David Gilhooly is a well-known
sculptor, who is
recognized primarily for his ceramic sculptures of animals, food, planets
and the FrogWorld (This is not a typo.). A graduate of the University
of California at Davis (BA, 1965 MA, 1967), Gilhooly along with his
peers, working in TB-9 (temporary building 9) were what was later to
be coined the Funk Ceramic Movement of the San Francisco Bay Area. In
1982, Gilhooly started exploring the media of Plexiglas, but still produced
a multitude of ceramic pieces. In 1996 he finally gave up clay completely
to work on what Gilhooly calls the shadow boxes, which are a much evolved
form of the Plexiglas pieces. The "peep shows", as others have called
them, are reminiscent of the works of Joseph
a computer and having access to e-mail, David Gilhooly has been asked
by many people about his work. This site seemed the most efficient way
of dispersing the information. If you still have questions concerning
the work please feel free to e-mail David. He's been known to sulk when
he doesn't get any mail.
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and his work so it is rather image heavy. Click on most images to get
a larger view. Click "back" at the top of your browser window (or right
click on your mouse, then click "back") to get back to the text. Once
in a while a "mouse-over" an image will yield a comment or
two. Underlined titles have corresponding images somewhere on the page.
have text only pages for those who wonder why their typewriters are
connected to their television sets and feel more comfortable with hard
copy. You can ask a friend to help you. These pages were designed to
be easy on printer ink. A link back to the site has been provided at
the bottom of each page to avoid orphan pages. And as soon as I can
get it together I'll try to get a slide show up of the FrogFood that
will hopefully not crash anybody's computer.
about the content of this site including technical questions about firings,
clay formulas, technique, etc. should be directed to David
Gilhooly. Also, if you're viewing this site from off-planet David
wants to know about it!
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