Today on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have the second of two interviews with John Gill. In this episode we continue with a conversation about the lineage of teachers at Alfred and discuss how John’s dyslexia has influenced his creative problem solving. John is one of the truly unique thinkers and educators in American ceramics. Gill started teaching at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred in the mid 1980’s and has helped shape a generation of ceramic artists pushing the boundaries of the field. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics and in 2014 became a Fellow of the American Crafts Council. His work is represented in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Newark Museum, New Jersey and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California. To see examples of his work, visit www.harveymeadows.com.
Pictured above: (L) John showing me how a Tang Dynasty figure could be dissected and used as inspiration for a jar. This image comes from the The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, one of John's favorite books in the Alfred Library. (R) John setting on his couch.
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