Bowl 1102, colored porcelain, 5.25x5x4.25 in
Bowl 1115, colored porcelain, 6x7x6.75 in
Arabesque 1109, colored porcelain, 5.25x8x5.5 in
Bowl 1104, colored porcelain, 6.75x5.25x4.75 in
Bowl 1098, colored porcelain, 5.75x4.75x4.75 in
Arabesque 1112, colored porcelain, 5x8.75x5.75 in
Bowl 1122, colored porcelain, 6x7.5x6.5 in
Bowl 1107, colored porcelain, 8.75x5.25x5 in
Bowl 1123, colored porcelain, 6.25x8.25x8.25 in
Arabesque 1113, colored porcelain, 5x9x5.75 in
Large Arabesque #1087, colored porcelain, 8x13.5x8 in
Small Arabesque, colored porcelain and gold leaf, 5x8.75x5.75 in
Hoadley’s colored porcelain vessels are made with the traditional Japanese technique of Nerikomi, which involves the layering of different colored clays, resulting in a penetration of the pattern through the thickness of the wall so as to be visible on both the outside and the inside. By using this technique, pattern and structure become one and the same, translating the amazing plasticity of clay into a visual format.
Thomas Hoadley grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Amherst College in 1971, then attained a Masters in Ceramics at Illinois State University. His work is included in the collections of many public museums including the National Museum of American Art - Renwick Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts - Philadelphia, and the White House Craft Collection (now at the Clinton Library). Hoadley is the recipient of a Massachusetts Artists Fellowship, two NEA Grants, and a Bronze Metal at the International Ceramics Festival Mino ’95, Tajimi City, Japan. His work has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. He currently resides in Lanesborough, Massachusetts.