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694 N High St
Columbus, OH 43215

614-221-8580

Sherrie Gallerie is a Contemporary Art gallery located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio. We specialize in three-dimensional contemporary art including glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, mixed media, and art jewelry.

Jack Earl

Jack Earl, Willy, Wonda, and Junior Worm, porcelain, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Willy, Wonda, and Junior Worm, porcelain, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

Willy, Wonda, and Junior Worm, porcelain, 7x8x6 in

Jack Earl, Happy Birthday Bill, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Happy Birthday Bill, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

Happy Birthday Bill, ceramic, 12.5x7.5x7.5 in

Jack Earl, Shadow and Man, figurative, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Shadow and Man, figurative, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

Shadow and Man, ceramic, 25.5x15.5x12 in

Jack Earl, Man Made Man, figurative, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

Man Made Man, ceramic, 27x21x14 in

Jack Earl, Jack Earl's Bronze, found object and ceramic, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Jack Earl's Bronze, found object and ceramic, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Jack Earl's Bronze, found object and ceramic, 18x8x6 in

Jack Earl, Dog Walk, porcelain, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

Dog Walk, porcelain, 18x18x14 in

Jack Earl, I Wasn't Always Who I Am, figurative, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie

I Wasn't Always Who I Am, ceramic, 14.5x7.5x9.5 in

Right: Teapot, The Sun Shines, ceramic, 12x8.5x9 in

Jack Earl, Teapot, The Sun Shines, ceramic, porcelain, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Some Cloud, ceramic, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Some Cloud, ceramic, 10x11x6 in

Jack Earl, Where Are You Going Bill, ceramic, acrylic on canvas, Sherrie Gallerie

Where Are You Going Bill, ceramic, acrylic on canvas, 16.5x12.5x7 in

Jack Earl, Precipice, ceramic, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Precipice, ceramic, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Precipice, ceramic, 28x11x11.5 in

Jack Earl, Elvis Teapot, porcelain, ceramic, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Elvis Teapot, porcelain, 9x10.5x5.5 in

Jack Earl, Bill La Fop, ceramic, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Bill La Fop, ceramic, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Bill La Fop, ceramic, 10.5x7.5x4.5 in

Jack Earl, Girl With a Secret, ceramic, found object, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie
Jack Earl, Girl With a Secret, ceramic, found object, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Girl With a Secret, ceramic, found object

Jack Earl, Figures with Dog Heads, ceramic, found object, porcelain, figurative, Sherrie Gallerie

Figures With Dog Heads, ceramic, found object

 
Jack Earl, Nativity, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie
 

Nativity, ceramic, 12.5x7x7 in

 
Jack Earl, Han Made Teapot, porcelain, ceramic, Sherrie Gallerie
 

Han Made Teapot, porcelain, 14.5x11.5x5 in

Time Bound by Mind, ceramic


artist info

The subjects of Earl's porcelain sculptures generally are based upon the circumscribed lives and lifestyles of people in his own culturally isolated, small-town world in Ohio. Typically, his ceramic personalities are engaged in humdrum activities in vernacular surroundings. But while he represents life in rural Middle America, he does not depict it from the disassociated vantage point of a social commentator, satirist, or folklorist. Instead, Earl revels in his role as an active participant in ordinary affairs, and while he often pokes fun in his art, he always remains a sensitive recorder of the human condition. Attuned to the metaphoric and symbolic content of the prosaic lives around him, his porcelain individuals are often elevated to the status of Everyman.

Jack Earl was born in Uniopolis, Ohio in 1934. He graduated from Bluffton University with a major in ceramics, then received a Masters in ceramics from The Ohio State University. After graduating, Earl taught at the Art Institute at the Toldeo Museum of Art, and later accepted a position at Virginia Commonwealth University. During his time in Virginia, he was invited to be the first artist-in-residence at the Kohler Factory, funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was later invited back for a second Kohler residency in 1976, and has since received a second National Endowment of the Arts Award, as well as awards from the American Craft Council and the Ohio Arts Council. Earl’s work is included in several public and private collections including the Smithsonian, Columbus Museum of Art, American Crafts Museum, Racine Arts Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and the LA County Museum of Art.