A Life in Clay
January 24 - March 30, 2007
celebrates the work of master ceramist Norm Schulman and was organized
by the Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina and curated
by Frank Thomson III. The exhibition includes Schulman’s functional
and sculptural work.
Schulman was born in New York City in 1924.
He attended Parsons School of Design and earned a BS degree from
New York University where he took his first ceramic class with Ruth
Canfield (AU 1919). In 1958 he received an MFA degree in ceramics
from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
His teaching experience includes the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio;
the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island and
Ohio State University. Schulman has operated a studio in Penland,
North Carolina since 1978. In his fifty plus years of working with
clay, he has exhibited widely and is in museum collections including
Renwick Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.;
the Museum of Art and Design, New York City; Mint Museum of Craft
+ Design, Charlotte, North Carolina; The Butler Museum of American
Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina;
and the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art, Gloryhole
Collection, Alfred, NY.
The exhibition, companion catalogue
and tour of the exhibition are made possible by the generous support
of the Windgate Charitable Foundation.