7846 Main Street, Fabius, NY 13063

Comstock Art Facility, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-5050

eswillet@syr.edu

 

TEACHING                                                                                         

 

2004-present Associate Professor, Syracuse University, School of Art, Ceramics Program

2009-2012 Chair, Department of Art, School of Art and Design, Syracuse University

1998-2004 Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, School of Art, Ceramics Program

1996-1998 Assistant Professor, Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, Ceramics Area

1993-1993 Resident Artist, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado

1991-1993 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

1990-1991 Resident Artist, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey

1990-1992 Art Teacher, Lakeland-Andover High School, Lafayette, New Jersey

 

 

EXHIBITIONS                                                                                      

  

2020                             

Gallery Expo, NCECA Conference, Richmond, Virginia (upcoming)

Featherstone Art Center, Oak Bluffs, MA (upcoming)

 

2019                             

Chapel de 2 Vallons, Vallauris, France. (July)

Clayscapes Gallery, Syracuse, NY (November)

Gallery Expo, NCECA Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March)

 

2018                             

Gallery Expo, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March)

Penn State University Alumni Show, NCECA Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March)

Art Basel Miami, Ceramics International Booth (December)

Edgewood Gallery, Syracuse, NY, (first-ever show of works in glass) (May)

 

2017                            

Gallery Expo, NCECA Conference, Portland, OR (March)

 

2015

Gallery Expo. NCECA Conference, Providence, RI (March)

 

2014

-Shaw-Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (August)

-SU Art Gallery, "Reveal/Conceal,' November

 

2013

•Penn State University, Alumni Show. (April)

•Shaw-Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (July)

•The Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY (Oct)

2012

•Invitational show, “Enlighened Earth,” Nazareth College Art Gallery, Rochester, NY (January)

•Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY (scheduled: October)

•Shaw-Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA (July)

2011

•Benefit exhibitions for the following institutions: Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO;

  Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD; The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA;

  Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia, NY

2010

•”30 Teapots,” Invitational, Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD (September)

•NCECA Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Convention Center, Phila., PA (March)

•Installation, “Staying on Good Terms w/Nature,” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (June)

2009

•Two-person Show, Limestone Gallery, Fayetteville, NY (Dec.)

• Permanent Outdoor Installation “Overlooked Information: The Carbon Espalier,”

   iSchool, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. (August)

•”Affinity,” Invitational, Incheon World Ceramic Center, Incheon, South Korea (August)

•Group Show, The Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, MD (April)

2008

•”From Belgrade to Bellingham,” new work from Syracuse Ceramics,

   Standard Ceramics, Pittsburgh, PA (NCECA-March)

•Invitational, G-Street Studio Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (March)

•Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (June-August)

•”Mastery In Clay,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (October)

2007

•”Three Generations of Mentorship,” Hazelitt Gallery, NCECA Conf., Louisville, KY (march)

•Group Show, Glassworks Gallery, NCECA Conference, Louisville, KY (march)

•Group Show, St. David’s Church, Manlius, NY (May)

•”Bowls,” Group Show, Chameleon Gallery, Cazenovia, NY (October)

•”Mastery in Clay,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA (November)

•”Stone Canoe,” The Delavan Art Center, Syracuse, NY (April)

2006 •The Everson Biennial (juried), Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (June)

•Faculty Show, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY (October)

2005

•Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October)

•Installation of “Black Eye”, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, (October)

•Group Show, St. Davids Gallery, Syracuse, New York (May)

•Syracuse University Faculty, Flag Museum, NCECA conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March)

2004

•Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (October)

•”MacDonald, Hughto & Willett,” Domont Studio Gallery, NCECA, Indianapolis, Indiana (March)

•”Cross-Fertilization,” Installations of four artists, Bodner Gallery, NCECA, Indianapolis, Indiana (March)

•”All Over the Map,” Blackmold Studio Gallery, NCECA, Indianapolis, Indiana

•Celebration of the Arts, St. David’s Church, Manlius, New York (May)

•Group Show, Butternut Pottery, Jamesville, New York (May)

2003

•Mastery in Clay, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October)

•Joe Scala Gallery, Group Show, New Woodstock, New York (September)

•Group Show, The Baltimore Clayworks Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland (Sept.)

•”Black & White,” The Forman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York (Sept.)

