Neil Tetkowski

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Catalog

Accession no: 2003.18 Type of work: Ceramic

Artist/creator: Neil Tetkowski
Born: 1955
Artist biography: Neil Tetkowski was born in Buffalo, New York. He earned his BFA in 1977 at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and his MFA from Illinois State University in 1980. He taught at Denison University in Ohio until 1983. During the following four years he was an assistant professor of art at the State University College at Buffalo and from 1993 through 1999 he taught at Parsons School of Design. Since then he has been an independent artist. He lives and maintains his studio in the Chelsea district of New York City.

Title of work: Blue Bottom Line
Variant forms of names: American Iron and Steel
Date of item: 1986
Signed: on bottom of piece, inscribed in the clay: “Tetkowski 86.”

Dimensions: 36” diameter (91.44 cm)
Description: Brown on cream clay sphere with core shaped indention on top, 2 ¾” around and 6 ¾” deep. Brown in color with random cross hatch on the surface. Black glossy glaze in indented cone.
Material: clay and steel
Medium: ceramic

Country of origin: U.S.
Condition: Good from Condition Report, February 25, 2005
Conservation future: None required; from Acceptance Authorization, November 20, 2003

Provenance: Donated to SAMFA by Elizabeth Valle, New York on July 24, 2003 
Donor information: Elizabeth Valle  c/o Neil Tetkowski New York, NY 10011
History of object: Donated to SAMFA by Elizabeth Valle of New York on July 24, 2003. Accepted by SAMFA, November 20, 2003.
Exhibitions: “Neil Tetkowski and the Common Ground World Project” at SAMFA, April 10 – June 15, 2003.
Credit line: Gift of Elizabeth Valle

Cataloger name: Karen Zimmerly
Date: August 5, 2005
Sources used: Museum file