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Marty Fielding

Marty Fielding

Marty Fielding’s functional work is made with red clay and fired with green electricity. The renewable energy is generated by the Cow Power program. Methane is collected from dairy farms and burned to produce electricity. The surface of the pots is textured, brushed with terra sigillata, inlaid with ceramic patina, and glazed. The result is delicious!

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Marty Fielding Square Cup at MudFire Gallery
Price: $55.00
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Marty Fielding Square Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Marty Fielding Square Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Marty Fielding Square Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Marty Fielding Mixing Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Marty Fielding Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
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Marty Fieldinge at MudFire

Gallery group show Damn Right I Got the Blues, June 2011

 

Marty Fieldinge Artist Bio

The inherent usefulness of pottery has provided a vehicle for self-expression for twelve millennia. Clay is seductive; it can be molded into nearly any shape, adorned and embellished, metamorphosed into stone, and sealed with glass. Working with one of the oldest technologies known to humans excites me as a counterpoint to the abundance of new technologies on which we depend.

Contrast sparks interest. One visual aspect of an object often goes unnoticed without the juxtaposition of its opposite. By searching for elements that accentuate each other via resistance, I strive to construct a visual statement that attracts attention, and therefore use. To this end, I seek tension and balance by pitting loose vs. tight, curve vs. angle, warm vs. cool, shiny vs. matte, smooth vs. coarse, and historical vs. contemporary.

I work with earthenware clay that is formed on the wheel, with slabs, and/or coils. The surface of the pots is textured, brushed with terra sigillata, inlaid with ceramic patina, and glazed. The pots are fired to cone 04 with green electricity.

In an effort to lessen the carbon emitted by my process, I have enrolled in the Cow Power program offered by CVPS, my electric utility. All of the electricity used in my studio, including the firing, is generated from methane collected from Vermont dairy farms. This in turn decreases the release of the green house gas, methane, into the atmosphere.

 

Marty Fieldinge Artist Statement

Marty Fielding became captivated by clay as an anthropology major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continued his study of ceramics as a student and teaching assistant at Penland School of Crafts.

Fielding's work has been included in invitational and juried exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. Craft galleries throughout the U.S. represent his pottery.

Marty currently lives in Middlebury, Vermont with his wife Tiffany and his daughter Isa.