•Two-Person Show, Glyde Hall Gallery, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada (April)

•”Wallworks,” Group Show, The Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland (January)

2002

•Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York (Nov.)

•Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (November)

•Two-Person Show, Gallery Chiz, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (October)

•Juried Group Show, Ohr-Okeefe Museum, Biloxi, Mississippi (October)

•Invitational Group Show, Cooperstown Art Assoc., Cooperstown, New York (Sept.)

•Solo Show, CoreNewArtSpace, Denver, Colorado (July)

•Solo Show, Annex Gallery, Charleston, West Virginia (June)

•Invitational, Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky (January)

•Invitational, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska (February)

• 2000 Everson National travels to Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

2001

•(2000) Everson National travels to: -Samuel Hain Museum, University of Florida

       -Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

•”Grand Buffet,” Invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (October)

•”Best Contemporary Art,” Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska, Merit Award, (February)

•Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, (October)

2000

•”The Ceramic National,” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, Invitational

•National Ceramic Exhibition, Texas A&M University Gallery, Commerce, Texas

•”Couplets,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•”Ceramics 2000,” CoreNewArtSpace, NCECA, Denver, Colorado

•Invitational, Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia, New York

1999 •Wood-fired Cup Show, Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, Iowa, Juried

•”Abstraction,” The Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

•Invitational, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

•Invitational, Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

•Faculty Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University

1998

•Juried Show, Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, Ohio

•National Invitational, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

•Penn State Reunion Show, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland

•Sixth Strictly Functional Pottery National, Ephrata, Pennsylvania

•Invitational, Hertz Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky

 

EXPERIENCE                                                                                       

 

2020 ACAW – Architectural Ceramics Assembly Workshop, Buffalo (August)

2019 Visiting Artist workshop and lecture, Cayuga Community College, Auburn NY

2019 ACAW – Architectural Ceramics Assembly Workshop, Buffalo (August)

2018 Visiting Artist workshop and lecture, Chautauqua Institute School of Visual Arts (July)

2015 Visiting Artist, Red Lodge Clay Center, ASPN residency (May)

2013 Visiting Artist, Penn State University, State College, PA (April)

2012 Residency, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT (December)

2012 Art School Collaborative Conference, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME (September)

2012 Grant recipient, Architectural Ceramics interdisciplinary project with Boston Valley Terracotta.

2011 Lecture, Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute Museum Lecture Series (Feb.)

2011 Lecture, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY (March)

2011 Visiting Artist, Chautauqua Institute School of Art, Chautauqua, NY (July)

2011 Lecture, Chautauqua Institute School of Art, Chautauqua, NY (July)

2010 Presenter, “Bridging the Gap from High School to College Art,” NCECA Conference, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Judge, Adelaide Robineau Carved Vase Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art and Clayscapes Gallery, Syracuse, NY (July)

2010 Panelist, New York Foundation for the Arts, Regional Artist Grant (SOS)

2009 Gallery/Website Launch, “Gandee Gallery,” Fabius, NY 13063 (gandeegallery.com)

2009 Presentation, “The Carbon Espalier,” iSchool, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (April)

2008 Curator, Shaped Clay 2008, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY

2008 Curator, Syracuse University Ceramics NCECA exhibition, Standard Ceramics, Pittsburgh, PA

2007 Curator, Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition, Glassworks Gallery, NCECA Conference, Louisville, KY

2006 Resident, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine 2005 Curator, Shaped Clay

2006, National Juried High School Ceramics Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

2005 Curator, Syracuse University Allumni Exhibition, Flag Museum, Baltimore, Maryland

2004 Curator, Shaped Clay 2004, National Juried High School Ceramics Exhibition, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

2004 Curator, “Cross-Fertilization,” Show of installation work at NCECA Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana

2004 Commissioned to make Chancellor’s Citation Awards, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

2004 Co-Director, Westcott Community Center Gallery, Syracuse, New York

2003 Resident Artist, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2003 Presenter, Cultural Resources Council Panel, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

2003 Lecture, Red Deer College, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

2003 Lecture, Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

2003 Lecture, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2003 Juried Residency, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada

