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Jeff Margolin started making pottery some twenty-five years ago, working at studios around West Los Angeles.  While he was young and not until he reached college did he ever consider clay as a serious choice of career….he held this opinion even though he was devoted to ceramics, and at times had his own studio, even taught and had shows.

At a certain point in his studies at Berkeley in political theory, it became clear to him that clay had chosen him more than he had chosen clay. The only life he could justify was as a ceramic artist.  For him, this was a moment of realization as surprising as it was certain. He immediately reoriented his approach from functional to sculptural and began to present his work seriously. He has been gradually refining and evolving his work ever since.

Aside from working in his studio, he devotes a proportion of his time to helping ceramics studios that are public, non-profit, and inexpensive. He tries to create working atmospheres that are cooperative and non-competitive, places where people can discover their own creative potential.  He has worked and taught in studios at Berkeley and MIT and is currently developing his own studio. He divides his time each year between San Francisco and Boston.

Teaching Experience

1980-1990

1985-1990

1992-1995
 

University of California at Berkeley
 Instructor for basic and advanced methods and specialized firing techniques
University of California at Berkeley
 In charge of administrative functioning of Art Studio
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 Instructor of ceramic techniques.
 


Professional Affiliations

1995-1996
1982-1992
1988
1983-1996
1987-1988
 

Member of Cambridge Artist's Association
Member of Association of California Ceramic Artists
Member of Board of Directors, Association of California Ceramic Artists
Member of Emeryville Artists Cooperative
President, Emeryville Artists Cooperative
 


Selected Galleries Featuring Work
Gingerbread Square Gallery, Key West, FL
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI
El Prado Gallery, Sedona, AZ and Santa Fe, NM
LS Collection, New York City, New York

Exhibitions

1996


1994




1993



1992




1991
1990

1989

1988
1987




1985
1984
1983
1982


1981
 

Dunn Mehier Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
Kismet Gallery, San Jose, CA
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI
Jewish Community Museum, Hartford, CN
Opts Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Bert Gallery, Providence, RI
Bayfront Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Renova Gallery, Warren, CT
Bayfront Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY
Renova Gallery, Warren, CT
Brickbottom Artist Gallery, Somerville, MA
Judith Wolov Gallery, Boston
Albany Arts Gallery, Albany, NY
Village Gallery, Ashland, OR
Georgio Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Syntex Corp, Palo Alto, CA
Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
4th Annual Emeryville Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Irms Duschl, Munich, Germany
3rd Annual Emeryville Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Banaker Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Hoffman Gallery, Emeryville, CA
Partners Gallery, Bethesda, CA
1st Annual Emeryville Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Mountain Sea Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
Extravagance, San Francisco, CA
Greenleaf Gallery, Saratoga, CA
Complete Gallery, Winnetka. IL
Incorporated Gallery, New York, NY
Greenleaf Gallery, Saratoga, CA
University of California, Berkeley, CA
 

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