|William Daley: 14 for 7
Organized by the Philadelphia Art Alliance
August 2 - October 25, 2014
Lecture at MassArt's Tower Auditorium and presentation of SAC's Medal for Excellence in Craft: September 17, 6-8pm
For additional information regarding the event at MassArt click here.
Reception & Booksigning at SAC:
September 19, 5-7pm
An exhibition of 14 works from Daley's 7 decades as a maker of pots and vessels, from 1954 to 2014. William Daley's geometric pieces explore the synthesis between interior and exterior structure, volume and surface. The unglazed clay forms echo ancient symbols and architectural spaces.
Well known for his evocative ceramic vessels, charismatic teaching style and generosity of spirit, William Daley will be the 73rd recipient of the The Society of Arts and Crafts' Medal for Excellence. Launched in 1913, the award is presented to individuals who make significant contributions to their fields in contemporary craft.
Daley's background and life experiences have helped shape his seven decades of work. A member of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, Daley was shot down over Germany at the young age of 18 and spent 10 months as a prisoner of war. Having attended college on the GI Bill he graduated from MassArt in 1950 and went on to receive a Masters Degree from Columbia University. Daley married his college sweetheart and together had three children, all inheriting their father's passion for the arts. Daley taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia for 35 years and had a profound impact on generations of students, many of whom went on to major achievements of their own.
The Medal for Excellence will be presented at MassArt on September 17. On September 19, SAC will host Bill along with friends and family for a reception and book signing. MassArt and SAC have collaborated on bringing Daley's work to Boston in two companion exhibitions. William Daley: Studio Components at MassArt and William Daley: 14 for 7 at SAC. Both exhibitions will run until October 25, 2014. These events are free and open to the public