2003 Visiting Artist, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York

2002 Juror, New York Foundation for the Arts, SOS Grant

2002 Demonstration, Cultural Resources Council, WCNY TV, Syracuse, New York

2002 Lecture, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania

2002 Lecture, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, New York

2002 Gallery Talk, Annex Gallery, Charleston, West Virginia

2002 Workshop/Lecture, Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Manlius, New York

2000 Lecture, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

2000 Lecture/Workshop, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York

2000 Juror, Syracuse Ceramic Guild, Syracuse, New York

2000 Lecture, Syracuse Ceramic Guild, Syracuse, New York

1999 Workshop/Lecture, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

1999 Lecture, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon

1999 Participant in workshop, Bullseye Glass, Portland, Oregon

1998 Lecture, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas

1998 Lecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

1998 Workshop/Lecture, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio

1998 Vision Fund Grant Recipient, Syracuse University

1997 Demonstration/Lecture, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                                                   

2014 Electric Kiln Ceramics, Bartolovic, Krouse Publishing,

2014 Cone Six Ceramics, John Britt, Lark Press

2012 Local PBS station, Rochester, NY airs segment on exhibition at Nazareth College (January)

2011 Syracuse Post Standard: “Empty Bowls at the Warehouse,”

          review of community project to raise money for hunger in Syracuse and surrounding areas. (September)

2011 Invitation to publish artwork in the upcoming 500 Teapots, Lark Books, Asheville, NC

2011 Stone Canoe Journal, Syracuse University Press, “The Carbon Espalier: Overlooked Information,”

           iSchool Installation, Syracuse University Campus.

2010 500 Vases, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Lark Books, Asheville, NC (2 images)

2009 Exhibition Catalog, “Affinities,” Incheon World Ceramic Centre, Incheon, Korea

2009 Windows Project Blog, iSchool, Syracuse University

2009 Windows Project Catalog, iSchool, Syracuse University

2007 Stone Canoe, Syracuse University Press, (3 images)

2006 “Magical Rooftop Garden,” West Virginia Style, November

2006 “The Installations of Ann Cofer,” by Errol Willett, Ceramics Technical, Australia (#23)

2005 “The Installations of Ann Cofer,” by Errol Willett, Ceramics Monthly, November

2004 “Shaped Clay 2004,” by Errol Willett, Ceramics Monthly, November

2004 “Errol Willett’s Geometric Patterns from Nature,” by Katherine Paleczny, Ceramics Art & Perception, Australia, June

2004 Electric Kiln Ceramics, by Richard Zakin, Mayfield Press

2002 Review of Exhibition, Syracuse Post-Standard, Syracuse, New York, October 13th.

2002 Review/Photo, The Charleston Daily Mail, July 5th.

2002 Cover Story/Photo, The Charleston Gazette, June 27th.

2001 Mastering the Craft, Richard Zakin, 2nd Edition, Krause Publications.

2000 Collaborative Teaching Methods, Stein, Anchor Publishing.

2000 Catalog, Everson Museum, Ceramic National.

2000 Syracuse Magazine Cover Story, Spring Issue, 8-page photo essay on Anagama firing.

2000 Syracuse Post-Standard Sunday Magazine Cover Story

1999 Syracuse Post-Standard Review of Faculty Exhibition (photo)

1999 Syracuse Post-Standard Feature Story

1999 The New Times, Review

1994 American Ceramics, Review of 29th Ceramic National

1993 Catalog, Everson Museum of Art, 29th Ceramic National

 

GRANTS/AWARDS                                                                               

2019  ACAW Professional Workshop, Buffalo NY (VPA Research support)

2018 AIR Vallauris Residency/Exhibition, Vallauris, France (VPA Research support)

2009 New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant (SOS grant)

2007 Faculty Dev. Grant, Syracuse University

2006 Faculty Dev. Grant, Syracuse University

2004 Faculty Dev. Grant, Syracuse University

2003 Faculty Dev. Grant, Syracuse University

2003 New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant

2002 New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant

2002 Meredith Award for Excellence in Teaching

2001 Faculty Dev. Grant, Syracuse University

1998 Vision Fund Grant to Start Glass Program at Syracuse University

 

EDUCATION                                                                                       

 

M.F.A. – Ceramics – School of Art, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, 1993

B.A. – East European Studies & German Language – University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, 1983

Additional studies in art at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York;

The University of Regensburg, Germany, 1982-1984; Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, 1998-1999;

The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, 2003.

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