Marion Waldo McChesney
Ceramic Artist
P. O. Box 155 Pawlet, VT 05761
1-802-325-3238


EDUCATION:
1959 Graduated Tobe-Cobern School for Fashion Careers, New York City
1958 Graduated Nasson College, Springvale, Maine

CAREER:
1976 to Date Ceramic Artist (Porcelain & Stoneware) “The Pawlet Potter”
1975 to Date “Designed Living.” Consulting and design service for period buildings
1961-62 Richard Waite (Commercial Photographer) New York City
Stylist, props, locations, room sets
1959-61 Pagano Studios (Commercial Photography) New York City
Casting Director

WORK SHOPS and SEMINARS

Paul Berensohn (Power of Clay) Caroline Long (Porcelain Hand Building)
Elsa Bley (Watercolor) Margaret Lyon (Sawdust Firing)
Sylvia Bower (Sawdust Firing)
Warren Mackenzie (Form & Philosophy)
Cynthia Bringle (Ceramic form) Mary Brown (Water Color)
Carl Buffum (Basic Throwing) Elizabeth MacDonald (Ceramic Surface )
Michael Cohen (Ceramic Forms) David McDonald (Throwing Techniques)
Rosalin Raum Compain (Sculpture) Don Pilcher (Ceramic Forms)
Robert Frick (Oils) John Reeve (Glaze Calculation)
Andrea Gill (Large Sculpture) Norm Schulman (Large Sculpture & Surface)
Bob Green (Pit Firing & Raku)
Marion Hanzlik (Beginner Ceramics)Akio Takamori (Large Sculpture)
Karen Karns (Throwing Forms) Farley Tobin (Tiles)
Bruno La Verdiere (Large Sculpture)Richard Zakin (Oxidation Glazing)
Susan Leader (Majolica)

EXIBITIONS
2010 Southern VT Art Center, Manchester, VT (Solo Show – Life is a
Journey)
2008 to 2010 Museum Shop Southern VT Art Center Manchester, VT
2006 to Date Redux Gallery Dorset, VT
2004 The Slade Center Gillingham Dorset, England (Group Show)
1998 Gayle Willson Gallery Southampton, NY (Group Show)
1998 --2000 VT Council on the Arts – Jurried general listing in “Artist Register”
1997 --1999 American Craft Museum, NYC Museum Shop
1997 Elaine Benson Gallery Bridgehampton, NY (Solo Show)
1993 Southern VT Art Center Manchester, VT (Solo Show)
1993 --2008 State Craft Center at Frog Hollow Manchester, VT
1993 --1996 Bougainvillea Gallery Tortola, B.V.I.
1992 --2005 Gayle Willson Gallery Southampton, NY
1992 --1996 A Gallery,Palm Desert, CA
1991 Beside Myself Gallery Arlington, VT (Solo Show)
1990 --1991 Artica Gallery Tortola, B.V.I.
1989 Martha Schneider Gallery Highland Park, IL
1989 Zantman Gallery Palm Desert, CA
1989 Mariposa Gallery Albuquerque, NM
1987 --1994 Gallery North Star Stratton Mountain & Grafton, VT
1985 --1991 Works Gallery, Madison Ave., NY & Southampton, NY
1985 Katie Gingrass Gallery Milwaukee, WI (Group Show)
1984 --1985 American Hand Westport, CT (Abstract Landscapes)
1984 Artisans International Westhampton Beach, NY
1983 --1987 Sweet Nellie New York City (Spongeware)
1983 --1985 The Studio Williamstown, MA
1983 State Craft Center at Frog Hollow Middlebury, VT (Group Show)
1981 Park McCullough House Bennington, VT (Solo Show) 1980 – 1986
Museum of American Folk Art New York City (Spongeware)

EXHIBITIONS
1978 McIntyre Dallery Dorset, VT (Solo Show)
1978 Pawlet Public Library Pawlet, VT (Solo Show)
1975 to Date Southern Vermont Art Center Manchester, VT
1974 – 1988 Stratton Arts Festival Stratton Mountain, VT
1974 Chaffee Art Gallery Rutland, VT
COMMISSIONS
The Equinox Hotel Manchester, VT
The Clift Collection Manchester, VT
The Ekwanok Country Club Manchester, VT
Factory Point National Bank Manchester, VT
Dorset Field Club Dorset, VT
Stratton Mountain Inn Stratton Mountain, VT
Tascosa National Bank Armarillo, TX
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Wayne Brady, Television comedian
Betty Rogers Jefferys, Photographer Chicago, Il
Jo Ann Barwick, Editor, House Beautiful
Alexandra Stoddard, Inc. Interior Designer & Author
Jean Druesedow, Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Taft Steel
Robert Bushnell, Investor
Tom Peters, Author
Sandy Duncan, Actress
Gary David Goldberg, Movie Director
Eduard & Zdenka KuKan, Czechoslovakia’s U.N. Ambassador
Dr. J. Michael Guite’, President & CEO of VTEL, for new office
Steven Kellog, Author & Illustrator of childrens books

PUBLICATIONS
2011New England Home, November Issue
2009Traditional Home, June-July Issue
2004 & '05 Wayne Brady Show, National T.V. appearance-May (rerun)
2003 Wayne Brady Show, National T.V. appearance-Sept.
2003 Reuters, Article on Road Kill
1999 Stratton, “A Balancing Art” Spring Issue
1997 Coastal Living, July-August Issue
1996 Country Living, March Issue
1995 Dorset Country Journal, October Issue
1994 Dorset Country Journal, September Issue
1994 American Home Style, December Issue
1992 John Hancock Ins. Co., Calendar featured artist – September
1989 Book of Color, Alexandra Stoddard
1988 House Beautiful, August Issue
1987 House Beautiful “Thinking Aloud,” April Issue
1987 House Beautiful, May Issue
1987 Southern Vermont Mag., “From Pawlet to the Seven Seas,” Apr/May Issue
1987 Summer-Fall Guide Book, “Hands Across the Sea”
1986 Town & Country, “Vermont Craftsman”, July Issue
1986 House Beautiful, “Close-ups”, April Issue
1986 House Beautiful, May Issue
1986 Texas Homes, January Issue
1986 Summer-Fall Guide Book, “Two Roads-Both Taken”
1984 House Beautiful, “Who’s Who in Ceramics”, October Issue
1984 Country Living, November Issue
1984 Time/Life, “Great Meals in Minutes” Series
1983 House & Garden, Winter Home Decorator’s Guide
1982 McCalls, November Issue

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