecture, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan

2003, 2002, 1988Visiting Artist, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Northedgecomb, Maine

2007The Pottery Workshop, Shanghai and Jingdezhen, China

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1970-1973Summer Workshops, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1973-1976Earth, Air, Wind and Fire Summer Workshops, Grass Valley, California

1975-1977Resident Artist, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1980Resident Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1981, 1982, 1991, 1993Visting Artist, Cranbrook Art Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1989, 1990, 1994Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

1988, 2002, 2003Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, Maine

1985Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

1983Resident Artist, Omaha Brickworks, Omaha, Nebraska

1999 Summer Residency, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2003, 2002, 1988Visiting Artist, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Northedgecomb, Maine

 

 Kirk Mangus’ work is characterized by deeply carved high relief surfaces with personal iconic motifs on identifiable classical forms or well-drawn, frequently whimsical, under glaze and/or overglaze designs on smooth glossy surfaces. Mangus references early Asian ceramics and classic Greek vase forms. He worked with various clays, selecting the one that would give the surface needed to achieve the desired results. His surfaces can be very smooth and decorated with spontaneous, brightly colored drawing, or be rough and wood-fired or deeply carved. Mangus’ drawings may deal with human relationships, nature scenes or comic situations.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Finnish Craft Museum, Helsinki

Incheon World Ceramics Center, Suwon, Korea

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

rosenfieldcollection.com

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Cross Currents.” Studio Pottery Magazine 44, no.1, Winter/Spring 2013: 66-69.

In Clay: Life & Times. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green State University School of Art, 1989.

Ohio Perspectives: Explorations in Clay: Akron Art Museum, February 3 - March 31, 1996. Akron, OH: The Museum, 1996.

Wechsler, Susan. The Raw Edge: Ceramics of the '80s. Greenvale, NY: Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, 1983.

 

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Artist's Studio: Kirk Mangus

 

Typical Marks
1979
1985-1990
2013
Insect Platter
Date: 1979
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Clear Glaze, Cobalt Glaze
E. John Bullard Collection
E. John Bullard Collection
Dancing Couple
Date: 1979
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Clear Glaze, Cobalt Glaze
Photo: Eva Kwong
Photo: Eva Kwong
Photo: Eva Kwong
Tripod Bowl
Date: 1980
Form: Bowl
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Photo: liveauctioneers.com
Photo: liveauctioneers.com
Photo: liveauctioneers.com
Red Bird Luster Vase
Date: 1992
Method: Thrown, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze, Impressed, Luster, Stamped
Pair of Plates
Date: ca 2011
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Clear Glaze, Oribe Green Glaze
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Two Portrait Cups
Date: 2013
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Clear Glaze, Underglaze
Photo: Eva Kwong
Photo: Eva Kwong
Photo: Eva Kwong
Octopus Bottle
Date: ca 2013
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Woodfire
Love and War Amphora
Form: Vase
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Thrown, Carved
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
Collection Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center.
Collection Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramics Research Center.
Sea Life Ziggurat
Form: Vessel
Method: Thrown, Carved, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Dog Boy & Cat Girl
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Coiled, Hand Built
Dimensions: Dog 33 x 18 x 18", Cat 29 x 18 x 18"
Surface Technique: Glaze, Woodfire
Girl Wearing Dog Mask
Form: Jug
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Red Luster Tea Cup Pyramid
Form: Sculpture
Method: Thrown and Altered
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster
Pitcher
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Bowl
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com
Covered Jar
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Bottle
Materials: Local Clay
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Carved, Glaze, Woodfire
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
rosenfieldcollection.com
rosenfieldcollection.com

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 5, 2019. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/mangus