SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - The world's oldest, most comprehensive and largest ceramic art periodical, Ceramics Monthly, recently took notice of the work of Scott Dooley, Wittenberg University assistant professor of art, by featuring him and his craft. The November 2002 issue of the magazine profiled Dooley's art in a five-page spread including photographs of a collection of his pottery in an article titled "Austere Structures in Eccentric Postures."
The article's author, Glen R. Brown, describes Dooley's collection of whimsical teapots as "not uproariously comical, but the element of humor is undeniably fundamental to them."
Brown continued, "Dooley takes the intimidating forms of colossal boilers, towering grain silos or massive oil tanks and cuts them down to size. In his works, warping, sagging, slouching - the effects of time on any form that is subject to the constant strain of gravity - are mimicked with the intent of evoking in the object not the profundity of the abject but simply a recognizable human fallibility."
Born and raised in Kansas, Dooley graduated in 1993 from Bethel College with majors in history, philosophy and German. In 2000, he earned a master of fine arts in ceramics from Kansas State University. Dooley's artwork has been exhibited internationally in Spain, Switzerland, Australia and South Africa as well as throughout the United States. He joined the faculty of Wittenberg University in 2000.
Ceramics Monthly is an internationally distributed magazine on ceramic art, and each issue includes articles on potters and ceramics artists from around the world. For more, go online at www.ceramicsmonthly.org.
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