Bill Geisinger


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Bill Geisinger
About the author

Bill Geisinger Born 1951 Cheyenne, Wyoming Associate of Arts Delta College 1972 Bachelor of Arts San Jose State College 1974 Master of Arts San Jose State University 1975 Faculty: DeAnza College 1977-2012 Cupertino, California 95114 Selected Exhibitions and Awards: Camellia-Consulate General of Japan San Francisco 2015 San Francisco, California ACGA National Ceramic and Glass Exhibition 2015 Brea, California Shanghai International Ceramic Art Expo 2014 Shanghai, China Paul Sakamoto Collection-Contemporary American Ceramics 2014 Saratoga, California Center for Cultural Innovation, Investing in Artists Grant 2013 California Westcoast Woodfire Innovation and Influence 2013 Newberg, Oregon Richmond Art Center Ahhhh Silica 2012 Richmond, California Davis Art Center 2012 Davis, California West Coast Wood Invitational 2012 Arcata, California In Good Company 2012 Petaluma, California International Invitational Exhibition 2011 Anyang City, Korea Doceo Argilla 2011 Sonoma, California Healdsburg Center for the Arts 2011 Healdsburg, California May Lou Zeek Gallery 2011 Salem, Oregon Museum of Art and History 2011 Santa Cruz, California Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts 2010 Ojai, California Falkirk Cultural Center 2009 San Rafael, California Jingdezhen Int, Ceramic Fair 2009 Jingdezhen, China Stewart Kummer Gallery 2009 Gualala, California Palo Alto Research Center 2009 Palo Alto California Davis Art Center 2009 Davis California Fresno City College 2008 Fresno California Ceramics Biennale 2008 Taipei Taiwan Jingdezhen Int. Ceramic Fair 2007 Jingdezhen, China Mascabal International Exhibition 2007 Zibo, China International Ceramic Exhibition 2005 Goshogawara, Japan Organizations: National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California President 1999-2001 board member 2013-present The American Ceramic Society Clay and Glass Arts Foundation board member 2009-present American Crafts Council Sebastopol Center for the Arts board member 2013-present Statement January 2015 Find the still quiet place within you; it’s the dream where my work comes from. It’s the beauty of nature’s ever-changing surfaces, colors, and forms. This quiet work also comes from my heart. Each piece is unique, and each reveals a history of the magnificence that clay and fire have when combined. People from many cultures inspire my work. Their individuality and determination to develop give me strength to grow and work beyond function. I’m encouraged to recognize beauty in form and surface. I continuously extend the way I interpret forms. It’s important to me that each piece reflects its relationship with previous work, as well as the process each form must go through while being made. An important part of success is simplicity.