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Oral history interview with Marek Cecula, 2009 May 19-20

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula  Search this
Price, Kenneth  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn  Search this
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- description and travel
Israel -- description and travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15681
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282772
AAA_collcode_cecula09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282772
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Oral history interview with Marek Cecula

Interviewee:
Cecula, Marek, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Barneys New York  Search this
Garth Clark Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art  Search this
Kunst- og designhögskolen i Bergen  Search this
Memphis (Group)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Parsons School of Design -- Faculty  Search this
Tiffany and Company  Search this
Cecula, Lanie  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Earl, Jack  Search this
Koplos, Janet  Search this
Kottler, Howard, 1930-1989  Search this
Mayer, Jean  Search this
Nagle, Ron  Search this
Ogen, Gdula, 1929-  Search this
Price, Kenneth, 1935-2012  Search this
Shire, Peter  Search this
Spurey, Gerda  Search this
Spurey, Kurt, 1941-  Search this
Veiteberg, Jorunn, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
104 Pages (Transcript)
10 Items (Sound recording: 10 sound files (4 hr., 55 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Brazil -- Description and Travel
Israel -- Description and Travel
Poland -- description and travel
SoHo (New York, N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2009 May 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marek Cecula conducted 2009 May 19-20, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Cecula's studio, in New York, New York.
Marek Cecula speaks of his childhood in Kielce, Poland, during World War II; his move to Israel at age 16; studies with ceramists Gdula Ogen and Jean Mayer; the influence of Japanese ceramics on his early studies; life on the kibbutz HaSolelim in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the influence of Kurt and Gerda Spurey and their use of porcelain and slip-casting; his work in both functional and sculptural ceramics; his move to Tel Aviv in early 1970s, then to a commune in Binyamina in 1971; his move to Curitiba, Brazil, and subsequent work with Schmidt porcelain factory; "Art Project 79" exhibition, La Jola, Curitiba, Brazil, 1979; his move to Washington, D.C., with girlfriend (later wife) Lanie in 1976; Klepisko (2008); the cyclical nature in his work; move to New York City in late 1970s; the Soho arts scene in the 1970s and '80s; his work blending design and sculpture; establishing Contemporary Porcelain gallery, 1978; interest in work by Memphis Group, Peter Shire, Jack Earl, Ken Price, and Ron Nagle; head of ceramics department, at Parsons School of Design, New York City (1985-2004); continued design and production work, including for Tiffany & Co. and Barneys New York; establishment of Modus Design firm; continued exploration of industrial processes and use of decals in his work; influence of Howard Kottler; his quest to balance digital and handmade processes, and the continued importance of the tactile; "Scatology" exhibition; series Hygiene, his first purely sculptural series; Porcelain Carpet; representation at Garth Clark Gallery (New York City, Los Angeles, and Kansas City, Missouri); series Violations; series Mutants; series Industrial Interference; "Interface" exhibition (2002), in response to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001; Look Into My Mind; The Stand For the Heroes, 2001; series Beauty of Imperfection; move to Poland in early 2000s; a teaching/artistic position at Bergen National Academy of Arts, Norway; establishment of Design Centrum Kielce in late 2000s; Menorah, 2007, Kielce (site-specific); Six Stations, 2007, Porsgrunn, Norway (site-specific); future projects for the city of Kielce; work with the Łódź Design Festival, Poland, and design center in Cieszyn, Poland; "kilo of earth" product; Last Supper; Mandala; Islam; limitations and advantages of ceramics as a medium; his globalized, multicultural experiences and outlook; the European vanguard in ceramics; periodicals and publications of interest; writers of interest: Edmund de Waal, Jorunn Veiteberg, Janet Koplos; the "desire society"; curating Third Biennale for Israeli Ceramics, 2004; fusion art, craft, and design; "Object Factory: The Art of Industrial Ceramics," Gardiner Museum, Toronto, 2008; redefinition of the concept of the object.
Biographical / Historical:
Marek Cecula (1944- ) is a ceramist and designer, who lives and works in New York and Poland.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 10 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 55 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Occupation:
Ceramicists  Search this
Topic:
Ceramicists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Ceramics -- Japan  Search this
Ceramics -- Study and teaching  Search this
Ceramics -- Technique  Search this
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Kibbutzim  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.cecula09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e05d630a-38d3-4e7f-81a8-6ad7f55a5d9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cecula09
Online Media:

Dollhouse-Sized Exhibition Will Showcase Mini Creations by Art-World Giants

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 31 Mar 2021 19:49:53 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_258de6aab7c2cb9eac81240205d17b75

Wunderkammer

Author:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Editor:
Ratibor, Stefan  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Calvocoressi, Richard  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Host institution:
Gagosian Gallery (London, England)  Search this
Issuing body:
Henry Moore Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Physical description:
180 pages : chieflly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Art, English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105478

New wave clay : ceramic design, art and architecture / Tom Morris

Interviewer:
Morris, Tom (Tom Jonathan)  Search this
Contributor:
Brudnizki, Martin  Search this
Griffin, Sarah  Search this
Interviewee:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Jongerius, Hella  Search this
Perry, Grayson 1960-  Search this
Subject:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Jongerius, Hella  Search this
Perry, Grayson 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
296 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
History
Date:
2018
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Ceramics--History  Search this
Pottery--History  Search this
Potters  Search this
Designers  Search this
Call number:
NK3930 .M66 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096784

Timeless beauty : traditional Japanese art from the Montgomery Collection / Essays by Edmund de Waal ... [et al.]

