Philadelphia artist William Daley is regarded as one of the most distinguished contemporary ceramic artists of our day. He is recognized as a significant figure in the history of American ceramics and his work is represented in prominent collections throughout the world. For over 50 years, Daley's singular focus has been the vessel, what he has referred to as "a fixed form that can take all of your spirit and imagination."
Daley's hand-built vessels are characterized by their large-scale, monochromatic earth-tones, unglazed surfaces, and geometric form. They are deceptively simple until complex dualities emerge between inside and outside, concave and convex, positive and negative, form and symbol.
Featured at right from the collection of Helen and Jack Bershad, Philadelphia