Marty Fieldinge Artist Resume

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, 1995, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Workshops and Teaching Assistantships, Penland School of Crafts
Experience:
Studio Potter, 1999-present
Resident Potter, Frog Hollow Craft Center, Middlebury, VT 8/06 - 1/09
Teaching:
Visiting Winter Term Instructor, , Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 2008, '09, & '11
Lecturer in Art, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH 12/03 - 6/05
Pottery Instructor, Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT 8/06 - present
Pottery Instructor, Dublin Arts Council, Dublin, OH 8/03 - 8/05
Pottery Instructor, John Bryan Center, Yellow Springs, OH. 1/03 - 8/05
Pottery Instructor, Claymakers, Durham, NC. 6/00-8/02
Pottery Instructor, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC. 1/01 - 8/02
Teaching Assistant, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Summer, 2003, 2001. Fall, 2000
Studio Assistant, Sharon Arts Studio, San Francisco, CA. 2/98- 2/99
Scholarships, Awards:
Kiln God Residency Scholarship 8/10, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
Residency 7/09, Hotel Pupik, Scheifling, Austria
Artist in Residence 8/06-8/09, Frog Hollow Vermont State Craft Center, Middlebury, VT
Studio Assistantship 2000, 2001, 2003, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Honorable Mention 2002, Piccolo Spoleto, Charleston, SC,
Emerging Artist 2001, Ceramics Monthly Magazine
Publications:
Frog Hollow: The First Forty Years Robert Hunter, editor. Kasini House Books, Burlington, VT 2010
"Eware: Marc Digeros and Other Boys that Get Low" Ceramics Monthly, September, 2010
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing Emily Reason, Lark Books, Asheville, NC 2010
"What it Takes: Working Potters". MartyFielding, Ceramics Monthly, June/July 2007
500 Pitchers. Suzanne J.E. Tourtilott, editor. Lark Books. Asheville, NC, 2006
"Refraction and Flux" Clay Times, July/August, 2005
"Point of Departure" Ceramics Monthly, March, 2005,
"In Tune with Marty Fielding". K.T. Anders. Clay Times, Nov/Dec 2003
500 Bowls. Suzanne J.E. Tourtilott, editor. Lark Books. Asheville, NC. 2003
"Emerging Artists 2002". Ceramics Monthly, May, 2002
Exhibitions:
White 2011, Schaller Gallery, New Bedford, MI
La Mesa at NCECA 2011, Santa Fe Clay, Tampa, FL
Yunomi 2011, AKAR, Iowa City IA
Functional Ceramics 2011, Wayne Art Center, Wooster, OH
The Art of Function 2011, Craftsman House Gallery, St. Pete, FL
For the Table 2011, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Gifted 2010, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
American Pottery Festival, 2010, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
A History of Frog Hollow, 2010, Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT
Salad Days Invitational 2010, Watershed, Newcastle, ME
La Mesa, 2010, Santa Fe Clay, Philadelphia, PA
A la cArte 2010, NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
Containment 2010, Crimson Laurel, Bakersville, NC
Yunomi Invitational 2010, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
EWARE: Marc Digeros and Other Boys that Get Low, Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
Marty Fielding: Recent Work 2009, Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
American Pottery Festival 2009, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Solo Show 2009, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
Yunomi Invitatational 2009, AKAR, Iowa City IA
BOX 2009, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Consider the Cup 2008, Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
Our Cups Runneth Over 2008, Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA
Winterfest 2008, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Featured Artist 9/2008, Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT
CUT 2008, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
Transformations: 6x6 2008, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
National Teapot Show VII, 2008, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
American Pottery Festival 2008, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yunomi Invitational 2008, AKAR, Iowa City, IA
POTpouri 2008, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
Simple Cup 2007, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
Consider the Cup 2007, Artisan Gallery, Northampton, MA
Intimate Vessels 2007, Jenison Meacham Art Center, Belmond, IA
Artist of the Month 2007, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Farming in Monkton 2007, Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT
Simple Cup Invitational 2006, Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
Teapot Show 2006, Spruce Creek Gallery, Nellysford,VA
Perspectives 2006, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
Connections 2006 , Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS
Bowl Invitational 2006, Charlie Cummings Studio, Fort Wayne, IA
Winterfest 2005, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Earthy Treasures 2005, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
National Teapot Show VI 2005 , Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Refraction and Flux 2005 , Greenwood Genetic Center, Geenwood, SC
The Art of the Mug 2005 , Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Strictly Functional 2005 , Southern Market Center, Lancaster, PA
Functional Ceramics 2005 , Wayne Center For the Arts, Wooster, OH
The Ultimate Tablesetting 2005 , Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Endless Variations 2005 , Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Handcrafted 2005 , Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Point of Departure 2005 , Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Gather 'Round the Table 2004 , Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Art and Food 2004, Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC
International Ceramic Journal Editors Symposium 2004, FuLe Int'l Ceramic Art Museums, Beijing, China
Ohio Northern University Art Faculty 2004 Elzay Gallery, ONU Ada, OH
Strictly Functional 2004 , Market House Craft Center, East Petersburg, PA
Coming into View 2003 , High Road Gallery, Worthington, OH
National Teapot Show V 2002 , Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
The Hand Held Cup Show 2001 , Odyssey Gallery, Asheville, NC
Edge, Rhythm and Fusion 2001 , Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
Cedar Creek Mug Roundup! 2001 , Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
Clay Cup VIII 2001 , Southern Illinois University @ Carbondale
NC Clay, Past and Present 2001-03, North Carolina Pottery Center, Charlotte (NCECA), Wilmington, Raleigh, and Seagrove,NC
Presentations, Workshops:
American Pottery Festival, 9/08, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
Altered Forms 2/07 , Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH
Workshop 2/07, Frog Hollow, Middlebury, VT
Altered Forms 1/07, Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
Hybrid Vessels 6/06 , Claymakers, Durham, NC
Point of Departure 1/28/05 , Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH
Workshop 7/03 , Pullen Art Center, Raleigh,NC
Woodfired Pottery 7/02 , Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC, NC Pottery Center, Seagrove, NC (Kiln site)
Salt/Soda Fired Pottery 5/02, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC.
NC Clay: Past and Present 2/14/02, "For the Love of Pots: Artist's Roundtable", Gallery of Art and Design, NC State University
Triangle Potter's Guild 10/2/01, NC State University Craft Center,
Studio Assistant Slide Presentation, Penland School Of Crafts, Penland, NC