Bill Geisinger

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

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.

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