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Organic-based forms in Ceramic Sculpture

Biography
Michigan-based American ceramic artist Skip Bleecker creates world-class fine artwork available to private collectors, corporate collections, museums, art galleries, offices, hotels and restaurants. A majority of the work consists of wheel thrown porcelain forms based on organic patterns of microscopic and macroscopic organisms. Some are based on seed pods, teeth, pollen, sea animals, squash, and even watermelon, but as the development proceeds, they merge and take on new forms of possible and imaginary organisms. All are hand made, one-of-a-kind pieces, usually done in a series, so there might be some similarity among some pieces, but no two are ever exactly alike.




For much of Skipís life he has been involved in various types of so-called arts & crafts, and an early memory is making clay jack-o-lanterns in kindergarten. He is experienced in leather work, lapidary, copper enamel, copper tool, ceramic tile, reed basketry, lanyard weaving, and other crafts. He learned to slipcast clay while in the Air Force, and to throw pots in his first semester at Central Michigan University. Skip started in ceramics and was gradually drawn into sculpture over the next few years, until he had a dual concentration in both. Skip Bleeckerís road to becoming a professional fine artist started in functional ceramics, led into sculptural ceramics, to sculpture in clay, through some video experiments, and now even including computer graphics.



For most of Skipís life, he has been both attracted to and very allergic to, large numbers of trees, grasses, and bushes. He has refused to become trapped indoors just because of these allergies, and as he began to develop unique sculptural forms, he examined both macroscopic and microscopic elements of nature. By examining the form and structure of seeds and other natural objects, he found great beauty in these simple forms, and developed simple organic sculptural designs, based on slightly abstract versions of these natural world objects.



To enquire about purchasing one or more of the unique fine art pieces created by leading United States ceramic artist Skip Bleecker, please get in touch with the artist directly, just click Contact Info at the top right of this page to call or email the artist. Enjoy the viewing of the pieces, and have an inspiring day!!!




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Central Michigan University, B.S. ED.-1976, M.A.-1987 (Sculpture and Design),


University of Alaska, Anchorage, A.A. 1972,


United States Air Force, (Dental Lab Tech.), 1968-l972

GALLERIES


Da Vinci's Gallery, Adrian, Mi, 2006

Enigma Gallery, Essex, VT, 2005-2006

Circle Gallery at Smith's, Midland, MI, 2003-2006

Gallery: FunctionArt, Pontiac, MI, 2001-2002

Sistarz Art Gallery, Cape Coral, Fl, 2001


JURIED REGIONAL SHOWS


Sixth Annual Alma College, Statewide Print Competition, Alma, 1986

Lansing Art Gallery - Painting and Small Sculpture, 1986
- Small Wonders, 1982
- Marketplace, 1982

The Mid-Michigan Exhibition, Midland, 1978, 1979, 1983

Capital City Arts '82, Lansing City Hall, Lansing, 1982

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan - Holiday Art Show, Mt. Pleasant, 1982

Mt. Pleasant Juried Art Show, Mt. Pleasant, 1978-1982

Student Art Show, University Center, C.M.U., 1975, 1977-1979, 1982, 1984, 1986


INVITATIONAL GROUP SHOWS


M. A. (Two person) Show, C.M.U., Mt. Pleasant, 1987

Raku Invitational, Artists & Craftsmen Guild Gallery, Ann Arbor,1986

The Politics of Whimsy, 16 Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor, 1984

Four Person Show, 2 Doors Down Gallery, Lansing, 1983

6 Potters Show, University Center, C.M.U., Mt. Pleasant, 1982

Husband and Wife Show, (with painter Joyce Bleecker) 201 First Street Gallery, Clare, 1979

Art Reach of Mid-Michigan - Two Person Show, Mt. Pleasant, 2003



Contact Information
SkipBleecker.com Fine Ceramic Art
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
United States

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Specializations
Abstract/Conceptual
Ceramics
Modern
Nature
Religion/Myth/Fantasy
Sculpture
Whimsical/Humorous
Contemporary Abstract Artworks

Software
Adobe Photoshop
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