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Dale A Raddatz, “Jack” Dale A. Raddatz

Biography to Display: 

Born 1945

 

EDUCATION

1970    BA Art, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

1972    MA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1973    MFA, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1970-1972       Owner and director, Fox River Galleries, Batavia, Illinois

1972-1982       Full-time production potter, Poplar Creek Pottery, Hampshire, Illinois

1974-1983       Taught ceramics, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

1985-1992       Assistant professor, art, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

1992-2007       Associate Professor of art, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

2005-               Raddatz Studio, New Albin, Iowa

 

BIOGRAPHY

Dale Raddatz is known for stoneware, porcelain and earthenware functional and sculptural works. In early career, Raddatz produced salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain functional wares. He develops work in series based on a theme or concept. With porcelain Raddatz experimented with high fired glazes, reduction and oxidation firing. In the late 1970s through the early 1980s, he turned to experimenting with raku fired earthenware sculptural forms. In the late 1980s Raddatz continued his experimentation moving to incorporate the mediums of bronze and glass casting and stone carving into his studio practice.[1]

Raddatz is a sculptor in the mediums of clay, glass, bronze and stone. He works in Norway and the United States.



[1] https://www.raddatzstudio.com/vitae.htm#  Last accessed: 17 December 2021

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

A.R.T. Studio Clay Company, Elk Grove, Illinois

The City Collection, Springfield, Illinois
Decorah Lutheran Church, Decorah, Iowa

Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois

Elgin Public Library, Elgin, Illinois    

Elise K. Wiggins Memorial Collection, Coconut Grove, Florida

Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden, Rockford, Illinois                

King Harald, Oslo, Norway

LaGrange Professional Center, LaGrange, Illinois

Luther College, Decorah, Iowa

Luther College, Baker Commons Building, “Mission”, bronze, Decorah, Iowa

Mlicki Design, Columbus, Ohio

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

Norwest Bank, La Crosse, Wisconsin

St. James Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois

Uto City Marina Sculpture Garden, tree ton stone “Rebirth”, Uto City, Japan

Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

“Diana Pancioli, The Glaze Doctor.” Heroes, Icons, History, & Memory, NCECA Journal (Dec. 1998).

“The Kiln Doctors.” Heroes, Icons, History, & Memory, NCECA Journal (Dec. 1998).

“Midwest Sculpture Exhibition.” South Bend Regional Museum of Art Catalog (1992).

“The National Studio Potter Benefit Exhibition.” Rediscovery, NCECA Journal (Fall 1990).

Raddatz, Dale. “Dale A. Raddatz Biography.” Accessed Dec. 17, 2021. https://www.u-46.org/cms/lib/IL01804616/Centricity/Domain/3280/Raddatz%20Dale%20A%2064%20Bio.pdf

Raddatz, Dale. “Visual Series Platter.” Ceramics Monthly 23, 1975.

Raku works and video series, A.R.T. Studio Clay Company catalog (1983).

“Salt-glazed stoneware.” Ceramics Monthly (February 1975; September 1977).

 

Website(s):

http://www.raddatzstudio.com/

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks

“Raddatz” handwritten, inscribed

ca 1975
ca 1985
Covered Jar
Date: ca 1975
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Salt Fired
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Covered Jar with Seed Pod Decoration
Date: ca 1985
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Raku
E John Bullard Collection
E John Bullard Collection
Pot
Date: 1985
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: 20.4 inches in diameter
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.398, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.398, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Beul, Jasmine. "The Marks Project." Last modified September 1, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/raddatz