Title:
Traditional Japanese art from the Montgomery Collection
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Subject:
Montgomery, Jeffrey Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
377 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), map ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Japan
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Folk art--History  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Call number:
NK1071 .T56 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_854928

20th century ceramics / Edmund de Waal

Title:
Twentieth century ceramics
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
20th century
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Call number:
NK3930 .D418 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_721190

A secret history of clay : from Gauguin to Gormley

Author:
Groom, Simon  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Tate Gallery Liverpool  Search this
Subject:
Gormley, Antony  Search this
Physical description:
107 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Ceramic sculpture  Search this
Call number:
NB198 .S455 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746037

Bernard Leach / Edmund de Waal

Title:
Leach
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
[1997?]
Topic:
East and West in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616716

The pot book / edited and written by Edmund De Waal with Claudia Clare

Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Clare, Claudia  Search this
Physical description:
319 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1005342

Signs & wonders : Edmund de Waal and the V&A Ceramics Galleries

Title:
Signs and wonders : Edmund de Waal and the V&A Ceramics Galleries
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Graves, Alun  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Subject:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum Ceramics Department  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2009
Topic:
Site-specific installations (Art)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1006436

Facing the modern : the portrait in Vienna 1900 / Gemma Blackshaw ; with an introduction by Edmund de Waal ; with contributions from Tag Gronberg, Julie M. Johnson, Doris H. Lehmann, Elana Shapira and Sabine Wieber

Author:
Blackshaw, Gemma  Search this
Author of introduction:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Contributor:
Gronberg, Tag  Search this
Johnson, Julie M.  Search this
Lehmann, Doris  Search this
Shapira, Elana  Search this
Wieber, Sabine  Search this
Author:
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Physical description:
215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Austria
Vienna
Date:
2013
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Portraits, Austrian  Search this
Portrait painting, Austrian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025037

Edmund de Waal / A.S. Byatt, Peter Carey, Emma Crichton-Miller, Toby Glanville, Alexandra Munroe, Deborah Saunt, Colm Toíbín, Edmund de Waal

Author:
Byatt, A. S (Antonia Susan) 1936-  Search this
Carey, Peter  Search this
Crichton-Miller, Emma  Search this
Glanville, Toby 1961-  Search this
Munroe, Alexandra  Search this
Saunt, Deborah  Search this
Tóibín, Colm 1955-  Search this
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Subject:
De Waal, Edmund Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
271 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Date:
2014
21st century
Topic:
Pottery, British  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045241

Bernard Leach / Edmund De Waal

Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979 Works Selections  Search this
Tate Publishing (London, England)  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
104 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2014
Topic:
East and West in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065772

Edmund de Waal at Kettle's Yard, mima and elsewhere

Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Kettle's Yard Gallery  Search this
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Physical description:
139 p. : ill ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.D42 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_928575

The hare with amber eyes : a family's century of art and loss / Edmund de Waal

Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Subject:
Ephrussi family  Search this
Physical description:
353 p. : ill ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Europe
England
London
Date:
2010
Topic:
Jewish bankers  Search this
Jewish businesspeople  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Netsukes--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N8660.E64 D49 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_953808

Bānādo Rīchi saikō : sutajio potarī to tōgei no gendai / Edomondo du Vāru cho ; Kaneko Kenji kanʼyaku, kaisetsu ; Suzuki Sadahiro kaisetsu ; Kitamura Hitomi, Todate Kazuko yaku = Rethinking Bernard Leach : studio pottery and contemporary ceramics / by Edmund de Waal & Kenji Kaneko

Title:
バーナード・リーチ再考 : スタジオ・ポタリーと陶芸の現代 / エドモンド・ドゥ・ヴァール著 ; 金子賢治監訳・解說 ; 鈴木禎宏解說 ; 北村仁美, 外舘和子訳 = Rethinking Bernard Leach : studio pottery and contemporary ceramics / by Edmund de Waal & Kenji Kaneko
Sutajio potarī to tōgei no gendai
スタジオ・ポタリーと陶芸の現代
Rethinking Bernard Leach : studio pottery and contemporary ceramics
Studio pottery and contemporary ceramics
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
De Waal, Edmund Bernard Leach Japanese  Search this
Kaneko, Kenji  Search this
Suzuki, Sadahiro 1970-  Search this
Subject:
Leach, Bernard 1887-1979  Search this
Physical description:
6, 255, xxxiii p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
England
Date:
2007
Topic:
Potters  Search this
Call number:
NK4210.L4 D465 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_995421

From zero / Edmund De Waal

Title:
Edmund De Waal : from zero
Author:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Alan Cristea Gallery  Search this
Subject:
De Waal, Edmund  Search this
Alan Cristea Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged), [17] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
C2010
Call number:
ND4210.D42 A4 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_996199

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